Mechanical Engineer

Engineering Coeur d'Alene, Idaho


Location: Spokane, WA / Coeur d’Alene, ID

 Company Overview:

Based in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, KORE Power is a leading developer of high-density, high-voltage energy storage solutions for global utility, industrial and mission-critical markets.

KORE Power designs and manufactures the industry-leading, 1500V Mark 1 Energy Storage System. Developed to lower installation and operation costs with higher efficiency, the Mark 1 includes proprietary NMC cells and modules, with innovative safety features, managed and optimized by the Mark 1 BMS.

KORE Power serves the growing demand for applications such as replacing fossil fuel peaker plants, wind and solar plus storage projects, Microgrid optimization, behind-the-meter C&I, E-Mobility, mining energy solutions and the Military.

Position Overview:

KORE Power, Inc. is seeking a Mechanical Engineer to own all aspects of structural design within KORE’s existing products and new product development programs. This role is expected to have a large degree of autonomy and will be required to plan work and meet schedules, providing frequent and effective communication to stakeholders. Working within a small team and a structured product development process, cross-functional collaboration will be critically important (and actively encouraged).

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assigned to structural products and mechanisms components, sub-assemblies and systems. Assignments may include programs with new customers, the introduction of new operating procedures and the product delivery process.
  • Coordinate the complete development for the designated products including, but not limited to design, build and test activities, in accordance with standard operating procedures and the product delivery process.
  • Key customer interface (internal and external) who can successfully negotiate and influence design direction for optimum feasibility and cost.
  • Helps define and incorporate customer requirements, and product specifications into the design of the designated products, ensuring compliance with operational, cost, timing, safety, reliability, quality and manufacturing feasibility parameters and government regulations
  • Analyze products and formulates engineering conclusions by the application of engineering and/or mathematical principles and tools. Applies Quality Function Deployment (QFD), Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (FMEA), Design of Experiments (DOE), Pugh Analysis, Value Analysis/Value Engineering (VA/VE), and Design for Manufacturing/Design for Assembly (DFM/DFA) in the development of the product.
  • Write/compile engineering content for the following deliverables: engineering specifications and documentation, including DVP&R's, 8D's, GD&T, BOM, prototype control plans, key product characteristics, engineering changes and work orders.
  • Consult and collaborate with personnel in various engineering and design activities relative to product development requirements. Conducts effective communications within the project team and the customer, supplier, manufacturing, and quality communities with guidance from engineering management and senior engineering personnel.
  • Maintains all appropriate documentation.
  • Provide engineering direction and support to design personnel.
  • Review and approve engineering designs. Review, approve, complete, and submit required change notices to ensure design outputs meet design inputs.
  • Independently prioritize the completion of tasks and resolution of issues to ensure compliance to program deliverables. Contribute to the development of project timing and set targets to manage release of product deliverables per Master Timing Plan.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree (or bachelor's equivalency) in Engineering or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 7 years diversified engineering experience within the structural products and mechanisms components and systems
  • Demonstrated ability to apply advanced academic and other engineering principles in the development of diverse automotive components through the use of engineering tools such as DFMEA, DVP&R, APQP, DFSS Tools, Tolerance Analysis, Manufacturing Feasibility, Root Cause Analysis & Problem Solving, and Statistical Analysis
  • Successfully completed all phases of a Product Development & Launch
  • Demonstrated ability to make product decisions in a timely manner to meet customer (internal and external) key milestone events and work autonomously with minimal supervision
  • Must be able to read, create, and comprehend engineering drawings and specifications
  • Basic competency in CAD and the ability to provide engineering direction to the design personnel
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills: able to communicate (written and verbal) clearly and succinctly in a variety of settings and styles and demonstrated ability to influence the product design.
  • Demonstrated strong organizational skills and the ability to successfully complete multiple tasks within established and changing deadlines
  • Demonstrated successful performance with independent problem solving and presentations
  • Demonstrated ability to navigate crisis situations (i.e. no builds, shutdown, etc.)
  • Proficient knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, PowerPoint, and database applications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current PE licence or ability to quickly obtain a current license preferred
  • Prior experience with vehicle dynamics
  • Experience in trailer, vocational vehicle, recreational vehicle, or up-fit
  • Functional and HMI safety
  • Previous experience in a technical leadership or team management role.
  • Engineering simulation suites (e.g. Matlab, Catia, ANSYS, Maplesoft)
  • Experience designing mechanical systems for high vibration environments. MIL-STD experience a plus.
  • System analysis tools such as Fault Tree, FMEA, FMEDA, Hazop
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Proficiency in Mandarin a plus


KORE Power is an equal opportunity employer that offers a competitive salary, benefit package, stock incentive, and the ability to work in a team-centered, collaborative, and supportive atmosphere.