Careers

Posted: 3/23/2021

Shift: Monday thru Friday; 40 – 45 hours per week, with flexibility

Location: Our facility in Torrance, California

Employment Type: Full time internship

Start Date: May or June 2021

Blue Robotics is a small and rapidly growing company that designs and manufactures marine robotics components and vehicles to enable the future of ocean exploration. We do ambitious things to revolutionize the way humans learn about our oceans.

This is no typical company, and this is no typical internship. You will work on a team with our R&D engineers to solve big problems and your ideas will help drive the direction and growth of the company. Every day will bring a new challenge and you’ll have exposure to many different products, designs, technologies, and processes.

We’re looking for people who are driven, organized, and can handle independence in this role. You’ll be guided by our team of engineers, but given responsibility and projects of your own. Your work will have a tangible and direct impact every day on the future of understanding our oceans.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assisting in lab testing including assembly of test articles and application of test factors
  • Building and maintaining field test vehicles
  • Designing, assembling, and maintaining lab testing equipment
  • Iterative development and testing of new products. This includes:
      – Concept generation and problem solving
    1. – Writing requirements and other documentation
    1. – Creating new parts, assemblies, and drawings
    1. – Iteratively developing and testing prototypes
    1. – Collecting data and generating test reports
    1. – Working closely with new and existing suppliers
  • Creating and acting on engineering change requests (ECRs) and developing engineering change orders (ECOs). This includes:
      – Revising the designs of existing products
    1. – Creating and revising drawings
    1. – Working with suppliers to implement part changes
    1. – Testing and validating new changes
    1. – Generating engineering change documentation
    1. – Working with manufacturing to coordinate ECO validation and rollout
  • Participating in team meetings and communicating within and outside the R&D department

Essential Qualifications/Skills:

  • In-progress Bachelor’s degree in any Engineering discipline
  • Proficient with Solidworks, with previous demonstrated experience
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Capable of being self-managed and committed to working in a fast-paced environment

Preferred Qualifications/Skills:

  • Completed Bachelor’s degree in any Engineering discipline
  • Experience performing any of the “Essential Functions” above
  • Work experience in an engineering or manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrated experience in taking ownership of engineering projects and pushing them through to completion. This includes project management experience.
  • Experience with Arduino and Raspberry Pi
  • Any robotics experience, including RC vehicles
  • Electrical interfacing, harnessing, and wiring experience
  • Soldering, machining, welding, fabrication, or 3D printing skills

Benefits:

  • Competitive Pay
  • Growth Opportunities
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Great learning opportunities
  • Free daily team lunches

To apply for this position, please email your resume and a brief cover letter to jobs@bluerobotics.com.

Posted: 4/11/2021

Shift: Monday thru Friday; 40 – 45 hours per week, with flexibility

Location: Our facility in Torrance, California

Employment Type: Full time internship

Start Date: May or June 2021

Blue Robotics is a small and rapidly growing company that designs and manufactures marine robotics components and vehicles to enable the future of ocean exploration. We do ambitious things to revolutionize the way humans learn about our oceans.

Unlike other engineering opportunities you won’t be “plugging in” to a system that’s been established for decades, but rather be an integral part of creating one at a young company. Your typical day will vary: in the build-up to a new product launch you will be working on the creating the assembly line, writing instructions, verifying the manufacturability, during other times you will be working toward improving current product lines, processes / flows, and fixing issues as they come up.

We’re looking for people who are driven, organized, and can handle independence in this role. You’ll be guided by our team of engineers, but given responsibility and projects of your own. Your work will have a tangible and direct impact every day on the future of understanding our oceans.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Define process flows, assembly procedure, and assembly line layout for new products
  • Provide DFM feedback to increase manufacturability and build quality
  • Provide daily support and troubleshooting to Manufacturing Engineering and Quality
  • Design jig, fixture, and QC tooling for production lines
  • Document processes thru SOPs, Work Instructions, Equipment Guides, QAPs etc.
  • Suggest and implement improvements which will improve our production efficiency, product quality, and product manufacturability

Essential Qualifications/Skills:

  • In-progress Bachelor’s degree in any Engineering discipline
  • Proficient with Solidworks, with previous demonstrated experience
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Capable of being self-managed and committed to working in a fast-paced environment

Preferred Qualifications/Skills:

  • Completed Bachelor’s degree in any Engineering discipline
  • Experience performing any of the “Essential Functions” above
  • Work experience in an engineering or manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrated experience in taking ownership of engineering projects and pushing them through to completion. This includes project management experience.
  • Experience with Arduino and Raspberry Pi
  • Any robotics experience, including RC vehicles
  • Electrical interfacing, harnessing, and wiring experience
  • Soldering, machining, welding, fabrication, or 3D printing skills

Benefits:

  • Competitive Pay
  • Growth Opportunities
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Great learning opportunities
  • Free daily team lunches

To apply for this position, please email your resume and a brief cover letter to jobs@bluerobotics.com.

Posted: 8/12/2021

Location: Our headquarters in Torrance, CA

Employment Type: Full time

Start Date: 2021

Test Engineer Role

Blue Robotics is a small and rapidly growing company that manufactures subsea vehicle components and systems.

As a Test Engineer at Blue Robotics your work will have a clear and tangible impact on the quality of our products. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams composed of R&D engineers, manufacturing engineers, and sales personnel to develop and execute the strategies and procedures needed for product validation. You will also be responsible for designing, using, and maintaining the equipment, fixtures, and systems required to perform testing in the lab and in the field.

Unlike other engineering opportunities you won’t be “plugging in” to a system that has been established for decades, but rather be an integral part of creating one at a young company. Your typical day will vary. Early in the development process, you are working closely with R&D engineers, assisting them in making data-driven decisions while they iterate on their designs. In the transition to a new product launch, you are working with our manufacturing team to maintain the integrity of our validation process and timeline. You are continually leading the company’s test and validation efforts while growing our capabilities through equipment improvements, fixture design and utilizing your mechatronics background to increase automation.

Essential Functions:

  • Maintaining and developing testing equipment. This includes electrical system designs and installations, software, UI, and firmware development and troubleshooting.
  • Creating DVP&R documents and developing internal test standards and procedures.
  • Working with product development teams to determine product testing parameters.
  • Managing, planning, and performing tests prior to analyzing and post-processing results for use in reports and recommendations to stakeholders.
  • Designing specialized and/or automated testing equipment and fixtures.
  • Working to develop new testing standards for the company, and ensuring that all tests and procedures meet these standards.
  • Developing and maintaining a standard to organize and catalog testing data.
  • Tracking open test and validation items while working with a global team of engineers to identify and resolve concerns within program budget and schedule constraints.
  • Organizing and summarizing testing information to clearly communicate findings.
  • Representing the Test Group in inter-departmental meetings to review and discuss test results.
  • Preparing external publications that detail testing procedures and results for Blue Robotics products.
  • Participating in cross-functional, mission-planning, and organization meetings.
  • Assisting in Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Action activities.
  • Occasionally traveling to the Blue Robotics satellite office in Victoria, BC (contingent on COVID-19 border restrictions).

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related engineering field.
  • 3+ years previous work experience as a Validation or Test Engineer in industry OR an equivalent combination of education and experience designing test plans, conducting testing and evaluating results.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience performing the “Essential Functions” above in a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience and/or interest in ocean technology and marine robotics.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of applied statistics, experimental design, and reliability concepts.
  • Familiarity with accelerated life testing and related principles.
  • Experience with statistical software such as Minitab, Matlab, R, and Reliasoft is a plus.
  • Experience with Python, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and embedded C.
  • Experience performing data acquisition and instrumentation.
  • Familiarity with Solidworks or similar CAD packages.
  • Familiarity with Autodesk Eagle or other PCB design software.
  • Knowledge of industry standard engineering and testing procedures.
  • Experience using machine shop tools, hand tools and power tools for light fabrication.
  • Experience using precision measurement tools and inspection techniques.
  • Ability to manage projects and technicians with limited oversight.
  • Advanced technical writing, communication, and problem solving skills.

Physical Requirements:

  • This job requires long periods of time working on a computer, with occasional light lifting of components weighing 30 lbs or less.

Benefits:

  • Competitive pay
  • Flexible schedule
  • Comprehensive benefits – medical, dental, and vision
  • 401(k) Plan with 4% matching
  • Generous paid-time-off policy
  • Blue Robotics Education Support Program
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Team lunches and other fun events

If you’re interested in this position, please email us at jobs@bluerobotics.com with your resume as well as a description of why you think you’re a good fit for job!

Posted: 9/13/2021

Shift: Monday thru Friday; Schedule Flexible

Location: Our headquarters in Torrance, CA

Employment Type: Full time

Start Date: ASAP

Blue Robotics is looking for an Assembly Technician to join our production team building underwater vehicles, thrusters, lights, sensors, and other products. As the Assembly Technician, each component that you assemble will go out into the world to help explore shipwrecks, study endangered species, map the ocean floor, and generally advance human understanding of the oceans.

Because our customers depend on our products performing consistently when they are out in the field, our manufacturing team is focused on continuous process improvement. For us that means every Assembly Technician is someone who is willing to learn and ask questions, comfortable receiving feedback, and can be trusted to work consistently with minimal supervision. Our processes change as we discover better ways of doing things, so someone who is flexible and able to learn quickly is an ideal fit for this position.

We provide hands-on training and frequent check-ins to ensure you are comfortable and confident following assembly procedures. Within 30 days you will be able to cut cable, strip and tin cable, solder cable onto PCBs, and assemble our core products from start to finish with some assistance. By three months, we expect you to be able to fly solo; assembling products that consistently meet quality standards at the same rate as the rest of the team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Consistently assemble products that meet quality standards;
  • Complete manufacturing orders in a timely manner;
  • Package and label products;
  • Maintain detailed notes on each job;
  • Report scrap and waste;
  • Maintain an orderly workstation;
  • Follow safety guidelines;
  • Communicate production issues as they arise;
  • Take the initiative to stay up-to-date on production processes;
  • Complete other tasks as needed from time to time

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Able to follow both written and verbal instructions;
  • 1 – 2 years experience soldering and assembling products;
  • Comfortable using basic tools (screwdriver, drill, tape gun, etc.);
  • High School diploma or GED;
  • Basic math skills (add, subtract, multiply and divide);

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with 5S principles;
  • Understanding of ESD prevention;
  • Experience working in a warehouse/manufacturing environment;
  • Experience working in a Lean Manufacturing environment a plus!

Physical Requirements:
Assembly Technicians carry trays of products from one workstation to the next to complete assembly. Most work is completed while sitting down, although some workstations require standing. Additionally, this position requires carrying, pulling/pushing, bending, kneeling, stooping, reaching, as well as using basic hand tools. Soldering and assembly require excellent visual capability with or without corrective lenses. Team members will be lifting objects weighing 30 lbs frequently.

Benefits for FT Team Members:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Employer funded Basic Life and AD&D coverage
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • 401(k) Plan with 4% matching
  • Paid vacation hours + paid holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Educational Reimbursement Program
  • Paid parental leave
  • Plenty of parking
  • Team lunches and other fun events

If you’re interested in this position, please email us at jobs@bluerobotics.com with your resume as well as a description of why you think you’re a good fit for job!