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Mechanical Design Engineer - Factory Design

San Francisco, CA
about 2 months ago
Full time role

Company

Heirloom

San Francisco, CA, USA

Heirloom is on a mission to restore balance to our atmosphere. We are removing 1 billion tons of carbon dioxide ...

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Job Description

About Us
All across the world, from the azure pools of Turkey and Oman to the travertine terraces of Yellowstone, our planet quietly pulls carbon dioxide from the air and turns it to stone. For eons, Earth has relied on this process to balance its carbon cycle. What if it could be harnessed? What if we could do it faster, in larger quantities, and at a low enough cost to make it an effective tool in the fight against climate change?
At Heirloom, we are turning that into reality. We use the natural carbon capture properties of abundant minerals to pull CO2 from the air, and store it permanently underground. We come to work every day to slow climate change, and are united behind a single, common goal - to remove 1 billion tons of CO2 from the sky by 2035, and to not stop before we get there. 
We bring together the precise recipe of science, technology, know-how, and strategy necessary to make low cost, high quality carbon removal a reality. If we’re successful, we will directly mitigate climate change, build a world we can proudly hand over to our children and grandchildren, and catalyze an industry that will rival the largest the world has ever seen. If you want to change the planet, come join us.
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Heirloom is committed to diversity and building an equitable and inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and experiences.  We believe wholeheartedly that building a diverse company is critical to Heirloom’s success.  We especially encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ+ people, veterans, and people with disabilities.
The RoleYou will be responsible for design and validation of the factory material flow, from our first pilot plant to full scale deployments around the world. 
Your role is to own bulk solids management throughout our system. This includes solids conveyance and throughput, buffering and tracking as carbon capture medial loops through our system. You will utilize knowledge from the bulk solids industry and your creative critical thinking to provide improvements where its needed. You understand why design decisions are made and clearly communicate our design needs internally and to external partners. As we scale, you will help us design and build the infrastructure to operate at the industrial levels necessary to effect global change on our CO2 footprint. Your work has the potential to directly shape our fight against climate change. 


What you will do

  • Drive design and execution of our first deployments bulk solids management system
  • Work with vendors providing silos, pneumatic transport systems and screw conveyors and feeders
  • Develop equipment requirements and work with vendors to ensure their success
  • Use 3D tools to design, build, and test our novel material flow process
  • Get hands-on to design, build, and test rapid proof of concept prototypes
  • Drive system level analysis to consider trade-offs between function, deployment time, operational costs, and capital investment
  • Maintain and build out BOM, Produce material flow diagrams, P&ID, and other documentation communicating system design and intent 

What you will bring

  • BS / MS in Mechanical, Industrial, Manufacturing Engineering or equivalent through work experience
  • Experience with bulk solids management - mechanical and pneumatic conveyance, mass flow hoppers
  • 4+ years work experience in a directly relevant field
  • Direct experience or willingness to master with bulk solids handling methods and technology
  • Experience with 3D CAD (Solidworks, NX, Revit, or other)
  • A self-starter who is comfortable driving multiple components of a complex system
  • Experience with large sheet metal design and manufacturing / welding

  • You don’t have to have every listed requirement and skill to be a great fit - you may even teach us something about what we should be looking for! If you are passionate about this opportunity and think you have the skills to succeed, please apply! 

Our Principles

  • Radical Honesty means we are open, transparent, and inclusive in everything we do. We aren't scared to challenge each other, but bring clear motives and our best intentions when we do.
  • Persistent Optimism means we carry an infinite amount of optimistic energy with us on our journey, constantly chipping away at what may seem insurmountable.
  • Continual Discovery means we maximize our learning rate.  Compounding knowledge is our key to victory - we continuously hone our crafts, seek the fastest paths to new learning, and are quick to absorb new knowledge.

Why you should join Heirloom

  • We are solving the engineering problem of our generation. Climate change is an existential threat, and we need as many of the world’s motivated minds as possible to help. There is no greater challenge or opportunity than fighting climate change.
  • We have done this before. We have done this before.  We’re engineers, scientists, and concerned humans from a variety of backgrounds and experiences who are pooling our knowledge and skills to collectively build a more equitable, prosperous future for all.
  • We are a united, resilient, and optimistic bunch. We are all here for the same reason - to slow climate change. We recognize the magnitude of the challenge ahead of us, and believe we can solve it. We can see a hopeful future where we eventually reverse climate change. It won’t be easy, but we won’t quit.
  • We are backed by the best climate partners in the world. We’re well funded by investors from Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Ahren Innovation Capital, Carbon Direct, Microsoft, Lowercarbon Capital, ARPA-e and the National Science Foundation. Our early customers include Stripe, Shopify, and Klarna, and we’re building durable partnerships that enable us to tackle this decades-long problem.  

Perks and Benefits

  • Covered health, dental and vision. Health, dental and vision insurance covered by Heirloom.
  • Generous parental leave. 16 weeks paid leave for all Heirloom employees, regardless of primary/secondary caregiver status.
  • Generous stock options.
  • Flexible time off. Unlimited PTO for exempt (salaried) employees & 80 hours for full time non-exempt (hourly)  employees.
  • Stay healthy. Monthly health and wellness reimbursement.
  • Learn on the job. Robust annual education and conference budget, including airfare and hotel costs.

Please note: while we appreciate all applicants, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted by our team.  

Heirloom

San Francisco, CA, USA

Heirloom is on a mission to restore balance to our atmosphere. We are removing 1 billion tons of carbon dioxide ...

View Company Profile