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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
  • You join the dynamic design team and contribute to the development of next-generation Direct Air Capturing Products.
  • You provide innovative engineering solutions and develop components from concept level to serial production.
  • You collaborate closely with cross-functional teams and contribute to the successful execution of design projects.
  • You create and optimize product designs, utilizing CAD software (e.g., SolidWorks) to create 3D parts, component assemblies and 2D manufacturing drawings.
  • You provide and maintain accurate design documentation, including drawings, specifications and bills of materials, ensuring compliance with organizational standards.
  • You support the fabrication and testing of prototypes and conduct basic tests and experiments to validate design concepts and troubleshoot issues.
  • You present in design reviews and participate in quality assurance processes and Failure Mode and Effects Analysis to ensure the continuous improvement of the product.

Your story

  • You hold a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field.
  • You profound understanding of engineering principles and development processes.
  • You bring several years of proven experience in the design of mechanical components within industrial equipment engineering.
  • You have experience in material selection, design for manufacturing and the application of rules and regulations e.g. machinery directive
  • You have proven knowledge about manufacturing processes for metal and sheet metal processing e.g. bending, welding, bolting, milling, casting etc.
  • You are a proficient CAD software user with experience designing mechanical parts and creating technical drawings. Familiarity with the principle of geometric tolerancing.
  • You possess effective communication skills and willingness to guide younger engineers.
  • You have strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • You have enthusiasm for problem-solving and creative thinking.
  • You have the ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment.
  • You are eager to further develop technical skills and advance your engineering career.
  • You are fluent in business English.

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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