Sourcing Engineer, Electro-Mechanical

Hybrid - Berkeley, California
about 2 months ago
Full time role


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Job Description

Twelve is a new kind of chemical company built for the climate era. Our breakthrough technology eliminates emissions by turning CO2 into essential products. We are a team of scientists, engineers and problem solvers on a mission to fundamentally shift the way the world addresses climate change and lead the transition to a fossil free future with our carbon transformation technology.

Job Brief

Twelve is seeking a motivated and knowledgeable Sourcing Engineer to join our Procurement team. You will be responsible for purchasing off-the-shelf and complex materials and custom designed parts in accordance with Twelve's engineering design specifications.   Speed, on time delivery, and high quality of components are key to meeting our development targets.  You will coordinate supplier contacts and act as leader on supplier related projects within the Procurement Team.

This is a full time, hybrid, role based in Berkeley, CA

What you will do

  • Report to Sourcing Manager for project management milestones, contract statuses, technical compliance, supply chain health, and comprehensive company needs
  • Work closely with Hardware Team to translate their requirements to suppliers
  • Identify and assess suppliers to meet Twelve’s hardware needs, including metal and plastic fabricators, specialized thin films and coatings providers, polymers, and off the shelf parts and components
  • Maintain relationships with reliable suppliers for specified supplies to ensure materials/products meet the requirements of the company
  • Establish and negotiate Purchase Orders and Subcontracts
  • Expedite materials when required and handle any unanticipated requests or other problems on materials purchased
  • Provide accurate information to Twelve on supplier availability, fabrication timelines, and cost forecasts
  • Perform supplier audits to Twelve’s contractual and technical requirements

Who you are

  • Minimum B.S. in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
  • 1-4 years of related experience (strategic sourcing specified materials, commodities, purchasing operations) in manufacturing/fabricating environment
  • Experience expediting hardware fabrication and procurement processes
  • Ability to interpret mechanical drawings and understand technical requirements
  • Ability to independently plan, schedule and carry out work assignments
  • Initiate and participate in the improvement of procurement practices
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to  utilize common software packages such as Microsoft Office and Google Workspace
  • Preferred experience with 2D and 3D CAD softwares, i.e. Solidworks
  • Strong work ethic and ability to collaborate with multidisciplinary teams
  • Willing to travel 25% of work time (domestic and international)
  • Passionate about sustainable climate solutions and green technology

Twelve Benefits

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Paid sick days and vacation
  • Competitive salary and equity compensation commensurate with experience
  • Diverse and inclusive work environment

At Twelve, it's important each employee is compensated competitively and fairly. In alignment with state legal requirements, Twelve conducts exhaustive research to understand compensation markets. A range for the included position is listed below. Be advised, actual offer details are determined by job category, job location, and candidate skill level. 


Wage Range: $64,000 - $95,000


Please note that some pay bands may have wide ranges of compensation to accommodate candidate's diverse sets of skill levels.


We believe that the unique contributions of each individual is the driver of our success. To make sure that our products and culture continue to incorporate everyone's perspectives and experience we never discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, or marital, veteran, or disability status.


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