GRIT is one of Boston’s highest-impact social enterprise startups, focused on helping people with disabilities live active lives. Founded by MIT mechanical engineers, we are building a direct-to-consumer ecommerce platform to scale our mission. GRIT’s core product, the Freedom Chair, is the official mobility device of Spartan Race’s Para Elite and is used by 1000s of riders around the world.
About the Role
As Manufacturing Engineer, you play a critical role in bringing our Freedom Chair supply chain and manufacturing operation to the next level. This role blends engineering and operations: design for manufacturing, process design, supplier management, inventory planning, quality control, and collaboration with our in-house assembly and fulfillment team. We move fast and are growing quickly. The ideal candidate is excited to use their technical and leadership skills to solve hands-on problems, drive our manufacturing strategy as we grow so that we can better serve our customers. This role reports directly to our founder and CTO.
Work with CTO on part manufacturability design and process improvements, updating solid models and engineering documentation accordingly
Communicate with Production team on open order queue and daily/weekly deliverables
Set inventory levels and work with team to procure based on service level
Coordinate with strategic vendors to manage flow of quality components, on budget and on time
Collaborate on continual improvement projects from the part level to the system level to increase manufacturing capacity. Examples include working on implementation of MRP software and working with our team in expanding the production line and warehouse.
GRIT: You have an inner drive to reach your goals, regardless of circumstances
Winning Mindset: You understand that failure is a temporary setback on the road to victory
Empathy: You can understand the feelings and needs of other people
Team Player: You enjoy being a part of a team and helping your teammates succeed
Coachable: You are open minded, humble, and want to become the best version of yourself
High Character: You are honest, respect others, and take personal responsibility for your actions
Enjoys Activity: You believe being active is important to overall well-being
Prior manufacturing and production engineering experience, 3+ years preferred
Proficient in CAD and engineering prints/drawings. GD&T and SolidWorks preferred
Working knowledge of wide range of manufacturing processes including welding, sheet metal fabrication, and machining
Bachelor's Degree in engineering or equivalent experience
Strong communication and leadership skills
Ability to work from our Medford, MA headquarters
Additional Salary Information: In addition to being closed from Christmas Eve to New Year’s Day and seven Federal/State holidays, we offer 12 days of PTO available immediately and unlimited paid sick days. Currently, we do not offer health care or other benefits.
To apply: Send an email introduction along with your resume to [email protected] with the subject line “Manufacturing Engineer.”
GRIT encourages applications from people of all backgrounds. We’d love to have a chat and see if you'd be a great addition to our team.
GRIT is one of Boston’s highest-impact social enterprise startups, focused on helping people with
disabilities live active lives. Founded by MIT mechanical engineers, we are building a direct-to-consumer
ecommerce platform to scale our mission. GRIT’s core product, the Freedom Chair, is the official mobility
device of Spartan Race’s Para Elite and is used by 1000s of riders around the world.