Role The Mechatronics Intern will report directly to Wilson Ruotolo, CTO. They will build several subsystems of our robotic mushroom harvester including end-effector designs and programming of movement patterns. The Mechatronics Intern will also help improve and maintain Hedgehog’s novel bioreactors. This will be a fast-paced, high ownership position. Support and mentorship will be provided on technical fronts, but interns are expected to independently break down projects into intermediate steps and handle problems as they arise.
Qualifications and Skills Most qualified candidates will likely come from a CS, ME, or EE background with a high GPA, and will have demonstrated the ability to deliver results in an unstructured environment through extracurricular activities and/or unique projects. Some, but not all, of the following skills will be critical to success in this position: Mechanical: Familiarity with mechanical design and demonstrated experience owning a project from ideation to assembly. Ability to spec parts and use basic hand and power tools. Experience designing parts and larger assemblies in CAD, Onshape preferred. Electrical: Experience working with microcontrollers and actuators, designing and soldering circuits, and integrating components into IoT systems. Software: Familiarity with state-oriented and/or event-driven programming. Experience with Python, C, or C++ preferred. Experience with ROS or ROS2 would be fantastic, but not required. Experience with machine learning and/or computer vision.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Hedgehog is an inclusive workplace and is eager to build a diverse team. We welcome anyone who believes they meet the qualifications to apply.