First listed on: 13 November 2023

Lead Mechanical Design Engineer


About SwarmFarm Robotics: 

SwarmFarm Robotics is at the forefront of revolutionising agriculture with cutting-edge robotics and automation technology. We are committed to transforming the way crops are grown, making farming more sustainable, efficient, and environmentally friendly. Our team is dedicated to developing innovative solutions that empower farmers and improve farm production worldwide.

Position Overview: 

SwarmFarm Robotics is seeking a highly skilled and motivated Lead Mechanical Design Engineer to join our dynamic team. This person will play a pivotal role in developing the next generation of agricultural robotics and will be responsible for leading the mechanical design efforts, from concept to production, ensuring that our robotic systems are reliable, efficient, and cost-effective.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Mechanical System Design: Lead the design and development of mechanical systems for SwarmFarm Robotics' agricultural robots. This includes everything from concept ideation to detailed design, prototyping, and testing.
  • Team Leadership: Manage, mentor and foster collaboration, innovation, and professional growth within the design team. Set clear objectives, provide guidance, and ensure project timelines and milestones are met.
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Collaborate closely with software, electrical, and systems engineering teams to ensure seamless integration of mechanical components with other subsystems. Strong communication and teamwork skills are essential.
  • Prototyping and Testing: Oversee the fabrication of prototypes and conduct rigorous testing to validate design concepts. Analyse test results, troubleshoot issues, and iterate designs for optimisation.
  • CAD Modelling and Documentation: Utilise industry-standard CAD software to create detailed 3D models, FEA analysis, drawings and documentation of mechanical components and assemblies. Ensure designs meet quality and manufacturing standards.
  • Design Optimisation: Continuously seek opportunities to improve the performance, efficiency, and manufacturability of mechanical systems. Implement design changes based on feedback and emerging technologies.
  • Vendor Collaboration: Collaborate with external vendors and suppliers for sourcing components, materials, and manufacturing processes. Evaluate vendor capabilities to ensure quality and cost-effectiveness.
  • Budget and Resource Management: Manage project budgets and allocate resources efficiently. Provide regular progress reports to senior management and stakeholders.
  • Compliance and Safety: Ensure that all mechanical designs comply with relevant industry standards, regulations, and safety guidelines.
  • Innovation and Research: Stay updated with industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in mechanical engineering. Apply this knowledge to enhance SwarmFarm's product offerings.


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field.
  • Proven experience  in mechanical design and engineering, preferably in agricultural equipment or mobile machinery.
  • Strong proficiency in CAD software (Inventor, AutoCAD) and other engineering tools.
  • Leadership experience with a track record of managing and mentoring engineering teams.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes, materials, and fabrication techniques.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • A passion for innovation and a genuine interest in sustainable agriculture and robotics.


We offer attractive salary packages that are based on the skills and experience of successful applicants.

Join SwarmFarm Robotics and be part of a team dedicated to transforming agriculture through cutting-edge technology. If you are a visionary mechanical engineer with leadership capabilities and a drive for innovation, we invite you to apply for the Lead Mechanical Design Engineer position.

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