Principal Mechanical Engineer

Woburn, MA /
Phoenix Tailings – 1. Engineering /
Full Time
/ On-site
About Phoenix Tailings 
Phoenix Tailings is the world’s first clean mining and metals production company. Each year, the mining industry discards over 200 billion tons of waste (tailings) and produces more than 7% of the world’s carbon emissions. Using our proprietary novel technology, Phoenix Tailings eliminates this harmful waste from the environment and sustainably creates valuable new materials used in next-generation technologies. 
The foundation of Phoenix Tailings emerged from a group of friends’ backyard conversations about fixing the broken system of metals production. Today, Phoenix Tailings is one of the top sustainability startups in the world, pioneering zero-waste mining . With funding from the US Department of Energy and National Science Foundation, Phoenix has made significant progress on our clean mining mission. 
Why Phoenix Tailings 
At Phoenix, we believe that together, the right people can overcome any obstacle and change the world – and we’re looking for those people to join us! This is an opportunity to work in an innovative, fun, and cutting-edge environment focused on revolutionizing how the world’s primary resources are created. If you share our relentless pursuit of a better future, a passion for innovation, and are excited about working with some of the top innovators in the world, Phoenix is the place for you! 
Our Values: 
You are only crazy if you are wrong 
It’s ok to be wrong 
Lead with Compassion 
Be Resourceful 
What we do 
At Phoenix, we build novel extraction and refining processing techniques and technologies for critical materials that power clean technologies with zero waste and no carbon emissions. 

Learn More: Here

Who we are looking for:

Phoenix Tailings is looking for a Principal Mechanical Engineer, specifically focused on electromechanical systems to join our team in Woburn. Reporting to the Chief Technology Officer, as the key leader of the Mechanical Engineering division, the Principal Mechanical Engineer will be responsible for designing the prototype and pilot systems essential for us to achieve our vision of a Zero Waste World. 
The Principal Mechanical Engineer will be a critical person, working closely with the CTO to solve the largest problems facing Phoenix Tailings on a daily basis. Even though this role reports to the CTO, you will be a trusted resource for all members of the team. 

What you will do:

    • Lead all mechanical engineering at Phoenix Tailings, focusing specifically on the build-out of our electromechanical processing systems within project timelines
    • Design and build prototype systems to increase the effectiveness of the electrochemical production platform.
    • Create mechanical designs that meet both internal and external customer requirements and are optimized for production, reliability, and cost.
    • Perform design analysis, failure, and risk analyses.
    • Develop and implement company mechanical design control procedures
    • Accelerate design iterations and improve reliability by performing design analysis, failure, and risk analyses.
    • Ensure duties are performed to the highest standard of sustainable practices
    • Work alongside key stakeholders at Phoenix Tailings to drive the successful deployment of new innovative technologies.
    • Interface with outside vendors, designers, or drafters to clearly communicate design requirements to ensure the accuracy of parts and subsystem manufacturing.
    • Serve as a technical expert in the cross-functional engineering team designing the pilot and commercial-scale processes (including design review facilitation).

What you have:

    • Experience with high-temperature fluids and corrosive environments
    • Background designing inert environments and sealing systems
    • Deep knowledge of system integration of electromechanical devices
    • Proficiency in 3D CAD (SolidWorks preferred)
    • History of rapid prototyping and traditional manufacturing methods
    • 7+ years of hands-on experience designing complex electromechanical products such as industrial automation equipment, batteries, metal reduction, or similar systems
    • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or a related field

We offer a competitive compensation package that is based on expertise. We also offer the following benefits:

    • Healthcare, we care about you and your family: 100% Medical, dental, and vision coverage
    • Stock: Ownership in a fast-growing venture-backed company.
    • Family Focus: Parental leave and flexibility for families.
    • Time Off: Flexible vacation policy to encourage people to get out and see the world.
    • Team Fun: Regularly scheduled events, annual retreats, and celebrations.
    • Learning: Learning & Development Opportunities to grow your skills and career.
    • Great team: Working with fun, hard-working, kind people committed to making a difference!
    • Flexible culture: We are results-focused. We don’t work at the office every day.
At Phoenix Tailings, we have an open culture that values learning, and we are looking to grow the team with enthusiastic individuals who share our vision of sustainable mining. We offer an attractive compensation package with benefits including medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, and an unlimited vacation policy. 
Phoenix Tailings, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we value diversity at all levels. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age, disability or genetic information, or any other applicable protected characteristics, and these characteristics will not be a factor for consideration of any work-related decisions (including but not limited to hiring, firing, compensation, and discipline).