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Mechanical Engineer



Emeryville, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2024

We are looking for a passionate Mechanical Engineer to join our team. In this role, your primary responsibility will be developing multiple mechanical systems within a complex manufacturing machine. You will design, from scratch, functionally elegant mechanical and electromechanical systems and subsystems. We’re looking for someone with experience in mechanical design who is excited about the risks and rewards of joining a Series A-funded startup.

About us

unspun is a robotics and digital apparel company, with a mission to reduce global carbon emissions by 1% through automated, localized, and intentional manufacturing.

Included in Time's Best Inventions & Fast Company's World Changing Ideas, unspun aims to rapidly transition the trillion-dollar apparel world into one that is more intentional, inclusive, and efficient by focusing on the overlap between sustainability and profitability.

We’ve developed a proprietary and patent-pending technology at the crossroads of 3D printing and automated textile manufacturing. By skipping the flat 2D fabric stage, we can additively build custom apparel products from the ground up- straight from yarn to final product. If additive manufacturing, industrial automation, and synchronized systems of hundreds of sensors & actuators gets you excited, we’d love to talk!

About You

You enjoy working on early-stage teams and have experience designing, prototyping, and validating mechanical systems. You thrive on the lack of clear answers at the outset of high-reaching projects and look forward to finding clarity and articulating it to others.

As part of the hardware team, you will design the mechanical systems for Vega, our revolutionary new manufacturing process.

What You’ll Do

  • Design and build mechanical systems for unspun’s automated textile machinery
  • Evaluate new designs through engineering analysis (e.g. kinematic, dynamic, power, efficiency, thermal, manufacturability, etc.)
  • Iterate on design concepts with rapid hands-on prototyping
  • Mechanical component design including machined parts, sheet metal, cast metal, and plastics
  • Work cross-functionally with other teams to take designs from prototype to production
  • Design and build test stands
  • Write and maintain documentation for internal communication