Mechanical Engineer II

Number of employees

50

Boulder, Colorado, United States, United States

Posted on: 2024-02-14

Category: materials

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Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Intermediate

Salary

Salary not provided

About the company:

Electra is decarbonizing iron and steelmaking to eliminate 3.7 gigatons or 10% of global carbon dioxide emissions. Leveraging proven industrial-scale electrochemical and hydrometallurgical processes, and backed by leading sustainability-focused venture capitalists, our team is developing lower cost, scalable solutions utilizing renewable energy to forge a cleaner, greener future for the trillion-dollar steel industry.

With a uniquely collaborative culture, endless passion for developing disruptive technologies, and the opportunity to revolutionize carbon-intensive manufacturing industries, careers at Electra offer challenge, reward, and the chance to bring to market solutions that dramatically improve the health of the planet.

Who we are:

Electra is electrifying ironmaking to decarbonize steelmaking and eliminate 3.7 gigatons or 10% of global CO2 emissions. Leveraging proven industrial-scale electrochemical and hydrometallurgical processes, and backed by leading sustainability-focused venture capitalists, our team is developing lower cost, scalable solutions utilizing intermittent renewable energy to forge a cleaner, greener future for the trillion-dollar steel industry.    

With a uniquely collaborative culture, endless passion for developing disruptive technologies, and the opportunity to revolutionize carbon-intensive manufacturing industries, careers at Electra offer challenge, reward, and the chance to bring to market solutions that dramatically improve the health of the planet. 

 What you will do: 

As a Mechanical Engineer II, you will primarily contribute to the development of the company’s novel electrochemical cells through design and experimentation. In this role you will: 

  • Design and build novel electrochemical cells, stacks, and test systems
  • Develop and test materials and manufacturing processes with an emphasis on data-driven results and product scalability
  • Prepare detailed drawings for components manufactured in-house and through vendors
  • Perform validation testing of the design, operation, and performance of electrochemical cells and stacks
  • Work closely with the Electrochemical Development & Test team to support continuous improvement to existing cell architectures

 

What we need you to bring to the team:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, or related field of study; or an equivalent combination of related education and experience
  • 3+ years of related mechanical design experience
  • Excellent knowledge of DFSS and DFM principles
  • Proficiency in 2D & 3D CAD Systems (such as SolidWorks/AutoDesk/Creo) for design, documentation, and fabrication
  • The ability to adapt, build, and refine or innovate testing and prototyping setups
  • Excellent data collection, reduction, and analysis skills  
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a multidisciplinary engineering project
  • Experience or the desire to be in a fast-paced, dynamic startup environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

 

What we want you to bring to the team:  

  • A Master’s degree in a related engineering field. 
  • Experience working with multicell electrochemical stacks or strings
  • Experience designing with materials for aggressive media or corrosive liquids
  • Hands-on experience in design verification, validation and ASTM testing standards 
  • Excellent project management skills, and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • A critical thinking mindset and focus on finding answers 
  • A safety-first mindset; share potential risks with others before they result in hazardous outcomes 
  • A desire to challenge yourself and take on increasing responsibilities as the company grows 

 

Physical Requirements: 

  • Ability to stand/sit for extended periods of time
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to operate the following equipment and tools: Drill Press, Band Saw, and Circular Saw

 

Compensation:  

  • The anticipated starting pay range for this position is $90,000-$105,000 annually and may be more or less depending upon skills, experience, and education. 

Benefits For You: 

  • 100% paid premiums across all medical, dental, vision, telemedicine, short-term disability, long-term disability, and basic life insurance plans
  • Reasonable use PTO
  • $1,800 in annual employer HSA contributions (health savings account) 

Benefits For Your Family: 

  • 100% paid premiums across all medical, dental, vision, and telemedicine plans
  • $3,600 in annual employer HSA contributions (health savings account) 
  • 12 weeks of paid parental leave

Benefits For Your Future: 

  • 401k with up to 5% matching contributions which vest 100% on day one 
  • Eligibility for incentive stock options 

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