job_032613c: Sr. Mechanical/Tracker Engineer, QBotix (Menlo Park, CA)

From: Kristin Burns <>
Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2013 12:39:38 -0700


Sr. Mechanical/Tracker Engineer

QBotix, Inc. is the first company to bring
robotics to the operation of solar power plants.
We are a small start up backed by the largest
Tier-1 Silicon Valley VC and with multiple
Fortune 50 customers bringing to the market dual
axis tracking at the cost of single axis.

About This Opportunity:

We are looking for a highly skilled and motivated
Sr. Tracker Engineer to join our Engineering
Team, specifically the Structures Group. This is
a senior role where responsibilities include:
Design of Solar Tracking Systems
Design of structural weldments, assemblies, castings, and forgings
Design of bolted joints and other fastening systems
Selection of mechanical components such
as slew drives, linear actuators, and bearings
Creation and management of highly detailed and functional 3D models
Creation and management of detail drawings to a superior standard
Thorough engineering analysis and
calculations supporting design decisions

A highly qualified candidate will have/do:

• BS in Mechanical Engineering, MS Preferred
• 5-10 years engineering experience, focus
on Solar Trackers, structural and dynamic systems
• Fundamental Design Skills: statics,
dynamics, mechanics, material selection,
tolerance analysis, drafting, GD&T expertise
• Analytical skills: derive and solve
governing equations for static and dynamic systems
• Demonstrable design to cost skills
• Fluent in MathCad, Python a plus
• Superior 3D modeling fundamentals, fluent in Inventor, SolidWorks
• Superior FEA skills (Inventor Simulation or ANSYS)
• Design of Experiments and analysis of
empirical data to draw meaningful design direction
• Contribute to design discussions
concerning various aspects of the product
• Compilation of concise and coherent reports and presentations
• Communication with organizational at all levels
• Mentor junior engineers, successfully
lead a small team during the development process
• Ability to travel to support the design,
testing, and installation of products in both
national and international locations
• Expertise with MS Office - Excel, Word, Powerpoint
• Many administrative functions will be required, count on it

What to expect:
We are a fast-moving lean startup. The job
description is fluid, the candidate must be
flexible and ready to do what is required for the
company to succeed! You’ll be ensured:
• A competitive salary and stock options
• A competitive health care package
• A small, overachieving team of engineers rewriting the rules on solar

Contact: <>

Location: 1080 O’Brien Drive, Menlo Park, CA 94025

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Received on 2013-03-26 12:39:47

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