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Sr. Mechanical Engineer



Palo Alto, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, August 19, 2023
Fourier is working on making on-site Hydrogen universally accessible. Our breakthrough architecture enables highly modular and fully automated electrolyzers that scale to any size and optimize efficiency at all loads. We are on a mission to transition the global energy landscape towards a purely sustainable and emission free future.

About The Role

We are looking for a Mechanical Engineer to aid in the design, assembly, testing, and optimization of our system. Fourier engineers work in a hands-on, collaborative environment to solve problems and push progress forward. Qualified candidates should have prior hands-on experience working in a mechanical lab or industrial company.

Roles and responsibilities
  • Design and build prototypes and product encasing
  • Create detailed design of mechanical structures and assemblies and work with appropriate manufacturers
  • Facilitate selection of the optimal hardware components (sensors, pipes, valves, etc.) from external suppliers
  • Create and maintain Balance of Plant cost/Bill of Materials
  • Assess failure modes that involve thermal/structural/electrical/chemical/fluid interactions
  • Problem solve and risk mitigation
  • Oversee the assembly and setup of benchtop test rigs, prototypes, and production units


  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • 4+ years of relevant experience
  • Hands-on experience assembling mechanical systems
  • Experience designing and building structures, from 3D CAD and/or 2D drawings through fabrication and assembly
  • Experience designing and developing cost-effective solutions

  • Advanced degree (M.S. or Ph.D) in Mechanical Engineering or relevant field
  • Experience in the following areas:
    • Hands-on work with gas and/or water piping
    • FMEA (Failure Mode & Effects Analysis)
    • Designing and analyzing energy systems
    • Working with hydrogen or similar gasses
    • Mechatronics
    • Designing enclosures for electromechanical systems
What we offer
  • Fully paid Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage
  • Competitive salary and equity compensation commensurate with experience
  • 401k
  • Diverse and inclusive work environment
  • Paid sick days and vacation