Design Engineer
Ploom - San Francisco, CA

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About Us:
Ploom is an upstart tobacco product company based in San Francisco. Really.
Ploom recently announced a significant partnership with Japan Tobacco International to bring innovative new products to consumers worldwide.
The WHO recently reported that 1 billion people could die from smoking by the end of this century. Public policy and other control efforts have met limited success. Through a deep understanding of consumer needs, proprietary technologies and intelligent business strategy we have developed a set of compelling, radically different solutions. We want you to come change the world with us.

With a focus on either electrical or mechanical engineering, you'll do a bit of both, helping the team take new product concepts from insights and napkin sketches to worldwide availability. You will work with other members of the engineering staff to ensure that goals are completed in a timely manner. You'll exercise and learn engineering best practices, concepts and procedures. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected; The right candidate knows their limits, can find expert resources quickly and applies curiosity to research every day.

A graduate or undergraduate engineering degree in ME, EE or a related field
Use a scientific approach to problem solving, with keen attention to detail
Organized, attentive and upbeat, ready to absorb new concepts and ideas like a sponge
Loves to build and test things
Passionate about disruptive technology
Interested in technical consumer products, medical devices, consumer electronics and other complicated, small things
Proficiency with Solidworks
An upbeat, hard worker who can communicate ideas effectively

Bonus Points:
DFM experience
Mechatronics and simple machine design expertise
Smart products/EE proficiency
Labview expertise
General machining skills applicable to rapid prototyping

A work hard/play hard environment surrounded by smart people with a broad base of experience
To see your work help shape a radical new product that makes a difference for likely millions of people
Fair compensation commensurate with experience; room to grow with the company; stock options
Not to sit in a cubicle

About this company
Ploom is an upstart tobacco company based in San Francisco.