Mechanical Engineer / Prototyper

Brooklyn, NY • PartTime • EST US Time Zones • Product Team

We love Bikes!

We are a well-funded consumer-tech hardware startup based in Brooklyn, New York. Biking is our passion, and our mission is to make cycling easier by offering the public affordable and accessible e-bike technology. We are seeking talented and innovative thinkers to help us scale rapidly.

CLIP, our first product, is a portable propulsion device designed to enable e-bike functionality on regular bikes at a fraction of the cost and complexity of an e-bike or traditional conversion kit. CLIP was featured as a Top Innovation at SXSW 2021 recognized as a TIME Magazine 100 Best Inventions for 2020 and also won a Fast Company Innovation by Design Award last year. CLIP is the only product in the bike mobility upgrade category that is pure ‘plug & play’. And not to brag (well, maybe just a little)… CLIP is light, fits in your backpack & looks great charging on your desk.

At Clip, you will do the work you love, be yourself, and help make a positive impact on climate change and urban congestion, as well as enhance recreation and fitness by persuading people to bike further and more often. If this sounds compelling, a position at Clip may be the right fit for you!

What you will do:

As part of the product launch team, you will be focused on Building, Testing and demoing final prototypes and helping plan the onsite Inspection procedures.

Our ideal candidate is a creative thinker and hands on engineer comfortable with electromechanical systems. 

This role is also a path for a full-time role as Mechanical Engineer at CLIP

You will work directly with the CM and on the ground Oversight team and coordinate a seamless transfer of knowledge for the final build and inspection.


  • Validate, test, and iterate on parts of existing mechanical and electromechanical systems.
  • Coordinate with CM on Testing and Quality Inspection plans
  • Design enclosures, housings, mechanisms and coordinate electromechanical assemblies.
  • Work with EE team for integration of PCBAs, connectors and wire harnesses
  • Coordinate CAD databases for all assemblies
  • Coordinate Prototype builds.
  • Oversee Product / Components certifications

You have:

  • BS or MS in mechanical engineering.
  • 3+ years experience
  • Electromechanical (electric vehicle, mechatronics, etc.) background is a very strong plus.
  • Hands-on prototyping/machine shop experience
  • Experience with design and documentation for a variety of manufacturing processes, including injection molding, casting, sheet metal.
  • Manufacturing/DFM experience a significant plus.
  • Experience taking products to market is a big plus
  • Excellent CAD (Solidworks) proficiency.
  • Experience with PLM software (Duro) a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Nice to haves:

  • An existing passion for biking
  • Proven expertise building online communities and launching new products.
  • Experience in the mobility space
  • Located in NYC.


  • A competitive salary
  • Access to the brilliant Newlab ecosystem of inspired entrepreneurs in Brooklyn
  • A position that improves community health and helps the planet

We encourage and welcome applicants from all backgrounds and all decisions regarding hiring, promotion, discipline, and discharge are based on qualifications, merit, and the needs of the business. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Location: Can be Remote but in location at Brooklyn, New York preferred.
Employment Type: Part-Time with Option to convert to Full-time role in the future
Start Date: TBD

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