Mechanical Design Engineer

| Culver City
Mechanical Design Engineer
 
● Culver City, CA
 
Who we are
Flo Technologies is on a mission to prevent loss, one drip at a time. Flo prevents water damage and unnecessary water waste in homes and buildings across the country with its Flo by Moen smart home water monitoring and leak protection system. In 2018 alone, our system helped homeowners save over two million gallons of water and became available at Home Depot stores across the country, on HomeDepot.com, as well as in countless plumbing wholesalers. 
 
We are a VC-backed company with over $40M in funding, and we have partnered with Moen, the #1 faucet brand in North America, to make Flo even more available to homeowners everywhere. We have won awards from Popular Science, Consumer Electronics Show, Electronic House, IOT Inventor, Green Builder Magazine, and Kitchen and Bath Industry Show to name a few.
 
We are an innovative, high performing team with empathy and integrity, and are obsessed with delivering value to our end users and making positive impacts on the world. 
 
Our Core Values
● Innovation
● Individuals Make an Impact
● Continuous Improvement
● Focus on User Experience
● Positive Impact on the World
 
What we are looking for
We believe that Flo’s success hinges on the creative and unique thinking that comes from diverse perspectives. We are intentionally building an inclusive community of problem-solvers from many different backgrounds. We are an equal opportunity employer. 
 
We are an A+ team looking for A+ players. We are searching for an innovative engineer to develop impactful, robust designs as we expand our portfolio of best in class hardware solutions. 
We are looking for a confident individual that has strong mechanical design, problem-solving and project management skills with a proven record of robust design solutions and a background in durable good full product lifecycle engagement. Our organization is dynamic and we are excitedly cultivating ideas for new products, enhancements, applications, or emergent technologies every day. At the same time, we are laser-focused on executing on, delivering, and supporting these innovations for our customers. You are someone who can strategically navigate this balance between time devoted to ideation versus execution. 
 
You love being part of a team and are most productive in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment. You are an energetic person of integrity who is passionate about efficiently producing high quality work. 
 
You will report directly to the Director of Product Development - Hardware.
 
What you’ll do
· Responsible for design and development of electro-mechanical assemblies for IoT-enabled fluid management applications
· Coordinate alpha and beta prototype fabrication
· Develop and manage design verification / validation plans
· Support manufacturing sites to implement assembly and testing processes and controls
· Manage assigned projects within Stage Gate NPI process
· Create and maintain technical documentation (2D/3D CAD, specifications)
· Lead ECO/ECN change management process using PLM system
· Maintain standards for technical drawings, internal specifications and related engineering documentation
  • Prepare and present concept and technical design review presentations
  • Conduct design reviews, identifying opportunities for enhancement or value-engineering efficiencies
  • Responsible for APQP elements (FMEA, DFM/DFMA, DOE, Limit Studies, Finite Element Analysis)
  • Collaborate with Global Supply Ops on manufacturer/partner engagement, tooling development / PPAP
· Provide technical support to internal and external customers (function, application, installation and use)
· Coordinate plumbing and mechanical third-party certifications
 
Who you are
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree of science in mechanical engineering (BSME/MSME) / Design focus
· 4+ years of product development experience in individual-contributor role
  • Broad process and materials expertise, including injection molding, forging and casting
  • Proficient in 3D parametric design (Inventor, SolidWorks, Creo)
  • Basic knowledge of electronics and programming (C/C++, Python, LabView)
· Experience with structured project management systems
· Applied hydraulics / fluids engineering experience
· Self-directed individual able to plan and execute work independently with high personal standards
  • Creative-thinker able to efficiently solve, validate and deploy problem solutions
  • Collaborative team-player
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
     
Who you might be (we can teach you if you’re not)
● Knowledge of fluids distribution system design, components, materials and trade practices
● Subject-matter expert on materials, production processes, sensors, water quality and safety
● Application of Six Sigma Principles (LEAN / DFSS)
● APQP FMEA / DFM / DFMA
● Practical experience using FEA / CFD application software
● Knowledge of ISO 9001 or ISO/TS 16949 design control procedures a plus
What you will get
Competitive market compensation, unlimited vacation, medical, dental, vision, weekly catered lunch, a team that’s fun to be around, and an awesome office location in the heart of Culver City. 
 
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Location

We are located in the heart of downtown Culver City, just steps from the Expo and minutes from excellent spots for lunch, coffee and team happy hours.

An Insider's view of Flo Technologies

How does your team reward individual success?

We use Bonusly to grant each other bonuses called Floes using Slack when we want to appreciate a teammate for something that also reflects our core values. We also take time at each Town Hall to do shout-outs across the organization so we can publicly recognize each other for our good work.

Amanda

Product Manager

What does your typical day look like?

At Flo I love getting to work with global teams from LA, Argentina, Russia and Taiwan every day. We make good use of Slack and video chats to stay connected and ensure that the teams are making progress 24/7. Meetings at the beginning and end of every day to transfer information are very important to us.

Daniel

Director of Firmware Engineering

How does the company support your career growth?

I started at Flo as an intern in the Marketing department and I’m now a full-time employee here in Marketing. I am grateful that Flo has supported my career growth since day one by encouraging me to explore various opportunities at Flo to learn and lead.

Kayla

Growth Marketing Coordinator

What is your vision for the company?

Our products will become ubiquitous with the home, like the smoke detector or security alarm, and will impact people's lives by preventing catastrophic water damage, emotional hardship, financial cost, and most important, water loss. We are committed to driving water conservation for homeowners resulting in environmental benefits for our planet.

Gabe

CEO

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

At Flo, we are building highly-scalable, efficient and secure systems that process billions of rows of data every day! Building real-time streaming pipelines, protecting customer data, deploying resilient backend services, writing optimized code for resource-constrained hardware devices are some of the technical challenges we face.

Cihan

VP of Software Engineering

What are Flo Technologies Perks + Benefits

Flo Technologies Benefits Overview

We offer competitive market compensation, a new Macbook, unlimited vacation, medical, dental, vision, weekly catered lunch, a team that’s fun to be around, and a beautiful new office in the heart of Culver City in Los Angeles, steps from the Expo.

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
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