Systems Engineer

Operations · San Antonio, Texas
Department Operations
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level



As a member of the technical staff, the Mechanical Systems Engineer is responsible for the design and buildout of complete robotic solutions for logistics and e-commerce applications.  This position requires the engineer to occasionally travel to client facilities to survey, install, and adjust new customer equipment, demonstrating empathy for the customer and problem-solving communication skills.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Participate in the design and acquisition of mechanical components to build innovative and novel solutions to fulfill the customer’s needs.
  2. Perform reach and load analyses using CAD software (Solidworks, Roboguide, or Visual Components) to specify the appropriate robot for a given application, (reach, payload, number of joints, tooling.)
  3. Intermediate Solidworks user. Ability to efficiently use Solidworks Part, Assembly, and drawing tools, configurations, and custom property tabs.
  4. Participate in and facilitate design reviews specific to mechanical structures and hardware layout.
  5. Model full system CAD, including hardware, cable lengths, HMI buttons and labels, guarding, etc.
  6.  Design end of arm tooling for robots using grasping and vacuum methods.
  7. Work hand in hand with controls engineers to develop the optimal system layout, sensor bracketry designs, and robot work envelope.
  8. Produce BOMs and part/assembly prints that are accurate and represent the “as built” system.
  9. Produce as-installed documentation for customer and sub-contractor use.
  10. Specify and source conveyance components given an estimated package distribution and product flow rates.
  11. Work with Senior engineers to load balance tasking, making frequent pivots throughout the week to allow the engineering team to remain agile and reactive to new engineering challenges.
  12. Take rough “proof of concept” models from the applications engineering team and drive the design to completion.
  13. Experience working with system safety fencing. Familiarity with operator safety standards.
  14. Well versed with the metric system with familiarity with various types of common fasteners and bolted connections.
  15. Experience using pneumatics or hydraulics (push-to-connect fittings, pneumatic cylinders and flow controls, vacuum generators, etc.) with an understanding of how to plumb these components and create pneumatic diagrams.


  1. Technical Capacity
  2. Problem Solving/Analysis
  3. Communication Proficiency


Required Education and Experience

Bachelors/Masters in Mechanical or a related field w/2+ years’ of experience, or 6+ years’ work experience.

  • Experience using 3D parametric CAD software.
  • Experience working with robotic automation and assembling complex systems.
  • Experience communicating with manufacturers using engineering drawings and technical documentation.
  • Basic mechanical assembly skills using hand tools, drilling, and tapping, basic fabrication skills.
  • Familiar with the major robot brands and have a good understanding of how a robot works and is used.
  • Experience working on multiple projects simultaneously.

Preferred Education and Experience

Experience with any of the following:

  • 4+ years of logistics/automation system integration experience or experience in a related field
  • Programming and Configuration:
    • Visual Components or similar factory simulation software
    • Have a basic understanding of Python, VBA, or other scripting languages
  • Familiar with SMC pneumatic products
  • Software Experience: Windows, Linux (Ubuntu), Microsoft Office, Gitlab
  • Certifications such as: PE, PMP, Six Sigma, Agile
  • Ability to use Autocad for simple 2d site layouts and used 3d viewers such as Edrawings or similar.


Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Must have reliable
  • Must have a valid driver's


Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, and cameras. This position will also have occasional work in the warehouse, either in our facility or our customer's. While performing the duties of this job, the engineer may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an intern to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

Full time, 40 hours/week between M-F, 9:00am-6:00pm. (hours are flexible)


Project-based intermittent overnight travel, up to two weeks at a time during deployment phase. International travel will require a valid passport. Up to 50%


Work Authorization

Must be able to show documentation that shows authorization to legally work in the U.S.


AAP/EEO Statement

Plus One Robotics provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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