• Diane Abruzzini

Electromechanical Engineer

Rigorous Technology is a robotics company with a mission to automate non-creative tasks. We primarily support industrial manufacturers with a focus on small to medium size companies in the Northeast. We also work on agricultural and marine projects that have a positive environmental impact. We prototype, design, build, and install robots that help humans. Rigorous Technology develops manipulation and control software, continually building upon our RGS software library.

Rigorous is a startup, this role will be a leader coming in at the ground floor. We have two and a half years of consistent growth, doubling revenue each year and developing the foundation of our library of technology. As we grow, we are moving towards remote diagnostics, maintenance, and service programs, making cutting-edge technology accessible to regional manufacturers. We are looking for early employees who can lead our growing team, acting as subject matter experts in your respective fields.

Rigorous currently seeks a top performer for a fast-paced and constantly evolving technical environment, committed to solving difficult problems that improve people’s lives. You will support research and development projects as well as production-ready products.

Job Description

You’ll design, prototype, and develop electrical and mechanical components of automated robotic systems. You’ll work primarily in the robot lab with 20% travel required for testing, installations, and service. You will be responsible for implementing scalable systems and leading colleagues to success as our subject matter expert on mechanical and electrical design. This is a dynamic role – while your day-to-day will rarely repeat, we will rely upon you to create a roadmap for those who work under you now or in the future to repeat your systems effectively.

You’ll work under the direction of our CEO and technical co-founder Colin Riggs. As our team grows, you’ll collaborate with systems engineers, robotics engineers, software engineers, and technicians.


  • Participate as a multidisciplinary engineering team member.

  • Design, analyze, develop, test, and integrate mechanical and electrical systems for autonomous robots.

  • Direct and coordinate manufacturing support, documentation, and testing activities to ensure compliance with specifications, and customer requirements.

  • Develop and maintain Rigorous design, production, testing, and maintenance systems.

  • Support clients, operators, and Rigorous technology in the field.

  • Write and maintain documentation and knowledge base materials.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, math, physics, or similar field.

  • 3-5 years of relevant experience (with a Master’s degree), or 5-10 years (Bachelor’s degree). Technical degrees will also be considered.

  • Proficiency in SolidWorks Mechanical or similar CAD design software, including drafting, preparing drawings for production, FEA, and simulations.

  • Proficiency in Electrical CAD and electrical design.

  • Strong working knowledge of pneumatics and hydraulics.

  • Clear understanding of the Linux operating system, embedded systems, and embedded Linux.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

To apply, please send your resume, salary requirements, and cover letter to diane@rigoroustech.com as PDF documents. The candidate must be eligible to work in the United States. This position is based in Williston, VT and requires occasional travel. Rigorous (www.rigorous.co) is an equal opportunity employer. Rigorous offers a benefits package including health insurance and paid time off.