Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Alameda, CA, United States
8 months ago
Full time role


Rondo Energy's mission is to eliminate 15% of global CO2 emissions in 15 years. To accomplish this mission, Rondo is deploying ...

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Job Description

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).

Rondo Energy's mission is to eliminate 15% of global CO2 emissions in 15 years. To accomplish this mission, Rondo is deploying ...

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