Mechanical Engineer - Intern

  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Oct 16, 2020

Job Description

The Company


At Span, we are building products to drive the rapid adoption of renewable energy and enable a more modern, flexible grid. Span’s smart panel replaces the standard electrical panel to become the center for connected power in the home, providing intelligent load-balancing and revolutionary edge-of-grid controls through the Span mobile app.

The Role


The Span engineering team is made of experienced, passionate people with expertise in electronics, mechanical design, energy systems, and embedded software. We are seeking a passionate mechanical engineering student or new grad to join the hardware development team of SPAN. As a mechanical engineering intern, you will apply your knowledge mechanical design and manufacturing processes to assist Span’s hardware design, testing, and manufacturing efforts .

 In this role, you will:

  • Model and design components using a variety of materials (plastic, metal, and glass).

  • Collaborate with internal and external teams.

  • Build prototype components and assemblies.

  • Perform tests related to compliance, environmental, and reliability.

  • Create detailed 2D drawings using GD&T when applicable.

  • Work with contract manufacturers to have parts made to specification, to improve quality and yield.

  • Design testing and manufacturing fixtures.

About You


Required Qualifications

We are seeking a mechanical engineer who is:

  • Working towards a BS or MS in Mechanical Engineering or related field.

  • Hands-on whether it be building a prototype or performing testing.

  • Proficient in 3D CAD.

  • Excited about digging into complex problems and seeing them through to solution

  • Passionate about renewable energy and energy storage.

Bonus Qualifications

We would love to hire someone who has:

  • Experience designing for solar or renewable energy applications

  • Experience designing parts for various part fabrication techniques machining, sheet metal forming, stamping, plastic forming, and injection molding.

  • Experience running, environmental testing or reliability testing.

Life at Span


Span is a startup based in the SOMA neighborhood of San Francisco. We are a small, diverse team of creative thinkers. We value open communication, teamwork, and a make-it-happen attitude - no job is too big or too small. We strive to make change by imagining what the future could be and building a product to complete that vision. We are looking to grow our team with talented people who are on the same mission to shape the future of energy.

Impacting the future as a small, agile team means putting in a lot of hard work and elbow grease so we work to make sure you are happy, healthy, and you look forward to coming to work. Working at Span, you can expect:

  • Competitive compensation

  • Sunny, airy office located close to BART and Caltrain

  • Regular team lunches, brown bag learning opportunities and events

  • Opportunity to influence our culture

Span embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

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