Job Description

This Principal Mechanical Engineer will bring their experience and expertise to the strong engineering team. In this position you will have complex and technically challenging engineering problems that lead to market-changing robotic products. Working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. You will be expected to give tasks and check the work of junior engineers and Machine Designers and Mechanical Drafters.

Responsibilities & Deliverables:

  • Create concepts for products based on input from Applications Engineers and/or customers.
  • Create detailed designs using parametric 3-D CAD tools.
  • Create mechanical drawings for parts, sub-assemblies, and top-level assemblies.
  • Create assembly drawings and procedures.
  • Analyze mechanisms and machine elements for life, stress, deflection, constraints.
  • Choose standard components, such as bearings, encoders, connectors, hardware, etc.
  • Choose the proper fabrication technique for parts and assemblies, machining, welding, forming, etc.
  • Determine tools and techniques for building, testing, troubleshooting, packaging, and installing products.
  • Present concepts, mechanical details, and analyzes to customers internal and external.
  • Train technical resources on the assembly and troubleshooting of mechanisms.
  • Create design and test documentation such as Engineering Design Specification (EDS), and Design Verification Test (DVT) reports.
  • Design tests to ensure mechanisms and components perform as required.
  • Perform assembly and testing during New Product Introduction (NPI) projects
  • Support procurement for NPI projects by working with internal team and local suppliers
  • Support manufacturing activities for NPI projects


  • The ability to design and analyze mechanisms and machine elements.
  • The ability to present designs, concepts, and analyses to a technical audience that conforms to engineering standards.
  • The ability to document analyses and designs in a way that conforms to engineering standards.
  • The ability to troubleshoot and problem solve as it relates to mechanisms.
  • The ability to lead and guide other technical employees.
  • The Principal Mechanical Engineer must have 15+ years of experience in design and development of mechanical products.
  • The Principal Mechanical Engineer must have 5+ years managing personnel or leading development teams.

Education Required: B.S. or M.S. degree in ME

It is the policy of GCR to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. GCR is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population.

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