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Mechanical Engineer

Lithos Energy
San Rafael, CA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $80,000 to $110,000 Yearly
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: life insurance, medical, vision, 401k, dental,
Job Description

Lithos Energy designs and manufactures advanced lithium ion battery systems for a wide range of high-performance applications spanning automotive, aerospace, specialty vehicles and energy storage. Our factory and our offices are all under one roof. We are a growing team of motivated and capable engineers who are passionate about enabling the future of transportation and energy.

We are looking for a mechanical engineer who wants to help design, build, and test world-class battery systems. You must be a hands-on problem solver who approaches their work inquisitively, analytically, and conscientiously. You must want to work in a rapidly-evolving small company where you will wear many hats and tackle a variety of new challenges every day. You must be excited about creating reliable, high quality and safe products and delivering them to real customers. You must believe that lithium ion batteries are a key technology to the future of transportation, energy, and more.

In this role, you will work within a small, passionate team of experienced engineers from Mechanical, Electrical, Software, and Manufacturing disciplines. You will have a major impact on the company and its products, and will learn a lot about lithium ion battery technology along the way.

Responsibilities:

  • Use your knowledge of engineering fundamentals to design and develop lithium ion battery packs, parts, processes, manufacturing equipment, assembly methods, fixtures, and test equipment.

  • Perform basic but detailed design analyses and calculations: DFMEA, CFD/FEA, tolerance analysis, heat transfer, bolted joints, etc.

  • Design, set up, and perform engineering tests to evaluate and validate new designs, materials, and processes.

  • Learn and operate test and production equipment, including thermal chambers, automated adhesive dispensers, Arbin battery testers, welders and other bonding technologies, etc.

  • Produce CAD and detailed drawings for prototype and manufacturing.

  • Engage with suppliers to source prototypes and production parts.

  • Build battery products and prototypes, and collaborate with production teams.

  • Build BOMs and parts list, and help to keep design programs organized and well-documented.

  • Anything else needed to get the job done.

Qualifications:

  • Thrives in a fast-paced, small team environment. Very effective verbal and written communicator.

  • B.S. Engineering and 1-3 years relevant work or project experience.

  • Hands-on experience designing and building products, whether it be from personal projects, school projects, or previous employment.

  • Solid understanding of GD&T, tolerancing, and DFM for a wide range of manufacturing techniques.

  • Proficient in CAD (SolidWorks + CFD/FEA experience preferred).

  • Organized, thorough, and self-driven.

Preferred Skills:

  • Familiarity with battery and electrical safety topics

  • Experience bridging the gap between engineering design and stable, practical production.

  • Experience with lithium ion battery cell technologies, particularly cylindrical cells.

  • Experience with environmental and abuse testing, regulatory certifications (UN 38.3, UL 1973, etc), and validation of simulation results

  • Experience with scripting in MATLAB or Python.

Please apply with a CV/resume, and a portfolio of your work or past projects (pdf, pptx or website).

Company Description
Lithos Energy designs and manufactures advanced lithium ion battery systems for a wide range of high-performance applications spanning automotive, aerospace, specialty vehicles and energy storage. Our factory and our offices are all under one roof. We are a growing team of motivated and capable engineers who are passionate about enabling the future of transportation and energy.

Lithos Energy

Why Work Here?
Be part of an elite team passionate about delivering impactful battery technology to enable the future of transportation and energy.

Lithos Energy designs and manufactures advanced lithium ion battery systems for a wide range of high-performance applications spanning automotive, aerospace, specialty vehicles and energy storage. Our factory and our offices are all under one roof. We are a growing team of motivated and capable engineers who are passionate about enabling the future of transportation and energy.

Address

1281 Andersen Drive

San Rafael, CA
USA

Industry

Manufacturing

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