Gridblock

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Atlanta, GA (On-site)
Full-Time
Applications are considered on a rolling basis

Opportunity

GridBlock has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Mechanical Engineer. In this position you will work directly with the research & development group and lead the design and improvement of enclosures, cable management systems and thermal management solutions for GridBlock’s product suite. We are looking for an innovator and leader who will help shape the cutting-edge mechanical development at GridBlock.

The Senior Mechanical Engineer needs to be agile, professional, and comfortable in a rapidly changing environment. The right person is trustworthy with confidential information, highly organized, self-motivated, has excellent communication skills, can think strategically, and works equally as well independently as with a team. GridBlock values efficiency and strives to maintain smooth operations.

Reports to:
Director, Engineering

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the mechanical design of new products and maintain all relevant CAD data and design documentation as part of the product development cycle
  • Coordinate with the hardware and system engineering team to meet design targets and product functionalities through mechanical design features
  • Translate the industrial design vision into a robust, rugged, and reliable mechanical construction
  • Design, generate and review mechanical engineering drawings, tolerance analysis, wiring diagrams, assembly instructions, procedures and other data pertaining to manufacturing processes prior to production to ensure quality and meet manufacturing cost targets
  • Interface with contract manufacturers and partners to ensure design for manufacturability and cost optimization
  • Oversee the machine shop and the rapid prototyping of components, modules, sub-assemblies to support product development
  • Travel 5-10% of the time

Education and Experience

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • MS in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent (preferred)
  • 5-8 years of relevant experience in the development of mechanical designs for electrical power products, outdoor energy conversion systems, energy storage, and electric vehicle charging gear designed to UL and CE standards
  • Experience with outdoor enclosure design and thermal management techniques for power conversion
  • Experience with manufacturing and production processes, design for manufacturing and assembly (DFMA)
  • Hands on experience in prototyping and building components, sub-assemblies and mechanical parts using shop tools including 3D printers, lathes, band saws, laser cutters, water jets, wire EDM etc.
  • Experience with Solidworks or equivalent CAD modelling software

Specific Skills / Abilities

  • Expertise in sheet metal work, and manufacturing techniques including additive manufacturing, die stamping, die casting, extruding, machining, etc.
  • SolidWorks expertise
  • Highly skilled in 3D CAD design and tolerance analysis
  • Track record of translating concepts into drawings, CAD models and eventually prototypes, moving from ideation to proof of concept and successful manufactured products
  • Strong design skills for outdoor/harsh environments, IP-6x ratings, and UL/CE standards
  • Deep understanding of materials, their properties and uses in manufacturing processes
  • Basic understanding of electrical/electronic systems and hardware is a plus
  • Strong communication skills
  • Work in a dynamic, diverse, multicultural, and cross-functional team
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment

Great Place to Work

  • A fast-paced, entrepreneurial culture focused on innovation
  • A flexible, autonomous work environment
  • A culture of respect, learning, and excellence
  • Experienced, highly talented experts as team peers
  • Growth and travel opportunities
  • Be part of a team of change-makers having a significant impact on real people around the world

About

Gridblock

GridBlock is a revolutionary energy router that dynamically manages the flow of energy between multiple sources and loads and has the ability to create and operate a self-contained microgrid. GridBlock packetizes and routes electrical energy with isolation and high accuracy to serve AC or DC systems seamlessly. The precision technology enables a bidirectional power flow on multiple ports or channels concurrently, bringing the flexibility and control of Internet routers and switches to the electrical grid. Increasingly, electrical installations require smart integration of EV or e-truck charging, battery storage, solar panels and critical loads, with custom design and build for each location adding to the cost of implementation. GridBlock simplifies all of this with a flexible, software-defined, modular solution that can manage a wide variety of end-use configurations and applications.

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