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Mechanical Engineer: Utilities

San Francisco, CA
7 days ago
Full time role

Company

Charm Industrial

San Francisco, CA, USA

Our mission is to reverse climate change and return the atmosphere to 280 ppm CO₂. To pursue this challenge, we ...

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Job Description

About Charm
Our mission is to reverse climate change and return the atmosphere to 280 ppm CO₂. 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.
Last year, our carbon removal pathway took off with support from customers like Stripe, Shopify & Microsoft, and we deployed our first mobile pyrolyzer. In the next 18 months, we'll build and deploy the next pyrolyzer revision, demonstrate our fossil-free syngas pilot, substantially expand our operations in the Midwest and put more than 1,000 tonnes of CO₂e underground.
We're looking to expand our team of 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!
You will be responsible for supporting the Utilities sub-system of the pyrolizer. The Utilities team is responsible for all pressurized air and nitrogen and chilled water needs of other sub-systems, as well as other miscellaneous auxiliary support systems. We are the custodians to much of the functionality of physical controls and thermal management for the pyrolysis process. However, a chief long-term goal of Utilities is to exist as minimally as possible, in both physical footprint and energy impact. To achieve this end, you will need to support some substantial research and development efforts. This will include the design and assembly of various proof of concept test skids and full scale builds of customized nitrogen plants, refrigeration loops, heat exchangers, and heat recovery systems. Your focus will be wherever your skills and interests most compliment the work to be done, but you will be expected to serve all aspects of the Utilities space wherever our help is required.


In this role, you will bring:- Experience in the Mechanical Engineering field- Experience selecting and designing, building, testing and debugging hardware- A familiarity with standard safety best practices- An excitement for hands-on work (and don't mind getting your hands dirty!)- A willingness to manage vendors and do your own procurement
These skills are a bonus, but not required...- High proficiency in SolidWorks or similar 3D CAD software- You have experience with the refrigeration process- You have experience with pneumatic distribution systems and other pressurized gasses- You have some knowledge of pyrolysis, gasification or other thermal conversion processes- You have experience with heat recovery and energy or thermal storage systems
You would make a great addition to the team if:
· You solve problems with creativity and curiosity · You take high ownership of your work from end-to-end· You are eager to learn and teach others · You readily challenge your assumptions when faced with a difficult problem· You collaboratively seek out teammates for feedback and advice· You care deeply about our mission & the transition to a greener, more equitable future
Check out our instagram to see some shots of the team in action!
What We Offer
· Flexible hours & paid time off · Stock option compensation· Medical and dental insurance· Traditional and Roth 401k· Paid parental leave managed through Cocoon· Healthy snacks and lunches· A sweet workplace (Wait until you see our SF Minifactory!) 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.
COVID-19
The nature of our work requires the vast majority of our team to be in-person full time. As the COVID-19 pandemic has evolved, we've continuously adapted our safety policy to keep our team safe and productive. Our current safety policy requires that anyone coming to the office must be vaccinated and wear a mask indoors. If you're invited to our office for an interview, you will be asked for proof of vaccination.
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.

Charm Industrial

San Francisco, CA, USA

Our mission is to reverse climate change and return the atmosphere to 280 ppm CO₂. To pursue this challenge, we ...

View Company Profile