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FRC Robotics Engineering Coach (Mechanical / Electrical / Software)

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ORGANIZATION: Wulf Family Foundation

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 12 people are interested

We are looking for:
Committed, consistent volunteers to help a robotics team prepare for the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) tournament. Your team of no more than five students (9th - 12th grade) will need you for approximately 4 hours each week during the fall robotics season (Oct - Apr).

We are looking for 3-5 candidates passionate about robotics with expertise in either Mechanical, Electrical, or Software Engineering and are willing to help students further their interest and proficiency in STEM.

Competition Components / Rewarded Achievements of FRC Championship:
- Game Play
- Robot Design and Programming
- Demonstrating Community Outreach
- Gracious Professionalism / Coopertition
- Ability to overcome obstacles

As FRC Coach, you will:
Mentor and prepare team members to participate in the FIRST championship. Provide guidance to your team as they develop real-world engineering skills using sophisticated technology to build and program industrial-sized robots to play alliance-formatted games on a themed field. Introduce this year's FRC game theme , in addition to the concepts of Gracious Professionalism and Coopertition . Help your team set and maintain realistic goals while they design, build, and program their robot throughout the robotics season. Support them as they work together to coordinate and embrace their roles and responsibilities.

FRC Coaches may also have a variety of skills:
Optimally, we would want to have 5 FRC "Coaches" or "Mentors" focusing on different areas of the overall robotics program objectives. Our recent experience believes there are three main areas of technical familiarity surrounding Design & Innovation, Mechanical, Electrical & Software Engineering, as well as Leadership & Team Development disciplines. Duties are spread across the FRC coaching staff based on the number of coaches and the individual skill sets they possess. You will also receive support from other MSP volunteers, staff, and interns.


Technical Coach Job Description:

Software Engineering Coach:
Help your team become familiar with programming tools such as LabVIEW, Java, Python, CSS, etc. Support them as they program the robot to complete the competition objectives. Provide programming training as needed and requested by your team.

Mechanical Engineering Coach:
Assist your team with the robot’s structural build utilizing the Kit of Parts (KoP) System as a starting point. Support them as they strategize and design the robot to be in alignment with the competition theme, requirements, and objectives. Provide training as needed and requested.

Electrical Engineering Coach:
Help your team become familiar with the Robot Control System Hardware. Support them as they strategize and design the robot to meet the competition requirements, and objectives. Assist them with the wiring and provide training as needed and requested.

Minnesota STEM Partnership (MSP) will:
Handle administrative tasks such as team communication and coordination including the recruitment, enrollment, and training space for your robotics team. MSP will take care of all fundraising efforts along with the competition registration and fees. We will provide FIRST Robotics Competition training equipment and supplies (i.e., laptop, build and control systems, software, office & crafting supplies, hardware tools, team t-shirts, playing field, etc.). To enhance and expand their problem-solving skills, additional software and hardware opportunities with CAD, 3D printing, and mechanical advanced parts and supplies are made available to students.

We provide all the resources necessary for you to focus on helping your team learn the fundamentals of robotics, programming, engineering, and teamwork.

You must:
- Enjoy working with high school students (grades 9th - 12th).
- Provide a positive experience in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
- Facilitate team practices with approximately 4 hours each week (after school hours and/or weekends).
- Assist your robotics team in developing programming, design, and other critical engineering skills.
- Have the ability to support youth in their teambuilding activities.
- Provide your own transportation.
- Pass a Youth Screening and Background Check.

** The key to having a great robotics season is to HAVE FUN ! **

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About Wulf Family Foundation


261 Fisk St, Saint Paul, MN 55104, US

Mission Statement

The Minnesota STEM Partnership (MSP) is dedicated to improving equitable access to advancing and emerging technologies in Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) education at no cost to students from marginalized communities in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. MSP creates fun and safe spaces for individuals to receive a positive STEM education experience while developing their STEM Identity.


We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to student success in Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics.


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We'll work with your schedule.


1200 Plymouth Avenue NorthMinneapolis, MN 55411



  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Software Engineering
  • System Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Robotics
  • STEM


  • Teens
  • Group


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Varies. +\- 4 hours a week (after school hours and/or weekends) throughout the year. Primary season October - April.
  • We look for mentors, trainers, leads and assistants that are excited to share their expertise in Software, Mechanical, and/or Electrical Engineering with high school students.

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