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compact, lightweight, low-cost thermoelectric generation for mass markets

Mechanical Engineer

$60k – $100k • No equity
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Job Summary:

Mechanical Engineer will participate and provide a key role in the technical technical design, fabrication, and testing an energy harvester (i.e. a heat-to-electricity thermoelectric generator) and supporting test stands, based upon an energy harvester technology (i.e. a heat-to-electricity thermoelectric generator), positioned for lasting impact in clean-tech. This position requires technical and interpersonal maturity to work well within a multi-disciplinary environment as well as a pragmatic drive to deliver results towards product realization.

Major Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Design, analyze, fabricate, and test prototypes involving mechanics, materials, and heat transfer -- and ultimately position product designs for volume manufacture and commercialization.

Model mechanical structures involving heat transfer (conduction, convection) from heat exchangers and mechanical and thermal stresses from thermal expansion and effects due to high temperature, materials, and their interfaces.

Develop computer models as design tools to accelerate product development
Define specifications for parts and system. Lead vendors and suppliers to deliver to spec.

Participate and lead as key technical contributor within multi-disciplinary team, involving company staff and external company partners.

Contribute to developing company’s core technologies and intellectual property.

Document designs and results in the form of detailed drawings, reports, and presentations

Manage technical tasks and projects in order to meet overall program goals

Required Skills and Experience:

Solid technical capabilities involving detailed mechanical designs (SolidWorks) and analysis and modeling of structural mechanics and heat transfer (i.e. FEA, CFD). Such experience with heat exchange and materials at high temperatures (i.e. 400 – 900 degC) is preferred as is durability / fatigue analysis from dynamic shock and vibration in automotive vehicles.

Product development experience involving rigorous technical skills. Design for Manufacturability and Assembly (DFMA) strongly preferred.

Experience with heat exchangers, thermoelectrics, and vacuum-sealed devices is preferred

Technical project management is preferred

Good communication skills, verbal and written

Good interpersonal skills, ability to work well in a team environment

Agility, adaptability, and resourcefulness within a dynamic work environment

Strong desire to work in a start-up company is a must.

Experience in a start-up is preferred

Required Level of Education and Experience:

B.S. in relevant field -- plus 5 to 10 years of industry experience, or
M.S. in relevant field -- plus 3 to 8 years of industry experience, or
Ph.D. with product realization industry experience in relevant field


VECARIUS, Inc. is an emerging leader in exhaust waste heat recovery systems, significantly improving the energy efficiency of engines, among other applications. Conceived by MIT engineers, our proprietary technology is positioned to make a lasting impact in clean-tech. We are looking for top talent to join our team of world-class business and technology leaders and to share this vision of success.

Please submit resume and cover letter.
Steve Casey
President & CEO