Mechanical Design Engineer
Chemistry Control System
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Kairos Power

201-500 employees

Develops advanced, safe, clean nuclear technology
Company Overview
Kairos Power stands out as a leader in the clean energy sector, with a clear mission to transition the world to sustainable energy sources, thereby improving quality of life and environmental protection. Their advanced reactor technology, the KP-FHR, offers a clean, sustainable, and inherently safe energy solution with a near-zero carbon footprint and low water consumption, demonstrating their commitment to technical innovation and environmental responsibility. The company's ambitious goal of a U.S. demonstration plant by 2030, coupled with their unique approach to reducing technical risk, positions them as a competitive player in the energy industry.
Hardware
Energy

Company Stage

Grant

Total Funding

$16.3K

Founded

2016

Headquarters

Alameda, California

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

4%

1 year growth

17%

2 year growth

46%
Locations
Alameda, CA, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
CAD
Communications
SolidWorks
FEM/FEA
CategoriesNew
Mechanical Engineering
Requirements
  • BS degree in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or Nuclear Engineering with 2+ years of work experience
  • Solidworks (or comparable CAD software) experience required
  • High-temperature molten salt or other high-temperature fluid systems design experience desired
  • Experience designing in quality-controlled environments with high attention to detail such as Nuclear, Energy, Chemical, Petrochemical, Defense, or Aerospace applications
  • Experience performing hands-on prototyping and testing of novel electromechanical systems
  • Experience interfacing with manufacturing teams and an understanding of manufacturing processes
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and attention to detail
  • Experience with process design, developing and reviewing PFDs and P&IDs, is preferred
  • Laboratory and other experimental experience with hands-on experience is preferred
Responsibilities
  • Support the design and prototyping of first-of-a-kind components of the KP-FHR chemistry control system such as filters assemblies, pumps, and sensors
  • Create high-fidelity non-standard, custom 3D equipment models that meet the KP-FHR requirements
  • Support chemistry control system process design, including supporting vessels and piping design, static and thermal stress analysis, and process and instrumentation diagram (PI&D) updates, to ensure development of a process that meets all requirements
  • Build and test prototype assemblies to demonstrate concept functionality and performance in prototypic conditions
  • Work closely with internal Kairos Power R&D and testing teams, leading the design and standup-up of high-temperature testing platforms to validate functionalities at laboratory and industrial scale
  • Engage with manufacturing and operations at the KP-SW campus to support the manufacturing, assembly, and operation of full-scale chemistry control system equipment
  • Contribute to make/buy analysis, supplier selections and the development of manufacturing plans
Desired Qualifications
  • ANSYS or other FEA experience
  • Experience designing mechanical components such as filters, tanks, pipe, mechanical fixtures, and supporting static loads is preferred
  • Experience with drafting, design for manufacturing and GD&T is desired