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Job Openings in FIRST Robotics Competition

Jul 18, 2017 Written by Frank Merrick.


This Could be You!

Mechanical Engineering Postings FIRST Robotics Competition

I got a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT for this?


Looking for a job that will sometimes require long hours and work on weekends? Wanting your hard work to be publicly scrutinized by thousands of discerning and exacting individuals? Hoping part of your job will be physically demanding? Wanting to earn less than you might be able to at a large, for-profit company? Looking forward to repeatedly, and determinedly, banging your skull against a near-impossible task like designing a game for FRC?


Then have we got a job for you!*


FRC now has not one, but two job openings in our Mechanical Engineering department! We have openings for a Mechanical Engineer and a Mechanical Engineering Technician. Check out the job descriptions and requirements here


If you are interested, and think you qualify, apply, and join us!




*I probably should have also mentioned that you get to change the world. We don’t have openings because two employees ran away screaming, but because FIRST Senior Management recognized we needed more investment in the FRC Mechanical Engineering department to deliver the best possible product to our customers. Just like working anywhere else, working at FIRST can sometimes be frustrating and difficult, but every day you get to come to work realizing you’re making a real difference in the lives of thousands of young people. Your challenges will be hands-on and interesting, your co-workers will become family, and your time here will be unforgettable. I joke around above, but seriously, working at FIRST is awesome.


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I'm wondering what the "apply by" date is, if there is one, or if these positions will be open until filled.

Hello! This position will be open until filled. We encourage you to apply!

Dear All, My son is 15 years old and he would like to be a member of this competition . Would you please inform me what kind of studies he has to acknowledge to be a participant  ? Thank you

Hello! Thanks for your interest in our programs! We have opportunities in our programs for students of all ages. Please feel free to contact us with questions about how to get involved by calling our Customer Service line (800) 871-8326 or sending an email to

I am really disappointed this post did not say Apply, Apply, Apply!

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