Gencores, Inc.

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Mechanical Design Engineer

  • Engineering
  • Full-time
  • Somerville, MA

About the company

Imagine an unprecedented material innovation that catalyzes the transition of the wind, transportation, and manufacturing industries toward net-zero emission. At Gencores, we are spearheading this complex yet achievable transition.

We are developing new material chemistry, unique high-throughput additive manufacturing technology, and a smart robotic platform to produce ultra-light and structural metamaterials at scale. Wrapped in fiber-reinforced skins, our outperforming components can replace metal parts and make vehicles and wind turbines drastically lighter and more efficient. Our developments are supported by the largest global climate fund, M.I.T, the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, and the most innovative corporate partners.

About the role:

We are rapidly growing our core team. If you are a mission-driven Mechanical Engineer with experience designing complex mechanical systems and you are excited to drive hardware developments and improvements of our additive manufacturing technology and robotic platform, join Gencores. You will be part of a fast-growing, interdisciplinary team of professionals working closely together to reinvent our industries.

Your essential job responsibilities:

  • Create and improve current designs featuring specific sealing, thermal, material, and tolerance requirements; transition these designs to production.

  • Develop project-specific design packages (B.O.M.s, equipment lists, drawings, models)

  • Develop test plans and analyze the failure of materials, components, sub-systems, and systems; design and implement corrective and preventative solutions to improve reliability

  • Implement design-for-manufacturing, design-for-assembly, design-for-testing and cost-takeout practices

  • Hold design reviews and brainstorming sessions with interdisciplinary team members or customers.

  • Work with machinists, suppliers, contract manufacturers, and logistics to guarantee our robotic systems and extrusion unit are functional in time. Develop specifications for equipment purchased.

Your experience or skills:

These points are here to give you an idea of what we think would be a good fit for the job. They are not hard requirements. If you do not fit them perfectly but feel like you would do the job well, do not hesitate to apply!

  • Excellent communication, organizational and problem-solving skills

  • Meaningful experience with Machine Design

  • Hands-on experience with design, prototyping, and precision assembly of complex mechanical systems

  • Ability to apply the principles of structural mechanics, general physics, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, and material science from hand calculations to detailed numerical modeling with analysis software to predict internal stresses, structural instabilities, etc.

  • Experience with a variety of manufacturing techniques

  • Advanced programming skills (Python)

Our preferred qualifications:

  • 3+ years in Mechanical Engineering Design and Analysis or Machine Design

  • B.Sc., M.Sc., or Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering

  • Experience working with contract manufacturers

  • Have taken a material process or a robotic platform from lab scale to pilot scale or higher 

Why work with us?

Gencores offers a unique opportunity to join a young and well-funded clean-tech startup experiencing very rapid growth and to work with a diverse group of talented individuals who care deeply about their mission. Joining early means that you can make a major contribution to Gencores’ success and significantly impact the culture of the team we are building. We greatly value a combination of passion, determination, interdisciplinarity, humility, and a sense of humor.

Why now?

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 may be the single most important piece of climate legislation in American history. It represents our best chance to build an energy future that is cleaner, cheaper, and more secure. Backed by the largest climate fund, the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, and the most innovative corporate partners, Gencores is well-positioned for growth and becoming a major player in accelerating our transition to a net zero future.

We offer

  • Competitive Salary

  • Employee Incentive Stock Option Plan

  • Generous Medical, Dental & Vision Benefits Package

  • Flexible vacation, gym benefits

  • Beautiful and central location; outdoor seating and picnic tables

  • We believe in a diverse team and thus recruit globally; we sponsor U.S. visas

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