Manufacturing Engineer

Full Time | Morrisville, NC


AlgiKnit is a biomaterials company integrating science and design into textile production. Addressing the ecological damage caused by the fashion industry, AlgiKnit is creating durable yet rapidly degradable yarns. We envision the next generation of sustainable, wearable and ethical materials, produced within a closed-loop life cycle.

AlgiKnit is looking for a talented and motivated individual to join our manufacturing and engineering team to assist with the development of polymeric fiber manufacturing processes and equipment. Our employees gain a unique and fulfilling experience by developing and executing hands-on approaches to sustainably-minded strategies in a dynamic start-up environment. Our team members benefit from a small, close-knit working environment as all facets of our business are done collaboratively in our shared facilities.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide both hands-on expertise in process and product development 

  • Assist with scale up process from lab to pilot to production using expertise in fiber manufacturing concepts

  • Work closely with lab team to translate new discoveries into scalable solutions

  • Design and integrate manufacturing processes used at commercial scales into smaller scale production

  • Provide technical support to improve process efficiency and product quality for spinning fibers

  • Collaborate with cross-functional team members to adhere to company deadlines and timelines

  • Collaborate with cross-functional team members to discuss and plan for future manufacturing and production needs

  • Establish and maintain communication and feedback look with customer development team

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment and remain flexible and open-minded

  • Strong management skills to oversee a broad set of tasks and projects

  • Establish regular communication strategies with other team members and third party facilities 

  • Translate key goals and KPIs from management in to project plans and actionable items

  • Develop SOPs and systems to catalog and track data

Required Skills:

  • Must have experience and know-how related to fiber production and manufacturing

  • Experience in developing and scaling new products

  • Experience in troubleshooting and understanding of cause-effect relations between process inputs and product specifications

  • Ability to work resourcefully using a mix of outsourced and in-house fabrication methods

  • Proficient in technical drawing and operating procedural writing

  • Understanding of statistical methods and associated statistical analysis software

  • Ability to handle confidential business information

  • Self-starter who can work independently 

  • Ability to learn new skills and problem solve

  • Professional, detail-oriented, and excellent in time management

  • Team player with a positive attitude

  • Previous experience with Microsoft Office and Google Suite

Supplementary: 

  • Prior experience with wet spinning desired

  • Proficient in CAD, preferably Solidworks

  • Demonstrated experience with six sigma and lean fundamentals preferred

  • Knowledge/background inp environments

  • A passion for sustainability and circular economies 

Job Details:

Qualification: Bachelor's or higher degree in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or  relevant disciplines

3+ years of professional experience with manufacturing procedures

Employment: Full-time

Location: Morrisville, NC