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Tooling Engineer

Arc

Arc

Software Engineering
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, October 26, 2023

What we’re building

Our vision is to electrify all waterborne vessels, and we're starting with electric water sport boats.

Gas boats dominate today’s marine industry not because of great product offerings but because of a lack of better alternatives. Boaters have grown accustomed to vehicles that feel stuck in the 1980s: unreliable, expensive, loud, noxious, and a nightmare to own and operate. They’re also awful for the water and air they reside in.

By contrast, electric boats are superior in nearly every way: not only are they far more reliable and less costly to operate, but they’re also quieter, quicker, and cleaner, with no fumes or pollutants. However, they’ve been held back by both the technology and the talent to make them truly competitive with gas alternatives. That’s Arc’s opportunity.

Using modern, aerospace- and automotive-inspired techniques, we’re building our hulls, batteries, cooling systems, firmware, and software together to deliver the next generation of watercraft.

What we’re looking for

We’re looking for someone that is excited by our vision, eager for a challenge, and willing to learn on the job. We pride ourselves on transparency and operate in a lean, high-trust environment that encourages everyone to take ownership over their domain.

This role supports our manufacturing facility in Los Angeles. Given that we’re a startup, you will be working in a fast-moving, dynamic environment that requires adaptability. That said, here are some responsibilities and qualifications we expect to stay relatively constant for this role.

Core responsibilities

  • Own the design and development of Production tooling from start to finish (design, document, fabricate, assemble, and validate)
  • Ensure all tooling designs meet safety requirements
  • Use CAD software, hand calculations, and FEA (as-needed) to design complex production tooling
  • Collaborate with production personnel, multidisciplinary engineering teams, and management to create or modify tooling to meet rate, development and quality targets

Basic qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline
  • Experience using CAD software (e.g. NX, CATIA)
  • 3+ years experience in mechanical-related design and/or commissioning of production work cells, automated manufacturing, and factory floor layouts
  • Hands on experience working with hardware (informal or formal experience)
  • Ability to articulate and defend engineering decisions

Bonus qualifications

  • Exposure to multiple engineering disciplines
  • Prior experience in a fast-paced manufacturing setting
  • Excellent grasp of the fundamentals of Design for Manufacturability
  • Experience with Finite Element Analysis
  • Clear written and verbal communication
  • Strong time management skills
  • Comfortable working 50-55 hours a week

What we value

We value these five things above all else:

  • Ownership over both your work and the company’s success
  • Empathy for colleagues and for customers
  • Humility in problem solving and collaboration
  • Pragmatism for navigating ambiguity quickly and sensibly
  • Inclusion of different backgrounds, opinions, cultures, etc.

Given that we work in a sometimes intense or stressful environment, it’s vital that our values align. We’d be happy to elaborate on any or all of these during the interview process.

What you’ll get

  • Talented teammates that challenge you to be better
  • Access and often input to a wide range of business activities
  • Salary between $110,000 - $150,000
  • A meaningful equity stake
  • An opportunity to have an outsized impact on industry-defining vehicles
  • The ability to drive positive environmental change through your work
  • Nearly free health insurance (we cover 99%) and a 401k
  • Generous parental leave
  • Daily lunches, plenty of snacks, lots of swag, and more
  • Boat rides!

Hope to hear from you soon!

The crew at Arc