Mechanical Engineer

  • Dandelion Energy
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Apr 01, 2021

Job Description

Dandelion’s mission is to revolutionize the way people heat and cool their homes using geothermal energy. The Mechanical Engineer will bring mechanical design knowledge and product development experience to help us advance  state of the art equipment in residential geothermal heat pumps. You will be responsible for prototyping, developing and productizing the mechanical design of new heat pump products to serve new customer segments, with a focus on mechanical designs that lead to high quality, low cost geothermal heat pumps that are simple to install in homes. 

The Mechanical Engineer will work closely with our Thermal Systems Engineer, Electrical Engineer and Product team to bring the most promising heat pump concepts to market, furthering our mission to decarbonize homes.

Experience Profile

  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering with 3+ years of product development experience
  • Focus on product design and development
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


  • Design sheet metal enclosures to house electromechanical equipment
  • Model mechanical designs using MCAD Solid Modeling and Drawing - parts, assemblies, drawings (Creo Parametrics experience is preferred)
  • Use Product Data Management Software (BOMs, product lifecycle, engineering change documentation). Support transition of designs to our external manufacturing partner
  • Work in a lab setting, building test stands, validating designs and testing prototypes
  • Work effectively on a small, cross-functional team
    • Integrate easily with cross-functional disciplines (electrical, software, thermal)
    • Work flexibly in a small team environment
    • Be a self-starter with the ability to make design decisions and direct their own efforts

Bonus Competencies

  • Experience/Interests in Thermal and Fluid science
  • PCB Mechanical Design experience
  • Refrigeration Design
  • Pumping/Fluid handling systems
  • Sensors, Control Systems and associated programming
  • Design for Manufacturing, Design for Service (DF*) skills
  • Geometric Design and Tolerancing
  • Tolerance analysis/Process Capability studies


Dandelion Energy is an energy innovation company working to electrify home heating. We create and install geothermal heat pumps to replace fossil-fueled furnaces and boilers. Since spinning out of Google X in 2017, we’ve grown into an organization of over 100 employees and have become the largest residential geothermal heat pump installation company in the US. Our carbon impact to date is the equivalent to taking over 25,000 cars off the road, and that impact is accelerating with our growth! 

Our cross-disciplinary team consists of experts in geothermal, drilling, heat pump and software engineering, HVAC installation, solar and solar financing, behavioral economics, and high-growth operations, among other backgrounds. With the potential to catalyze and scale a widespread transition to sustainable and affordable heating and cooling, our work is both exciting and complex. We are working to create a wholesale shift in how people heat and cool their homes — join us!

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