Farmshelf is an early-stage high-growth startup that builds smart indoor farms. Our bookshelf-sized Farmshelfs provide leafy greens and herbs year-round to food halls, corporate cafeterias and restaurants, including those of acclaimed chefs José Andrés, Marcus Samuelsson, and Claus Meyer. Together, our team of engineers, designers, fabricators, technicians and plant scientists take on the challenges of creating agricultural technology innovations to feed our growing urban populations.


We are looking for a Mechanical Designer for a 4-6 month project. You will work with the engineering team to design the next generation of Farmshelf products. You will get deep into the weeds of the design and will work closely with industrial designers and mechanical engineers to create detailed designs of parts and assemblies, create detailed drawings as well as other engineering documentation (such as specification), and perform some prototype testing.

Due to the fast-paced nature of the organization, you will need to be able to work on many projects simultaneously and work with the engineering team to take results from testing and modify designs. This position requires a motivated and enthusiastic individual who cares deeply about their own and their team’s work and can execute responsibilities with little supervision.

You must be able to work on-site in our New Lab office in Brooklyn.


  • Work with engineers to develop concepts for overall system and subsystems.
  • Create detailed CAD models and drawings of parts and assemblies
  • Ensure proper fit and function of parts/assemblies through tolerance analyses.
  • Create BoMs and specifications.
  • Design and build test fixtures to validate reliability of key components and validate sub-system and overall system reliability when necessary


    • Proficient use of Solidworks
    • Understanding of low and high scale manufacturing processes including injection molding, sheet metal.
    • Hold design reviews and use feedback to improve designs
    • Ability to problem-solve complex issues and make data based decisions.
    • Use design for manufacturing principles when creating detailed designs.

    • Work successfully in a collaborative Agile team environment
    • Constructively influence team decisions and product design requirements.
    • Self-motivating and capable of working without direction or supervision. Excellent written and verbal communications skills
    • Experience with LED lighting and fluid systems a plus
    • Knowledge of product regulatory requirements (UL/CE)


  • 10-15 years experience designing consumer products