Mechanical Design Engineer

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Mechanical Design Engineer

As a Mechanical Design Engineer you’re working on a product that is continuously evolving. Nothing is set in stone. With your creative thinking you always find ways to improve. You get excited by the idea that your work will have great influence on our hardware. 

Part-time - 50% - Bremen (employed or freelance)

Our technology

We combine underwater hyperspectral imaging and AI-based automated data processing to map the seafloor quicker, more efficiently and in greater detail. We have developed our own seafloor surveying solution to create a range of data products from the survey data. By ground-truthing aerial and satellite imagery, we unlock blue nature-based solutions around the globe and contribute to revealing the seafloor’s true economic and ecological value.

What you'll be doing

You will be part of the Field Tools team. This team works actively together with the Data Science team as our unique product offering is a synergy between soft- and hardware. Hence, a big part of being successful in your role is about being able to collaborate well & be flexible about your daily activities. 

Besides this you will:

  • Design the mechanical components for the DiveRay and its support hardware
  • Take care of delivery of production files and manage (production) suppliers and manufacturers
  • Manage integration, logistics and (sub)assembly of all parts
  • Manage the workshop where we execute our tests and assemble the DiveRay

  • Support where needed with all other tasks in relation to assembly, integration and testing
  • Provide input to decide the best design direction for our hardware products
  • Be taking your work through the full lifecycle: design, prototype, test, launch

As you’re working on a physical product, we welcome you to work from our HQ in Bremen.  

What you bring

  • Relevant educational background
  • 3+ years of professional experience with design and production of hardware products
  • familiarity with material properties and production methods
  • skilled in CAD Software (SolidWorks), you work according to project standards, BOM shouldn’t be a strange concept
  • know your way around a mechanical workshop and enjoy spending time there

Bonus points if you have

  • Experience working in a startup environment
  • Knowledge and experience in producing waterproof products
  • Have experience with FEA and interpretation of results for use in design optimization 

    What we offer

    • A part-time position with 20hrs/ week (could result in a full-time position over time)

    • A salary between €45k and €55k based on a full-time position

    • 28 days of annual leave based on a full-time position

    • A 2-year contract with the aim to be extended
    • A bright office next to a park with free organic coffee, drinks & fruits

    • Free diving courses! 🤿

    • Access to multiple fitness, yoga and other sports studios (Hansefit)

    • Play a pivotal role in building our mission-driven company from the ground up

    • Be part of an international & entrepreneurial group of people who emphasize diversity & collaboration 

    • Opportunity to broaden your skills and develop further in your position during our next growth phase

    • Good balance between work & private life with flexible working and home office hours

    Are you excited?

    We totally understand that, so are we! By joining us you can play an active role in changing the way the world views the ocean. Enthusiastic by the idea that your work will directly impact our products? Then we’d love to hear from you!

    → Research shows that while men apply to jobs if they meet ~60% of criteria, women and those in traditionally underrepresented groups tend to apply only if they check all the boxes. So, if you think you have what it takes but don't meet every single point above, please still get in touch. We'd love to have a chat and see if you could be a great fit. 

    → We value the diversity of our colleagues. People with disabilities are currently underrepresented in our company. We want to change that. For this reason, we are part of the Inklupreneur project and strongly encourage people living with disabilities to apply. We have the facilities and flexibility. We will support you in the working environment.