Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Arts District, Los Angeles, CA
Technology /
Full Time /
Interested in working with a groundbreaking company that’s focused on decarbonizing the atmosphere? CarbonCapture Inc. develops and deploys direct air capture (DAC) machines that can be connected in large arrays to remove massive amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. With a patented modular open systems architecture, our DAC platform allows for plug-and-play upgrades, mass production, unlimited scalability, and rapid technology iterations.
We are looking for a highly experienced Senior/Principal Mechanical Design Engineer to join our multi-disciplinary Technology team. This person will be responsible for the detailed design of various mechanical systems and collaborate with cross functional teams to ensure that the product designs are aligned with all requirements and needs across the organization.


    • Own the detailed design and CAD model of various mechanical systems.
    • Develop designs from first principles, perform analysis using hand calculations and FEA and present detailed designs in technical reviews and discussions.
    • Work closely with internal and external stakeholders to establish design requirements.
    • Create and review mechanical drawings leveraging GD&T per ASME Y14.5 and tolerance stack analysis. Develop corresponding assembly instructions and test documentation as needed.
    • Rapidly design and develop prototype hardware and test rigs to evaluate new concepts, by working closely with the in-house Fabrication, Test and Systems teams.
    • Develop products that are designed for manufacturability, ensuring smooth transition from design to production.
    • Collaborate with the Manufacturing team to reach cost objectives while maintaining design integrity and functionality throughout the manufacturing process.
    • Lead and mentor other engineers, providing technical leadership on topics such as design for manufacturability; help establish best practices and procedures for product development.


    • Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field, with 10+ years of industry experience.
    • Extensive experience leading the detailed mechanical design and development of a complex sub-system from concept through delivery, with strong preference for design experience related to large integrated mechanical systems, such as automotive or chemical process systems.
    • World-class knowledge with and demonstrated portfolio of one or more 3D CAD softwares (e.g. Solidworks, Catia, NX) and engineering drawing standards, including GD&T per ASME Y14.5.
    • Strong understanding and wide application of advanced engineering principles in solving mechanical engineering problems, performing trade studies, developing conceptual configurations, analyzing mechanical systems, and facilitating the fabrication, assembly, and qualification of system hardware.
    • Demonstrated ability to complete analysis using hand calculations and FEA (using Solidworks FEA, Ansys or similar).
    • Strong technical writing, communication and organizational skills; effective collaborator in a multidisciplinary team.
    • Adaptability to a start-up environment; eager to take initiative, develop own tasks and timelines and solve broad, ambiguous problems with limited direct technical oversight.

Desired Background

    • Masters in Mechanical Engineering, and/or 15+ years of industry experience, with 5+ years leading engineering design and manufacturing development without direct technical supervision.
    • Experience with international engineering standards and in validating and qualifying designs, particularly for harsh outdoor environments.
    • Knowledge of high-volume manufacturing processes and prior experience related to sourcing and procuring parts on a large scale.
    • Experience with the validation and verification process of custom hardware.
$130,000 - $170,000 a year
Pay is commensurate with experience (base: $130k - $170k + equity)
The hiring range displayed above is specifically for those who will work in or reside in the location listed. In extending an offer, CarbonCapture Inc. considers factors including, but not limited to, the candidate’s job-related skills, experience, knowledge, and relevant education/training.
Must be able to provide proof of US-approved COVID-19 full vaccination status, unless otherwise exempted by an approved reasonable medical or religious accommodation from CarbonCapture.