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Shellworks

Shellworks

London, UK
Posted on Monday, February 5, 2024
Engineering · London

Mechanical Engineer

Shellworks aims to address one of the biggest challenges of our generation: plastic pollution. As an early stage startup you’ll play a fundamental role in shaping Shellworks’ future.

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This is a unique opportunity to work on creating the future of materials inspired by nature. When you join us you’ll get to:

  • Design and engineer new ways of creating completely compostable packaging through industrial conversion processes, including injection moulding, blow moulding, and extrusion.
  • Support the entire product life cycle from proof of concept through to launching at large scale with well known brands.
  • Plan and implement projects and work packages according to key business objectives.
  • Produce and present engineering proposals and feasibility results to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Document mechanical engineering specifications aligned with customer requirements and the sustainability vision of the company.
  • Design and produce prototypes of new packaging innovations through rapid tooling, or rapid prototyping techniques such as 3D printing and machining.
  • Develop DoE’s to analyse and optimise designs and manufacturing processes in order to meet product functionality, quality or yield specifications.
  • Lead design reviews and FMEAs for new product developments to communicate and mitigate against technical and business risks.
  • Implement and negotiate Design for Manufacture techniques with vendors to transition designs from prototype to mass production without compromise to the product specification.
  • Manage tooling, assembly and manufacturing activities with vendors during production ramp up to the agreed cost, quality and timing.
  • Use primary and literature research for data driven decision making.
  • Work alongside team members in molecular biology, material science, polymer processing, product design and operations teams in a collaborative environment.

We’d love to hear from you if:

  • You have a Degree in Mechanical Engineering and 2+ years of industry experience, ideally relating to packaging and/or FMCG.
  • You have experience with moulded component design and DFM
  • You are comfortable with hands-on approach to engineering and prototyping, preferably with some experience in a workshop environment operating industrial equipment such as polymer processing and/or metalworking machines.
  • You have good practical knowledge of injection moulding, blow moulding and tool design. Experience in the design of tooling for injection moulding and blow moulding is also desirable.
  • You have strong 3D design and CAD skills. Prior experience in Solidworks would be beneficial.
  • You have strong engineering analysis skills including tolerance analysis, Design of Experiments techniques and Moldflow. You enjoy experimentation, data analysis, validation, and documentation. Experience in design or process characterization and validation using statistical tools would be an added benefit.
  • You have excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • You have the ability to manage multiple concurrent projects, be flexible and prioritise workload accordingly.
  • You believe that the high autonomy environment of an early-stage start-up is the right place to unleash your potential.
  • You love finding smart ways to solve hard problems, and always favour simple solutions over complex ones.

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary + Equity Options
  • Access to a fully kitted out lab (incubators, autoclaves, bioreactors etc) and pilot line workshop (machine tools, injection moulder, extruders, blow moulders, etc.) on site
  • Snacks and lunch provided by the company
  • Regular social events
  • Part of a tightly knit team aiming to make a meaningful social impact
    Department
    Engineering
    Locations
    London

    About Shellworks

    Shellworks aims to address one of the biggest challenges of our generation: plastic pollution. We raised a 6.2Mn Seed round by top-tier investors globally and shipped our first 100,000 units in 2022. We're now scaling our team to help us accelerate towards our mission.

    We’re a group of critical optimists from backgrounds like design, engineering, and science. We aren’t bound by existing rules and stereotypes and are fundamental believers that there must be a better way. As an early-stage startup, you’ll play a fundamental role in shaping Shellworks’ future.

    Engineering · London

    Mechanical Engineer

    Shellworks aims to address one of the biggest challenges of our generation: plastic pollution. As an early stage startup you’ll play a fundamental role in shaping Shellworks’ future.

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