30+ days ago




At Goal Zero, an NRG owned company; our mission is to empower people with a bright, safe, connected, and sustainable future by delivering smart, portable power solutions designed for everyone, everywhere. As the market leader in portable solar power, Goal Zero solar panels, power stations, and accessories give a new breed of consumers and outdoor enthusiasts the power to go farther, regardless of their gear s battery life. We invite you to join our adventure as the Mechanical Engineer.
Goal Zero Product Development is responsible for the design, development, validation, and early production for all products in our portfolio. We have a strong local team and we also work directly with our external partners to design and manufacture our products. We have expertise with lithium batteries, power electronics, and solar panels, with the goal of leading the portable power industry through innovation and quality, specifically focused on large portable power stations.
This posting is for a Mechanical Engineering position within our Engineering team and will report to the Product Development Manager for that team. The ideal candidate will have a strong passion for creating great products that empower people matched with engineering skills that gives users the best experience. The successful candidate will be a highly motivated self-starter with strong communication skills and an extreme level of ownership on the outcome of their work and designs.
*Essential Duties & Responsibilities*
Core duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Work with Industrial Design, Electrical Engineering, as well as sales and marketing to create functional, durable, and practical designs that will be desirable in the market on the full range of Goal Zero products
- Use skills to create plastic molded, metal, and electrical parts
- Use creativity when necessary to innovate solutions that may not have been done before
- Maintain design and manufacturing documentation for product lines
- Proactive in creating new design concepts and improving existing products
- Work with outside vendors to ensure products are manufacturable with best in class quality
- Work with Project Managers to make and keep commitments to achieve on-time milestones
*Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities*
- BS in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent work experience, with an additional 5 years of directly relevant experience creating consumer products
- Strong skills in plastic and metal design for consumer products, with a strong eye for aesthetics and product quality, innovating to balance performance, quality, cost, and risk
- Strong 3D CAD modeling skills in SolidWorks, with rendering experience a plus
- Experience with injection mold and extrusion tooling design
- Strong communication skills, verbal and written, to convey project status and technical information
- Extreme sense of ownership driving towards positive high priority outcomes (eg. quality and timeliness), not just executing on engineering tasks
*Physical Requirements*
- Open office environment Primary
- Evening and weekend work as job duties demand, especially in collaborating and syncing up with overseas partners
- Occasionally requires lifting up to 50lbs as appropriate to perform duties and responsibilities
- Domestic and International Travel up to 10% may be required
Goal Zero is committed to a drug and alcohol-free workplace. To the extent permitted by law and any applicable collective bargaining agreement, employees are subject to periodic random drug testing, and post-accident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing. EOE AA M/F/Protected Veteran Status/Disability EEO is the Law Poster(The poster can be found at
Level, Title, and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.
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About the Company

NRG Energy, Inc.

In Princeton, NJ—just 20 miles south of Thomas Edison's home—lies the headquarters of NRG Energy, Inc., a Fortune 500 company thatowns and operates one of the country's largest power generation and retail electricity businesses. NRG sells electricity directly to morethan 2 million customers through our retail businesses, Energy Plus, Green Mountain Energy Company, Independence Energy and Reliant,and is capable of generating enough electricity from our power plants to supply more than 20 million homes. NRG is at the forefront of changing how people think about and use energy. We are pioneers in developing cleaner and smarter energy choices for our customers: whether as one of the largest solar power developers in the country, or by building the first privately funded electric vehicle charging infrastructure or by giving customers thelatest smart energy solutions to better manage their energy use. With renewable energy development, electric vehicle support and smart grid technology, NRG delivers innovative solutions that help people, businesses and communities build a sustainable future. For more information, visit

Company Size

5,000 to 9,999 employees


Energy and Utilities