R&D Engineer Co-op
Posted on 2/15/2023
Dorchester, Boston, MA, USA
Experience Level
  • Deeply motivated by the climate crisis and its downstream impacts
  • Pursuing education in mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, materials science and engineering, or related fields
  • Track record of strong academic and/or project-based performance
  • Exceptional communication and documentation skills
  • Experience in one or multiple of the following:
  • Mechanical design, CAD, and/or rapid prototyping practices
  • Mechanical fabrication (subtractive/additive manufacturing, welding, etc.)
  • Electromechanical interfaces (sensors, microcontrollers, relays, etc.)
  • Power conditioning and electronics (boost/buck converters, rectifiers, PCB design, etc.)
  • Fluid and/or gas handling systems, including safety and compliance
  • Fuel cells and battery systems
  • Familiarity with Linux/Unix-based operating systems via command line
  • Familiarity with one or more software languages (Python, C++, MATLAB, etc.)
  • Thermodynamics theory and modeling software (e.g. EES, REFPROP)
  • Work with R&D engineers on developing and carrying out initial R&D program
  • Design and fabricate prototype hydrogen-generation systems (10-100 kW)
  • Spec prototype system components (e.g. pumps, sensors, fuel cells)
  • Build out sensor monitoring, data collection, and control software
  • Generate IP related to the main business verticals of the company
  • Interface with partners on humanitarian aid projects
Found Energy

1-10 employees

Aluminum-focused renewable energy company
Company Overview
Found Energy is a Boston-based, clean energy company on a mission to produce a carbon-free fuel that is lower-cost and more energy-dense than fossil fuels. Found Energy's technology uses metallic aluminum as the carbon-free fuel to produce hydrogen on-demand for less than $0.50 per kilogram and at five times the volumetric energy density of liquid hydrogen.
  • Health & dental
  • 20 days PTO, 11 holidays, & unlimited sick days
  • 3+ months parental leave
  • stock options
  • professional development budget
Company Core Values
  • Respect life
  • Think big and deliver
  • Be the i in team
  • Always be adapting