Director, Mechanical Engineering

| Watertown
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We are searching for a Director of Mechanical Engineering to lead WiTricity’s Mechanical design function.  The team consists of full-time and external resources responsible for design, prototyping, and manufacturing of WiTricity Charging Product (to 22KW) and Reference design.  We are seeking an individual with product, industrial design, and manufacturing experience in addition to experience managing and leading a team.  

This is a key position as WiTricity brings to market the world’s first Electric Vehicle wireless charging system.  We are transforming a prototype system into an attractive, serviceable, costed down, mass producible product that can be sold world-wide through a partner channel.   As the product will be placed indoor and outdoor, it will need to meet challenging requirements for temperature, weather, drive-over, and safety.    

Responsibilities:

  • Lead WiTricity’s Mechanical Engineering team consisting of internal and external resources located domestic and internationally
    • Manage a team of 3 – 6 mechanical design engineers responsible for the simulation, design, and execution of ground and vehicle side mechanicals
    • Support internal operations team responsible for build, assembly, and test of small quantity system shipments
    • Manage external suppliers responsible for delivery of custom parts during the prototyping phase
    • Support & collaborate with peers in electrical design and software
    • Support & collaborate with design partners responsible for industrial design of the product
    • Support & collaborate with manufacturing partners to introduce product into mass production
    • Initiate continuous improvement through training, seminar, and other learning strategies
  • Own, cultivate, and enhance the mechanical design & development process
    • Institute best practices
    • Create and drive schedule
    • Ability to be hands-on with the team to resolve challenges
  • Overall responsibility for the mechanical design process, including specifications, architecture, design, development, test, and debug of components used in WiTricity’s Wireless Power Electric Vehicle system
  • Work with Program and Engineering Management to ensure product is developed that meets functional, quality, and schedule commitments
  • Work with Product Management and the Executive team to establish strategic plans and objectives regarding roadmap
    • Ability to anticipate strategic challenges in product design/pre-production process and propose solutions
    • Advocate and influence product management/program management decisions and schedules based on best practices

Requirements:

  • BS or MS in Mechanical Engineering
  • 8+ years Mechanical design experience
  • 3+ years in a Leadership Role including people management
  • Experience with the following:
    • industrial, automotive, or consumer products
    • using Solidworks or similar mechanical CAD program
    • Industrial Design, Electrical Design, and Software Development
    • manufacturing and production products
    • working in a small company (<100 people)
    • UL, FCC, and other regulatory standards
    • power electronics products (>1KW)
    • latest advances in materials and manufacturing techniques. 
  • Candidates with experience developing products for the industrial and automotive markets are strongly preferred
  • Candidates must have a can-do attitude with experience managing a small team as well as directing external resources responsible for industrial design, component suppliers, testing, and manufacturing

 

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Location

Our company runs along the Charles River with plenty of restaurants nearby. Plus, the office is easy to get to with a bus station nearby.

An Insider's view of WiTricity

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The vibe has a start-up feel with positivity and great energy (no pun intended). Each day our labs are filled with teams testing and solving complex challenges. WiTricians are passionate, intellectual and warm professionals. There are no egos. This makes for a comfortable and fun place to work.


Kristina

VP Marketing

What projects are you most excited about?

I am most excited about bringing EV wireless charging to life as a real product, to be working at the forefront of the automotive industry on a product that will have a big positive impact on the world.


Geoff

Senior Program Manager

What does career growth look like on your team?

Every engineer I have ever worked with wants to work on cutting edge technology with smart people they respect and who they can learn from. I feel so fortunate that we can offer all of that to prospective employees while creating an industry. People have an immediate opportunity to work across organizations and solve complex challenges."

Kim

VP Human Resources

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

We are essentially creating the market for EV wireless charging so every design and spec is a challenge that we engineer for global standardization. Passing high power through the air is complex and challenging - the physics alone, not to mention the hardware and software. Our team continues to push boundaries.

Steve

VP Engineering

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

My goal is to mentor talented engineers to develop the most robust and cutting edge platform available. As industry leaders in wireless power transfer we are developing innovative solutions to address the explosive growth in wireless electrical vehicle charging market. There is so much opportunity to grow here.

Aldo

Director of Engineering

What are WiTricity Perks + Benefits

WiTricity Benefits Overview

WiTricity offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package featuring 80% contribution toward health and dental insurance and generous time off. We pride ourselves on the variety and frequency of culture building events, recognition of team achievements and communication about the company direction.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Employees can elect the maximum allowed by the IRS for medical or dependent care expenses.
Disability Insurance
We offer short and long term disability insurance at no cost to the employee.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
We offer a life insurnace benefit at no cost to the employee for the duration of employment.
Wellness Programs
Gym and weight loss discount programs; On-site annual flu shot clinic; Running club
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
We ioffer 9 paid holidays every year plus two floating holidays to be used at your discretion.
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
WiTricity sponsors regular team outings as well as a summer and holiday event.
Stocked Kitchen
We have a fully stocked kitchen including healthy snacks, coffee, tea and soda.
Some Meals Provided
Staff comes together every Friday for a company wide sponsored lunch!
Happy Hours
We have regular on-site happy hours for the team to come together and unwind.
Parking
Free employee parking available on site as well as easy access to public transportation.
Recreational Clubs
Our running club takes advantage of the great running paths along the Charles River just outiside our front door.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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