Principal Mechanical Engineer Cool Earth Solar
THIS JOB HAS EXPIRED Cool Earth Solar is seeking an exceptionally talented mechanical engineer or product designer with project management experience to take a lead role in the design of our concentrated solar power systems. This position is for Principal Engineer, our highest technical staff level. Responsibilities include perfecting mechanical subsystems, managing projects, leading focused teams, overseeing prototype development, and designing for large-scale manufacturing.
We are looking for engineers/product designers with repeated experience in bringing mechanical and electromechanical products to market. Specific areas of interest are design for high volume manufacturing, cost optimization, design for extended life in harsh environments, and design for serviceability.
You must be self-motivated, able to bring products to market in a dynamic unstructured startup environment, and able to plan effectively within the uncertainties of novel technology development. Rigorous, logical decision-making abilities and clear, efficient verbal and writing communication skills are important, as is the ability to quickly highlight the essence of both technical and logic problems. You should be familiar with design cycle risk management, be proficient with SolidWorks and other engineering software, have in-depth knowledge of manufacturing processes, and be comfortable with hands-on prototype fabrication. Interpersonal skills are particularly important, including the ability to extract value from differing opinions and make effective compromises between theory, business, and practical concerns. Applicants should also be comfortable documenting their ideas and presenting in a rigorous peer design review environment.
You should have a multidisciplinary mindset and be able to cross-pollinate among the disciplines of electronics, engineering, physics, manufacturing, and human factors, while taking into account real-world considerations. This mindset should include a desire for hands-on building and testing and for learning new disciplines, tools, and software. The best candidate will be passionate about making global scale renewable energy a reality and have the skills, tenacity, and mental toughness to pull it off.
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THIS JOB HAS EXPIRED