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Staff Mechanical Engineer



Other Engineering
Lakeland, FL, USA
Posted on Friday, May 19, 2023
"Best Places to Work 2021" -SF Business Times
We are looking for a Staff Mechanical Engineer to join our growing team.
Engineering at Molekule is responsible for developing and manufacturing our line of industry leading air purification products. As a leader within our mechanical engineering team, this role will involve providing technical leadership and ownership in the growing engineering organization to create high quality products that push boundaries. You will own responsibility for key technical projects from day one and assume day-to-day execution of mechanical engineering discipline.
You will work with our engineering organization in the US and abroad partners to develop new air purification products. You will need to develop and integrate new technology, work with product management and industrial design to focus on user needs and interactions, and push performance boundaries with new design concepts. This is an engineering position at a fast-growing science-based start-up with potential to grow in many areas.

What You Will Own:

  • Developing and integrating new technology into new product designs for multiple markets.
  • Working with product management and industrial design to focus on user needs and interactions.
  • Lead mechanical engineering activities on one or more product lines.
  • Design product concepts that achieve or exceed performance, cost, and design requirements.
  • Work with design partners, manufacturing, and operations to make product designs into products.
  • Build initial product BOM and estimated costs.
  • Create and perform verification activities including testing and risk analysis.
  • Help evaluate new suppliers, contract manufacturers, and supply chain strategies.
  • Support the smooth transition from new product introduction to mass production.
  • Ensure projects meet development deadlines as well as quality and reliability targets.

What You Bring TO The Team:

  • 5-10 years of consumer, medical, or HVAC product development.
  • 5+ years experience in mechanical design.
  • BS degree in mechanical engineering or related field.
  • Experience leading project teams and delivering mechanical engineering deliverables.
  • Ability to collaborate with partner disciplines, including Industrial Design, Product, Electrical Engineering, and Manufacturing Engineering to identify blockers, solve problems, and escalate as needed.
  • Ability to prototype quickly to test a hypothesis and move on.
  • Strong working knowledge of Creo/SolidWorks and related analysis packages.
  • Experience in CM/ODM and engineering supplier management.
  • Knowledge of mechanical and electro-mechanical fabrication, tools, assembly, and test.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Deep Experience designing products using design for manufacturing (DFM) methods.
  • Familiar with manufacturing processes such as plastic injection molding, CNC (milling, lathing), forming (stamping, forging, die casting, wax-casting), surface finishing and coatings, and assembly.
  • Strong understanding of mechanical design, drawing creation and interpretation, failure analysis, design of experiments (DOE), and statistical analysis.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate cross-functionally with engineering, operations, product management, and third-party vendors.
  • Knowledge of tooling (design and review).

What's In It For You:

  • Career Growth: progress and learn, stability, career development/path.
  • Work Environment: autonomy, ownership, recognition of achievements, life-work balance(see what we did there), challenges.
  • Culture: transparency of goals and plans, support, collaboration, trust, community, passion, growth mindset.
  • Benefits: time off, stock options, matching 401K, flexibility (i.e.: work day start and end times).
  • Compensation: fairness, timeliness, compensation system.
We are Molekule and we’re changing air purification. Molekule was created with a goal of using the power of science to eliminate indoor air pollution around the world. Our vision is to deliver clean air to everyone, everywhere. It’s a lofty goal, but that's why we need you!
Molekule Values:
"Check your ego at the door."
Determination & Grit
"We believe in what we're doing. That's why we persevere through problems."
"We roll up our sleeves, do the work, own the outcomes, and are proud of our contributions (no matter the size)."
"We're all in this together."
"We're devoted to changing the world for the better."
Growth Mindset
"I know that I don't know everything, there's always more to learn. I learn from my mistakes."
"My communications are candid, effective, respectful, and assuming good intentions."
Organizational Philosophy:
Every great accomplishment is the result of a team working in harmony, not just of individuals. We believe teamwork and a sense of egalitarian responsibility is fundamental to building a great organization.
The objective of all organizational processes is to turn our organization into something scalable, repeatable, and efficient that reflects our culture.
Molekule is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We will consider employment for qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. The Company will also not discharge, or in any manner discriminate or retaliate against, any employee who discloses their own wages, discusses the wages of others, inquires about another employee’s wages, or aids or encourages any other employee to do the same. The Company is not obligated to disclose wages.
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