Mechanical Engineer Posted on 1/3/2017

Aspire Food Group

Aspire Food Group is a small business headquartered in Austin, Texas. We are currently aggressively expanding our engineering department and are filling multiple vacancies. For more information on the company, please visit

Part of our strategic focus is developing industrial scale insect farming technology. Insect farming is an early-stage industry with significant room for optimization, automation, and process improvement. Many of these processes require Mechanical creativity as some part of the solution. We are looking for a Mechanical engineer with deep experience in building or designing electromechanical products, devices or equipment. This is a full time position commencing as soon as possible. This is a unique opportunity to join a disruptive start-up with a core mission to alleviate food insecurity and lead the way in the next wave of the agricultural evolution.


Design complete electro-mechanical devices and products for insect rearing, husbandry, and harvesting.Work closely with Technicians and electrical engineers to complete work on time and to specificationDesign for applications requiring a variety of solutionsDesign using a wide range of technologies with an emphasis on flexible and modular design, serviceability and low cost.Validate product performance against requirements from many internal customers using design and simulation tools.Perform part and assembly level motion and performance studies.Quickly iterate through various design concepts, bringing them to life via fast prototypes that can be fabricated with assistance from our Innovation Lab.Write test plans, design test equipment and undertake testing procedures to verify design performance.Create documentation and specifications suitable for prototyping, quoting and production.

Key Attributes/Skills :

Must be an independent worker.

Innovative thinking, ability to manage time and hard working are key attributes for this position.

Fabrication Experience

PLC Experience

Nice to Have:

Soldering Experience

Embedded Systems Experience

Robotic Experience

ROS familiarity

Compensation commensurate with experience.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $60,000.00 to $85,000.00 /year

Position: Fulltime
Salary: Negotiable

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