Mechanical Engineer INTERN
Robotics, Summer 2024
Posted on 3/20/2024

51-200 employees

Modular, swappable battery service for electric vehicles
Company Overview
Ample's unique approach to electric vehicle charging, through its modular, swappable battery architecture, positions it as a leader in the EV industry, offering a rapid and cost-effective solution to energy delivery. The company's use of autonomous robotics and smart-battery technology, coupled with computer vision and secure wireless communication, ensures precise battery module identification and swap, enhancing efficiency. This focus on technical precision and efficiency, combined with a culture of forward-thinking, makes Ample a compelling workplace for those interested in contributing to the future of sustainable transportation.
Data & Analytics
Robotics & Automation

Company Stage

Series C

Total Funding





San Francisco, California

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

San Francisco, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Mechanical Engineering
Design Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering
  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor's OR Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, Robotics, or a related field in the final year of study.
  • Demonstrable extracurricular experience in team projects outside of coursework. Proven record of success in SAE, engineering/robotics competitions, or side projects is a plus.
  • Proficient in SolidWorks, including part and assembly modeling, and skilled in GD&T drawing creation. Previous design experience of assemblies with 50+ custom parts is a plus.
  • Hands-on experience with basic hand tools required for product assembly.
  • A proven understanding of manufacturing techniques, including CNC machining, sheet metal forming, injection molding, welding, and additive manufacturing.
  • Demonstrated communication and presentation skills through successful competition or project work.
  • Enjoys versatility, adaptability, and is able to take the initiative to tackle complex tasks with agility working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Candidates must submit a portfolio in order for their application to be considered.
  • Collaborate with Swapping Team engineers to brainstorm, design, and develop static and dynamic systems that include custom mechanical and electrical components.
  • Independently 3D model custom parts, assemblies, and integrate off-the-shelf components using SolidWorks, and prepare part drawings with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) for downstream manufacturing support.
  • Assemble and validate first-of-its-kind static or dynamic assemblies to verify design metrics, hand calculations, and simulation results.
  • Document design future improvements and recommendations such as DFM, ease of assembly, and addition of features to enhance the performance of the initial prototype.
  • Participate in design meetings and offer constructive feedback outside of assigned tasks and/or projects, with the aim to enhance the ongoing designs of the Swapping Team.