Mechanical Design Engineer

Alameda, CA
2 months 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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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 Mechanical Design Engineer to support the design and development of Rondo’s proprietary heat battery technology. In this role, you will help design systems, components, and tooling to support the large-scale deployment of RHB (Rondo Heat Battery) for industrial processes. 

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): 

  • Convert product requirements into technical specifications, develop conceptual and detailed designs along with necessary risk assessments; perform engineering analysis, prototyping and/or testing required to achieve robust and cost-effective solutions on the core technology as well as tooling and other equipment to support manufacturing, testing and other efforts 
  • Deliver projects concurrently within timelines and budgets 
  • Design for high volume manufacturability and lower cost 
  • Develop specifications, working drawings, instructions and other related documents 
  • Equipment selection for functionality, cost and scalability 
  • Work closely with other functional teams for real-time product design, development and project implementation 
  • Propose and execute product cost models and cost reduction initiatives 
  • Support purchasing efforts to source components and services by obtaining or developing necessary technical specifications 
  • Participate in vendor qualification as necessary 

What You Bring: 

  • 2+ years of engineering experience as a Mechanical Design Engineer 
  • A BS degree in Mechanical Engineering or related areas 
  • Hands-on experience designing, implementing, and troubleshooting novel systems 
  • Experience with materials such as refractories, ceramics and insulation operating at high temperatures/ thermal cycling/ under high thermal stresses is a plus 
  • Hands-on experience with multiple successful product designs, design for cost and cost reduction activities 
  • Fluency in Solidworks 
  • Ability to solve mechanical engineering problems and develops conceptual designs across disciplinary boundaries 
  • Ability to work in a team environment  

Bonus Points!:  

  • Design experience for components experiencing thermal stresses 
  • Design of large, structural components 
  • Experience with DFMA, tolerance analysis/GD&T, manufacturing 
  • CFD/FEA 
  • PDM/PLM best practices 
  • Experience in construction 

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!

This role necessitates being on-site at our Alameda HQ. The estimated annual salary range for this role is $120,000 to $135,000 and it would be eligible for Rondo's excellent benefits listed above plus additional compensation in the form of equity. Please note that some pay bands may have wide ranges of compensation to accommodate candidates' diverse sets of skill levels and experience.

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.

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