Director Of Mechanical Engineering -

ErthTech Talent
Hood River, Oregon
Jun 12, 2024
Jul 10, 2024
Engineering, Mechanical
Position Type
Director, Engineer
Alternative Fuels
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
Sr. Mechanical Engineer / Director - Pref. Portland, OR / West Coast

About ErthTech Talent

ErthTech Talent is a recruitment agency specializing in placing top talent at ClimateTech startups and scaleups.

We believe the need for the right people is core to building a successful venture, and failure is not an option in the climate fight.

The challenge is that headhunting fees are often prohibitive. We are here to change that. With our Flexi-Cost Recruiting Model, early-stage startups can access headhunting services for a fraction of the cost charged by most agencies.

As they scale, we offer discounts for Series B+ companies who want to work with a partner - not another mercenary.

About Our Client

ErthTech Talent is working with a turnkey developer of C&I steam turbines for industrial clients. They capture wasted steam and turn it into energy.

They have been in business for quite some time in the small-scale hydropower space and are now expanding into steam turbines with the recent acquisition of IP. In other words, they are an established business and will not rely on another fundraise to continue trucking along - a profitable business.

They need a senior mechanical engineer to mentor/lead the team as they grow. Could this be you?

The Role
  • Lead, coordinate, and manage all aspects of the company's mechanical engineering design and development.
  • You'll take full responsibility for this department, so it's a true leadership role.
  • A core component of this position is to increase the throughput of projects - creating more efficient processes to deliver higher volumes.
  • You'll be reporting to the COO

Qualifications & Skills

  • Professional Engineering License
  • 5-15 years of mechanical engineering design experience (with Steam Power Generation Systems)
  • (Experience doing project engineering on things that involve steam and that spin)
  • 3-5 years working with Clean Energy projects
  • Excel Junkie / ability to analyize data and write reports (in an engineering context)
  • Has been on a team that increased output by a large factor in the past (i.e. from 5 to 15 projects designed each month)
  • Must be familiar with AutoCAD & SolidWorks
  • Culture: Curious, Customer Focused, and Team > Self mentality

Nice to Have
  • Smart Sheets (or similar softwares)
  • Salesforce know-how

  • 401k, Stock, Unlimited PTO
  • Base: $160-190k

  • This role requires US-Working Rights - the company is unable to sponsor visa transfers.


If you are interested in this role and believe you are a good fit (ie: have Mechanical Design Engineering experience on projects that involve steam AND that spin), reach out to with your updated resume and reason for interest.