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Mechanical Engineer -Manufacturing Equipment Deployment

Caelux Corporation

Caelux Corporation

Other Engineering
United States
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024
Comp Range: $100,000 - $145,000

SOLAR: AMPLIFIED. Caelux is a pioneer in utilizing perovskites at scale to make solar energy more powerful and cost-effective, driving the next generation of solar innovation. Headquartered in Baldwin Park, California, Caelux is at the forefront of the emerging science of perovskites, a special class of nanomaterials. Its flagship product, Caelux™ One is an innovative product that integrates seamlessly into existing PV module manufacturing processes, boosting performance, reducing installed costs, and accelerating the proliferation of solar. For more information, visit or connect on LinkedIn or X.

We are seeking a skilled and experienced Mechanical Engineer with a background in manufacturing processes to join our team for an exciting plant startup project. As a Mechanical Engineer in this role, you will play a critical role in designing, setting up, and commissioning the mechanical systems and equipment for the manufacturing facility. Your expertise will be vital in ensuring the successful establishment of the plant, optimizing processes, and achieving operational excellence.


  • Plant Design and Layout:
  • Collaborate with the engineering and construction teams to develop the mechanical layout and design of the plant, ensuring efficient material flow and adherence to safety standards
  • Participate in equipment selection and procurement, considering factors such as performance, reliability, and maintenance requirements
  • Equipment Installation and Commissioning:
  • Oversee the installation, testing, and commissioning of mechanical equipment and systems
  • Work closely with vendors and contractors to ensure proper installation and functionality of equipment
  • Work with vendors and facilities team to size, specify, and procure equipment for plant utilities. This includes mechanical, electrical, and plumbing designs
  • Process Equipment Design and Optimization:
  • Design and optimize mechanical systems and equipment for the manufacturing processes
  • Ensure that equipment design meets regulatory and safety requirements
  • Safety and Compliance:
  • Establish and enforce safety protocols and procedures for the operation and maintenance of mechanical equipment
  • Ensure compliance with industry standards and regulations
  • Maintenance and Reliability:
  • Implement reliability-centered maintenance practices to maximize equipment uptime and efficiency, including for rotating equipment
  • Work with maintenance and automation team to develop predictive maintenance KPIs as well as recommended PM frequencies
  • Troubleshooting and Problem Solving:
  • Identify and resolve technical issues related to mechanical equipment and systems during the startup phase and regular operations
  • Conduct root cause analysis and implement corrective actions to prevent recurring problems
  • Quality Assurance:
  • Collaborate with the quality control team to ensure that mechanical equipment meets quality standards and specifications
  • Implement quality assurance processes to monitor and improve equipment performance
  • Documentation and Reporting:
  • Maintain detailed documentation of equipment specifications, installation procedures, and maintenance records
  • Provide regular reports on equipment performance, maintenance activities, and project progress
  • Training and Team Development:
  • Train and mentor mechanical technicians and operators to ensure safe and efficient operation of equipment
  • Foster a culture of continuous learning and development within the mechanical team


  • Bachelor's or master's degree in mechanical engineering or a related field
  • Significant experience (typically 7+ years) in mechanical engineering within a manufacturing environment, with specific exposure to plant startups
  • Strong knowledge of mechanical engineering principles, equipment design, and optimization techniques
  • Previous experience in semiconductor, solar, and/or Physical Vapor Deposition is highly desirable
  • Previous experience in commissioning and start-up activities of manufacturing plants is highly desirable
  • Familiarity with safety regulations and best practices related to mechanical systems and equipment in industrial settings
  • Proficiency in engineering software and tools used in equipment design and analysis
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to make quick decisions under pressure
  • Strong leadership and communication skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams

Why consider the opportunity?

The global solar power market is >$200B/year and is forecast to grow at >7%/year, accounting for 50% of new electricity-generating capacity additions in the USA in 2022. Caelux is spurring this rapid growth by developing and deploying a novel technology that has the power to dramatically increase the efficiency of solar modules, at a lower cost per watt.


  • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
  • Retirement Plan (401k, IRA)
  • Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
  • Free Food & Snacks
  • Stock Option Plan
  • Wellness Resources
  • Bonus