R&D Engineer

Seattle, WA

Posted August 18, 2023

Full-time, Permanent, Mon - Fri 7AM- 4PM

Exciting opportunity for an R & D Engineer to join an innovative company that is developing the next generation of food storage systems that is reimaging the way we store food!

This passionate team is building systems for the household that use technology that will make food last longer, help people manage what they have, get the food they want and reduce waste caused by our food system.

Currently, they are seeking an R & D Engineer to join their collaborative team. This is a unique opportunity to be a part of a growing company at a very crucial time in their business as they work to make significant advancements in technology.

In this role, you will assemble, test and manage internally designed systems for scientific testing and customer-facing alpha/beta programs. This includes working with engineering to understand the current system design, and develop your own process of assembly, validation, calibration. You will also work to find design upgrades (mechanical, electrical or software) and create prototypes.

Once customer-facing devices are designed, you will work with engineering and market research teams to develop a production schedule for devices that will go into alpha and beta programs, and ensure they are operational and meet defined specs.

This role is a great fit for someone who is detail oriented, has experience designing solutions to electrical or mechanical problems and is skilled in fabricating prototypes.

R & D Engineer Responsibilities:

  • Assemble, test and manage internally designed systems
  • Develop the processes and workflows for producing validated subassemblies and full assemblies, from assembly to calibration
  • Influence engineering and design based on learnings from prototyping, assembly, operations, and maintenance
  • Prototype new electrical or mechanical design upgrades as a proof of concept, in collaboration with the engineering team
  • Perform light fabrication, working with soldering, contacts crimping, creating silicone seals, and more
  • Coordinate with the CEO, scientific team, and engineering to create and manage a well-defined production schedule
  • Manage components inventory, and source additional inventory from supply chain as needed to meet the production schedule
  • Work with engineering to develop plans for cascading system upgrades out to the live fleet of devices

R & D Engineer Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience with prototyping, robotics, or hardware engineering
  • Electro-mechanical engineering experience
  • Experience in electro-mechanical assembly, integration or mechanical assembly experience
  • Experience with standard tools and basic fabrication equipment and techniques, including drilling, and basic metalwork
  • Eagerness to find design flaws, develop creative solutions, and create prototypes to demonstrate them
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong project management skills, ability to keep yourself focused and motivated, and to multi-task effectively

Excellent time to join this company as they develop technology that will make a significant difference in the way we store food, which hasn't changed much in nearly a century!

Pay: $100k+ DOE


  • Medical, Dental, 100% covered for employee
  • Life Insurance,
  • Vacation and Holiday

    Location: Seattle, WA

    If you are interested in learning more about this position, please apply or call Raquel Collins at 206-384-4558.

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    TERRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

    About Your Recruiter

    Raquel Collins

    I am a Senior Recruiter for TERRA' s Professional and Technical Division specializing in identifying technical, engineering and leadership talent for career opportunities with innovative, industry-leading manufacturing companies across the nation. I am passionate about connecting people with new and exciting career opportunities that utilize the talent and skills that they bring. It's truly a privilege to be a part of such an important step in the career and future of those I get to work with each day.

    Named Best of Staffing® 12 years running, TERRA specializes in finding the Right Fit™.

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