Deployed Mechanical Engineer - Intern

  • 1155 Indiana St, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

The $17Bn US vegetable farming industry is facing great economic pressure coming from the growing demand for chemical-free food and the recent drop in farm labor supply. FarmWise is building adaptive autonomous robots to farm every plant, every day, for greater yield, better margins, and a healthier environment. Our first prototype is already weeding California farms by looking at and acting on each and every plant with a purely organic weeding process, thus providing farmers with a superior alternative to existing methods in the field. Our robots come packed with AI using recent advances in machine learning and computer vision for plant recognition.

Job Description

Farmwise is looking for a deployed hardware engineer summer intern to work on the first deployment cycle of its autonomous farming machine. You will split your time between i) working directly with the design engineering team to develop CAD features, models, and drawings and ii) a hands-on deployment responsibility (assisting with operating a 6000 pounds autonomous machine in agricultural fields, troubleshoot and report mechanical issues, and do real-time adjustments making sure deployment in the farms is a success).

Each month, you will be located in San Francisco for 3 weeks (design work and training) and in Salinas for 1 week (deployment) alternatively.


We get excited about self-starter and hard-working candidates who are:

  • Working toward a BS or MS in Mechanical, Agricultural, or other applicable engineering fields.

  • Experience with hydraulic and pneumatic systems.

  • Hands-on experience troubleshooting and fixing mechanical equipment.

  • Knowledge and experience in SolidWorks or similar CAD software.

  • Experience designing, building, or working with robust agricultural or automotive equipment.

  • Self-starter who enjoys working in a fast-paced startup environment.

  • Excellent creative thinking and communication skills.

Additional Information

Working at FarmWise is much more than the benefits program. You will find here great work environment as well as exciting and stimulating engineering challenges. You will work on a state-of-the-art technology that we believe will change food production forever!
As part of our team you will:

  • enjoy excellent benefits, including equity in the company, health insurance, a 401k match program and paid lunch every day,

  • evolve in a very fast-paced engineering environment with short development cycles,

  • be able to shape a revolutionary product in its early days,

  • get ideas, feedback, and suggestions from other top engineers.

Join us on our journey to improve farming with AI and automation, and to help farmers grow better and healthier food with constantly decreasing inputs!

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.