Senior Mechanical Engineer

| Greater Boulder Area
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AMP Robotics is a rapidly growing startup on a mission to revolutionize the way we recycle. Positioned at the intersection of artificial intelligence, robotics, and recycling, our solution matches deep learning and computer vision with robots that rapidly sort materials inside recycling facilities. We intend to transform the industry and have already deployed robots across the United States to dramatically reduce costs and increase efficiency of recycling operations.

Our dedicated and innovative team is located in Louisville, Colorado, with views of Boulder’s flatirons and the Rocky Mountains inspiring us to work toward our mission every single day. With backing from top tier investors including Sequoia and recognition as a “Rising Star Company of the Year” in the 2020 Global Cleantech 100, we’re gaining momentum and looking for exceptional talent to support our journey. Find out more at

We’re looking for an experienced Senior Mechanical Engineer to join our team. In this role, the Senior Mechanical Engineer will be responsible for rapid prototyping and testing as well as the transition of prototypes to scaled production. Additionally, the Senior Mechanical Engineer will be responsible for novel recycling technologies design and will orchestrate tests based on defined metrics and success criteria.  

As our Senior Mechanical Engineer, you will:

  • Work in a team of 6 engineers on fast-moving, rapidly evolving R&D autonomous recycling products
  • Test, validate, and iterate designs to meet strict performance requirements
  • Regularly collaborate with software engineers to achieve desired results
  • Rapidly prototype proof-of-concept designs
  • Develop products from a prototype phase to larger-scale production

Your background and experience will likely include:

  • A bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or equivalent combination of technical experience and work experience
  • 5+ years of industry experience
  • A strong understanding of mechanical engineering fundamentals
  • The ability to design products and build teams for scaling while taking ownership of your duties
  • Strong hands-on skills for building and testing prototypes
  • The ability to learn complicated concepts quickly
  • You’ll also be:
    • Eager to learn
    • Communicative across different engineering and non-engineering disciplines 
    • Adaptable 
    • Driven to succeed
    • Able to persevere through all circumstances
    • Reliable and consistent
    • Team-oriented
    • Willing to take project ownership
  • Additional preferred or bonus qualifications we’d love to see
    • Basic Electronics knowledge
    • Leadership skills
    • DFMA
    • SolidWorks Proficiency
    • Customer interaction
    • Master’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering 
    • Exposure to Research and Design
    • Experience working with large industrial equipment
    • Passion for the environment and recycling
    • MRF (Material Recovery Facility) experience
    • Passion and experience with robotics, automation, and artificial intelligence 
    • Experience being a part of the process of helping a start-up succeed

We recognize that there is more to work than the day-to-day responsibilities. In addition to a collaborative, high-performing team environment, we’re pleased to offer competitive base salaries; medical, dental and vision insurance; a 401(k) plan; paid time off and sick time; flexible work hours; and the opportunity to quickly accelerate your learning and growth. 

AMP Robotics values inclusion and is an equal opportunity employer that encourages individuals of all backgrounds to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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Nestled in the heart of a thriving tech park - complete with brewery and climbing gym! - and adjacent to the quaint downtown of Louisville, Colorado.

An Insider's view of AMP Robotics

What are some social events your company does?

In 2020 we have a company lunch each week. One is a "lunch and learn" where an AMP employee gives a presentation on a technical or business topic. Sometimes we deviate and have a presentation on a topic totally unrelated to AMP, but one the employee is super passionate about. The other lunches are simply getting everyone together to socialize.

Rob Writz

Director, Business & Corporate Development

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Innovation can come from any level. I try to provide the 30,000 ft view of the problem to solve and why it is important to the company's direction and success. I find this enables team members to look beyond the next steps and start to craft creative holistic solutions pairing perspectives to achieve innovative and creative solutions.

Mark B.

Director Engineering and R&D

What are AMP Robotics Perks + Benefits

AMP Robotics Benefits Overview

AMP Robotics is an exciting place to work, and we have fun at the intersection of recycling, robotics, and artificial intelligence! The company offers employees benefits such as 401k, healthcare insurance, vision insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, short term disability coverage, and long term disability coverage. Many of these benefits extend to dependents as well.

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Team owned deliverables
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Game Room
Our game room includes board games.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Employees get free lunch on Friday.
Pet Friendly
AMP welcome's well-behaved pets.
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
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