Senior Mechanical Engineer (Tooling)

at Hysata Pty. Ltd. (View all Jobs)

Port Kembla, New South Wales, Australia


About us

Hysata is on a mission is to accelerate the shift from fossil fuels to green hydrogen, with a disruptive approach to electrolysis. 

The Hysata founding team comprises electrolyser industry veterans and the company is backed by leading cleantech investors. Our breakthrough technology has been recognised in top-tier journal Nature Communications and has created a buzz in the green hydrogen sector due to its promise to revolutionise the economics of green hydrogen production. This is possible due to Hysata’s unique combination of low capex and an ultrahigh system efficiency of 95% – a gigantic leap vs existing electrolysers which are at around 75%. 

On the pathway to net-zero, green hydrogen is going to be a massive new multi-trillion-dollar global industry, of similar scale to today’s natural gas industry. With its world-beating technology and strong customer pull, Hysata is targeting becoming the leading global electrolyser player, with multi-gigawatt-scale manufacturing and putting a major dent in global emissions.

About the role

We are seeking a Senior Mechanical Engineer (tooling) to join our Industrialisation team to work on multiple projects with direct responsibility for tooling and test design as we scale out in house manufacturing capability. Working closely with our design team you will work to bridge the gap between lab scale, pilot and high-volume manufacturing. The ideal candidate will be highly innovative, with experience in mechanical design, test development spanning mechanical and electrical fields and comfortable with hands on work utilizing rapid prototyping methods (3D printing, machining, laser cutting, etc.). You will thrive in the fast-paced start-up world where no two days are the same. You’ll be joining a team of smart, driven, collaborative and highly dedicated individuals who love solving engineering challenges and who are excited to be fighting the climate crisis.

Role responsibilities

  • Lead the team responsible for design and implementation of in-house tooling to support our efforts to scale manufacturing;
  • Collaborate with Design, Assembly and Process teams to implement new cell architectures;
  • Meet design requirements via an iterative process, collaborating with team members;
  • Direct involvement with prototyping product designs and manufacturing processes;
  • Work with Hysata partners to define, develop, and validate manufacturing processes and tools;
  • Define and execute validation plans in collaboration with the rest of the Hysata team;
  • Be involved in data reviews to enable data driven learning; and
  • Develop SOPs and safety protocols for new tools and processes.

Key skills

  • Engineering degree in Mechanical, Manufacturing or similar field;
  • 5+ years of experience in Mechanical design and implementation;
  • Experience in leading project teams;
  • Experience in using computer-aided design (NX preferred);
  • Contributed to delivering complex projects requiring new process technology and new equipment development, including process and equipment specification;
  • Fabrication experience a must – hands-on R&D, design, build, test;
  • Skills in applying advanced manufacturing, automation, and digital technology to new/improved manufacturing solutions; and
  • Contributed to product design and development through DFMA (Design for Manufacture and Assembly), DFMEA, validation testing, materials selection, process technology selection.

Valued Skills

  • Experience with introduction of new processes and optimising in a manufacturing scale-up environment with best practice methods;
    • PFMEA, QA/QC, SOP, design and process validation
  • Motivated, capable of working independently within a multi-disciplinary environment;
  • Expertise beyond your field of qualification/degree – spanning mechanical, design, electrical and controls, robotics, materials science and technology;
  • Experience with managing relationships with technology partners and vendors through R&D, design, built, test, commissioning and operational support;
  • Ability to adapt within a highly dynamic, fast-paced work environment; and
  • Experience with electrolysers, battery or energy storage systems a plus.

What we offer

  • Idyllic Beachside Location;
  • Stock options;
  • Salary Sacrifice into Superannuation;
  • Flexible working conditions;
  • Recognition of Service;
  • Wellness Allowance;
  • EAP through Sonder;
  • Novated Leasing;
  • Employee Discount Program through Flare; and
  • Awesome work environment and team!

If you don’t tick every box in this ad, please don’t rule yourself out just yet. We’ve seen the research that people from underrepresented backgrounds tend to only apply when the checklist is all ticks. We take pride in inclusion and hiring incredible human beings with great potential over ticking boxes – so if this role resonates with you, apply below!

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