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Mechanical Engineer

Company: Ambri
Location: Milford
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Ambri, an energy startup commercializing an innovative Liquid Metal Battery technology first developed at MIT, is seeking a Mechanical Engineer to be a contributing member of the Ambri System Engineering team. The position requires working collaboratively with other engineering disciplines to design novel solutions to complex utility scale energy storage challenges using Ambri's Liquid Metal Battery technology. The individual in this role will be called upon to be an innovative problem solver, provide technical leadership, work cross functionally, and communicate effectively with others within and outside the organization.


  • Design and validate thermal management systems (cooling, exhaust, air circulation, internal heating, external heating, etc). May include design, selection and/or management of contractor development of custom high-temperature fluid-flow equipment scaled for use in Ambri systems
  • Design and integration of thermal management systems into Ambri system structures
  • Apply highly specialized mechanical knowledge of engineering principles and practices specifically for energy storage applications, including battery cell module/tray design, system design and associated electronic assemblies
  • Lead or support in the creation and development of new product designs from prototype to production considering application, cost, weight, performance, thermodynamics, reliability, durability, manufacturing, assembly, and field serviceability
  • Communicate the capability of a system-level design concept to internal and external stake holders to ensure requirements are met, including assessment of alternative and competitive design concepts, and lead the development of system-level requirements
  • Obtain input and lead negotiation with cross-functional and cross-discipline technical experts and designers to communicate complex subsystem and system-level designs through the entire design process into production
  • Coordinate the development of design verification and system validation plans to manage risk and evaluate analytical and experimental test results to verify that new product designs meet internal technical requirements and validate that design solutions meet customer requirements
  • Design 3D CAD components and assemblies, 2D drawing creation in Solidworks including thermal constraints (material selection, cooling, insulation, fan selection, etc.), electrical systems (busbars, wire routing) and enclosures used for the battery cells and modules, taking into account all functional, material, thermal, regulatory and cost requirements
  • Applies knowledge of Systems Product Validation to identify system capability and risks through the use of Design Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (DFMEA) in the execution of processes such as Critical Design Decisions, System Design and Validation Consideration Checklist, Design Review and utilize tools including Dimensional Variation Analysis (tolerance stack-up), Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing, CAD, CAE analysis tools (thermal and structural) to enable high quality subsystem and system-level design decision making and executing design refinements
  • Support and manage outside resources as required, examples would include managing specialized outside consultants to obtain seismic analysis certificates for product approval for use in various earthquake zones
  • Utilizes experience with Product Failure Mode Avoidance to mitigate potential failures for complex systems and manage improvement
  • Define and execute system and component level Design Verification Plan and Report for battery enclosure design and performance verification
  • Responsible for making CAD design and engineering changes to existing designs in production
  • Use experience with component selection in working directly with suppliers and AME to ensure their parts meet system requirements Requirements:
    • BSME degree required
    • 5+ years of mechanical product design
    • Experience designing with refractory ceramics highly preferred
    • Experience in furnace design, incinerator design or other high-temperature fields designing heating and cooling systems preferred
    • Experience with mechanically integrating systems together for high power application (1 to 5MW range) preferred
    • Demonstrated excellent problem-solving skills
    • Must have excellent English written and oral communication skills
      • CAD 3D component and assembly design and 2D drawing creation
      • Proficient with SolidWorks preferred
        • Demonstrated ability of working within a team and independently to achieve results
          • Experience working with battery energy systems is a solid plus
            Why work at Ambri?

            Ambri offers its employees a fantastic opportunity to advance a career while commercializing a transformative technology that will change the entire electricity industry. We are a venture capital-backed company with high-integrity leadership that is focused on making positive change. You'll be working on a novel liquid metal battery technology in an environment that encourages creativity and out-of-the-box thinking while driving towards results. Our team is small and you'll have the opportunity to take on a great deal of responsibility. We have a top-tier benefits package and extra employee perks such as weekly company lunches and semi-annual community service outings.

            About Ambri

            Ambri is an MIT-spin-out company that is commercializing an innovative grid-scale electricity storage technology that will transform the way power grids are operated worldwide. Ambri's 'Liquid Metal Battery' will lower electricity costs, enable more widespread adoption of renewable resources like wind and solar, and improve grid reliability. Ambri is headquartered in Marlborough, MA. The company is backed by top-tier investors including Bill Gates. We are constantly seeking intelligent, creative and ambitious individuals to join our team to help us change the world.

            Ambri is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration. Ambri does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, status as a parent, age, marital status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability or serious medical condition, protected genetic information, political beliefs, status as a veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Ambri, Worcester , Mechanical Engineer, Engineering , Milford, Massachusetts

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