SUMMARY: BioLite is seeking a well-rounded engineer to join the manufacturing team in bringing products through the manufacturing process. In this role, you’ll work with the product development team and various manufacturing vendors to innovate creative ways to make new energy products and keep all facets of the manufacture on schedule while maintaining great quality.
TITLE: Product Manufacture Engineer II HOURS: Full-time LOCATION: Brooklyn, NY REPORTS TO: Head of Manufacturing, Operations and Supply Chain COMPENSATION: Salary is competitive with other early-stage companies, including benefits, bonus plan, and equity stock options.
BioLite is a for-profit social enterprise that develops, manufactures and markets distributed energy solutions for off-grid communities around the world. Our business serves two distinct markets, 1) developing-world families living in energy poverty, and 2) outdoor enthusiasts seeking fuel-independent cooking and electricity.
This is a unique opportunity to join a fast-moving company with both a technical and creative environment in the heart of Brooklyn. If you are looking to work with a growing product development team with a passion for the outdoors and a powerful social mission, we’re your company. As an engineer at BioLite you’ll solve challenging and interesting problems, work with an exceptional team, take ideas from concept through to large-scale production, and make a real, positive impact on things that matter.
Apply knowledge of current manufacturing methods involving metal, plastic, and electronics
Provide design for manufacturing feedback throughout the product development process
Oversee the technical and scheduling communications with vendors for manufacturing
Setup quality control protocol in-line and continued QC improvements for products
Bill of Materials and costing management
Sourcing, negotiating pricing, and tracking inventories
Generate timelines/schedules and keep projects on track
Jointly develop assembly protocol and production line work instructions with the vendor
Travel anticipated approximately 20-30% of the time.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
A degree in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering is required for this position
5+ years’ experience in a relevant field working directly with manufacturing facilities
Intermediate level Solidworks, ProE, or AutoDesk
Electronics knowledge and experience in electronics manufacture
Accountability, sense of humor, proactive nature and work ethic
Extremely detail oriented and organized
Capable in experimentation, testing, analysis, and research
A good working knowledge of plastic materials, injection molding, sheet metal, and die-casting
Excellent verbal and written communication. Ability to communicate ideas clearly through sketches/email.
Please submit your resume, cover letter and portfolio.
Company is not accepting candidates via recruiters.
About BioLite Inc.
About BioLite:BioLite is a dynamic, rapidly growing social enterprise that develops, manufactures and markets consumer energy products for off-grid communities around the world. Over the last five years, our team has grown to over 100 people globally, and sales continue to increase. Since 2012, we have launched over 20 products, and we expect to launch more many more in 2017 and beyond. Our business serves two distinct markets: 1) emerging market families living in energy poverty, and 2) outdoor enthusiasts seeking fuel-independent cooking, lighting and off-grid power. We address these markets simultaneously through parallel innovation: by incubating core technologies that can serve users in both markets, we are able to re-invest near-term revenue to solve long-term, high-impact problems.Outdoor and Emergency:BioLite has quickly emerged as a leading innovator in the personal energy space. Whether camping in the backcountry or toughing it out during a power outage, our core technologies allow people to cook meals, boil water, light their way and charge their electronic devices when the grid is not available. Our flagship CampStove allows users to cook meals using nothing but sticks ...while generating electricity from the heat of the fire. This innovation has kept the CampStove in the top 3 selling stoves in the US for the past 5 years and earned BioLite a nomination for REI’s vendor of the year award.Developing World:Half the planet still cooks on indoor open wood fires and the toxic smoke they emit kills nearly 4 million people every year, more than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. BioLite has developed an advanced, affordable, clean- burning stove that combines unprecedented emissions reductions with economically valuable electricity generation. The HomeStove™ is capable of reducing indoor smoke by more than 90% while cutting fuel use in half. By providing our largely off-grid customers with the ability to charge cell phones and LED lights, our stoves create economic incentive for purchase and continued use, ensuring sustainable delivery of our health and environmental benefits.Our product roadmap has exciting new innovations, which will continue our expansion in the Outdoor and Emergency markets, allowing people to create, store and share energy in any situation they find themselves. Our products are now in over 70 countries worldwide and are found in nearly all major outdoor retailers.