Senior Mechanical Engineer

at 
Nth Cycle
Posted on 
19 Jan

Who we are

Demand for critical minerals to power the energy transition is growing exponentially. Yet, we know mining deeper and broader, and building landfills higher and wider, works against our fight to save the planet. At Nth Cycle, we see the path forward. We believe all the critical minerals needed for the energy transition are already in circulation today. We just didn’t have a clean, profitable way of retrieving them, until now.

Nth Cycle is a metal processing technology company. Our electro-extraction technology helps recyclers and miners capture more critical minerals—for use in lithium-ion battery manufacturing, among other things—while dramatically reducing costs and emissions. We are the heart of metals processing; we are the crucial step that profitably separates critical minerals from other elements, transforming them into production-grade feedstocks for the energy transition.

We recently closed a $12.5M Series A funding, won second place at TechCrunch Disrupt, and just moved into a new 12,000 sqft facility outside Boston.

Our Culture

You won’t find another team like ours. We believe in open, honest communication, and enjoying our work while changing the world. We work quickly but with intention—we’ve scaled our technology in size 100x in the past year. We’re mission-oriented and think big—we’re focused on reducing gigatons CO2 emissions from the atmosphere by 2050. And we value the perspectives and opinions of our colleagues while pushing each other to excel.

We’re a dynamic team looking for a new team member who’s also passionate about addressing climate change and advancing the clean energy industry. Consistent with our commitment to diversity & inclusion, we value colleagues with the ability to work on diverse teams and with a diverse range of people.

If this is you, keep reading.

Position description

This position will focus on the development of the core technology system; an electro-extraction technology for Li-ion battery recycling. The project involves utilizing Computational Fluid Dynamics Models to simulate real world flows and scale the technology to production ready. You will drive development of complex Parts, Sub-Assemblies and/or features, key technical components through design and verification.

You may also use basic lab techniques to collect samples, prepare samples for analysis, and learn multiple characterization techniques. This position will be in constant communications with suppliers, the R&D team, and Product Lead to achieve fast passed objectives as a team leader, team member, and technical contributor.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities
- Can work with Autodesk to perform CFDs, and 3D CAD tocreate and manipulate complexmodels
- Design, develop, and commission chemical preprocessing equipment and instrumentation based on R&D optimizations.
- Actively demonstrates skill in risk management and risk mitigation
- Establish and carry out test validation for new processes, equipment, and products made.
- Manage small to large capital projects for delivering needed results within budget and schedule.
- Communicate technical results and challenges across the organization to advance product development.
- Demonstrate understanding of established manufacturing processes and equipment.
- Establish and document manufacturing methods, processes, manuals, and training.
- Demonstrate safety leadership particularly with chemical operations (gas generation, pressurevessels, exothermic reactions, corrosive materials, etc.)
- This safety consciousness should permeate beyond designs and into daily life.
- Lead or participate in safety reviews such as HAZOP, which includes providing technical assistance with corrosive material concerns, cross contamination of chemicals, etc.
- Assist in implementing environmental improvement initiatives particularly with respect to emissions, pollutants identification, effluent control, neutralization of caustics/acids, etc.

Qualifications and experience
Qualified candidates will possess a strong combination of the following:
- BS or MS in Mechanical Engineering
- 5-10years of experience in a related environment
- Proficiency with 3D CAD tools. Preferably Autodesk
- Must have experience working with metal forming, plastic part design for injection molding, DFM/A
- Sound Engineering Principles: Technical depth in the areas of structuraland fluidmechanics, vibration and thermal design
- Strong analytical skills in general engineering assessment and problem solving
- Familiarity withchemical process scale up-desirable
- Flexible thinking especially while problem solving
- Strong verbal and written/digital communication skills
- Attention to detail, deadline and budget aware
- Previous experience with environmental permitting- desirable
- Previous experience/certifications in Lean manufacturing, 5S, and/or Six Sigma- desirable
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

Nth Cycle does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Where we are and what we offer:
- Greater Boston Area
- Full-time position
- Eligible for Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits where Nth Cycle pays 100% of the premiums
- Unlimited paid time off, 13 company holidays, and a Holiday Break at the end of the year

Closing Statement

Consistent with our commitment to diversity & inclusion, we value people with the ability to work on diverse teams and with a diverse range of people. We especially encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people, veterans, and people with disabilities.

We know the right candidate might not check every box in this job description. You could also have important skills we haven't thought of. If you think you’re a great candidate for this role, apply and tell us why. To apply, send us a resume and a few sentences about why you are interested in this position and what you bring to the table. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.

Contact: Pat Perillo, Human Resources, Nth Cycle
Email: perillo@nthcycle.com
Phone: 978-764-8504

Job Description

Who we are

Demand for critical minerals to power the energy transition is growing exponentially. Yet, we know mining deeper and broader, and building landfills higher and wider, works against our fight to save the planet. At Nth Cycle, we see the path forward. We believe all the critical minerals needed for the energy transition are already in circulation today. We just didn’t have a clean, profitable way of retrieving them, until now.

Nth Cycle is a metal processing technology company. Our electro-extraction technology helps recyclers and miners capture more critical minerals—for use in lithium-ion battery manufacturing, among other things—while dramatically reducing costs and emissions. We are the heart of metals processing; we are the crucial step that profitably separates critical minerals from other elements, transforming them into production-grade feedstocks for the energy transition.

We recently closed a $12.5M Series A funding, won second place at TechCrunch Disrupt, and just moved into a new 12,000 sqft facility outside Boston.

Our Culture

You won’t find another team like ours. We believe in open, honest communication, and enjoying our work while changing the world. We work quickly but with intention—we’ve scaled our technology in size 100x in the past year. We’re mission-oriented and think big—we’re focused on reducing gigatons CO2 emissions from the atmosphere by 2050. And we value the perspectives and opinions of our colleagues while pushing each other to excel.

We’re a dynamic team looking for a new team member who’s also passionate about addressing climate change and advancing the clean energy industry. Consistent with our commitment to diversity & inclusion, we value colleagues with the ability to work on diverse teams and with a diverse range of people.

If this is you, keep reading.

Position description

This position will focus on the development of the core technology system; an electro-extraction technology for Li-ion battery recycling. The project involves utilizing Computational Fluid Dynamics Models to simulate real world flows and scale the technology to production ready. You will drive development of complex Parts, Sub-Assemblies and/or features, key technical components through design and verification.

You may also use basic lab techniques to collect samples, prepare samples for analysis, and learn multiple characterization techniques. This position will be in constant communications with suppliers, the R&D team, and Product Lead to achieve fast passed objectives as a team leader, team member, and technical contributor.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities
- Can work with Autodesk to perform CFDs, and 3D CAD tocreate and manipulate complexmodels
- Design, develop, and commission chemical preprocessing equipment and instrumentation based on R&D optimizations.
- Actively demonstrates skill in risk management and risk mitigation
- Establish and carry out test validation for new processes, equipment, and products made.
- Manage small to large capital projects for delivering needed results within budget and schedule.
- Communicate technical results and challenges across the organization to advance product development.
- Demonstrate understanding of established manufacturing processes and equipment.
- Establish and document manufacturing methods, processes, manuals, and training.
- Demonstrate safety leadership particularly with chemical operations (gas generation, pressurevessels, exothermic reactions, corrosive materials, etc.)
- This safety consciousness should permeate beyond designs and into daily life.
- Lead or participate in safety reviews such as HAZOP, which includes providing technical assistance with corrosive material concerns, cross contamination of chemicals, etc.
- Assist in implementing environmental improvement initiatives particularly with respect to emissions, pollutants identification, effluent control, neutralization of caustics/acids, etc.

Qualifications and experience
Qualified candidates will possess a strong combination of the following:
- BS or MS in Mechanical Engineering
- 5-10years of experience in a related environment
- Proficiency with 3D CAD tools. Preferably Autodesk
- Must have experience working with metal forming, plastic part design for injection molding, DFM/A
- Sound Engineering Principles: Technical depth in the areas of structuraland fluidmechanics, vibration and thermal design
- Strong analytical skills in general engineering assessment and problem solving
- Familiarity withchemical process scale up-desirable
- Flexible thinking especially while problem solving
- Strong verbal and written/digital communication skills
- Attention to detail, deadline and budget aware
- Previous experience with environmental permitting- desirable
- Previous experience/certifications in Lean manufacturing, 5S, and/or Six Sigma- desirable
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

Nth Cycle does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Where we are and what we offer:
- Greater Boston Area
- Full-time position
- Eligible for Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits where Nth Cycle pays 100% of the premiums
- Unlimited paid time off, 13 company holidays, and a Holiday Break at the end of the year

Closing Statement

Consistent with our commitment to diversity & inclusion, we value people with the ability to work on diverse teams and with a diverse range of people. We especially encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people, veterans, and people with disabilities.

We know the right candidate might not check every box in this job description. You could also have important skills we haven't thought of. If you think you’re a great candidate for this role, apply and tell us why. To apply, send us a resume and a few sentences about why you are interested in this position and what you bring to the table. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.

Contact: Pat Perillo, Human Resources, Nth Cycle
Email: perillo@nthcycle.com
Phone: 978-764-8504

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