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Mechanical Engineer

Company: Porifera
Location: San Leandro
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

ABOUT PORIFERAPorifera manufactures proprietary forward osmosis membranes and systems and provides process solutions to food & beverage and water reuse customers around the world. Our innovative products enable industries to efficiently remove water and retain only the most valuable components of their products. This award-winning technology facilitates the reduction of water waste, improvements to water reuse, and more efficient processing solutions to help companies make better products using less energy. Customers use our technology to reduce the shipping volume of their beer and coffee products, to remove alcohol from wine, or to process manure for premium, organic fertilizer. We are a small, highly qualified team of professionals in a dynamic and entrepreneurial environment. Together, we've developed a revolutionary product and we continue to explore new frontiers in processing and purification. As our business grows, we seek exceptional talent to join our elite team.POSITION OVERVIEWThe ideal Mechanical Engineer (ME) candidate will have hands-on experience building prototypes and working with mechanical and fluid systems. The candidate must be competent designing piping and mechanical assemblies from schematics, generating prints, sourcing off-the-shelf items and specifying custom components.The ME will contribute to the design, fabrication and documentation of automated fluid systems and the field installation, start-up and testing of innovative beverage concentration and water reuse systems. The ME may also contribute to the design and implementation of a robotic manufacturing system.GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform engineering design and analysis for a variety of projects
  • Draft and design 3D piping skids and oversee hydraulic piping system builds
  • Operate membrane equipment for in-house testing and at customer sites
  • Support the design and manufacture of custom equipment
  • Investigate equipment challenges and determine appropriate remedies
  • Provide input to cost estimates and production and installation schedules
  • Interact with engineers, researchers, and customers on matters relating to finished product design, technical performance, and documentation criteria
  • Collaborate with a diverse group of team members and customersSKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS --- Mechanical engineering degree --- Proficiency in Autocad and 3D modeling (Fusion 360, Inventor, or SolidWorks) --- General knowledge of manufacturing methods. --- Relevant experience a plus, such as knowledge of piping systems design and best practices, machine shop and hand tools skills, or experience overseeing piping skid or mechanical builds
    • Organized, superior attention to detail, documentation and control skills
    • Self-motivated team player, comfortable in a hands-on small business environment
    • Demonstrated flexibility in adapting to a wide variety of tasks and functions
    • Strong verbal and written communication skillsHOW TO APPLYComplete the application on www.porifera.com/careers or visit www.linkedin.com/company/porifera. Only applicants who have successfully submitted both the application and required documentation will be considered. Only applicants being considered will be contacted.HIRING STATEMENTPorifera is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities (EEO) are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. Women or minority candidates are encouraged to apply. In addition to federal law requirements, Porifera complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Porifera expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Porifera's employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

Keywords: Porifera, San Leandro , Mechanical Engineer, Engineering , San Leandro, California

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