ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. It is renowned for its excellent education, its cutting-edge fundamental research and its efforts to put new knowledge and innovations directly into practice. At Gramazio Kohler Research, the Chair of Architecture and Digital Fabrication, we operate at the forefront of architectural production enabled through digital manufacturing techniques. Our Robotic Fabrication Laboratory (RFL), a worldwide unique digital construction environment, allows for internationally leading research in the field of robotic fabrication in architecture and construction. We seek from the 1st of August 2019, or by agreement a
Mechanical/Robotics Engineer in Digital Construction (80-100%)
We are looking for a Mechanical or Robotics Engineer working on the research project Mesh Mould Prefabrication - an innovative digital design and robotic fabrication process for non-standard concrete elements, which investigates the unification of formwork and reinforcement. Your work will focus on the development and implementation of an automated fabrication process to feed, bend, cut and weld reinforcement steel to manufacture geometrically complex steel meshes. As such, you will be responsible for the mechanical and process engineering of the project, as well as support the machine design and product development. This multidisciplinary research project is conducted in collaboration with a major player in the construction industry and aims at implementing the Mesh Mould technology at an industrial scale.
You are a highly committed candidate, holding a diploma or master's degree in robotics, mechanical engineering, or other related disciplines. You should feel comfortable to work in an interdisciplinary environment that aims to bridge the gap between research and industry.
You have in-depth knowledge in (some of) the following: mechanics, material science, mechatronics, automation, digital fabrication, manufacturing and structures. Furthermore, you have experience working with 3D Modeling (Rhino) / CAD (NX / SolidWorks ), FEM, Digital Fabrication, Programming (C++ / C# / Python), Industrial Robots, Mechanical Design, Manufacturing and (Metal) Workshop skills.
In addition, you are fluent in English (German skills are welcome but not mandatory), are highly motivated, reliable, accurate, and have excellent teamwork skills.