Name: Mechanical Engineer - Pika Energy

Req #: 53965

Location: TBD

Employment Type: Full Time

Shift: 1st Shift

Job Summary:

It is a challenge, and an invitation. Most importantly, it is an opportunity to join an industry leader and Lead the Way on our Clean Energy Team. There has never been a better time to work at Generac. We are shaping the market and investing in new companies and new technologies that will assist us in becoming the global leader in the Energy Storage System Market. Our rapid growth equals rapid career advancement opportunities for those who want to be challenged and enjoy a fast-paced, high-performance culture. Come and Lead the Way on our Clean Energy Team.


Our Clean Energy Team seeks a Mechanical Engineer to support design and manufacturing of industry-leading power converter products and solar energy storage and management solutions.  The ideal candidate will have experience with Solidworks, Product Lifecycle Management, sheet metal and plastics design for manufacturing, supplier quality evaluation, and contract manufacturing. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


·       Provide engineering capacity for fast-growing product line of solar energy storage and management solutions

·       Provide flexible, responsive engineering support for a fast-changing global supply chain

·       Create and modify product designs and documentation

·       Evaluate supplier engineering change requests

·       Create engineering change notifications

·       Build, test, and evaluate prototypes and first articles

·       Respond to engineering and manufacturing questions from suppliers

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Physical demands:


Minimum Qualifications:

·       B.S. in Mechanical OR Electrical Engineering or related discipline

·       3 years of work experience


Preferred Qualifications:

·       Familiarity with electronics design and manufacturing, including PCBA design 

·       Experience with Adobe Illustrator and graphic design

·       Experience supporting NRTL certification testing (e.g. UL, Intertek, TUV, etc.)

·       Experience with new product introductions and technical/process transfer to new suppliers

·       Experience with Arena PLM


Required Skills/Experience:

This role requires a versatile and flexible individual as the job tasks may vary frequently depending upon organizational demand and resources. The successful candidate must work well with others in the engineering, manufacturing, and sales organizations. Must be able to manage shifting priorities in a dynamic and collaborative work environment.

·       Deep familiarity and experience with design for volume manufacturing - practices and specific processes (e.g. castings, injection molding, extrusion)

·       Experience with domestic and global sourcing of electromechanical products for quality, scale, and cost reduction 

·       Able to read and interpret technical drawings

·       Able to specify dimensions, materials, finishes, and assembly requirements on drawings in Solidworks; Ability to create and modify complex 3D models in Solidworks

·       Able to perform and apply tolerance stack up analysis to part designs 

·       Experience managing engineering changes and working in a production environment

·       Experience evaluating corrective and preventative actions to address quality issues

·       Experience working directly with part/product suppliers on schedule, design for manufacturing, and quality

·       Proven self-starter: takes initiative and adapts to changes to bring projects to completion.

·       Positive attitude, high energy individual: identifies obstacles and tackles them to meet goals

·       Engineer at heart: uses intuition for electrical and mechanical engineering principles to identify issues and solutions.

·       Process orientation:  follows a clear method, trains others, and continuously improves it.    

·       Team player: works closely with others to achieve shared goals.           

·       Passionate advocate for and knowledgeable about clean energy and new technology. A general passion and high-energy approach to work.         

·       Comfortable adapting to the dynamic needs and priorities of a fast-growing company.     

·       Ability to follow standard company process while operating autonomously

·       Excellent communication skills; comfortable speaking about complex issues over the phone, email, and in person.



·       Based out of Pika headquarters in Westbrook, ME

·       Travel up to 10 % as needed for partner support

Physical demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear; and use hands to manipulate objects or controls.  The employee is regularly required to stand and walk.  On occasion the incumbent may be required to stoop, bend or reach above the shoulders.  The employee must occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. Specific conditions of this job include are typical of frequent and continuous computer-based work requiring periods of sitting, close vision and ability to adjust focus. Occasional travel, including internationally.

“We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.”