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Sr. Mechanical Engineer

ChefSteps, a kitchen and technology company based in Seattle, is hiring a Sr. Mechanical Engineer. We are looking for a mechanical engineer to take part in the entire product life-cycle, from conceptual design through manufacturing support. You won’t just be stuck in a MechE box; you’ll be given the opportunity to participate at every step along the way. The right candidate loves food and has 7 - 15 years of experience designing, testing, and shipping high volume consumer products. Interested in helping us inspire people to cook better, cook more often, and have more fun doing it? Read on.


  • Demonstrated skills with industry-standard CAD tools (Solidworks experience strongly preferred)
  • Hands-on prototyping experience
  • Ability to design and build test fixtures
  • A proven track record of designing and shipping high-volume consumer electronic products, from concept development through manufacturing support
  • DFM/DFA, tolerance analysis, and 2D drawing development experience
  • Experience with material-selection and manufacturing-process tradeoff studies
  • Ability to think and work across disciplines
  • Excellent time-management skills

Bonus Points:

  • Familiarity with regulatory compliance testing (eg, FCC/CE/UL)
  • Knowledge of electrical systems
  • Experience designing and building Arduino-based test fixtures


A Little About ChefSteps

ChefSteps is a well-funded and rapidly growing startup that works at the intersection of culinary education, entertainment, and technology. Our team includes chefs, filmmakers, writers, designers, makers, software developers, mathematicians, electromechanical engineers, and a growing number of other highly talented people with a passion for getting things done and having fun along the way. Most of us work from our 4000-square-foot kitchen studio and workspace in Seattle’s Pike Place Market.

We hire people who are generalists but also exhibit deep subject expertise. We’re always interested in people with original ideas, but we hire those who also recognize the importance of collaboration in turning great ideas into great products.

We are an equal-opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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