CAREERS AT LIQUIDPISTON

Can An Engineer Change The World?

A General died, and was greeted by St. Peter at the gateway to Heaven. In conversing with St. Peter, the General asked, “Who was the greatest warrior of all time?” St. Peter walked the General along an alley filled with famous warriors – they passed by Napoleon, Alexander the Great, Spartacus, and many others. Finally, the General is introduced to Anthony Morse, who, according to St. Peter, was the greatest warrior of all time. A somewhat confused and embarrassed General said that he had never heard of the great Anthony Morse. “What battles did he win?” To this, St. Peter responded that he was the greatest warrior of all time, but when he lived, there were no great wars or battles to be won.  Perhaps you are a great engineer, or a team leader, and are well-versed in the development of internal combustion engines; perhaps you even have the drive and desire to change the world. But does your company present you with a “Great War” to fight? Or has your scope been limited to minor improvements in engine sub-assemblies? At LiquidPiston, you will find a Great War. Our rotary engines have the potential to make significant history - to eliminate our country’s dependency on foreign oil and dramatically lower the carbon footprint of power generation. We have several new projects to support in 2021, and seek passionate engineers to fill the below positions. Join our team!

Chief Engineer

LiquidPiston is looking to hire a Chief Engineer at our Bloomfield, CT office.

As Chief Engineer you will:

  • Lead engine development activities by managing a team of approximately 20 designers, analysts, test engineers, technicians, machinists, and contractors.
  • Work with the CTO to set technical directions.
  • Review engineering work for accuracy.
  • Identify and maintain know-how and best practices.
  • Work with the CEO to create schedules and budgets.
  • Generate ideas to improve engine components and systems.
  • Lead internal and external technical meetings.
  • Co-author technical papers reports and proposals.
  • Stake active role in building the team culture.

Qualifications

  • Open-minded personality and consistent “can do” attitude.
  • Specialized knowledge of engines, engine R&D, engine commercialization.
  • Working knowledge of engine test cell and dyno operation.
  • Working knowledge of Solidworks or other CAD packages.
  • Experience managing simulation projects related to engine performance.
  • Experience in team leadership, management of engineers and technical programs.
  • Familiarity with contracts, NDAs, IP, payment terms, proposals, pricing, etc.
  • Familiarity with power generation in automotive, aerospace, and defense industries.
  • Knowledge of current and future industry trends.
  • Comfortable with periods of high workload.
  • BSME; MSME or PhD preferred.

In addition, some helpful nice-to-haves:

  • Rotary or Diesel engine development experience.
  • Diesel fuel system expertise.
  • Experience with UAV’s.
  • Calibration/emissions development experience.
  • Working knowledge of power generation and storage electronics (alternators, batteries, PLC).
  • Experience working with government agencies (DOE, DARPA, etc.).
  • Patents in relevant areas.
  • Proposal and/or SAE paper authorship.
  • Research experience in new and novel combustion strategies (HCCI, PCCI, low temperature combustion, etc.).
  • Experience leading startups or small companies.
  • Preferred software packages: SolidWorks, Labview, Mastercam, Converge, Matlab, GT Suite, ANSYS.

At LiquidPiston, you will enjoy:

  • Creative/technical freedom.
  • A rapid pace of innovation.
  • Involvement in the complete business process from engine concept through sales.
  • An exciting work environment; we are working on a novel engine architecture with the potential to transform multiple industries.
  • Leading a talented and motivated engineering team.
  • Competitive salary and benefits; stock options; room to grow with the company.

This position is available immediately. Please send your resume to hr@liquidpiston.com

 

This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the definition of US Government Federal Regulation and United States Code . For information on a U.S. persons please see 22 CFR § 120.15 and United States Code 8 USC 1324(b)

This position is available immediately.

 

LiquidPiston, Inc. is an MIT rooted R&D company poised to transform ten years of breakthrough thermodynamics research into the world’s most efficient rotary engine. With a fundamental design that scales from lawnmowers, to locomotives, LiquidPiston has the potential to add fifty years to the life of the internal combustion engine industry in a resource-constrained world.

 

Please send your resume and portfolio to hr@LiquidPiston.com. We will follow up with a link to screening questions with further details on the recruitment process.

Sr. Test Engineer

LiquidPiston is seeking a detail-oriented and creative Sr. Test Engineer to assist in development of our rotary IC engines.

As Sr. Test Engineer you will:

  • Design, develop, operate, and maintain testing systems in conjunction with the engine dynamometer test cells
  • Oversee engine assembly processes, direct a technician, participate in hands-on assembly (as needed)
  • Maintain databases for component inventory, build logs, hardware run times
  • Debug mechanical, electrical, and software issues
  • Modify LabView/Drivven code for engine control and data acquisition
  • Support standardized company procedures related to engine testing
  • Calibrate diesel and gasoline engine controllers
  • Write MATLAB code to automate data post-processing
  • Scrutinize test data and present conclusions and recommendations to management
  • Invent and generate ideas

Qualifications

  • BS or higher in Mechanical Engineering
  • +3 years of professional experience with engine testing and/or calibration
  • Expertise with MATLAB and automation of data analysis
  • Ability to maintain enthusiasm, work ethic, and open mind through challenging projects that often fail

Helpful Skills:

  • Experience with advanced rotary or piston engine technologies (EGR, Miller cycle, HCCI, boosting, etc.)
  • Experience with bearings, gears, seals, high-speed rotating machinery
  • Good verbal communication and proposal writing skills.
  • Experience working in a machine shop/prototype environment

This position is available immediately.

 

This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the definition of US Government Federal Regulation and United States Code . For information on a U.S. persons please see 22 CFR § 120.15 and United States Code 8 USC 1324(b)

This position is available immediately.

 

LiquidPiston, Inc. is an MIT rooted R&D company poised to transform ten years of breakthrough thermodynamics research into the world’s most efficient rotary engine. With a fundamental design that scales from lawnmowers, to locomotives, LiquidPiston has the potential to add fifty years to the life of the internal combustion engine industry in a resource-constrained world.

 

Please send your resume and portfolio to hr@LiquidPiston.com. We will follow up with a link to screening questions with further details on the recruitment process.

Sr. Design Engineer

LiquidPiston is seeking a detail-oriented and creative Sr. Design Engineer to assist in development of our rotary IC engines.

As Sr. Design Engineer you will:

  • Invent/generate ideas to improve performance of LiquidPiston’s engines
  • Lead technicians, interns, and junior engineers on design and analysis projects
  • Lead initial engine architecture/layout processes
  • Create solid models and assemblies using SolidWorks
  • Analyze component and system designs using hand calculations, software simulations, and experimental results
  • Create shop-ready drawings
  • Select and act as primary contact for machine shops and suppliers from RFQ through incoming inspection
  • Oversee engine assembly processes and participate in hands-on assembly (as necessary)
  • Support engine testing (as necessary)
  • Create and follow standardized procedures related to engine design and analysis
  • Present ideas and results to management and engineering teams
  • Maintain a spirited, open-minded personality and “can-do” attitude

Requirements

  • BS or higher in Mechanical Engineering
  • Strong understanding of engine efficiency, design for manufacturing
  • 3+ years of professional experience with engine component design and simulation
  • Ability to self-direct and independently solve problems

Helpful Skills:

  • Experience with advanced rotary and piston engine technologies (exhaust gas recirculation, Miller cycle, HCCI, etc.)
  • Professional experience with camshafts, bearings, gears, high-speed machinery
  • Good communication and proposal writing skills.
  • Experience working in a machine shop/prototype environment
  • Training and experience with GT Suite, ANSYS, Matlab

This position is available immediately.

 

This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the definition of US Government Federal Regulation and United States Code . For information on a U.S. persons please see 22 CFR § 120.15 and United States Code 8 USC 1324(b)

This position is available immediately.

 

LiquidPiston, Inc. is an MIT rooted R&D company poised to transform ten years of breakthrough thermodynamics research into the world’s most efficient rotary engine. With a fundamental design that scales from lawnmowers, to locomotives, LiquidPiston has the potential to add fifty years to the life of the internal combustion engine industry in a resource-constrained world.

 

If interested, please, send your resume to hr@LiquidPiston.com. We will follow up with a link to screening questions with further details on the recruitment process.

Sr. Engine Simulation Engineer

LiquidPiston is seeking a Sr. Engine Simulation Engineer to assist in development of our rotary IC engines.

As Sr. Engine Simulation Engineer you will:

  • Create 0D, 1D, and 3D engine simulation models
  • Be recognized as the company’s expert in GT Power and CONVERGE CFD packages
  • Analyze both simulation and experimental test results, identifying performance gaps and recommending next steps in performance development
  • Think critically, question results, and identify the most efficient technical paths to meet targets
  • Work side by side with design and test engineers
  • Participate as necessary in engine assembly/teardown/testing (especially engine performance calibration)
  • Create and follow standardized procedures related to X engine simulations
  • Present ideas and results to management and engineering teams
  • Maintain a spirited, open-minded personality and “can-do” attitude
  • Stay up to date on CONVERGE, GT Suite, and engine technology developments through independent research and formal courses.

Requirements

  • MS or higher in Mechanical Engineering; BS with many years of relevant experience will be considered
  • Deep understanding of engine efficiency, physics, thermodynamics
  • Basic working knowledge of SolidWorks
  • Professional experience with dyno testing/calibration, and correlation of engine simulations with physical experiments.
  • Expertise with : GT Power, CONVERGE
  • Ability to self-direct and independently solve problems
  • Knowledge and practical experience with DOE

Helpful Skills:

  • MATLAB
  • Experience with advanced rotary and piston engine technologies (exhaust gas recirculation, Miller cycle, HCCI, etc.)
  • Good communication and proposal writing skills.
  • Experience working in a prototype/R&D environment
  • Startup/small company experience

This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the definition of US Government Federal Regulation and United States Code . For information on a U.S. persons please see 22 CFR § 120.15 and United States Code 8 USC 1324(b)

This position is available immediately.

 

LiquidPiston, Inc. is an MIT rooted R&D company poised to transform ten years of breakthrough thermodynamics research into the world’s most efficient rotary engine. With a fundamental design that scales from lawnmowers, to locomotives, LiquidPiston has the potential to add fifty years to the life of the internal combustion engine industry in a resource-constrained world.

 

If interested, please, send your resume to hr@LiquidPiston.com. We will follow up with a link to screening questions with further details on the recruitment process.

Engine Development Technician

LiquidPiston is seeking an Engine Development Technician to assist in development of our rotary IC engines.

As Engine Development Technician you will:

  • Assemble prototype engines and instrumentation
  • Debug mechanical and electrical issues
  • Install and remove engines from test cells/dynamometers
  • Perform engine disassembly, inspection, and draft End of Test reports
  • Think critically, question results, and identify ways to improve the workshop and test cells
  • Work side by side with the rest of the Engineering team
  • Create and follow standardized procedures related to X engine assembly and test cell operation
  • Perform incoming inspections on engine components
  • Manage inventory of parts and supplies
  • Keep a meticulous and organized work area
  • Maintain a spirited, open-minded personality and “can-do” attitude

Requirements:

  • Working knowledge of engines (4 stroke cycle, common materials, manufacturing processes)
  • Extensive knowledge of hand and power tools, including inspection/measurement equipment
  • Professional experience with assembly and maintenance of expensive machinery, extreme attention to detail
  • Must have a “delicate” touch with engine components and assembly processes
  • Ability to create and follow checklists
  • Software skills: Microsoft Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word), email
  • Desire and ability to constantly learn on the job, multi-task, and frequently update procedures
  • Ability to self-direct and independently solve problems
  • Flexible working hours- This position can sometimes require working outside of company’s core hours on weeknights, and (a couple times a year) weekends

Helpful Skills:

  • Experience with rotary engines or other high-speed rotating machinery
  • Experience working in a prototype/R&D environment
  • Experience in Electronics
  • Manual/CNC manufacturing skills, welding
  • Experience operating a test cell or using LabView based controls.

This position is available immediately.

 

This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the definition of US Government Federal Regulation and United States Code . For information on a U.S. persons please see 22 CFR § 120.15 and United States Code 8 USC 1324(b)

This position is available immediately.

 

LiquidPiston, Inc. is an MIT rooted R&D company poised to transform ten years of breakthrough thermodynamics research into the world’s most efficient rotary engine. With a fundamental design that scales from lawnmowers, to locomotives, LiquidPiston has the potential to add fifty years to the life of the internal combustion engine industry in a resource-constrained world.

 

If interested, please, send your resume to hr@LiquidPiston.com. We will follow up with a link to screening questions with further details on the recruitment process.

Intern - Engine Development

LiquidPiston is hiring interns! Get a step up in your career by gaining broad exposure to an intense program featuring design, development, and testing of our novel rotary engine design. As an Engine Development Intern, you will work with Liquid Piston’s engineering team in an R&D program aimed to bring a breakthrough rotary engine design to life. Typical work will include the following:

  • Create and modify models in SolidWorks
  • Perform FEA and CFD analysis
  • Produce detailed shop ready drawings
  • Communicate with machine shops
  • Fabricate engine and test bench parts
  • Specify and procure off-the-shelf components
  • Participate in the hands-on assembly of prototype engines
  • Conduct engine dynamometer tests
  • Set up and maintain data acquisition equipment
  • Document results through standardized technical reports
  • Participate in weekly technical meetings

Qualifications:

  • On track for BS, Master’s, or PHD in Mechanical Engineering
  • Demonstrated interest in high performance engines (professionally or not)
  • Specific design experience with SolidWorks
  • Ability to work well in a small team environment, but also solve problems and learn independently
  • Solid understanding of Mechanical Engineering basics, emphasis on Thermodynamics, Design, or Manufacturing

Helpful Skills:

  • Experience with GT Power, Converge, ANSYS, Labview, MatLab
  • Experience setting up and running Mechanical/Thermal FEA studies
  • Experience working in a machine shop
  • Prior professional experience in R&D

This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the definition of US Government Federal Regulation and United States Code . For information on a U.S. persons please see 22 CFR § 120.15 and United States Code 8 USC 1324(b)

This position is available immediately.

 

LiquidPiston, Inc. is an MIT rooted R&D company poised to transform ten years of breakthrough thermodynamics research into the world’s most efficient rotary engine. With a fundamental design that scales from lawnmowers, to locomotives, LiquidPiston has the potential to add fifty years to the life of the internal combustion engine industry in a resource-constrained world.

 

 

If interested, please send your resume to hr@liquidpiston.com - please only send pdfs or word documents, no CAD files. In addition to submitting your resume, please complete screening questions here. This is a timed survey, so please submit your answers within 1.5 hours of first clicking the link.

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