WE ARE SKYTREE
Skytree enables a transition to a world with cleaner Air for everyone. We do this by developing and deploying smart technology that captures atmospheric carbon dioxide, enabling its use or storage to combat climate change and aid society and businesses around the world.
Born out of the European Space Agency (ESA), we are a global team of highly talented scientists, engineers and business professionals, supported by an experienced management team. Our working culture is based on a dynamic and smart approach to business with an open and understanding attitude to others and a desire to expand the boundaries of what is possible.
As we enter a new phase of growth, we are looking for a Senior Mechanical Designer to continue on this journey with us.
Take a moment to read more about our values and life at Skytree on our Careers Page.
Ready to make your mark on the world of CO2? Then read on!
As a Senior Mechanical Designer, you will play a crucial role in the product development process by leading the design and development of Skytree products. Leveraging your extensive experience and technical expertise, you will contribute to the innovation and optimization of mechanical designs, ensuring they meet the highest standards of functionality, reliability, and manufacturability.
YOU’LL MAKE AN IMPACT BY
Collaborating with cross-functional teams to understand project requirements and contribute innovative ideas to enhance product performance and functionality.
Driving the development of new concepts and solutions through a deep understanding of mechanical engineering principles.
Utilizing advanced 3D modeling tools (e.g. Inventor, SolidWorks, AutoCAD) to create detailed and accurate mechanical designs.
Conducting simulations and analyses to validate designs, ensuring they meet performance, safety, and regulatory standards.
Overseeing the creation of prototypes and performing rigorous testing to validate design concepts and identify areas for improvement.
Collaborating with testing and quality assurance teams to ensure designs meet specified requirements and standards.
Effectively communicating design concepts and ideas to cross-functional teams, stakeholders, and clients.
Collaborating with electrical, software, and industrial designers to integrate mechanical components seamlessly into overall product architecture.
Working closely with manufacturing teams to ensure designs are optimized for cost-effective production.
Providing support during the manufacturing process, addressing any design-related issues that may arise.
Creating detailed design documentation, including drawings, specifications, and design reviews.
Ensuring designs comply with industry standards, regulations, and safety requirements.
Staying abreast of the latest advancements in mechanical engineering and design technologies.
Implementing best practices and incorporating new techniques to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the design process.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or a related field; advanced degree (Master’s or Ph.D.) is a plus.
Proven experience (typically 8+ years) in mechanical design, with a focus on complex systems and components.
Demonstrated ability to design machines, with experience in developing innovative solutions for cost-efficient and reliable mechanical systems.
Proficiency in 3D modeling software, such as Inventor, SolidWorks, AutoCAD, or similar tools.
Nice-to-have: Prior experience with industrial vacuum systems and familiarity with the challenges and considerations associated with the design of vacuum-based machinery.
Nice-to-have: Experience in designing systems for moving bulk materials and powders, showcasing an understanding of material handling principles and associated engineering considerations.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.
Familiarity with manufacturing processes and materials.
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
Apart from working with great colleagues and a competitive package, you can also expect these additional benefits:
An opportunity for professional and personal growth in one of the most innovative cleantech start-ups in Amsterdam!
A diverse and international team
A company mobile phone and laptop
Travel cost reimbursement (choose from an NS business card, lease bike, or 21ct p/km travel allowance)
25 vacation days per year
A (flexible) hybrid working policy where possible
A cozy office located close to the Science Park train station, also close to the highway
Access to the Science Park and Amsterdam University cafeterias (and all the great and healthy meal options)
A monthly lunch allowance
Regular social activities hosted by our very own Champagne Committee
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