Building Enterprise Leaders

Manufacturing Engineer at Cobalt Robotics
San Mateo, CA, US
At Cobalt Robotics, we’ve merged hardware, software, people, and data to transform enterprise security services. Our autonomous indoor robots, managed by highly-trained remote Specialists, offer an innovative solution to address important security issues—consistently and accurately. We partner with businesses across every industry such as Yelp, Slack, and Briggs & Stratton, among others, to further the potential of human-robot interaction and create smarter, safer workplaces.
Cobalt's team is comprised of renowned technologists and security professionals, and backed by world-class investors such as Bloomberg Beta and Sequoia. In 2019, Cobalt was recognized as one of the Best Places to Work by the Silicon Valley Business Journal and San Francisco Business Times.
We’re looking for people who want to make an impact with us and help build a company that is known for its excellence in engineering, passion for progress, and dedication to service. If you’re in search of a career with an organization that is driven to help robots and people work together, we may be the place for you.
All robot assembly, configuration, and testing occur at the Cobalt Headquarters in San Mateo, CA. We are looking for a Manufacturing Engineer to join our fast-paced team to help define the future of robotics with us as we scale to mid-volume production. This is a unique and exciting opportunity for someone with a hands-on background to scale the production of sophisticated robots in a high-growth environment.

Essential Job Functions

    • Hands-On Manufacturing Support: Provide hands-on support to the assembly and test teams, resolving day to day production issues alongside our technician team. Work closely with ME team to grow and manage our Manufacturing processes and partnerships.
    • Scaling Production: Design, build and manage the Cobalt production line as it scales, including assembly and build process, factory layout, labor, continuous process improvement, testing, and quality management.
    • Production Planning: Provide decision-making information by calculating production, labor, and material costs; reviewing and managing production schedules; estimating future production requirements; ensuring robots reliably fulfill orders on-time. 
    • Continuous Improvement: Drive continuous improvement in manufacturing and production; work closely with Mechanical engineering team to drive DFMA 

Key Responsibilities

    • Develop and maintain product and process tracking databases across build cycles
    • Develop more efficient production workflows for robot assembly
    • Maintain deep hands-on knowledge of the product in order to lead quality inspections
    • Lead, train, and mentor production team to perform at peak efficiency


    • BS/MS Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or equivalent
    • 3+ years of professional experience working in a Manufacturing environment
    • Experience in applying Manufacturing methodologies, such as DFMA, FMEA, Lean, 5S
    • Excellent project management skills with a strong ability to manage scope/schedule/budget
    • Ability to make decisions and take accountability for those decisions, with limited information, in high pressure, time-limited situations
    • Detail-oriented with a strong quality mindset
    • Obsessed with driving strategic, high-speed continuous improvement
    • Enjoy working in a highly-collaborative team environment

Bonus Points

    • Experience at a hardware startup
    • Experience designing mechanical equipment, fixturing and tooling in CAD
    • Software experience (automated test scripts in Python, ROS, Linux)
    • Experience building and/or running a production line
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.