Sr. Technician, Electro-Mechanical
Redox is an early stage, clean energy company with an innovative new fuel cell technology that is revolutionizing how clean, reliable power is generated. Redox's fuel cell technology has succeeded in reducing the size, weight and, most importantly, cost of providing on-site generation of electricity. These innovations, combined with the technology's ability to operate at low temperatures, enables Redox to generate clean power at a price point that competes not only with the grid but with all alternative technologies.
The Redox team is made up of accomplished engineers and entrepreneurs who enjoy working together to change the world. We are eager to find highly motivated problem solvers who want to help us build and grow a company that rethinks how electricity is generated.
The Senior Electro-Mechanical Technician supports Redox engineers by performing many functions in the fabrication, assembly, and testing of fuel cell components and systems. Tasks will include:
- Design, fabricate and assemble electro-mechanical systems/subsystems (e.g. fabrication of components by basic machining processes, component assembly and testing) as part of a Redox engineering team.
- Create and organize documentation regarding assemblies, processes, procedures, etc.
- Create project specific BOMs, maintaining supplies and parts inventory.
Main duties of the Senior Technician will be to set-up and maintain laboratory scale and pilot test hardware and support testing efforts under the direction of a supervising engineer. Specific duties include:
- Integration of electrical and mechanical parts in complex electro-mechanical systems (e.g. sensors, motors, power supplies, data acquisition devices, relays, fittings, valves, pumps, etc.)
- Replace and disassemble mechanical and electrical components during and after a test as necessary,
- Clean/recondition and replace tools and related equipment after use as required.
- Assisting other technicians and engineers with the performance of tests, document assembly/disassembly procedures and record issues based on observations.
- Minor machining using laboratory mill, saw and drill to create components required for experimental testing.
- Use hand tools and power tools to fabricate, assemble, or modify experimental apparatus.
- Requisition of required materials and other components/consumables
- Procurement, fabrication and assembly of system components for testing.
- Help to maintain and organize the workspace and test apparatus, including inventory of supplies and components.
- Maintain safe operations by adhering to safety procedures and regulations.
- Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications & Expertise:
- Motivated, self-starter capable of working independently and as part of a team.
- Experience with assembly of high pressure piping/tubing systems suitable for fuels or reactive chemicals.
- Experience with installation and calibration of instrumentation and data acquisition devices.
- Hands-on individual, comfortable with operation of common hand and power tools (e.g. drills, drivers, etc.)
- Basic ability to machine parts to specifications using machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, drills, saws, or grinders is strongly preferred.
- Proficient in use of basic computer programs (e.g. Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)
- Excellent documentation, communication, and organization skills.
- Programming experience with data acquisition software, e.g. LabView is a plus.
Must be able to perform the following:
- Climb up a 6-ft. ladder and manipulate piping or other equipment associated with a test setup.
- Work safely using gloves, eye and ear protection, head gear (as required) and other safety equipment associated with elevated-temperature and high electrical current test apparatus.
- Follow visual and/or auditory signs/warnings/instructions from instrumentation and/or co-workers.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
Educational & Work Experience Requirements:
- 5-10 years of applicable work experience in research, manufacturing or component assembly is required.
- High school diploma or equivalent is required.
- Associates degree from a two-year technical school or its equivalent in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering, Electronics, or similar technical field is a plus.
Position & Salary
Redox works to attract the best talent by providing competitive salaries, performance-based bonuses and an opportunity for equity to all full-time employees. Overall compensation packages are commensurate with candidate’s experience and reflect Redox’s philosophy that employees should benefit when the company succeeds financially.
This role is a full-time position and includes healthcare, retirement and other benefits.
Redox is located just outside our nation's capital, in College Park, Maryland.