Senior Mechanical Engineer - Systems Packaging

San Francisco Bay Area
3 days ago
Full time role


Nitricity is a startup addressing climate change. We are  innovating in an essential chemical industry that supports global food systems. ...

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Job Description

Company Overview

Nitricity is a startup addressing climate change, and we are looking for your help. We are innovating in an essential chemical industry that supports global food systems. The bedrock of modern agriculture is the production, distribution, and application of the essential nutrients found in fertilizers. However, nitrogen fertilizer is currently made in coal- and gas-fired facilities located hundreds to thousands of miles away from farmers who need it. The $120B industry is responsible for as much as 6% of global CO2eq emissions. Nitricity Inc. has developed a new technology that produces fertilizer using air, water, and renewable electricity (e.g., solar). Growers will have access to a more reliable, low-cost, and environmentally friendly fertilizer supply. We are actively growing our team to help us realize this vision. 

Position Description

The Mechanical Engineer will be part of Nitricity's Research and Development team developing our distributed and containerized fertilizer systems. Specifically, this position will work with our systems engineering team to develop P&IDs, CAD models using SOLIDWORKS, and other deliverables and design documents necessary for the optimization of our lightning fertilizer systems for highly distributed applications in agriculture and food production. This process has the potential to be highly cost-effective, increase the value of the product, and sell credits for sequestering CO2.

The primary responsibility will be collaborating with Nitricity's Engineering team and contract engineering partners to adapt our current bench scale reactors and turn them into a true product. The mechanical engineer will work on ways to package our plasma reactor, absorption equipment, and other chemical process equipment into specific footprints and other specifications determined by our customers and partners. This will require both high level design work as well as attention to detail. This is an exciting opportunity to work through the whole product lifecycle and help solve the global fertilizer crisis and build a sustainable future.


  • Develop material specifications for system containerization and raw materials, and prepares process specifications for appropriate development processes.
  • Work with the Engineering team to develop equipment specifications for next generation products
  • Review and approve equipment lists, valve lists, and P&IDs before issuing
  • Review and updates engineering specifications, control plans and related information 
  • Work with vendors concerning equipment issues, technology issues, failure problems, and quotes on equipment used in some projects
  • Producing calculations to support design such as hydraulic analysis, tank and pump sizing, etc.
  • Able to apply strong knowledge of industry codes, standards, guides, specifications, and procedures specific to the manufacturing industry
  • Preparing documentation of critical analysis and providing suggestions for correcting errors
  • Implement projects to improve mechanical reliability, reduce costs, improve safety and solve environmental issues


  • 5+ years of experience
  • B.S in Mechanical Engineering
  • expertise using CAD software including SOLIDWORKS
  • Experience developing portable chemical systems
  • Experience with industrial chemical, fluid flow, and CO2 removal technologies
  • Experience with assay data analysis in chemical engineering
  • Project management background and skills
  • Exceptional scientific and communication skills: verbal, written, and presentation
  • Work well in focused teams with multiple disciplines
  • Versatility to thrive in a start-up environment
  • Teamwork, communication and organizational skills
  • Enthusiasm for high-impact, hard tech solutions

Compensation and Benefits*

  • $90,000/yr-$130,000/yr
  • 3 weeks of paid vacation
  • 7 company holidays and 2 floating holidays
  • Medical and Dental insurance
  • Parental leave
  • 401k plan with matching
  • Commuter Benefits

*Benefits are subject to change over time and may require employment in CA to be eligible.

Nitricity Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sex, genetic information, sexual orientation, military and veteran status or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.



Nitricity is a startup addressing climate change. We are  innovating in an essential chemical industry that supports global food systems. ...

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