Job Opening: CAD Technician

Sparkz Inc., is looking to hire a CAD Technician at their California location. Posted July, 18 2022.

Job Description

Sparkz is looking for a knowledgeable and committed CAD drafter and modelling to help turn ideas into physical products. In this role, you will act as a liaison between the research and development team and engineering to turn prototypes into actionable drawings and models.  Our ideal candidate has three years of relevant drafting and modeling experience with SolidWorks or other industry-standard CAD programs.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Creates product models and drawings based on discussions with R&D team and internal customers
  • Maintains a drawing and model database with strong revision management
  • Develop and implement changes and improvements to product designs to increase reliability and manufacturability
  • Collaborate with other departments to ensure a unified understanding of the products, drawings, and models.
  • Support sales and marketing with product renderings
  • Manufacturing experience: exposure to the lithium-ion industry is desired

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

  • Associate degree in CAD software, engineering or another relevant field is required.
  • 3+ years of experience in engineering design
  • Proven experience in drafting, modelling, and CAD tools
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office, and ERP systems (e.g., NetSuite).
  • Experience in working with technical teams in developing and reviewing product designs and prototypes
  • Experience with specific regulations and compliance testing for electrical and hazardous products (e.g., UL, UN)
  • Strong leadership, communication, strategic thinking, change management, and analytical skills.
  • Exceptional communication and organizational skills.

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Founder & CEO

Dr. Sanjiv Malhotra

Dr. Sanjiv Malhotra is the founder and CEO of Sparkz—the battery start-up reinventing the energy supply chain.


Malhotra has been a leader in the energy sector for nearly three decades as a founder, investor and executive. Most recently, he served as the inaugural director for the Energy Investor Center at the U.S Department of Energy (DOE), serving under both Democratic and Republican administrations.


At DOE, Malhotra led the Obama Administration’s initiative to boost public-private partnerships to accelerate the commercialization of technologies developed in national research centers like Oak Ridge National Labs.


Malhotra was recruited to the Department of Energy after a successful exit of Oorja Protonics—the world leader in methanol fuel cells—which he founded and led as CEO for 10 years. Oorja raised $50 Million in equity financing from leading VCs such as Sequoia, DAG Ventures, Artis Capital and others during his tenure. He boosted Oorja’s revenue and profitability growth, while expanding operations globally in Japan, China, South Africa, Mexico, and India.


Oorja was acquired in 2014 by the Private Equity firm MinXing Growth Fund.


As an investor and consultant, Malhotra has worked at leading venture capital firms, including Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers as an advisor on clean energy and advanced materials.


Earlier in his career, Malhotra led the engineering and product development team at H Power, a pioneer in hydrogen fuel cells. As part of the management team, he managed the successful IPO, which raised more than $100 million in August 2000.


He began his career as a post-doctoral fellow at the renowned Lawrence Berkeley National Labs on electrochemical storage systems. Dr. Malhotra has authored seven patents and more than 40 publications in various fields of energy storage technology and materials. He holds a PhD in chemical engineering and an M.B.A from University of Iowa.