Senior Product Engineer BioLite Inc.
THIS JOB HAS EXPIRED REPORTS TO: VP Product Development
COMPENSATION: Salary is competitive with other early-stage startups, including benefits,
bonus plan, and equity stock options.
BioLite is a funded startup that develops; manufactures and markets distributed energy solutions for offgrid communities around the world. Our first products are clean-burning, wood fueled cooking stoves
capable of converting their own waste heat in to electricity to charge electronic devices. Our business
serves two distinct markets, 1) developing world families living in energy poverty, and 2) outdoor
enthusiasts seeking fuel-independent cooking and charging.
Half the planet still cooks on indoor open wood fires and the toxic smoke they emit kills nearly 2 million
people every year, twice as many as malaria. Previous efforts to address indoor smoke with clean
cookstoves have failed to achieve the smoke reductions necessary to protect health and have also failed
to catalyze consumer demand due to minimal functionality beyond that of a traditional open fire.
Our HomeStove is capable of reducing indoor smoke by more than 90% while cutting fuel use in half. By
providing our largely off-grid customers with the ability to charge cell phones and LED lights, our stoves
create economic incentive for purchase and continued use, ensuring sustainable delivery of our health
and environmental benefits.
Our CampStove? offers outdoor recreators a much needed, green alternative to petroleum cooking
combining the speed and reliability of an advanced stove with the appeal of a traditional campfire. Using
our revolutionary product, outdoor enthusiasts can cook meals using nothing but the underbrush and
twigs they collect on their journey, eliminating the need to carry fuel and generating electrical power to
charge cell phones, lights and other devices.
OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE AN IMPACT:
BioLite is seeking a senior mechanical or product design engineer. This is a unique opportunity to join a
fast-moving startup with both a technical and creative environment in the heart of Brooklyn. If you have
tons of experience creating, engineering, and detailing consumer products for manufacture, you?re
perfect. Further, if you are looking to work with a crack product development team who loves the great
outdoors and the city too, we?re your company. You will have the opportunity to work on a range of
products, inventions, and research programs funded by both our product stream and by grants from
global NGO?s and sponsoring organizations.KEY ACTIVITIES:
? Product Engineering ? Engineering design and detailing for a range of clean-energy products
including solid fuel biomass stoves. Collaboration with industrial design, R&D, and marketing.
? Design for Manufacturing (DFM) ? Execute and deliver production-ready 3D CAD files and Bills
of Materials, including components and material specifications, tolerances, and finishes. Travel,
manage and liaise with prototype vendors and manufacturing partners.
? Skill Building and Facilities ? Build and integrate engineering and DFM capabilities within the
company. Procure, maintain, and evolve computer, shop, and lab equipment.
? Technology Development ? As part of our broader team, identify and develop technologies that
can be applied to emerging and outdoor recreation markets in various areas including cooking,
energy-access, lighting, and off-grid living.
? Project Leadership ? Strategize, plan, and drive individual projects to meet milestones and
market launch timelines. Mentor younger staff and encourage support career development.
? Grant participation ? Collaborate in the procurement, execution, and completion of grant-funded
product and technology initiatives.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
? 5-10 years experience in high-volume consumer or medical product engineering
? Bachelors and/or advanced degree in mechanical engineering preferred
? Experience in outdoor recreation products and emerging markets a plus
? Demonstrated ability to develop ideas and concepts into real products
? Hands-on prototyping, testing, analysis, and research
? Experience guiding engineering personnel and teams
? Enthusiasm for new technology, design, and innovation
? Accountability, sense of humor, proactive nature and work ethic
? Excellent verbal and written communication skills
? Self-managing and motivated; experience in a start-up environment a plus
? Advanced 3D CAD expertise in either ProEngineer, Solidworks, or AutoCAD
? Deep knowhow in design for manufacturing of high volume products, including tooling,
production, and assembly processes for metal forming and plastics molding.
? Familiarity with a wide range of materials and coatings
? Working knowledge of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics
? Familiarity with analog and digital sensors, digital electronics, and data acquisition
? Extensive knowledge of prototyping processes, including rapid prototyping
? Hands-on machine shop experience; ability to create through physical fabrication
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THIS JOB HAS EXPIRED
Half the planet still cooks on indoor open wood fires and the toxic smoke they emit kills nearly 2 million people every year, twice as many as malaria. Previous efforts to address indoor smoke with clean cookstoves have failed to achieve the smoke reductions necessary to protect health and have also failed to catalyze consumer demand due to minimal functionality beyond that of a traditional open fire. BioLite has developed an advanced, affordable, clean burning stove that combines unprecedented emissions reductions with economically valuable electricity generation.
Our first products are capaInvestors: Acumen Fund
, Rose Park Advisors LLC
, White Road Investments All Jobs: at BioLite Inc.
|Headquarters:||65 Jay Street|
Brooklyn, NY 11201
|Industry:||Cleantech / Energy|
|Company Profile:||ABOUT BIOLITE:
BioLite is a dynamic social enterprise that develops, manufactures, and markets consumer energy products for off grid communities around the world. The company creates breakthrough cooking, charging, and lighting solutions for both outdoor enthusiasts as well as rural families living in energy poverty. It is the recipient of numerous awards including the St. Andrews Prize for the Environment, Popular Science Best of What's New, Nokia Health Tech Awards, and Fast Company Innovation by Design Awards. Headquartered in Brooklyn, NY, the company was founded in 2009 by Jonathan Cedar and Alec Drummond. It is a proud member of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves.|
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