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Senior Mechanical Engineer
Posted on 2/14/2023
Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • Minimum Qualifications
  • Mechanical engineering degree with minimum 7+ years of hands-on experience designing, testing, and deploying complex machinery
  • Experienced CAD user, preferably with SolidWorks
  • Experience taking a design from concept through prototype to production
  • Hands-on experience with the assembly, testing, and troubleshooting of electro-mechanical systems
  • Ability to read and interpret electrical schematics
  • Experience with the testing and certification of new designs to meet regulatory compliance requirements (UL & CE)
  • Experienced in performing complex root cause and corrective actions analysis
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to travel up to 15% domestically and internationally
  • Act as the technical lead on engineering projects supporting the mechanical design and development of Apeel's application equipment
  • Develop design specifications based on specific system and customer requirements
  • Build and evaluate initial proof of concept / prototype systems
  • Generate detailed CAD designs with appropriate subassemblies, custom parts, and part drawings as needed to fabricate and build new tooling and equipment
  • Work with vendors and third-party equipment OEMs on the sourcing of key components or the fabrication and testing of the designed equipment
  • Collect and analyze performance data from equipment and automated processes to evaluate performance and identify opportunities for improvement
  • Proactively manage reliability and performance risk mitigation tasks to ensure the long-term reliability of designed systems
  • Mentor more junior engineers
  • Travel up to 15% domestically and internationally
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience working with third party design and fabrication firms on the development, testing and acceptance of new equipment
  • Experience working with and designing agriculture / food / cGMP processing equipment, or similar industrial machinery
  • Familiarity with Hygienic / Sanitary design
  • Experience working with industrial equipment, VFDs, PLCs, sensors and other automation components
Apeel Sciences

501-1,000 employees

Plant-based shelf life extension technology
Company Overview
Apeel Sciences is on a mission to make exceptional quality, longer-lasting produce that helps to prevent food waste a reality—creating value throughout the supply chain, and a more abundant future for us all. Apeel uses nature’s own technology to make fruits and vegetables last longer in order to drastically reduce food waste—from farmer to grocer to kitchen tables around the world.
  • Healthcare, vision, & dental
  • Open PTO policy
  • 401k
  • Relocation assistance
  • Well-being perks
  • Remote work
  • Educational stipend
  • Learning & development
Company Core Values
  • Ingenuity
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Humility