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Sr. Mechanical Engineer

Fremont, CA

Posted: 02/01/2023 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Mechanical & Manufacturing Job Number: LT214935131

Job Description

Position Scope

This company is looking for a Senior Mechanical Engineer to join our growing start-up company. You will be responsible for designing advanced energy storage systems for different markets.  We offer competitive compensation, friendly atmosphere, and more!


  • Own overall system architecture from concept generation through full scale manufacturing, integrating cells, Battery Management (BMS), and Thermal Management systems
  • Develop products, including low-cost containerized energy storage systems, with high safety, long service life, excellent reliability, and manufacturability
  • Perform structural analysis on large, grid scale energy storage systems and components
  • Conduct battery cell and module testing and data analysis to validate pack performance and technical specifications.
  • Design various electrical components and assemblies for current carrying and instrumentation
  • Drive design for manufacturing (DFM) and design for assembly (DFA) in collaboration with manufacturing engineering group
  • Collaborate with supplier management and manufacturing engineering groups on material selection, design feasibility and aesthetics of new energy storage platforms
  • Create and conduct electrical and mechanical testing on components and sub-systems
  • Produce engineering documents including part and assembly drawings, manufacturing instructions, and bills of materials
  • Support development of technical documentation such as Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID) and Single Line Diagrams (SLD)
  • Perform feasibility and cost analysis for new product architectures

Experience Requirements

  • Batchelor’s or Master’s in Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline
  • 5+ years of experience in product development and/or electro-mechanical system integration
  • Significant experience with battery pack design and proven track record of product development
  • Experience with applicable energy storage regulatory standards including (but not limited to): UL 1973, UL 9540/A, NFPA 855 highly desirable
  • Experience with designing HVAC systems is a plus
  • Experience designing for sheet metal, welding, and injection molding a plus
  • Knowledge of industrial equipment and experience in Design for Manufacturing (DFM).
  • Strong knowledge of GD&T and tolerance analysis
  • Proficiency using 2D & 3D CAD software such as SolidWorks or similar, including fabrication drawings using appropriate material specifications and tolerances
  • Experience with various modes of heat transfer and thermal management materials and techniques.
  • Experience with supplier development
  • Experience with electrical systems and/or pressure systems is a plus
  • Familiarity with creating Product Requirements Documents (PRD) a plus
  • Hands on experience with fabricating and assembling your own prototypes
  • Hands on experience with machine shop equipment such as drill-presses, milling machines, band saws, lathes, and laser or waterjet cutting a plus
  • Ability to interact effectively with manufacturing group, suppliers, partners, vendors, and colleagues
  • Strong written and oral communication
  • Flexibility to travel to suppliers as needed

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