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Sr. R&D Engineer, Mechanical Design

Company: Energy Recovery
Location: San Leandro
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Energy Recovery (NASDAQ: ERII) creates technologies that solve complex challenges for industrial fluid-flow markets worldwide. Building on our pressure exchanger technology platform, we design and manufacture solutions that make industrial processes more efficient and sustainable. What began as a game-changing invention for desalination has grown into a global business advancing the environmental sustainability of customers' operations in multiple industries. Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, Energy Recovery has manufacturing, research and development facilities across California and Texas with sales and on-site technical support available globally. For more information, please

Job Summary:

ERII is seeking a qualified candidate for an immediate full-time job opening for the position of Senior R&D Engineer, located in San Leandro, CA and reporting to the Engineering Manager of Product Design team. The R&D department is a dynamic group of engineers with a wide range of backgrounds, several of them holding PhD and Masters Degrees. We are looking for a talented and energetic candidate who can thrive in a team environment, lead and deliver on R&D projects for new technology/new product development.

The position requires a well-rounded expertise in mechanical design, CAD modeling and computational methods (like FEA) for analyzing stresses and deformation of solid components and assemblies. A sound knowledge base in mechanics of solids is required. Expertise in use of CAD packages such as SolidWorks and FE Analysis tools such as ANSYS is required. The candidate will spend bulk of his time working with a multidisciplinary team to develop disruptive technologies and products based on our proprietary isobaric pressure exchangers. In addition, the candidate will be providing mechanical design support to various NTI/NPI projects including validation testing.

Major Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Lead R&D projects (NTI/NPI) involving fluid machines such as pressure exchangers, compressors, centrifugal and reciprocating pumps, turbines, turbochargers etc.
  • Design fluid machinery components and assemblies and draw detailed engineering drawings with appropriate GD&T while optimizing for manufacturability & quality.
  • Leverage commercial FEA solvers such as ANSYS to evaluate mechanical integrity, design life and robustness of components and assemblies over the full range of operating conditions.
  • Design experiments and test setups to validate the design by simulating the operational environment in the lab with appropriate instrumentation, controls & data acquisition systems.
  • Develop validation test plans and work closely with testing team to confirm and validate model predictions. Use commercial (e.g. Matlab) and open-source (e.g. Python) software to process test data and draw physics based insights and inputs for models & optimization.
  • Work closely with the Product Engineering, Testing, Project Management Office, Manufacturing, Quality Control & Business Units to successfully deliver on NPI/NTI projects.
  • Follow ERI's internal technology and development processes (PDLCM/RDF) and drive rigorous design reviews / documentation at each phase.
  • Contribute to development of validated design tools and design practices.
  • Other duties & projects as assigned. Skills & Requirements:
    • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering with 5+ years of relevant industry experience or Master's degree with 3+ years of experience desired.
    • Proficiency in commercial CAD packages such as SolidWorks required.
    • Expertise in commercial FEA solvers such as ANSYS Workbench required.
    • Expertise in design of high pressure mechanical systems, developing manufacturing drawings using DFM principles, GD&T, stack-up analysis, RCA, DFMEA, drawing up inspection & quality control plans highly desirable.
    • Hands on experience with assembly, testing and experimentation, sensors/transducers, controls/data acquisition highly desirable.
    • Experience with mechanical design of rotodynamic & reciprocating fluid machines such as compressors, pumps, turbines, pressure exchangers etc., a plus.
    • Experience with thermodynamic cycle modeling, sizing of heat exchangers, compressors and HVACR equipment a plus.
    • Must possess a demonstrated ability to work/lead in a team environment, under pressure, manage multiple tasks, and be goal oriented.
    • Ability to oversee and execute on assigned projects from start to completion in a highly analytical, detailed and precise manner.
    • Familiarity with engineering standards such as ASME BPVC / API / ANSI / NFPA / UL / PED etc.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Position requires up to 10% domestic and international travel.

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Keywords: Energy Recovery, San Leandro , Sr. R&D Engineer, Mechanical Design, Engineering , San Leandro, California

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