Mechanical Systems Assembly Intern/Co-op

Orchard Robotics

Orchard Robotics

Bellevue, WA, USA
Posted on Sunday, April 7, 2024

Orchards in the U.S. produce $35B of fruit every year, but fruit farmers are losing 30-50% of their potential crop because they lack data needed to manage crops precisely.

About Us:

Orchard Robotics is a seed-stage startup backed by top VCs like General Catalyst, Contrary, Soma Capital, Humba Ventures, and angel investors like Howard Lerman (founder of Yext).

We’re building Robots & AI that enable precision crop management. Our AI-powered camera systems count, size, and measure the growth of every fruit on 1,000,000+ trees in an orchard. Our mission is to help farmers to produce more food for the world, much more efficiently.

Farmers are using our technology today in some of the largest orchards in the nation.

We are looking for a Mechanical Systems Intern who will utilize their experience designing, prototyping, and assembling mechanical systems to help us test and build our advanced, tractor-mounted camera systems which analyze millions of fruit in orchards all year long.

If you're looking to help make a positive impact in the world by transforming the future of agriculture, come join us. Even if you may not meet every requirement, we'd strongly encourage you apply.

About the role:

  • This is a part-time, school-year internship at our Bellevue, WA office
  • Around 10-20 hours of time commitment weekly, with flexible working hours
  • This is an in-person role, so you will need your own transportation to and from our office.
  • We move fast, our team is close-knit & highly driven, you’ll work directly with our CEO and entire team
  • We’re deeply motivated by the impact we’re making – every line of code written or new system built means one less fruit that goes to waste, and one more person who is fed.

What you’ll do:

  • Design, prototype, and assemble our advanced camera systems
  • Build testing rigs to characterize the robustness and performance of our cameras
  • Assist our software engineers with camera calibration and sensor testing
  • Use CAD software to engineer various upgrades that can be integrated to our existing systems.
  • Be a generalist, supporting different parts of our software and hardware if needed

What makes you a good fit:

  • Hands-on experience building robotics hardware
  • Strong understanding of core mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or hardware/product engineering.
  • Ability to learn quickly and operate in a dynamic environment

Above all, we value candidates who aren’t afraid to tackle real-world challenges head-on, and are ready to make a truly positive impact on the biggest industry in the world (agriculture).

Join us in helping foster a more fruitful future!