Dandelion’s mission is to revolutionize the way people heat and cool their homes using geothermal energy. The Mechanical Engineer will bring mechanical design knowledge and product development experience to help us advance state of the art equipment in residential geothermal heat pumps. You will be responsible for prototyping, developing and productizing the mechanical design of new heat pump products to serve new customer segments, with a focus on mechanical designs that lead to high quality, low cost geothermal heat pumps that are simple to install in homes.
The Mechanical Engineer will work closely with our Thermal Systems Engineer, Electrical Engineer and Product team to bring the most promising heat pump concepts to market, furthering our mission to decarbonize homes.
B.S. Mechanical Engineering with 3+ years of product development experience
Focus on product design and development
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Design sheet metal enclosures to house electromechanical equipment
Model mechanical designs using MCAD Solid Modeling and Drawing - parts, assemblies, drawings (Creo Parametrics experience is preferred)
Use Product Data Management Software (BOMs, product lifecycle, engineering change documentation). Support transition of designs to our external manufacturing partner
Work in a lab setting, building test stands, validating designs and testing prototypes
Work effectively on a small, cross-functional team
Integrate easily with cross-functional disciplines (electrical, software, thermal)
Work flexibly in a small team environment
Be a self-starter with the ability to make design decisions and direct their own efforts
Experience/Interests in Thermal and Fluid science
PCB Mechanical Design experience
Pumping/Fluid handling systems
Sensors, Control Systems and associated programming
Design for Manufacturing, Design for Service (DF*) skills
Geometric Design and Tolerancing
Tolerance analysis/Process Capability studies
Dandelion Energy is an energy innovation company working to electrify home heating. We create and install geothermal heat pumps to replace fossil-fueled furnaces and boilers. Since spinning out of Google X in 2017, we’ve grown into an organization of over 100 employees and have become the largest residential geothermal heat pump installation company in the US. Our carbon impact to date is the equivalent to taking over 25,000 cars off the road, and that impact is accelerating with our growth!
Our cross-disciplinary team consists of experts in geothermal, drilling, heat pump and software engineering, HVAC installation, solar and solar financing, behavioral economics, and high-growth operations, among other backgrounds. With the potential to catalyze and scale a widespread transition to sustainable and affordable heating and cooling, our work is both exciting and complex. We are working to create a wholesale shift in how people heat and cool their homes — join us!