Director of Mechanical Engineering

California, United States


  • Collaborate with supply management and manufacturing engineering groups on material selection, design feasibility and aesthetics of new energy storage platform
  • Lead mechanical engineering group and oversee the product development process from concept generation through production release
  • Use failure mode analysis to find the causes behind problems and come up with creative fixes
  • Oversee certification efforts of the final product
  • Develop products, including low-cost enclosures for energy storage systems, with high safety, long service life, excellent reliability and manufacturability
  • Manage and carry out system testing and data analysis to confirm system functionality and technical requirements
  • Collaborate with Product Manager on new product offerings targeting specific markets
  • Develop robust new product development process with detailed requirements for cross functional organization
  • Collaborate with Product Manager on cost modeling and evaluate risk to guide engineering group and maximize resource efficiency
  • Work with manufacturing engineering/design group to optimize products for effective manufacturing


  • Extensive experience with various modes of heat transfer and thermal management materials and techniques
  • Ability to interact effectively with suppliers, partners, vendors, and colleagues
  • Working knowledge of cost and feasibility for manufacturing processes such as laser welding, TIG welding, sheet metal fabrication, machining, laser cutting, waterjet cutting and injection molding
  • 8+ years of experience in the design, development, and qualification of energy storage systems and 5+ years of technical team leadership
  • Strong written and oral communication
  • Bachelors or Master’s in Mechanical Engineering
  • Experience in designing and executing mechanical tests relevant to energy storage applications
  • Practical knowledge and experience related to pressure vessels and related regulatory compliance is a plus
  • Proficiency using 3D CAD software such as SolidWorks or similar, including fabrication drawings using appropriate material specifications and tolerances
  • Knowledge of industrial equipment and experience in Design for Manufacturing (DFM)

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    Blake Coward
    Senior Consultant - CleanTech

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