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Industrial Electrical 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 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. We’re looking for a leader coming in on the ground floor. We have three years of consistent growth, doubling revenue each year and developing the foundation of our library of technology. 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, develop, and wire electrical and pneumatic components of automated robotic systems. You’ll work primarily in the Williston robot lab with up to 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 electrical design, wiring, and service. 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, mechanical engineers, and technicians.


  • Participate as a multidisciplinary engineering team member.

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

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

  • Design and create electrical schematics for control cabinets, panels, and other robotic systems.

  • Design industrial safety systems to appreciate safety regulations.

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

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

  • Lead appropriate efforts towards compliance and certification of industry standards.

Ideal Requirements

  • Degree in electrical engineering or similar field.

  • Demonstrated success in designing, documenting, and implementing industrial electrical systems.

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

  • Ability to design electrical systems and conduct analysis.

  • Ability to perform detail-oriented work with a high degree of accuracy on multiple projects.

  • Proficiency in AutoCAD or similar CAD design software.

  • Strong working knowledge of electric motors, pneumatics, and associated control electronics.

  • Experience with motors, motor controllers, batteries and battery management systems.

  • Experience with control systems, PLC or custom control system design.

  • Familiarity with UL systems and certification process.

  • Knowledge of and experience with electrical safety standard requirements.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

  • Exceptional work ethic, ability to work independently or collaborative, motivation to meet deadlines.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to 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 ( is an equal opportunity employer. Rigorous offers a benefits package including health insurance, dental insurance, and paid time off.

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