Job Info
Job Title: Lead Engineer
Location: Gonzales, CA
Job Number: 10878
Posted Date: 6/7/2019
Job description

Mantis Ag Technology is currently looking for a full-time Mechanical, Electrical, or Agricultural Engineer to work within our Technical Development department.  This person will take charge of Mantis’ research and development efforts with the goal of improving performance of current products and designing future products around our core machine vision technology.

Job Description & Duties

  • Design updates and improvements to the mechanical, electrical, and vision systems of Mantis’ automated thinning machines
  • Take the lead on new product design and testing
  • Interact with field operations and customer base to establish design needs and constraints
  • Conduct performance testing of sensors and control systems
  • Take the lead on purchasing and inventory maintenance
  • Help accounting teams track capital expenditures for engineering projects
  • Implement protocols for preventative and corrective maintenance to ensure optimal function of machinery
  • Work with Field Operations Supervisor to coordinate timing of repairs and maintenance


  • Bachelor's Degree (BS) in Mechanical, Electrical, Agricultural Engineering or closely related discipline
  • Work Experience
    • Minimum 2 years’ experience with automation or mobile machinery design and testing
    • Knowledge of the Agricultural industry strongly preferred
    • Project management experience and strong leadership skills are a plus
    • Experience working with software engineers and machine vision a plus
  • Basic knowledge of 3D CAD software such as SolidWorks or Inventor
  • A self-motivated individual who excels in a challenging environment
  • Ability to work with little to no direct supervision
  • Must have a clean driving record.
  • Must be able to work in an outdoor agricultural setting around heavy machinery and chemical applications (hazardous environment).
  • Must be authorized to work in the US


  • Salary will be commensurate with education and experience
  • Company Vehicle will be provided
  • Phone provided for on the job communication
  • Medical, vision, dental & life insurance
  • 401k retirement plan
  • Housing and per diem provided when away from primary residence

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