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Senior Mechanical Engineer - Product Development

Clean Crop Technologies

Clean Crop Technologies

Other Engineering, Product
Holyoke, MA, USA · Holyoke, MA, USA · Massachusetts, USA · United States
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Are you interested in tackling one of the world's most pressing agriculture challenges? Clean Crop Technologies is leading the charge in stopping crop loss at its source. We're seeking a passionate and experienced Senior Mechanical Engineer to join our dynamic Product Development team.

Why Us?

Clean Crop's groundbreaking Clean Current technology has just received one of Fast Company's World Changing Ideas Awards in Agriculture. Our innovative approach utilizes cold plasma to make seeds cleaner and safer before planting, effectively eliminating contaminants and increasing crop yields. With our commitment to sustainability and cutting-edge technology, we're shaping the future of agriculture.

Your Role:

As a Senior Mechanical Engineer, you'll be at the forefront of our mission, designing and testing critical subsystems integral to our prototype and production equipment builds. Under the guidance of our Director of Product Development, you'll lead the charge in developing solutions that drive success and innovation. Your expertise in mechanical, electrical, and electro-mechanical systems will be instrumental in pushing the boundaries of what's possible. This is an on-site opportunity, based within our corporate headquarters in Holyoke, MA.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Serving as a mentor to junior members of the Product Development team to help inspire, teach, and grow talent.
  • Serving as lead engineer on Product Development projects to research, scale-up, and commercialize key technology initiatives.
  • Coordinating the assembly and commissioning of production equipment, from controls integration to process/facility layout, process debugging/improvement, and site acceptance testing.
  • Owning the design and integration of critical subassemblies including material handling, thermal management, plasma treatment, and process control system.
  • Managing mechanical aspects of internal and external builds.
  • Leading the development of equipment BOMs and procurements, vendor relationships, and achieving key deliverables.
  • Coordinating the development of technical documentation to support Operations and Business Development departments.
  • Leading independent research projects related to subassembly optimization and drive the origination of key product innovations.
  • Supporting the continuous improvement, management, and safety of the workshop and fabrication space.
  • Ensuring all facilities meet company protocols for worker safety and quality control during prototype design and builds.

What We're Looking For:

Beyond technical skills, we're seeking individuals who thrive in an agile startup environment. Your ability to communicate effectively and collaborate within a team is paramount. The ideal candidate is curious, hands-on, and possesses a knack for problem-solving.

The ideal candidate will also possess:

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechatronics, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent expertise.
  • 5+ years of hands-on engineering experience, including demonstration of project lead capabilities and/or supervisory experience.
  • Solid product development principles and experience in the 0-1 product development space.
  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, DFX, FMEA, and quality systems.
  • Demonstrated leadership in the design, manufacturing, and testing of complex electro-mechanical systems.
  • Demonstrated fluency in CAD/CAM software (Inventor, Fusion 360, or Solidworks preferred), translating complex designs to technical documentation for external engineering bid and build.
  • Experience interfacing with engineering design and mechanical fabrication vendors.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to design mechanical components that meet required specifications.
  • Demonstrated ability communicating critical data to peers and leadership from a variety of professional backgrounds.
  • Hard-working, goal-oriented, and proven ability to manage multiple tasks in an evolving work environment.
  • Inspiring team player who is creative, curious, and possesses a problem-solving mindset.

Additional Details:

  • Location: Holyoke, MA
  • Status: Full time, salary, exempt
  • Reports to: Director of Product Development
  • Benefits: Health Insurance; Vision, Dental, Life; Optional 401K; 3 weeks PTO, 12 weeks of 100% paid parental leave, as well as professional development opportunities.

By joining Clean Crop, you'll be at the forefront of innovation, working alongside a passionate team dedicated to making a difference. If you’re interested in joining us, we’d love to hear from you.

About Holyoke, MA:

Nestled in the scenic Pioneer Valley, Holyoke offers a rich blend of culture, nature, and community. Conveniently located near urban hubs like Springfield and Northampton, as well as a two-hour drive from both Boston and Providence, residents enjoy the perfect balance of small-town charm and city accessibility. With a vibrant arts scene, diverse outdoor activities, and a burgeoning culinary landscape, Holyoke has something to offer for every member of your family. To learn more, visit https://www.exploreholyoke.com/

Clean Crop is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified candidates regardless of race, ancestry, color, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, Veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status. If you have a special need or disability that requires accommodation, please let us know.