Remora (W21)
Carbon capture for semi trucks

Mechanical Engineer — Structural Design and Fabrication

$80k

Detroit, MI
Full-time
Any (new grads ok)
About Remora

Remora is an early-stage climate tech startup backed by Y Combinator and Chris Sacca. We're building a device that captures the carbon emissions from a semi truck. We sell the captured carbon dioxide to greenhouses and concrete producers, helping companies earn new revenue while meeting their climate commitments. 

Remora's founders include a former EPA scientist who pioneered mobile carbon capture during her PhD, and a former diesel truck mechanic who went on to build hydrogen and electric semi trucks for some of the world’s largest automotive companies.

We're rounding out our core team, and we're looking for mechanical engineers who learn quickly and care deeply about tackling the climate crisis. Climate change disproportionately impacts communities of color, so we're particularly looking for engineers who have demonstrated a commitment to racial justice. Everyone on the team earns the same exact salary ($80K!) and everyone owns significant equity.

About the role

Skills: CAD Design

Job Description

Remora is hiring a Mechanical Engineer to round out our core team. You’ll be part of a small, scrappy startup, and you’ll get to own major design decisions as we develop the world’s first device that can retrofit onto a semi truck and capture its carbon emissions.

We’re growing fast, so your responsibilities will change over time. In the first few months, you’ll spend just as much time working with your hands in our shop as you do on the computer. You’ll play a key role as we pilot our device with our first customers, helping capture thousands of tons of carbon dioxide.

One day, you might redesign the device to reduce its weight or make a CAD model to mount a new exhaust valve. Another day, you might build a test bench for a new exhaust dehumidification step or write documentation for a contractor repairing our device. And the next day, you could be welding the device or bolting the device into place on our test truck.

As we grow, you’ll have the opportunity to take on new responsibilities and to help build a great company culture. In the process, you’ll help tackle the defining challenge of our time.

Requirements

We’re looking for engineers who learn quickly and care deeply about tackling the climate crisis. Climate change disproportionately impacts communities of color, so we’re particularly looking for engineers who have demonstrated a commitment to racial justice.

It’s most important that you have experience:

  • Communicating with people who have different knowledge and backgrounds
  • Working in CAD
  • Producing manufacturing documentation (e.g. Drawings, STP, DXF)
  • Working in a shop

It would be an added bonus (but definitely not essential) if you have experience:

  • Conducting load/stress/strain analysis via quick calculations by hand or via Solidworks
  • Drilling, cutting, taping, and welding safely
  • Designing for manufacturability

Even if you don’t have any of these “added bonus” skills, please apply! We are most excited to work with talented engineers who learn quickly and care about tackling the climate crisis.

Logistics

  • Location: Detroit, Michigan
  • Start date: April or May 2021
  • Compensation: Everyone at Remora owns significant equity in the company, and everyone earns the exact same salary: $80,000.
  • COVID: Because we’re building a physical device, these positions will require some in-person work with two to three masked, socially-distanced engineers in our shop. If you’re interested in the position, please feel free to apply now and we’d be happy to offer you a later start date if that’s more comfortable for you.
  • Benefits: We offer a Health Reimbursement Arrangement (i.e. monthly allowance) to cover a healthcare plan from the ACA marketplace.
  • Application process: We’ll review applications on a rolling basis. To begin, please fill out the application linked below, and then we’ll email to let you know what’s next.

We’re an equal opportunity employer, and we’re committed to racial equity and social justice. Women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and members of other historically disenfranchised communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Technology

Our first units will be capturing carbon dioxide on customers’ trucks by July. By the end of the year, we’ll have 30 units on the road capturing ~ 80 metric tons of carbon dioxide per week—the equivalent of planting 186,000 trees. Come help us make that happen!

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