About Optimus Technologies 

Optimus Technologies is a clean energy technology company based in Pittsburgh, PA. Optimus manufactures the Vector System, an advanced fuel system technology that enables diesel engines to operate on 100% biodiesel. The Vector System is designed for medium and heavy-duty fleet applications, where emissions reductions are challenging or impossible to achieve in a cost-effective manner through other means. The Vector System integrates into existing operations to facilitate a seamless transition to low-carbon fuels.  

Optimus’ Vector System is in use with leading municipal and private fleets throughout the country, enabling them to achieve near-zero carbon emissions while reducing their fuel and fleet operating costs.

Find out more at optimustec.com, on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.  

Job Description 

Optimus seeks an organized, detail-oriented Staff Mechanical Engineer based in Pittsburgh, PA. This is a full time (40-50 hours per week) salaried position ($160,400-$175,280) with benefits. This position is ideal for candidates with extensive experience in heavy-duty truck and/ or automotive engineering, control systems, and regulatory compliance. There is a travel requirement of approximately 10-20% of work time in order to gain an intimate understanding of the practical application and long-term operation of the Vector System. 
The position requires significant collaboration with other electrical & mechanical engineering team members, as well as working closely with our field operations and production teams. 

Optimus is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. People of color, LGBTQ+ people, people with disabilities, veterans and members of other historically disenfranchised groups are strongly encouraged to apply. If you are unsure about being qualified for this position after reading the responsibilities and requirements, please apply anyway! We are most excited to work with individuals who learn quickly and have a passion for clean energy solutions. 


  • Design and development of a variety of Vector System components through system implementation, manufacturing, and production. 
  • Utilize OEM & internally developed data to incorporate into component design 
  • Support installation and ongoing upgrades/troubleshooting by traveling to clients’ locations for physical implementation 
  • Coordinate and exchange technical information with peers and pertinent third-party vendors 
  • Use of critical thinking to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems 
  • Develop test and production plans for new products and components
  • Provide guidance to the less experienced team members  
  • Keep track of all your time in a tracking application
  • Identify system inefficiencies and create plans to correct them
  • Create work instructions for assembly and quality testing
  • Participate and lead design review meetings and conference calls with manufacturers, subcontractors, and vendors
  • Complete all project and design documentation for inclusion in installation manuals and product materials
  • Read, interpret, and utilize appropriate technical drawings, schematics, electrical diagrams, and manuals to complete component design 

Qualifications & Experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from an accredited university 
  • 7+ years of electro-mechanical engineering experience; experience in an automotive product design, development, and/or manufacturing  
  • Experience with advanced systems controls, calibration, and associated software (Simulink, INCA, Calterm, etc.) 
  • Experience with industry standards and test plan creation based on good engineering judgment 
  • Knowledge of regulatory compliance is a plus 
  • Aptitude for mechanical and electrical systems  
  • Ability to comprehend detailed product schematics and documentation 
  • Experience with drafting technical documents (please provide samples upon request) 
  • Proficient computer skills, especially with Microsoft Office Suite and CAD software (AutoDesk, Solidworks, Onshape, etc.) and the ability to learn additional software programs as necessary
  • Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability and willingness to work with other team members to solve problems  
  • Proven ability to work independently and under pressure with little to no supervision when necessary
  • Detail-oriented with good organizational skills in prioritizing, scheduling, and time management 

Other Job Requirements 

  • A passion for alternative energy solutions  
  • Must possess a commitment to life-long learning 
  • Exposure to outdoor, warehouse, and shop working conditions 
  • Ability to work around a variety of particulates, lubricants & chemicals 
  • Adaptive to everchanging workload, conditions, and environments 
  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record 
  • Domestic travel, as required (up to 20%) 
  • Flexible hours of operation 

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