Multiply Labs

Robotic production capacity for the pharma manufacturing industry

Mechanical Engineer (internship) at Multiply Labs

San Francisco
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Alice Melocchi
Alice Melocchi

About the role

About Multiply Labs

At Multiply Labs, our mission is to be the gold standard technology for the manufacturing of individualized drugs. We develop advanced, cloud-controlled robotic systems to enable the industrial scale production of medicines that are tailored to the needs of each patient. Founded by two PhDs at MIT, our expertise and approach is pushing boundaries at the intersection of robotics and biopharma. Our talented, collaborative team includes mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, computer scientists, software engineers and pharmaceutical scientists. We are a Series A-funded startup based in San Francisco and backed by top-tier tech and life sciences investors, including Casdin Capital, Lux Capital, Y Combinator, and Pathfinder (Founders Fund’s early stage investment vehicle). To learn more and to view a video of our robots in action, visit us at:


As a mechanical engineering intern on the Multiply Labs team, you will apply your engineering skills to design machine elements, structures, and mechanisms used with custom automated machinery involved in the manufacturing of advanced pharmaceutical products.

Our engineering-focused work environment provides in-house access to a wide range of state-of-the-art prototyping and fabrication equipment, extensive engineering material and component inventory to experiment and build with, a personalized CAD workstation, and multiple workspaces that foster creativity and collaboration.

This position may also involve the selection, testing, and documentation of electromechanical actuators, controls, sensors, and microcontrollers.

Key Technical Requirements

  • Proficiency with 3D CAD software , including modeling and creation of detailed drawings.
  • Experience designing and prototyping mechanical components , and functional assemblies.
  • Familiarity with common engineering metals, plastics , joining methods, part fabrication methods , and finishing operations.
  • Ability to safely and effectively use hand tools, power tools, rapid prototyping equipment, basic machine shop fabrication equipment , and precision measurement tools.

Teamwork Skill Requirements

You are:

  • A self-starter comfortable working in a fast paced technically challenging startup company environment.
  • Very organized, and detail oriented.
  • Able to handle multiple project and task assignments simultaneously.
  • Able to clearly express your ideas and design details in meetings, team presentations, white board brainstorming sessions, and in various technical documentation.

Additional Qualifications – Considered a plus

  • Experience in working with collaborative or industrial robot arms.
  • Experience working with robot EOATs , work cell fixtures , or material handling systems.
  • Experience creating structures and machine guarding from aluminum T-slot framing.
  • Experience operating machine shop equipment to fabricate precision parts.
  • Familiarity with ASME Y14.5-2009 GD&T standard.

Why you should join Multiply Labs

Multiply Labs develops advanced robotic systems that manufacture individualized drugs at scale. Our products are are at the intersection of pharmaceutical science with robotics technology.