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Full-time Product Engineer

at BioLite LLC in Brooklyn, New York

PRODUCT ENGINEER SUMMARY: Cutting-edge clean technology company is seeking a well-rounded mechanical engineer and design for manufacturing superstar to develop off-grid energy consumer products. TITLE: Product Engineer HOURS: Full-time LOCATION: Brooklyn, New York REPORTS TO: Director of Engineering COMPENSATION: Salary is competitive with other early-stage companies, including benefits, bonus plan, and equity stock options. COMPANY OVERVIEW: BioLite is a for-profit social enterprise that develops; manufactures and markets distributed energy solutions for off-grid communities around the world. Our first products are clean-burning, biomass cookstoves capable of converting their own waste heat into electricity to charge electronic devices. Our business serves two distinct markets, 1) developing world families living in energy poverty, and 2) outdoor enthusiasts seeking fuel-independent cooking and charging. OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE AN IMPACT: BioLite is looking for a mechanically-oriented product engineer. This is a unique opportunity to join a fastmoving startup with both a technical and creative environment in the heart of Brooklyn. If you have experience creating, engineering, and detailing consumer products for manufacture, you’re perfect. Further, if you are looking to work with a growing product development team who loves the great outdoors and the city too, we’re your company. You will have the opportunity to work on a range of products, inventions, and research programs funded by both our product stream and research grants. KEY ACTIVITIES: • Product Engineering – Mechanical and electro-mechanical design and detailing for a range of clean-energy products including solid fuel biomass stoves. Collaboration with industrial design, R&D, and marketing. • Design for Manufacturing (DFM) – Execute and deliver production-ready 3D CAD files and Bills of Materials, including components and material specifications, tolerances, and finishes. Travel, manage and liaise with prototype vendors and manufacturing partners. • Skill Building and Facilities – Build and integrate mechanical and prototyping capabilities within the company. Procure, maintain, and evolve computer, shop, and lab equipment. • Technology Development – As part of our broader team, identify and develop technologies that can be applied to emerging and outdoor recreation markets in various areas including cooking, energy-access, lighting, and off-grid living. • Project Leadership – Strategize, plan, and drive individual projects to meet milestones and market launch timelines. Mentor interns and entry level engineers. • Grant participation – Collaborate in the procurement, execution, and completion of grant-funded product and technology initiatives. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: • 5 years experience in high-volume consumer product engineering • Experience in outdoor recreation products and emerging markets a plus • Demonstrated ability to develop ideas and concepts into real products • Capable in experimentation, testing, analysis, and research • Team leadership experience preferred • Enthusiasm for new technology, design, and innovation • Accountability, sense of humor, proactive nature and work ethic • Self-managing and motivated; experience in a start-up environment a plus • Excellent verbal and written communication skills TECHNICAL SKILLS: • Advanced 3D CAD expertise in either ProEngineer, Solidworks, or AutoCAD • Expert 3D modeling skills including surfaces, solids, assemblies, and renderings • Ability to design parts for high volume manufacturing processes, including tooling, production, and assembly processes for metal forming and plastics molding. • Technical knowledge of a wide range of materials and coatings • Working knowledge of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics • Familiarity with digital electronics, sensors, circuits, and data acquisition • Extensive knowledge of prototyping processes, including rapid prototyping • Hands-on machine shop experience; ability to create through physical fabrication Please submit your resume, cover letter and portfolio to jobs@biolitestove.com and include “Product Engineer” in the subject line. Company is not accepting candidates via recruiters.



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