Job Description

Manufacturing Engineer will help create a world-class factory producing cutting-edge flywheel energy storage systems. You will work with design engineers, assemblers, machinists, and external equipment suppliers to develop production capacity from low-volume, bench-top, prototype stage into a high-volume, scalable, efficient factory. This is a role with a diversity of challenges and opportunities requiring versatility in a fast-paced, hands-on, startup work environment.


  • Define, document, and perform continuous improvement on processes and workflows for manufacturing and quality test processes
  • Drive cost reduction, cut cycle times, improve quality, and provide Design for Manufacturability feedback for the design team based on hands-on build experiences and operator feedback
  • Design, build, and iterate on custom manufacturing equipment including vacuum, adhesive dispensing, electronics test, heavy part manipulation, etc.
  • Design, build, and iterate on 5S assembly and test cells including hand & power tools, workbenches, custom fixtures and tools, inventory/part storage and management, etc.
  • Select and deploy cranes, conveyors, forklifts, and other heavy material handling equipment
  • Perform operator training of assembly and quality test processes
  • Analyze quality and production data to identify important process control points and bottlenecks then develop and implement corrective actions and improvements
  • Perform safety analysis, improvement, and training company-wide
  • Create and improve traceability and build documentation

Required Skills/Experience:

  • 1 -3 years as a mechanical or manufacturing engineer.
  • BS or MS in mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering.
  • Solidworks, MS Office with particular strength in Word and Excel, Hands-on mechanical assembly and build experience with power tools, basic hands-on electrical assembly experience, and rapid technical problem-solving experience under pressure

 Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Allen-Bradley Programming Languages (RSLogix, RSLinx), CNC Programming experience, Project Management experience, Hands-on build experience with machine shop tools, Welding experience, Lean manufacturing principles/5S, experience providing training to others, and/or experience in a production machine shop

Company Description
Amber Kinetics designs and manufactures kinetic energy storage systems based on advanced flywheel technology. Our product is the world’s first cost-effective, four-hour flywheel energy storage system for utility-scale applications.  Our mission is to accelerate global adoption of energy storage by commercializing our advanced, cost-disruptive flywheel technology to provide a lower cost and higher performing alternative to fossil fuel generation.

We offer competitive compensation and equity packages, and a healthy work-life balance. Our headquarters is located in Union City, CA. Amber Kinetics is an equal opportunity employer.

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Compensation and Benefits

  • Salary and equity package commensurate with experience
  • 401k Matching Plan
  • Medical, Dental and Vision