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Manufacturing Engineer

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Job Description: 

Stout is an artificial intelligence company located in Salinas, California helping growers automate labor-intensive field work like weeding. Founded in 2019, we sold our first Smart Cultivator in 2020 and now have machines with thousands of hours on them.

Today, we continue to apply AI to agriculture through new products, data and services to help growers increase their margins and reduce their costs.

We are currently seeking a Manufacturing Engineer to join our team in Salinas, CA.

The Manufacturing Engineer will work closely with the Chief Product Designer and production team to carry out any product design iterations, enhancements, or implementations of new features that are required to achieve Stout’s ambitious production plans, and ultimately interfacing with vendors and contract manufacturers.

Areas of Responsibilities:

  • Proficient with SolidWorks, including final critical design drawing packages and GD&T
  • Identify cost reduction opportunities to management’s attention and implement as directed
  • Maintain vendor application engineering relationships & leverage their resources to accelerate product developments
  • Communicate with manufacturing technicians & develop detailed instruction writing for assembly processes

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BS, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Robotics/Mechatronics Engineering
  • 6+ years of experience, direct hands-on experience testing & fabricating new systems in a prototype-to-series production “big” manufacturing industry
  • Must possess strong active-listening and verbal communication skills as well as problem solving & troubleshooting skills
  • High integrity; honest & transparent
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, Visio, PLM/Inventory Control Software

Ideal Candidate:

  • The ideal candidate is an intellectually curious, ambitious, highly organized self-starter that considers their work a reflection of themselves, as well as direct inventory & quality control experience.
  • 6 years experience

Salary: $110,000.00 - $150,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday

Work setting:

  • In-person

Ability to Relocate:

  • Salinas, CA 93908: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Job Type: Full-time


Our company is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law.

This policy applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits and termination.

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