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Can An Engineer Change The World?
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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 great battles to be won.

Perhaps you are a great design engineer, or a team leader, and are well versed in the field of design and development of internal combustion engines; perhaps, you might even have the drive and desire to change the world. But does your company present you with a “Great War” to fight? Or are you spending time making 1% improvements in one of a sliver of the hundreds of engine sub-assemblies?

Our company – LiquidPiston, Inc. – is a venture capital backed startup company whose revolutionary new rotary diesel combustion engine has the potential to eliminate our country’s dependency on foreign oil as well as dramatically lower our carbon footprint for environmental sustainability.

We will give you a “Great War” and a chance to leave your mark in history.

From its roots at MIT, LiquidPiston, Inc., located in Bloomfield, CT has developed a prototype engine based on a revolutionary thermodynamic cycle that offers unprecedented fuel efficiency, inherently quiet operation, and best in class power-to-weight ratio. Our multi-disciplinary engineering and scientific team has great experience in designing internal combustion engines. We use tools like Solidworks to design and FEA parts; GT-Power and Converge for modeling; Matlab and Labview for data processing and acquisition; materials and manufacturing methods are carefully selected while working with a network of suppliers; we maintain a complete in-house CNC shop, as well as two AC motoring dynos to support testing and development; we understand thermodynamics of diesel engines and how they work and how to optimize the design and performance. We are enjoying engineering and technical challenges – we have a mix of youth and experience in the team, but above all we maintain an open mind to new ideas and “can do” attitude to back up the ideas with solid engineering.

Please check our open positions below. If you would like to apply, please email your resume to hr@liquidpiston.com. 

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.

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

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.

    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

Engine Simulation Engineer

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

As 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 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

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
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.

Careers

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?' ...Click here to read more

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 great battles to be won.

Perhaps you are a great design engineer, or a team leader, and are well versed in the field of design and development of internal combustion engines; perhaps, you might even have the drive and desire to change the world. But does your company present you with a “Great War” to fight? Or are you spending time making 1% improvements in one of a sliver of the hundreds of engine sub-assemblies?

Our company – LiquidPiston, Inc. – is a venture capital backed startup company whose revolutionary new rotary diesel combustion engine has the potential to eliminate our country’s dependency on foreign oil as well as dramatically lower our carbon footprint for environmental sustainability.

We will give you a “Great War” and a chance to leave your mark in history.

From its roots at MIT, LiquidPiston, Inc., located in Bloomfield, CT has developed a prototype engine based on a revolutionary thermodynamic cycle that offers unprecedented fuel efficiency, inherently quiet operation, and best in class power-to-weight ratio. Our multi-disciplinary engineering and scientific team has great experience in designing internal combustion engines. We use tools like Solidworks to design and FEA parts; GT-Power and Converge for modeling; Matlab and Labview for data processing and acquisition; materials and manufacturing methods are carefully selected while working with a network of suppliers; we maintain a complete in-house CNC shop, as well as two AC motoring dynos to support testing and development; we understand thermodynamics of diesel engines and how they work and how to optimize the design and performance. We are enjoying engineering and technical challenges – we have a mix of youth and experience in the team, but above all we maintain an open mind to new ideas and “can do” attitude to back up the ideas with solid engineering.

Please check our open positions below. If you would like to apply, please email your resume to hr@liquidpiston.com.