Sr. Mechanical Engineer

Job Description

Kinestral Technologies is seeking an exceptional Senior Mechanical Engineer to design or specify, prototype, test, and document automation, metrology, and chemical equipment in the production of our innovative energy-efficient building products.  The ideal candidate will enjoy the challenge of working in a fast paced, start-up environment with a top notch team of scientists and engineers.  This full time position will be located in Hayward, CA.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead the engineering efforts to specify, design, construct, test, and document automation, metrology, and chemical production equipment at our R&D facility located in Hayward, CA:
    • Chemical production systems utilizing batch, continuous flow, mixed, thermal, pressurized, fluid, and powder methods.
    • Typical automated systems for handling of large, thin sheets of glass through various stages of the Kinestral product manufacturing process.
    • Metrology system design or specification for SPC of production process.
    • Test fixtures and assemblies for product validation testing
  • Mechanical design and analysis using SolidWorks CAD software.
  • Create bills of materials and manufacturing documentation using Arena PLM software.
  • Create and maintain all forms of engineering documentation.
  • Assist with assembly, testing, and debugging of prototype and production systems.
  • Manage projects through all stages from specification through to final engineering validation.

Skills and Experience

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, advanced degree preferred
  • 8+ years of experience in the design and development of automated capital equipment including:
    • Small scale chemical reactor, mixing, and transfer systems
    • Robotic automation systems
    • Servo, pneumatic, fluid, thermal, and data acquisition systems
    • Machine safety
    • Project management
  • 5+ years of experience using SolidWorks and 2D CAD (e.g.; AutoCAD) for product and system design and layout
  • 5+ years of experience using a PLM system (Arena, Agile, or similar) using formal document control procedures
  • Excellent documentation skills, including mechanical drawings, BOMs, Test Plans, Test Reports, and Schematics

Ideal candidate will also have:

  • Project leadership and/or experience directing third-party design efforts
  • Experience with designing for hazardous materials or processes – thermal, pressure, chemicals.
  • Desire to be hands on with building and testing of systems.

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  • Kinestral HR

    Kinestral HR

  • Full Time
  • Hayward, CA
  • The Company

    Since its founding in 2010, the people at Kinestral have been perfecting electrochromic technology so that its performance and aesthetics are unequaled in the industry. Our Halio smart-tinting glass for the building industry is faster, brighter, more uniform — and it’s stunningly beautiful and natural. We marvel every time we’re in a room with Halio. But while Halio can now make buildings more sustainable, brighter, and healthier, we’re still just getting started.  We’re growing our talented team of physicists, chemists,  mechanical, industrial, electrical, and software engineers to help us continually advance our technologies. We’re also looking for non-technical people – sales, marketing, finance, business development, and so on. If you’re smart, curious, resourceful, driven, and have enough experience to make an immediate impact, send us your résumé.