Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Alameda, CA, United States
about 1 month 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 Energy 

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". Our Heat Batteries charge 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 are looking for a Manufacturing Engineer with extensive experience in transitioning new products from the prototype to production state.

Join our team and together we can reduce world CO₂ emissions by 1% in 10 years, and by 15% in 15 years! 

What You Will Do (key responsibilities for this role include but are not limited to): 

  • Maintain focus on safety through a dynamically changing manufacturing environment 
  • Own various production equipment and processes – feedback loop for design changes, uptime, yield, and throughput 
  • Define, accumulate, and present data on manufacturing processes to upper management 
  • Train and potentially mentor junior engineers and technicians 
  • Communicate and drive corrective action on quality issues arising from manufacturing processes 
  • Identify and reduce waste in process that allows to meet takt with less hours and capital 
  • Work and collaborate with global contract manufacturers & partners 
  • Promote and maintain kaizen culture through focus on standardization and continual improvement against standards 
  • Maintain production 5S 
  • Facilitate physical change of line (add or remove stations or equipment) as production scales, incorporate new equipment, etc. 
  • Plan for future step changes in volume by helping to perform time studies and documentation that can be used to identify requirements and constraints at different volumes 
  • Support prototype and development efforts during any lulls in production, potentially including hands on assembly, fabrication, problem solving, etc. 

What You Will Bring: 

  • 5+ years of experience with scaling manufacturing of new products & facilities from prototypes to volume production 
  • 3+ years of experience with manufacturing equipment and/or processes 
  • Solid understanding of Toyota Production System and Lean Manufacturing principles 
  • Six Sigma and 5S training a plus 
  • Experience performing time studies and balancing content among team members 
  • Experience working with contract manufacturers 
  • The ability to get hands-on to help the line get caught up, reconfigure the stations, fabricate projects to improve efficiency, put tape on the ground, etc. 
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills under pressure 
  • Driven and self-motivated. Must be able to work independently with minimal direction, take initiative, maintain relationships, and work effectively and collaboratively at all levels of the organization 

What We Offer: 

  • Comprehensive Medical Benefits 
  • Dental & Vision Benefits  
  • Life Insurance and ADD  
  • Up to 13 paid holidays per year, in addition to a company week-long holiday in December 
  • Flexible time off policy 
  • 401(k) plan with company match 
  • Rondo HQ is close to Oakland airport - one block from the Bay - and has stunning Bay views! 

Rondo Energy is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a supportive and inclusive workplace where contributions are valued and celebrated, and our employees thrive by being themselves and are inspired to do their best work. We seek applicants of all backgrounds and identities, across race, color, ethnicity, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or parental status, or disability. Applicants will not be discriminated against based on these or other protected categories or social identities.  

Rondo is committed to the full inclusion of all applicants. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the interview process, please let our recruiting team know

We proactively work to design hiring processes that promote equity and inclusion while mitigating bias.  

Note to Recruitment Agencies: Rondo does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Furthermore, Rondo Energy does not pay placement fees for candidates submitted by any agency other than its approved partners. 

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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