Senior Mechanical Engineer

Number of employees

20

Fort Lupton, CO, United States

Posted on: 2024-02-27

Category: renewables

Apply now

Please let Charm Industrial know you found this job on Work in Green. This will help us grow!

Expired

Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Senior

Salary

Salary not provided

About the company:

Charm Industrial is working to return the atmosphere to 280 ppm CO₂. We design, build and operate a fleet of mobile fast pyrolyzers that convert ag and forest biomass residues into bio-oil for use in carbon removal and direct-reduced-iron steelmaking.

In 2020 our Chief Scientist and co-founder Shaun Meehan had two breakthroughs (bio-oil intermediate and bio-oil sequestration) that kickstarted the company. Within 10 months we completed our first carbon removal injection and in 2021 we completed more than 5,000 tons of CO₂e removal for customers like Stripe, Shopify and Microsoft. 


About Charm

Our mission is to reverse climate change and return the atmosphere to 280 ppm CO₂, profitably. We convert waste biomass into carbon-rich bio-oil and inject it into permanent, underground storage as carbon removal, or reform the bio-oil to produce syngas for fossil-free steel.

Our carbon removal pathway took off in 2020 with initial purchases from customers like Stripe, Shopify & Microsoft. In 2021 and 2022 we delivered thousands of tons of carbon removal via off-the-shelf pathways, and also deployed our first R&D prototype pyrolyzer of our own. In the next 18 months, we'll build and deploy the next pyrolyzer revision, demonstrate our fossil-free ironmaking pilot, substantially expand our operations in Colorado and put thousands of tonnes of CO₂e underground.

We're looking to expand our team of ambitious creative and hands-on engineers, fabricators, operators, and forward-thinking humans. We value psychological safety and collaboration. We take calculated risks and don't sweep mistakes under the rug; instead, we pin them to the wall and learn from them. We value that everyone’s unique backgrounds and perspectives shape their work. We encourage you to read our company values.

Come help us reverse climate change. Gigatons or bust!

We’re looking for a seasoned mechanical engineer who can support our efforts towards designing incredibly efficient and robust biomass processing and char handling systemsThe three most pressing areas of designing biomass and char systems are the conveyance system that feeds the pyrolyzers, advancing our corn stover pelleting production line and effectively measuring and automating all our biomass and char systems. This role would interface heavily with the operations team, seeking feedback from this key stakeholder group is critical in designing effective systems. Designing these systems requires that the engineer can effectively research and source many different types of large agricultural and forestry equipment, design and build prototypes, design and execute testing procedures to effectively evaluate and optimize biomass equipment and is a strong systems thinker.

This engineer needs to know how to design large, potentially dangerous, complex systems that include a mix of custom designed components with off-the-shelf heavy duty machinery. This role would also serve as a resource to other mechanical engineers on the team.  It wouldn’t be uncommon for another engineer to ask for a design review, or brainstorm actively with this person. As a systems thinker, this engineer would be effective at interfacing with automation and electronics engineers to drive the successful design of the system. This engineer needs to be comfortable and familiar with common electrical components and automation control logic.

What We Offer

· Stock options
· Health benefits (medical, dental, vision)
· Traditional and Roth 401(k)
· Paid time off, including parental leave
- A yearly professional development stipend
· Healthy snacks and lunches at a sweet workplace with lots of space inside and out
· A chance to pivot into a role in climate!

Visa Sponsorship Policy

Since we are a small startup, certain accommodations for visa sponsorship may not be within our capability. At this time, Charm Industrial is only sponsoring E3 and TN visas.

Our Commitment

Charm Industrial is an equal opportunity employer with a firm commitment to growing our team in an inclusive way, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, medical condition, age, or veteran status. The consequences of climate change inherently affect some more than others, and we need a diverse team to help us save our little planet most effectively & justly. We are excited about all of those who choose to apply, and for those who end up joining us, to see how you better us as a team and company. We are more than the sum of our parts.

Responsibilities:

  • You’ll serve as a senior engineering resource on the Colorado Development Engineering team, which is currently responsible for designing and building multiple concurrent biomass processing lines as well as the systems that prepare biochar for meeting customer requirements and safe transport.
  • You will also be responsible for designing the systems that deliver prepared biomass to the pyrolysis equipment.
  • You will be responsible for the design, build, and quick, efficient testing of mock ups of critical key pieces of equipment used in the biomass processing lines.
  • You will work closely with our test engineers and fabricators in order to drive projects quickly to key milestones.
  • Requirements:

  • Seasoned mechanical engineering experience.
  • CAD knowledge is a must, we use Solidworks.
  • Familiar with GD&T, familiar with basic fabrication techniques.
  • Familiarity with electromechanical systems and automation of these systemsHands-on experience.
  • Ability to communicate priorities and work cross functionally.
  • An excitement for scaling up hardware that has the potential to positively impact climate change!
  • Bonus (but not required):

  • Biomass or Biochar experience.
  • Design of heavy equipment, hydraulic systems or production lines.
  • Experience with conveyor systems.
  • Managed/mentored junior engineers previously
  • Similar climate jobs

    These are some of our top picks for great climate jobs on Work in Green.

    View all jobs
    Aurora logo
    Germany
    Number of employees

    580

    Full time
    Renewables
    Aurora logo
    Germany
    Omnidian logo
    United States
    Aurora logo
    United States
    Number of employees

    580

    Dollar sign

    $110,500.00 - $179,400.00

    Full time
    Renewables

    23 Renewables jobs at Charm Industrial

    Charm Industrial is hiring Mechanical Engineer (CO),Senior Mechanical Engineer,Fabricator, and more.

    View all jobs at Charm Industrial
    Charm Industrial logo
    United States
    Charm Industrial logo
    United States
    Charm Industrial logo
    United States
    Number of employees

    20

    Full time
    Renewables
    Charm Industrial logo
    United States