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Mechanical Engineer, Power Electronics

Redwood Materials

Redwood Materials

Other Engineering
Carson City, NV, USA
Posted on Thursday, October 5, 2023

About Redwood Materials

Redwood Materials was founded in 2017 to create a circular supply chain for electric vehicles and clean energy products, making them more sustainable and driving down the cost for batteries. We’re doing this by developing and deploying new technologies to increase the scope and scale of recycled and sustainable materials in the global battery supply chain.

Mechanical Design Engineer, Power Electronics

Redwood materials is seeking a mechanical engineer with extensive experience designing and analyzing thermal and mechanical systems. You will own mechanical aspects of custom power converter systems, with outputs in the megawatt range. You will be working in a challenging, fast-paced, startup environment.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Own mechanical design for state-of-the-art power electronics systems that will be applied in an industrial context.
  • Perform engineering calculations, thermal and structural FEA analysis.
  • Utilize first principles to identify creative solutions to challenging thermal management problems.
  • Conduct mechanical validation testing.
  • Work closely with electrical engineering and product teams to engineer solutions that meet stringent performance and reliability criteria.

Desired Qualifications

  • BS or MS in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Demonstrated first principles approach to solving thermal and mechanical challenges.
  • Strong understanding of thermal analysis and relevant FEM tools such as ANSYS.
  • Highly proficient with 3D CAD and design of mechanical components.
  • Experience in Computation Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Analysis.
  • Strong understanding of manufacturing methods such as machining, sheet metal work, and injection molding.
  • Proficient in GD&T.
  • Experience with industrial machine design.

The position is full-time. Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

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