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Sr./Staff Mechanical Engineer

Sunnyvale, CA 94089

Posted: 04/11/2024 Job Number: 21986028

Job Description

As a key member of the Thermophotovoltaics (TPV) R&D team, your primary responsibility will be to lead the design and development of the heat-to-electricity discharge unit combined heat and power (CHP) long-duration energy storage product, taking ownership of all mechanical engineering aspects associated with it. The CHP product will enable us to expand the scope of our industrial decarbonization efforts.
Roles & Responsibilities
  • Design and Development: Utilize thermal modeling to iterate on designs, minimizing parasitic heat losses and improving the overall efficiency of the heat-to-electricity discharge module.
  • Material and Process Selection: Choose appropriate materials and assembly processes to streamline manufacturability and reduce costs.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with electrical and thermal engineers, as well as with material suppliers and component vendors, to optimize the design for practical constraints and trade-offs.
  • Roadmap Contribution: Actively participate in defining cost and performance roadmaps, aligning product development with company goals.
  • Prototyping: Collaborate with the engineering team and supply chain to lead and oversee the development and construction of prototypes.
  • Prototype Testing: Plan and schedule prototype field-testing with test engineers, ensuring milestones are met throughout the product development process.
Key Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field.
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience in mechanical design, especially in thermal systems or related products.
  • A track record of innovation in product design and development, ideally in a start-up environment.
  • Proficiency in thermal modeling and data analysis;or experience collaborating with thermal simulation engineers.
  • High level of proficiency in computer-aided design (CAD), preferably SolidWorks.
  • Attention to detail with strong verbal and written communication skills.
Additional Qualifications Desired
  • Graduate degree in mechanical engineering, materials science or equivalent.
  • Experience designing equipment for high-temperature (>400 C) environments.
  • Experience designing and assembling actively-cooled equipment.
  • Experience with rapid prototyping of parts.

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