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Senior Mechanical Engineer, Facilities

Redwood Materials

Redwood Materials

Other Engineering, Operations
McCarran, NV, USA
Posted on Monday, December 11, 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.

We are seeking an experienced Facilities Mechanical Engineer to work across our office and production facilities to provide support for our Facilities Operations and Maintenance Team.

Experience in facilities operations in a large industrial environment is preferred, including experience in equipment operation and maintenance for HVAC, compressors, chillers, chemical systems, scrubbers, pure water and wastewater systems. In this position, this individual will apply knowledge of mechanical engineering principles while solving real world, technically challenging problems in a high-tech manufacturing environment.

This individual must be highly collaborative and able to work effectively with a wide range of teams and disciplines in a dynamic and scrappy start up environment. Great leadership skills and the ability to drive actions across multiple stakeholders is a must.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Support daily operations and work on facility systems and equipment to optimize reliability, efficiency, capacity and quality.
  • Understand and apply root cause analysis concepts and implement actions to continuously improve design, installation and operation of equipment and systems.
  • Support commissioning of new equipment and systems by developing and reviewing procedures, as well as overseeing execution to ensure a high-quality product is delivered.
  • Track and report on system demand, capacity and operational KPIs and identify and implement improvement projects.
  • Support the technician team by providing engineering support, procedure development and review.
  • Manage basic projects and provide oversight of contractors and 3rd party work.
  • Create and implement facilities processes and procedures.
  • Work cross functionally across our operations teams on a variety of projects to support team growth and our continuous improvement goals.

Desired Qualifications

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering and 5+ years of relevant working experience preferred.
  • At least two years of experience supporting Facilities Maintenance and Operations or Production organizations.
  • Basic understanding of electrical and control systems.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and conduct root cause analysis on mechanical systems at a high level.
  • Self-motivated, hands-on mindset, with a willingness to contribute at all levels.
  • A passion for sustainability and making the world a better place.

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

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