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Mechanical Engineer

Advanced Ionics

Advanced Ionics

United States · Milwaukee, WI, USA
Posted on Friday, May 3, 2024

Job Details

Full Time
$80,000.00 - $150,000.00 Salary/year


Position: Mechanical Engineer

Status: Full-Time, Salaried, Exempt

Salary: Salaries at Advanced Ionics are paid once monthly

Reports to: VP of Research & Development

Position Summary: The Mechanical Engineer is responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of the mechanical aspects of test stations and field products.

Expected Hours of Work: This is a full-time position. Days and hours of the work are Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm. Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.

Essential Functions of the Position:

  • Collaborate with a team to design, develop, build, and validate test stands used for evaluating the performance and reliability of electrolyzer stacks and cells.
  • Shape and design field products as a crucial team member. This includes conducting analyses and developing models of mechanical components, assemblies, and systems to support electrolyzer hydrogen production at customer sites.
  • Take a hands-on approach to the design, procurement, and build of test stations and products.
  • Work with team members to integrate flow analyses, heat transfer models, and sensing and data needs. This ensures test stations and products meet development and customer requirements.
  • Plan and conduct comprehensive testing procedures for the verification and validation of component, subsystem, and system designs.
  • When required, use troubleshooting skills to identify and resolve build or operating issues promptly. This minimizes the downtime of test stands.
  • As needed, support customer-funded programs by providing mechanical design input and analyses on electrolyzer designs and performance.
  • Maintain detailed documentation of component, subsystem, and system designs. Participate in all safety reviews during design, build, and validation phases. Document safe and repeatable operating procedures as applicable.
  • Work cross-functionally with leadership to define and implement a sensor strategy. This ensures comprehensive data collection and analytics.
  • Other duties as may be assigned.

You’re the right candidate for this job if you enjoy workplaces where everyone has a voice, if you’re passionate about solving climate change through complex and wonky markets, and if you’re willing to propose a new idea, write a memo, code a script, and turn a wrench, you bring positive energy and are flexible in your position.

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. There will be opportunities for us to train you too! We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

About Advanced Ionics:

Our mission is to decarbonize the "hard-to-abate" heavy industrial sectors of the world economy with a new class of electrolyzers. Advanced Ionics is seeking a highly motivated people to join our growing team that is dedicated to developing transformational green hydrogen industrial electrolyzer systems.

At Advanced Ionics, we’ve created a green hydrogen platform that allows industrial hydrogen producers and users to achieve sustainability and decarbonize, without sacrificing profit. We combine our patented Symbiotic electrolyzer technology with our customers’ onsite process and waste heat to produce the lowest-cost green hydrogen on the market.

We’re a thoughtful, venture-backed, and mission-oriented team of engineers, creatives, and business people looking to change the world. And, we’re proud to say we’re headquartered in the great city of Milwaukee, in the heart of the industrial Midwest.

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.

What We Offer:

  • This is a full-time position
  • Competitive, negotiable salary
  • Vesting options for equity in a venture-backed, climate-tech startup
  • Health and retirement benefits, with flexible options
  • Generous vacation policy
  • Paid parental and sick leave

About Our Hiring Process:

Our hiring process consists of the following:

  • 1st Round Virtual Interview
  • Assessments
  • 2nd Round (ideally) In-Person Interview
  • References
  • Conditional Job Offer
  • Background Check
  • Onboarding
  • Orientation


Professional Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or related field from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in an industrial engineering environment
  • Expertise and proficiency in Finite Element Analysis, Computer Automated Design and process/system planning
  • Ability to be a quick-starter, rolling up sleeves to solve engineering issues quickly and efficiently.
  • Exhibit proactive, motivated self-starting characteristics with ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills, with the ability to troubleshoot complex system issues
  • Strong project management skill set
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills to work effectively with cross-functional teams and leadership