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Senior Manufacturing Engineer



Long Beach, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Heliogen is a renewable energy technology company focused on decarbonizing industry and empowering a sustainable civilization. Powered by AI, computer vision, and robotics, Heliogen’s concentrating solar thermal solutions turn sunlight into heat, steam, power or green hydrogen fuel to help industries such as mining, cement, steel, and transportation transition to clean energy. For ambitious business and technology professionals seeking to have a meaningful impact on climate change and the health of humanity and our planet, Heliogen offers the opportunity to address global challenges through collaboration with a world-class, dynamic team of forward-thinking leaders.

About this role:

Create and execute mechanical designs for high-volume production and automation. Work closely with Design, Manufacturing, and Automation Engineers to deliver production capable mechatronics. Leverage your analysis toolkit to ensure the production systems operate in a safe and reliable manner. Innovate on new tooling designs to allow rapid development of production systems.

What's essential:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing, Mechanical, or Aerospace Engineering with a minimum of 5 years work experience that includes hands-on experience in a medium to high volume manufacturing environment.
  • Expertise in Design of Experiment and working knowledge of Process Control Metrics and measurement.
  • Solid understanding of, and experience deploying, lean principles in a production environment.
  • Experience specifying and implementing measurement and metrology tools in a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience leveraging Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) per ASME Y14.5 to ensure effective assembly of complex hardware.
  • Experience with design for manufacture for CNC Machining, sheet metal fabrication, and structural steel framing.
  • Expertise with 3D CAD such as Solidworks, Catia, Creo, Siemens NX, or similar.
  • Experience implementing Poka-Yoke (Error Proofing), and PFMEA (Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis).
  • Excellent communicator, able to convey complex concepts to multidisciplinary teams.


  • Manufacturing or Production experience preferably in the automotive, aerospace, or commercial electronics industries or similar.
  • Experience performing Discrete Event Simulation.
  • Demonstrable expertise in design of mechanisms and fixtures.
  • Working knowledge of 3D Printing including Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), Stereolithography (SLA), and Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)
  • Demonstrable experience designing robot end effectors for high-volume production.
  • Solidworks specific experience.

Heliogen was created at Idealab, the leading technology incubator, and became a public company (NYSE: HLGN) in December 2021. For more information about Heliogen, please visit