Heliogen
Heliogen is a renewable energy technology company unlocking the power of sunlight to replace fossil fuels.
Pasadena, CA

Design Engineer at Heliogen

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Heliogen is a renewable energy technology company focused on eliminating the need for fossil fuels using the power of sunlight and software. Heliogen has invented the world’s first Sunlight Refinery™ – a green hydrogen and 24/7 electricity plant – capable of concentrating, capturing, and refining sunlight into cost-effective energy on demand, paving the way for an economical and full-scale global transition to a green economy by 2050.
You Aspire To: 

We are looking for driven mechanical engineers to spearhead tooling design and development. You will own the relationship between the engineering development of, field service, and production teams. The success of Heliogen depends on the quality, reliability, cost, manufacturability, throughput, safety, and user experience of the products that you deliver.

  • Design and develop high quality tooling development for production and field service products
  • Spearhead tooling efforts to develop the factory of the future by creating design solutions that support automation and rapid iteration.
  • Capable of integrating concepts and principles of mechanical design and analysis of several different projects in a fast-paced environment - projects will vary in size and scale
  • Ability to interpret and apply sound design and drafting standards (ASME Y14.5) in creating tooling drawing definitions
  • Handle a wide range of technical problems and familiar with all types of
  • material handling, assembly production fixtures, test fixtures, structural weldments, and custom machines
  • Close collaboration with component designers, manufacturing engineers, and field services to achieve the best possible cradle to grave solutions incorporating (safety, cost, quality, cycle time, delivery, reliability, life, and maintenance/refurbishment)
  • Manage projects including vendor selection, fabrication, inspection, equipment installation, and commissioning of tooling 
  • Set, implement, and maintain schedules and budgets to ensure project completion
  • Facilitate effective and collaborative communication by fostering creativity and leveraging team member strengths
  • The ability to work in a team environment is a must. All designs are the collective effort of the team
  • Ensuring safe maintenance operations and compliance with company objectives, health & safety policies.
What's Essential:
  • A successful candidate will typically have a B.S. degree in any Engineering discipline from an accredited institution
  • 4+ years of work or project experience with design, build, and commissioning of tooling and fixtures from an accredited manufacturing discipline in aerospace, automotive, pharmaceutical.
  • Experience using CAD and FEA-based analysis software (NX and ANSYS Workbench preferred) for structural applications.
  • Ability to perform trade studies using first principals and engineering fundamentals to assess risk and make clear recommendations with rationale even with partial information.
  • Familiarity with common engineering materials properties (strength, life, thermal, compatibility etc.) including metals and soft goods.
  • Proficiency in MS Office products and broad knowledge of advanced analytical tools
  • Strong communication and relationship skills.
  • Experience solving complex problems with little to no supervision on schedule as an individual or as a member of an integrated team.
  • Strong computer skills, including a proficiency in Microsoft Office to build work instructions and process maps.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to succinctly present recommendations to stakeholders, the customer, and management.
  • Highly self-motivated with strong organizational skills – able to prioritize and execute tasks with ongoing drive for continuous improvement in all aspects of work.
Desirable Experience:
  • Experience with multi-system engineering design.
  • Demonstrated capability solving complex problems on schedule as an individual or as a member of an integrated team.
  • Experience designing/operating and building robotic systems.
  • Knowledge of quality tools such as Lean principles, Six Sigma, Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Action, Metrology, and Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (PFMEA).
  • Ability and willingness to put in extra time to mentor other engineers while also being a significant individual contributor.
  • Able to work well in an integrated collaborative team environment, including frequent interactions with technicians, other engineers, and managers.
Heliogen was created at Idealab, the leading technology incubator. For more information about Heliogen, please visit heliogen.com
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What are Heliogen Perks + Benefits

Culture
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Game Room
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns

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Senior Manager, Procurement & Strategic Sourcing

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Manager, Inventory & Logistics

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Infrastructure Software Engineer

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Senior Accountant

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Quality & Receiving Inspector

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Manager, Test Engineering

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Lead the development of a flexible and scalable test automation framework (HW/SW) to support component testing through the engineering, design, and production validation process to ensure reliability goals are met and maintained. This includes working directly with design and manufacturing engineering teams to define tests, develop, and deploy solutions. You will also be responsible for architecting data collection and reporting system needed to validate and track product performance over time. This will be a hands-on role, coordinating the development and execution of tests both onsite, offsite, at vendors, and in the field.

Technical Program Manager

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