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Mechanical Engineer

Katadyn Desalination Petaluma, CA
  • Expired: 24 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

Mechanical Engineer

employment type: full-time

Job Description:

We are currently seeking a mechanical engineer who wants to work in a dynamic environment designing and creating our next generation of energy efficient, reverse osmosis watermakers. Energy efficient saltwater desalination is one of the hottest emerging technologies. Katadyn Desalination and Spectra Watermakers have been leaders in small-scale, distributed desalination systems with over 2 decades in the industry. Come help us as we make fresh drinking water for people all over the globe.


· 8+ years of mechanical engineering experience in Design & Development of new products or equipment

· Reverse osmosis or water purification systems experience a plus.

· CAD skills a must, Solidworks preferred.

· Hydraulics – high pressure, flow meters, pressure transducers, electro-mechanical valves, check valves, head loss, pressure transients.

· Design for production CNC machining

· Design for mechanical assembly

· Design for manufacturability

· Sheet metal enclosures

· Metal framed structures

· Corrosive environments

· Electro-mechanical-hydraulic systems

· Basic electrical engineering

· Basic system control logic

· Pumps – reciprocating piston, diaphragm pumps, vane pumps

· GD&T

· Rapid prototyping

· Design of Experiments

· Experience around boats and knowledge of marine systems a plus, but not required.

Things you like to do:

· Highly motivated, self-starter personality

· Willing to step up and move your projects forward independently and confidently

· Know when to seek advice, input, and critique from others. Welcome good ideas no matter where they come from.

· Love to roll up your sleeves and get dirty building and testing your own prototypes and experiments.

· Follow market and stay abreast of competitive products and market trends

· Stay current on the state of the art in water desalination and water purification.

· Follow new technologies, materials, and engineering inventions; always looking for ways to apply innovation to our products.

About Us

Katadyn Desalination, LLC is the manufacturer of Spectra Watermakers brand of Watermakers and desalination systems. The Katadyn name is synonymous with energy efficiency, unmatched customer service, and high-quality products. We build a variety of customized special equipment for the military, NGO, disaster relief, marine, and distributed infrastructure for water markets.

Katadyn Desalination

Why Work Here?

Make a difference, help bring fresh drinking water to the world!


2220 S. McDowell Blvd. Ext., Petaluma, CA 92954
Petaluma, CA
94954 USA