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Mechanical Technician

Posted on 6/27/2024

Found Energy

Found Energy

11-50 employees

Rechargeable aluminum fuel-based energy systems

Energy

Mid, Senior

Boston, MA, USA

Category
Mechanical Maintenance and Reliability Engineering
Thermal and Fluid Systems Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Required Skills
Communications
Requirements
  • 3+ years of related experience in a R&D environment
  • Proven experience as a mechanical technician, preferably in an environment with fluid-handling or energy-related environment
  • Proficiency with machine shop tools including manual/cnc milling and lathe
  • Experience with piping and fittings including NPT, Swagelok, flanged pipe, etc.
  • Experience installing or using sensors and electrical tools such as power supplies, multimeters, and oscilloscopes
  • Experience handling compressed gas cylinders and operating pressure equipment
  • Experience with hydrogen gas or steam systems is a plus
  • Proficient in the use of standard office software (word processing, spreadsheets, etc.)
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Keen attention to detail and a commitment to accuracy
  • Effective communication skills, with the ability to convey technical information clearly
  • Deeply motivated to combat climate change
  • Flexibility to deal with the rapidly changing needs of a startup
Responsibilities
  • Assist in the assembling, testing, maintaining, and modifying subsystems for reactor prototypes and other systems under the guidance of engineers
  • Assemble, test, qualify, and maintain hardware components
  • Perform tests on subsystems and reactor prototypes under the guidance of engineers including mechanical, fluid handling, and electrical systems
  • Follow SOPs to make changes to subsystems of reactors
  • Manage shop inventory, ensuring all equipment and materials are well-stocked and properly maintained
  • Record detailed experimental data and observations
  • Take note of areas for improvement on design and processes, and report findings to the engineering team
  • Adhere to strict safety protocols while handling potentially hazardous materials and operating pressurized systems
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to support the scale-up of reactor technology from lab prototypes to production-ready units

Found Energy specializes in rechargeable aluminum fuel power systems that generate hydrogen and industrial heat on-site at high energy densities, addressing challenges in renewable energy transmission and storage. Their technology, based on MIT research, enables metallic aluminum to split water, eliminating carbon emissions from heavy industrial applications such as industrial heating and maritime shipping.

Company Stage

Seed

Total Funding

$31.3M

Headquarters

Boston, Massachusetts

Founded

2022

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

50%

1 year growth

36%

2 year growth

650%

Benefits

Health & dental

20 days PTO, 11 holidays, & unlimited sick days

3+ months parental leave

stock options

professional development budget