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Prototyping and product development engineer at an energy startup

Company: Mesodyne
Location: Somerville
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

The Company Mesodyne is a startup company commercializing a new class of power generator that provides efficient, silent, reliable, long-endurance power from any fuel. The LightCell bridges the gap in power sources between batteries and internal combustion enginesbringing a 10x improvement in endurance to a variety of unmanned vehicles, wearables, and other equipment. Mesodyne---s LightCell is a solid state generator: combustion heats a nanophotonic emitter (developed at MIT) to incandescence and the resulting thermal radiation drives photovoltaic cells. The emitter is engineered to preferentially emit wavelengths of light that are efficiently converted by the PV cells. This enables efficient heat-to-electricity conversion is a lightweight, compact form factor without moving parts. Mesodyne is developing products for the industrial and defense sectors. Based in Somerville MA, Mesodyne has multiple existing contracts and business, and more business opportunities are imminent. You will be joining a growing, dynamic, and motivated team. The Position You will be a part of the engineering team immediately focused on developing LightCell prototypes for deployment in government and commercial pilot projects. We are seeking a hands-on engineer capable of building prototypes, who is excited to grow as we move from prototype to product. You will own the design, fabrication, integration, testing, and optimization of components and subsystems of the LightCell: heat exchangers, vacuum packages, PV cell arrays, cooling systems, control systems, etc. You will also contribute to the design, fabrication, and testing of LightCell prototypes delivered to customers. This position provides an exciting opportunity to join a thriving and dynamic team that is engineering breakthrough technology. Qualifications and skills BS or MS/MEng in mechanical engineering, or other engineering field with strong mechanical engineering skills, is required. Experience creating complex mechanical systems is required: ideation, CAD, design for manufacturing, integration, testing, etc. Prior industry experience is desired but not required: strong extracurricular project, personal projects, and undergraduate research projects will meet this requirement. Demonstrated ability to build physical prototypes is required. Strong hands-on skills working with intricate mechanical assemblies are required. Prior mill and lathe experience is highly desired. Eagerness to learn new skills on the job is required: vacuum technology, combustion engineering, optical and optomechanical systems, photovoltaics, high temperature materials, welding/brazing technology, and other fields relevant to the LightCell. Apply at

Keywords: Mesodyne, Somerville , Prototyping and product development engineer at an energy startup, Engineering , Somerville, Massachusetts

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