Uncover hidden opportunities to make a global impact. Zola Electric is a growth-stage start up that’s on track to light a million homes in Africa over the next couple of years with clean, affordable solar energy. At the heart of our business is innovative solutions that delight our customers. We are looking for a Mechanical / Manufacturing Engineer to join our team in Shanghai, to support our growth strategy in Africa, changing the lives of millions with our innovative products.
You will fall in love with this role if you are passionate about making technology that can change the lives of the 1.2 billion people who lack access to modern energy. You will also need to be passionate about bringing solar energy to off-grid and other underserved markets (billions of people around the world) with the unique social, technical, and business challenges that come along with it. You are inspired by the opportunity to unleash whole continents of human potential, and motivated to help build a truly epic business.
With a distributed global team concentrated in East and West Africa, Amsterdam, Shanghai and California, we’re now looking for a Mechanical/Manufacturing Engineer to work within our Supply Chain and Manufacturing team.
The Mechanical/Manufacturing Engineer will report to the Manager of Manufacturing Engineering. Ideally, the candidate will have solar and energy storage industry experience with the ability to make quick decisions based on quantitative and qualitative analysis. You will thread the needle among our Operations, Engineering and Manufacturing teams, ensuring a healthy and successful partnership between design, manufacturing, logistics and sales. Your laser focus on the intricacies of manufacturing and power electronics designing for excellence will ensure that our energy systems and accessories serve our customers’ needs every day, all day for years and years.
You will be a key member of the Supply Chain and Manufacturing team. This position will work closely with our Engineering and Manufacturing teams during the product development, sourcing, and prototype phases of our products while maintaining a clear focus on preparing these products for low rate and high-volume production into our outsourced manufacturing facilities and internal operations.
As the Mechanical/Manufacturing Engineer you will be responsible for:
Zola Electric, through its consumer brand Zola, combines Silicon Valley technology with local expertise to offer African homes and businesses a long-term solar solution to an unreliable grid. Adaptable to both energy needs and income, Zola Electric’s solution can be bought over time through a leasing structure. The first few watts starts a chain reaction that enables people to achieve commonly held aspirations: security, education, access to information, and a longer and more efficient day.
Today, Zola Electric powers more than 100,000 homes and businesses across Tanzania, Rwanda and Côte d’Ivoire. Zola Electric’s investors include: SolarCity, Vulcan Capital, DBL Partners, The Packard Foundation, Helios Investment Partners, and responsibility. Zola Electric is the recipient of the 2016 UN Momentum for Change Award, Zayed Future Energy Prize, and the 2015 Global Cleantech 100. For more information, visit www.offgrid-electric.com
Are you interested in this position and join our team in Shanghai, let’s connect and send your resume via our career page. Applications that include a resume / curriculum vitae have preference.