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Senior Design Engineer (80-100%)

Zurich, Switzerland
Ready to join a team of visionaries who is dedicated to solving one of humankind’s greatest challenges?

Get to know Climeworks

Climeworks removes CO₂ from the air to fight global warming and protect future generations to come.

We develop, build and operate direct air capture (DAC) machines which capture CO₂ directly from the air. The captured carbon dioxide is removed from the air by safely storing it underground, permanently.

Founded in 2009 by engineers, Christoph Gebald and Jan Wurzbacher, Climeworks was built with a mission to inspire 1 billion people to remove CO₂ from the air, and is now spearheading the DAC industry globally. It has the world’s largest DAC facility and storage installation in operation and a team of over 450 Climeworkers determined to contribute to a net-zero future.

A true climate pioneer, Climeworks is featured as a TIME100 Influential Company 2022 and Global Cleantech 100 Company 2022, driving a revolutionary technology engineered to solve the most pressing issue of our time.

We foster a dynamic environment and are building a global purpose driven team. We are looking for disruptive thinkers, passionate achievers and inspiring leaders that are ready to take on the world’s greatest challenge.

Will you join us? 

Your mission

Job description
  • Your mission at Climeworks is to advance our DAC technology by driving the design of new sorbent modules, overseeing both aspects manufactured by third-party vendors and aspects developed in-house.
  • You will create and optimize product designs, utilizing CAD software to develop 3D parts, component assemblies, and 2D manufacturing drawings.
  • You provide and maintain accurate design documentation, including drawings, specifications, and bills of materials. Additionally, you ensure all designs and documents are kept up to date in the PLM system.
  • You support the fabrication and testing of prototypes, conduct basic tests and experiments to validate design concepts, and troubleshoot issues.
  • You present at design reviews, participate in quality assurance processes, and engage in Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (D-FMEA) to ensure the continuous improvement of the product.
  • As needed, you support the evaluation of patents, and contribute to the development of new IP.

Your story

  • You have a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or a related field.
  • You have at least 5 years of industrial experience in design engineering for non-metallic components, such as polymers, composites, ceramics, etc.
  • You are proficient in CAD software and PLM, with experience in designing mechanical parts and creating technical drawings. Additionally, you have knowledge of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T).
  • You have experience with simulation software for structural analysis and optimization.
  • You possess expertise in material selection, Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DfMA), Design for Maintainability (DfM), and Design for the Environment (DfE).
  • You have a proven track record of successfully managing design projects from concept to implementation, including collaboration with cross-functional teams, and vendor management.
  • You possess creative problem-solving skills and a passion for driving innovation in sustainable technologies. You also enjoy being involved in the early stages of R&D.
  • You possess effective communication skills and a willingness to guide young engineers. You are also comfortable working in IP-sensitive collaborations with third-party vendors.
  • You are fluent in business English. German or French would be a plus.
  • You are prepared for up to a 10% travel commitment.

What we offer: A horizontal organization, a great team, an improvement-oriented approach, and a scale-up venture with an innovative technology. Sounds like you? We are looking forward meeting you! Apply now by filling in the online application form and uploading your complete dossier to our career’s portal:

Our promise: At Climeworks, you are accepted for who you are. As part of our ongoing journey towards creating a diverse and inclusive environment - we encourage everyone to apply! All qualified applicants are considered for positions, so bring along your knowledge, personal experiences, and fresh perspectives, and together we can solve one of humankind’s greatest challenges. We look forward to getting to know you!

Disclaimer: The percentage in the job title means that for this vacancy, you can decide if you want to be employed on a full-time or part-time basis, depending on what works best for your needs.

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