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Rondo Energy, Inc

Company
11-50
Alameda, CA, USA

Company Description

Rondo Energy's mission is to eliminate 15% of global CO2 emissions in 15 years. 

To accomplish this mission, Rondo is deploying low-cost, zero-carbon Rondo Heat Batteries to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy and to significantly decarbonize industrial processes that are commonly thought of as "difficult-to-decarbonize". The Heat Batteries are charged from intermittent renewables to provide high temperature, continuous heat for customers safely, reliably, at an unprecedented 98% efficiency, and at a cost point that is lower than any other method.

Jobs (8)

Documentation Engineer

Full time role
Alameda, CA, United States
Aug 27, 2022
Rondo Energy's mission is to eliminate 15% of global CO2 emissions in 15 years. To accomplish this mission, Rondo is deploying low-cost, zero-carbon Rondo Heat Batteries to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy and to significantly decarbonize industrial processes that are commonly thought of as "difficult-to-decarbonize". The Heat Batteries are charged from intermittent renewables to provide high temperature, continuous heat for customers safely, reliably, at an unprecedented 98% efficiency, and at a cost point that is lower than any other method. There is an immediate opening for a Documentation Engineer to support the design and development of Rondo’s proprietary heat battery technology. In this role, you will lead the documentation of systems, components and tooling to support large scale deployment of RHB for industrial processes. About the Document Engineer position Key responsibilities include but are not limited to: Create, maintain, and manage internal and external documentation for processes, hardware, product, construction, and various projects. Hands-on research to obtain necessary technical content to translate into clear, concise, structured documentation. Design, document, edit, and fix or reorganize existing technical and process documentation. Shadow technicians and engineers performing tasks to create SOPs. Organize, document, and train staff on updates and changes to the manufacturing line. Document specifications, working drawings, instructions and other related documents supplied by engineering. Work closely with other functional teams to keep track of process and hardware improvements. The ideal candidate will have: Have 3 years engineering documentation experience from multiple industries and technologies; energy industry experience is a plus. Experience writing, proofreading, and editing. Experience independently defining and driving technical documentation projects. Excellent oral and written communications skills. Have a BA/BS degree in Mechanical Engineering, technical writing, or related field a plus. Able to work in a team environment cross-functionally is a must. The position will be based in the San Francisco Bay Area, California with the potential for partial remote work. The headquarters is close to the Oakland airport, one block from the bay, has stunning views and on top of that, shares a location with Semifreddi’s Bakery & Peet’s Coffee! Rondo's benefits are competitive, the location is ideal, and the opportunity to solve one of the greatest problems of modern industrialization makes working at Rondo a significant career move. Rondo provides equal employment opportunities (EEO).

Manufacturing Technician (Temporary)

Full time role
Alameda, CA, United States
Aug 20, 2022
About Rondo Rondo Energy's mission is to eliminate 15% of global CO2 emissions in 15 years. To accomplish this mission, Rondo is deploying low-cost, zero-carbon Rondo Heat Batteries to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy and to significantly decarbonize industrial processes that are commonly thought of as 'difficult-to-decarbonize'. The Heat Batteries are charged from intermittent renewables to provide high temperature, continuous heat for customers safely, reliably, at an unprecedented 98% efficiency, and at a cost point that is lower than any other method. We have immediate openings for Temporary Manufacturing Technicians to support production of the core components of the Rondo Heat Battery.  The position will in Alameda and could work at our Hayward location as needed. About the Manufacturing Technician Position Key responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to: Follow all safety protocols, including wearing appropriate PPE at all times when required Protect safety to the person, equipment and facilities Follow processes carefully as directed to perform manufacturing tasks, such as using machinery to mix cement-like materials with the correct quantities of ingredients, pouring cement-like materials into custom molds, using tools to take and record measurements, entering data into software programs, recording start and end times of processes, moving parts from one process to the next, using custom equipment to create parts, and packaging finished parts. Maintain an organized and safe facility Safely operate common machine shop tools to fabricate parts other tasks as directed The ideal candidate will have: Have great attention to detail Good communication skills Experience working safely with common machine shop tools, power tools and heavy equipment desired Certification and experience operating heavy equipment, such as forklifts, is desired Able to lift up to 50 lbs Able to work in a team environment Certification to operate a fork lift is desirable Experience supervising a construction or manufacturing crew is desirable $1,000 stay bonus if employed on the final day of the assignment Rondo provides equal employment opportunities (EEO).

VP of People

Full time role
Alameda, CA, United States
Jul 1, 2022
About Rondo Rondo Energy's mission is to eliminate 15% of global CO2 emissions in 15 years. To accomplish this mission, Rondo is deploying low-cost, zero-carbon Rondo Heat Batteries to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy and to significantly decarbonize industrial processes that are commonly thought of as "difficult-to- decarbonize". The Heat Batteries are charged from intermittent renewables to provide high temperature, continuous heat for customers safely, reliably, at an unprecedented 98% efficiency, and at a cost point that is lower than any other method. Rondo is looking for its first VP of People to support the growing organization. About the VP of People position Seeking our first leader of People dedicated to help the organization transition to the next level of growth. The VP of People is responsible for day-to-day operational oversight of the organization’s human resources programs and overall best practices for Rondo. S/he/they will partner with the Leadership team to advise about Human Resources issues that include but are not limited to employee relations, compensation, performance management, benefits administration, recruitment, compliance, and DEI. This position will report to the CEO, is located in Alameda and supports a dispersed workforce. We seek an energetic candidate who will contribute to the culture and strategic direction of the organization. The ideal candidate is a hands-on, results driven team player with strong communication skills and the ability to translate big ideas into actions to advance the organization’s mission. Responsibilities Provide strategic guidance and recommendations for programs and projects that will enable a high degree of employee experience. Build the operations infrastructure for how employees at Rondo access HR/Rondo information and engage with HR for best in class service. Assist managers with critical, complex and /or sensitive requests and act as team’s escalation point for misalignments and miscommunications. Develop, curate and maintain company policies and procedures to align with objectives. Provide recruiting support to the company including defining staffing needs, assist in preparing job descriptions, interview candidates and provide recommendations, and  review all employment terms for new hires Champion a robust new hire onboarding program. Oversee employee benefits programs, working with outside vendors. Monitor market for salary trends and competitive compensation. Work with CFO to ensure that compensation of staff is up to date with current trends. Maintain in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees to reduce legal risks and ensure regulatory compliance. Utilize and encourage technology solutions to provide and organize critical data to drive Rondo objectives. Assist with stock administration. Regularly assess team engagement and retention and actively work with the organization’s leaders to build programs and strategies for improvement. Create and manage learning and development trainings across the organization. Respond to and resolve sensitive employee inquiries and complaints. Roll up your sleeves and dive into the daily operations HR needs as well as provide thought leadership across the organization on HR issues. The ideal candidate for this role has: 10+ years Human Resources experience, with at least 3 years as an HR leader. Experience in technology companies is preferred. Bachelor degree in Human Resources or related field. SPHR a plus. Excellent communication and partnering skills. Demonstrated ability to serve as a productive member of a senior management team. Experience working in a fast-paced company, preferably one in early-stage and growing startup. Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing priorities and work with virtual teams across multiple locations. Great organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to complete competing priorities quickly while maintaining great service to employees. Strong passion and understanding of the entire employee lifecycle, with the ability with the ability to recommend process-oriented, technical and/ or operational solutions to improve the overall employee experience across Rondo’s team. Benefit Offerings Medical, 100% of premium covered for employee and immediate family Dental, 75% of premium covered Vision, 75% of premium covered Life Insurance and ADD, 100% of premium covered 11 paid holidays per year Flexible time off policy 401(k) plan with company match The headquarters is close to the Oakland airport, one block from the bay, has stunning views and on top of that, shares a location with Semifreddi’s Bakery & Peet’s Coffee! Rondo's benefits are competitive, the location is ideal, and the opportunity to solve one of the greatest problems of modern industrialization makes working at Rondo a significant career move. Rondo provides equal employment opportunities (EEO).

Safety Officer

Full time role
San Francisco Bay Area, CA, United States
Jun 28, 2022
About Rondo Rondo Energy's mission is to eliminate 15% of global CO2 emissions in 15 years. To accomplish this mission, Rondo is deploying low-cost, zero-carbon Rondo Heat Batteries to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy and to significantly decarbonize industrial processes that are commonly thought of as "difficult-to-decarbonize". The Heat Batteries are charged from intermittent renewables to provide high temperature, continuous heat for customers safely, reliably, at an unprecedented 98% efficiency, and at a cost point that is lower than any other method. We have an immediate opening for a Safety Officer to ensure the safety in all operations from Research and Development, Manufacturing and Operations and adhere to all relevant EH&S regulations. Responsibilities Support the development of EHS policies and programs tailored to the activities and projects at Rondo in accordance with all applicable rules and regulations Advise and instruct on various safety-related topics (noise levels, use of machinery etc.) Conduct risk assessment and enforce preventative measures Review existing policies and measures and update according to legislation Initiate and organize EHS training Inspect premises and the work of personnel to identify issues or non-conformity (e.g. not using protective equipment) Oversee safety aspects of installation and operation of equipment and tools, maintenance, disposal of substances etc. Stop any unsafe acts or processes that are dangerous or unhealthy Record and investigate incidents to determine causes and handle worker’s compensation claims Prepare reports on occurrences and provide statistical information to upper management Interface with CUPA and other EHS related agencies to maintain Rondo sites in full compliance with all applicable rules and regulations Work with external EHS partners as appropriate Qualifications Proven experience as safety officer, preferably at a rapidly growing start-up setting with manufacturing and R&D operations In depth knowledge of legislation (e.g. OSHA/EPA) and best practices Knowledge of potentially hazardous conditions, materials and operations. Expertise with electrical safety, heavy machinery safety, hazardous conditions and materials are a plus. Experience in writing reports and policies for health and safety Familiarity with conducting data analysis and reporting statistics Proficient in MS Office; Working knowledge of safety management information systems is a plus Outstanding organizational skills Diligent with great attention to detail Excellent communication skills with the ability to present and explain health and safety topics BSc/BA in safety management, engineering or relevant field is preferred Certificate in occupational health and safety The position will be based in the San Francisco Bay Area, California. The role may require travel up to 25% to support EHS activities at different sites. Benefit Offerings Medical, 100% of premium covered for employee and immediate family Dental, 75% of premium covered Vision, 75% of premium covered Life Insurance and ADD, 100% of premium covered 11 paid holidays per year Flexible time off policy 401(k) plan with company match The headquarters is close to the Oakland airport, one block from the bay, has stunning views and on top of that, shares a location with Semifreddi’s Bakery & Peet’s Coffee! Rondo's benefits are competitive, the location is ideal, and the opportunity to solve one of the greatest problems of modern industrialization makes working at Rondo a significant career move. Rondo provides equal employment opportunities (EEO).

Marketing Intern

Internship
Bay Area, CA, United States
Jun 21, 2022
About Rondo Rondo Energy's mission is to eliminate 15% of global CO2 emissions in 15 years. To accomplish this mission, Rondo is deploying low-cost, zero-carbon Rondo Heat Batteries to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy and to significantly decarbonize industrial processes that are commonly thought of as "difficult-to-decarbonize". The Heat Batteries are charged from intermittent renewables to provide high temperature, continuous heat for customers safely, reliably, at an unprecedented 98% efficiency, and at a cost point that is lower than any other method. Rondo is seeking a Marketing Intern for a 2-month paid internship with experience developing social media strategies, channel management, and copywriting. Proficiency in graphic design and/or video production is highly desirable. This position will play an important role in elevating Rondo’s social media presence and content marketing capability. About the Marketing Intern Position You’ll have the opportunity to demonstrate your talent and build the experience and successful track record you need to advance your social media and marketing career. You will help develop our mission and core values into ideas and executable plans to engage online audiences in the social media space and produce measurable results in expanding our community and support base. Key responsibilities will include but will not be limited to: Assisting in developing a social media strategy Developing daily social media posts Establishing measurements and success metrics for social networking initiatives Translating the day-to-day realities and issues of our organization into engaging stories and effective campaigns to engage and expand our online community and support base Assisting the team with marketing and media relations initiatives as needed Helping with events or special projects as needed The ideal candidate will have: Experience developing engaging social media content on platforms such as LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook. Experience reporting on social media performance Exceptional communication and writing skills Photography and/or video skills Enthusiasm for learning our philosophy, mission, history, issues Strong communication skills needed Commitment to the mission and values of Rondo Energy Proficiency with graphic design software such as Adobe Creative Cloud is desirable Proficiency with video editing software such as Final Cut Pro, and developing simple animations is desirable. Benefits of the role Opportunity to learn or improve effective social media marketing skills Opportunity to learn more about corporate marketing and business practices Opportunity to further the goals and mission of Rondo Energy to benefit our environment Working with like-minded and committed sustainability advocates Please include links to your social media profiles and writing samples when applying. The headquarters is close to the Oakland airport, one block from the bay, has stunning views and on top of that, shares a location with Semifreddi’s Bakery & Peet’s Coffee! Rondo provides equal employment opportunities (EEO).

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Full time role
Alameda, CA, United States
Jun 17, 2022
About Rondo Rondo Energy's mission is to eliminate 15% of global CO2 emissions in 15 years. To accomplish this mission, Rondo is deploying low-cost, zero-carbon Rondo Heat Batteries to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy and to significantly decarbonize industrial processes that are commonly thought of as "difficult-to-decarbonize". The Heat Batteries are charged from intermittent renewables to provide high temperature, continuous heat for customers safely, reliably, at an unprecedented 98% efficiency, and at a cost point that is lower than any other method. There is an immediate opening for a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer to support the design and development of Rondo’s proprietary heat battery technology.  In this role, you will lead the design of systems, components, and tooling to support the large-scale deployment of RHB for industrial processes. About the Senior Mechanical Design Engineer position Key responsibilities include but are not limited to: Convert product requirements into technical specifications, develop conceptual and detailed designs along with necessary risk assessments; perform engineering analysis, prototyping and/or testing required to achieve robust and cost-effective solutions on the core technology as well as tooling and other equipment to support manufacturing, testing and other efforts. Lead and manage a variety of projects concurrently within timelines and budgets. Develop manufacturing processes and procedures, train staff and develop quality standards. Design for high volume manufacturability and lower cost. Develop specifications, working drawings, instructions and other related documents. Equipment selection for functionality, cost and scalability. Work closely with another functional team for real-time product design, development and project implementation. Propose and execute product cost models and cost reduction initiatives. Lead technical discussions and design review meetings. Support purchasing efforts to source components and services by obtaining or developing necessary technical specifications. Participate in vendor qualification as necessary. The ideal candidate will have: Have 5 years of engineering experience from multiple industries and technologies; energy industry experience is a plus. Excellent oral and written communications skills. Have a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering or related areas. A technically hands-on person with multiple successful product designs, design for cost and cost reduction activities. Demonstrate creativity and out-of-the-box thinking through a proven track record of innovation and/or patent portfolio. Ability to solve mechanical engineering problems and develops conceptual designs across disciplinary boundaries. Have subject expertise in various mechanical engineering disciplines. Have fluency in Solidworks. Able to work in a team environment. Collaborate well with other disciplines to develop globally optimized solutions. Demonstrated ability to develop innovative designs from blank sheets to the product Plus: design experience for high-temperature environments, including high nickel alloys and/or refractory materials. The position will be based in the San Francisco Bay Area, California with the potential for partial remote work. The role may require traveling up to 30%. Benefit Offerings Medical, 100% of premium covered for employee and immediate family Dental, 75% of premium covered Vision, 75% of premium covered Life Insurance and ADD, 100% of premium covered 11 paid holidays per year Flexible time off policy 401(k) plan with company match The headquarters is close to the Oakland airport, one block from the bay, has stunning views and on top of that, shares a location with Semifreddi’s Bakery & Peet’s Coffee! Rondo's benefits are competitive, the location is ideal, and the opportunity to solve one of the greatest problems of modern industrialization makes working at Rondo a significant career move. Rondo provides equal employment opportunities (EEO).

Manager, Mechanical Engineering

Full time role
Alameda, CA, United States
Jun 17, 2022
About Rondo Rondo Energy's mission is to eliminate 15% of global CO2 emissions in 15 years. To accomplish this mission, Rondo is deploying low-cost, zero-carbon Rondo Heat Batteries to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy and to significantly decarbonize industrial processes that are commonly thought of as "difficult-to-decarbonize". The Heat Batteries are charged from intermittent renewables to provide high temperature, continuous heat for customers safely, reliably, at an unprecedented 98% efficiency, and at a cost point that is lower than any other method. Rondo has an immediate opening for a Manager, Mechanical Engineering to lead the design of the Rondo Heat Battery. About the Manager, Mechanical Engineering position This position will lead a team that works closely with an internal team to develop product designs that meet performance, cost, and schedule specifications and design for manufacturability. They will oversee mechanical design and analysis and participate in the design and component/system specifications of components. Key responsibilities of this role include but are not limited to: Own, lead and direct a set of mechanical engineering projects and people. Areas of specialization may include one or more high-temperature structure design, insulation, fluid handling, tooling development and analysis and simulations. Be hands-on to deliver projects as needed, including designing components and systems, supporting the build of prototypes, components and systems, or other tasks. Convert product requirements into technical specifications, and develop conceptual and detailed designs along with necessary risk assessments. Lead or perform engineering analysis, prototyping and/or testing required to achieve roust and cost-effective solutions for the technology. Lead and manage a variety of projects and personnel concurrently within timelines and budgets. Participate in recruiting and hiring engineering talent. Support the development of manufacturing processes and procedures Develop specifications, working drawings, instructions and other related documents Lead technical discussions and design review meetings Collaborate with other disciplines to develop globally optimized solutions. Report status and progress through written and oral means to management Qualifications Have 5+ years hands-on design engineering experience preferably from multiple industries and technologies Have 2+ years of management experience Excellent oral and written communications skills. Have a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related area. Demonstrate creativity and out-of-the-box thinking through a proven track record of innovation and/or patent portfolio Have subject expertise in various mechanical engineering disciplines, specialized training or experience with high temperature materials is a plus Have fluency in Solidworks. Able to work in a team environment Experience designing, operating and/or troubleshooting systems and materials such as refractories, ceramics and insulation, operating at high temperatures, thermal cycling and/or under high thermal stresses is a plus The position will be based in the San Francisco Bay, California, with the potential for partial remote work. Benefit Offerings Medical, 100% of premium covered for employee and immediate family Dental, 75% of premium covered Vision, 75% of premium covered Life Insurance and ADD, 100% of premium covered 11 paid holidays per year Flexible time off policy 401(k) plan with company match The headquarters is close to the Oakland airport, one block from the bay, has stunning views and on top of that, shares a location with Semifreddi’s Bakery & Peet’s Coffee! Rondo's benefits are competitive, the location is ideal, and the opportunity to solve one of the greatest problems of modern industrialization makes working at Rondo a significant career move. The role may require travel up to 30%. Rondo provides equal employment opportunities (EEO).

Project Finance Analyst

Full time role
Remote
Jun 17, 2022
About Rondo Rondo Energy's mission is to eliminate 15% of global CO2 emissions in 15 years. To accomplish this mission, Rondo is deploying low-cost, zero-carbon Rondo Heat Batteries to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy and to significantly decarbonize industrial processes that are commonly thought of as "difficult-to-decarbonize". The Heat Batteries are charged from intermittent renewables to provide high temperature, continuous heat for customers safely, reliably, at an unprecedented 98% efficiency, and at a cost point that is lower than any other method. Rondo Energy is seeking an experienced Financial Analyst to join our team and repower industrial heat at scale. Together, we aim to reduce world CO₂ emissions by 1% in 10 years, and 15% in 15 years. About the Financial Analyst Position Key responsibilities for this role include but are not limited to: Building out and maintaining the master financial models to accurately assess the value of Rondo’s Heat Batteries for different customer segments and regulatory markets Modeling novel deal structures involving the full set of stakeholders (i.e. energy providers, customers, and project finance counterparties) needed to finance and develop projects and bring the first heat battery projects to commercial operation Conducting regulatory research as necessary to support fundamental market analysis and overall portfolio strategy Assisting with due diligence questions and interface with potential investors Collaborate closely with Rondo’s project development, strategy and sales teams The ideal candidate will have: 2+ years in the energy industry or finance industry; renewable energy industry and/or commodity market experience a plus Knowledge of relevant state and federal policies and regulations Appetite for solving problems and developing new approaches Passion for contributing to the energy transition Ability to operate autonomously and self-direct toward the most important problems to work on Excellent communication and teamwork abilities Statistical and numerical analysis skills Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint) Familiarity with writing scripts for data manipulation, scraping, and automating tasks that are annoying in excel is a bonus (e.g. Python, R, Julia, VBA, etc.) The role may require occasional travel to customer or investor meetings in California. Benefit Offerings Medical, 100% of premium covered for employee and immediate family Dental, 75% of premium covered Vision, 75% of premium covered Life Insurance and ADD, 100% of premium covered 11 paid holidays per year Flexible time off policy 401(k) plan with company match The headquarters is close to the Oakland airport, one block from the bay, has stunning views and on top of that, shares a location with Semifreddi’s Bakery & Peet’s Coffee! Rondo's benefits are competitive, the location is ideal, and the opportunity to solve one of the greatest problems of modern industrialization makes working at Rondo a significant career move. Rondo provides equal employment opportunities (EEO).

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