Senior Mechanical Engineer

  • Fyto
  • Petaluma, CA, USA
  • Aug 06, 2022
Full time role Engineering: Mechanical

Job Description

About FYTO

At Fyto, we are partnering with farmers to build a sustainable food system at a global scale. Launched out of MIT in 2019, we have developed a robotics platform that grows the world’s most productive crops to feed people, plants, and animals. Our ground-breaking systems use much less energy, water, land, labor, and fertilizer than conventional approaches. Want to grow with us? We believe in helping you apply your talents in new and innovative ways. Join our team of engineers, scientists, and business professionals to create solutions to today’s most challenging issues.

About the Role

The Fyto Engineering team designs and builds systems and machines to improve the way in which food is produced. As a Senior Mechanical Engineer on our growing team, you will own the development of novel robotic systems and sensors. You will work closely with our team of engineers, plant scientists, and production staff to guide the company’s vision of autonomous, sustainable protein production.

What You’ll Do

  • Design and build components and systems for FYTO’s autonomous protein farms, owning the full process from developing requirements and concepts to prototyping and ultimately implementing solutions into multi-acre facilities
  • Work on multi-disciplinary engineering problems including mechanical design, sensor development, controls, fluids, and material handling
  • Lead scale-up efforts and strategies for the commercial production and manufacturing of Fyto’s robotic systems
  • Work with external manufacturers, contractors, and vendors to make your designs a reality
  • Collaborate with plant scientists and production staff to determine high-level machine requirements


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, agricultural engineering or similar
  • 3+ years of professional experience designing mechanical systems
  • Demonstrated ability to develop hardware from concept to commercial product
  • Quick learner who takes ownership in their work and is able to thrive in a fast-paced startup environment
  • Have a valid driver’s license and good driving record


FYTO is committed to equal opportunity and complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. FYTO does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its recruitment processes and employment practices.

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Food, Agriculture, & Land Use, Climate Adaptation, Carbon Removal Tech

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Building Automation Systems, Conservation Agriculture, Nutrient Management


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