Senior Mechanical Engineer

2022 08 15 kulr

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KULR Technology Group is a publicly traded company (NYSE: KULR) with a vibrant startup dynamic, headquartered in San Diego, CA. Our mission is developing energy management platforms to accelerate the global transition to a circular electrification economy. We create sustainable solutions that benefit humanity using space proven engineering, making the world of batteries and electronics cooler, lighter, and safer. We operate in four verticals: e-mobility, environmental/energy storage, industrial/consumer tools, and aerospace/defense. Our technologies have been deployed by NASA, including applications on the Space Station and Mars Rover.

Job Title: Senior Mechanical Engineer 

FLSA Status: Exempt

Pay Rate: $95,000 – $141,400

Reports to: Engineering Supervisor, Batteries

Location: Onsite

KULR Technology Location: Webster, Texas

Travel: 10% Travel

Position Overview:

The Senior Mechanical Engineer designs and develops battery systems, manages projects from conception to completion, and provides technical expertise and leadership to our team of engineers. This role leverages a strong background in mechanical engineering and battery design, excellent project management skills, and leads and mentors other engineers.


  • Design battery systems: The primary function of a Senior Mechanical Engineer with a specialization in batteries is to design and develop battery systems, including selecting components, designing mechanical components in CAD software, and integrating electrical systems.
  • Conduct research and analysis: The Senior Mechanical Engineer conducts research and analysis to identify new technologies and best practices in battery design and apply them to projects where appropriate.
  • Small Project management: The Senior Mechanical Engineer manages smaller battery projects from conception to completion, ensuring that they are completed on time, within budget, and to the highest possible standard.
  • Technical expertise and leadership: The Senior Mechanical Engineer provides technical expertise and leadership to a team of engineers, ensuring that they are equipped to deliver high-quality work.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with clients: The Senior Mechanical Engineer develops and maintain relationships with clients, ensuring that their needs are met and that they are satisfied with the work that is delivered.
  • Ensure regulatory compliance: The Senior Mechanical Engineer ensures that all work is carried out in accordance with relevant regulations and standards, such as Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and SAE (formerly named the Society of Automotive Engineers).
  • Innovation and creativity: The Senior Mechanical Engineer fosters innovation and creativity in the design and development of battery systems, identifying new opportunities to improve efficiency, reliability, and sustainability.
  • Troubleshooting and problem-solving: The Senior Mechanical Engineer leverages strong analytical and problem-solving skills and identifies and resolves complex mechanical engineering challenges related to battery design.
  • Continuous improvement: The Senior Mechanical Engineer constantly works towards continuous improvement, seeking out opportunities to enhance processes, tools, and techniques to drive efficiencies and improve quality.
  • Business development: The Senior Mechanical Engineer contributes to the development of proposals, bids, and other business development activities, leveraging their technical expertise and industry knowledge to support growth and expansion initiatives.
  • Other job-related duties as assigned.     

Supervisory Responsibilities:  N/A.


Education & Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.
  • 4-7 years of CAD focused mechanical engineering design experience.
  • Preferred:
    • Experience in designing battery systems, including selecting components, designing mechanical components, and integrating electrical systems.
    • Science, technology or math background.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs):

  • Excellent project management skills, with a proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and deliver them on time and within budget.
  • Ability to mentor earlier career engineers and interns.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to communicate complex technical information to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to identify and resolve complex mechanical engineering challenges related to battery design.
  • Professional level proficiency in CAD (Solidworks preferred) and other design software.
  • Familiarity with relevant regulations and standards, such as Department of Transportation (DOT), IEEE and SAE, related to battery design.
  • A commitment to sustainability and a desire to work on projects that have a positive impact on the environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence others, build effective relationships with both internal and external stakeholders to accomplish business objectives.  
  • Demonstrated ability to assume personal accountability, address limitations, exhibits honesty and respect towards others, the company and oneself. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, assessing business needs and using problem solving skills to address challenges.  
  • Demonstrated ability to serve and actively contribute as an active team member on the immediate team and the larger organization. Ability to support the team effort without necessarily taking the lead. 
  • Able to generate new insights into situations and encourage innovation to generate successful outcomes.  Creates, designs, and implements programs or processes.  
  • Ability to achieve measurable goals and results to support of organizational success. 
  • Ability to understand and analyze underlying organizational issues.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills to build effective relationships to achieve business results. 
  • Strong demonstrated written and verbal communication skills to work effectively with a wide range of individuals in a diverse community. 
  • Collaborative and cooperative spirit within a large and/or small team of diverse cultures, while working in a fast-paced environment with multiple deadlines and frequently changing priorities. 
  • Intermediate use of computers and Microsoft Office Suite Applications such as Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook.  

Physical Demands/Work Environment: 

The work environment characteristics described here represent those an employee may encounter while performing this job’s essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Office Work Environment (For Office)

Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Close visual acuity to perform an activity such as preparing and analyzing data and viewing a computer terminal. Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities, which permits the employee to communicate effectively on the telephone and in person. Sufficient manual dexterity with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to frequently operate a personal computer (estimated 80%-100% of the typical workday) and other office equipment. Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permit the employee at a computer workstation for an extended period.

Work Environment (For Non-Office)

Please list appropriate specifications required for the work to be done. Samples below.

  • Standing for long periods of time, climbing up and down ladders, bending, grasping, sitting, pulling, pushing, stooping, and stretching are generally required to perform the functions of this position. Occasionally.
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs. unassisted. Occasionally
  • Noisy environments. Pick one: Occasionally
  • Hazardous conditions. Pick one: Occasionally
  • Small and/or enclosed spaces. Pick one: Occasionally
  • Operating machinery and/or power tools. Pick one: Occasionally
  • Repeating motions that may include the wrists, hands and/or fingers. Pick one: Occasionally
  • Adjusting or moving objects up to 25 pounds in all directions. Pick one: Occasionally
  • Remaining in a stationary position, often standing or sitting for prolonged periods. Pick one: Occasionally
  • Moving about to accomplish tasks or moving from one worksite to another. Pick one: Occasionally
  • Sedentary work that primarily involves sitting/standing Pick one: Occasionally
  • Moving self in different positions to accomplish tasks in various environments including tight and confined spaces. Pick one: Occasionally
  • Light work that includes moving objects up to 20 pounds. Pick Occasionally
  • Medium work that includes moving objects up to 50 pounds. Pick one: Occasionally
  • Heavy work that includes moving objects up to 100 pounds or more. Pick one: Never
  • Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like. Pick one: Occasionally

Special Conditions: List any special conditions required (not preferred, only required) here. 

  • Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.
  • Must have a current, valid driver’s license.
  • Must be able to provide own transportation between work locations. 
  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen due to federal contract requirements.
  • Successful applicant must meet ITAR requirements.

Disclosure And Acknowledgement: 

All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or others. 

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the incumbent of this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by the supervisor in compliance with federal and state Laws. 

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.

What We Offer Our Team (full-time positions):

  • Competitive pay
  • Rich benefits plan including 100% employer-paid medical insurance (employee-only plan)
  • Dental, vision, life insurance, etc. as well as HSA, FSA.
  • 401k plan
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Paid holidays
  • And much more!

KULR is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. At KULR, a diverse mix of highly talented, creative people come together to create an innovative and sustainable future. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or other protected class. For applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process, please notify [email protected].  We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment visas at this time. Some positions at KULR require the ability to successfully meet ITAR requirements.

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