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JOB: Quality Engineer, BioLite

Quality Engineer
BioLite is seeking a well-rounded, hands-on and flexible engineer to join the Manufacturing team in
bringing new products to life and ensuring the highest level of quality for in-line product
manufacture. In this multi-faceted role, you’ll wear several different hats as you support internal
teams including Product Development, Customer Service, Sales and Marketing, helping us fulfill our
promise of bringing energy everywhere.
TITLE: Quality Engineer
HOURS: Full-time
LOCATION: Brooklyn, NY
REPORTS TO: Director of Manufacture
COMPENSATION: Salary is competitive with other early-stage companies, including benefits,
bonus plan, and equity stock options.
BioLite is a for-profit social enterprise that develops, manufactures and markets distributed energy
solutions for off-grid communities around the world. Our business serves two distinct markets, 1)
developing-world families living in energy poverty, and 2) outdoor enthusiasts seeking fuel-independent
cooking and electricity.
This is a unique opportunity to join a fast-moving company with both a technical and creative environment in
the heart of Brooklyn. If you are looking to work with a growing product development team with a passion
for the outdoors and a powerful social mission, we’re your company. You’ll have the opportunity to work
on a range of products and research programs funded by both our product stream and research grants, work
with an exceptional team, and have a real, positive impact on things that matter.
• Performance validation testing—Review and perform extensive product performance validation
testing of new products, during the product development phases and during transition from
development to manufacture.
• Oversee quality containment and issue resolution—Manage the identification, root cause
analysis, and resolution of quality issues as they arise at our warehouses and in the field.
• In-line quality audits—Perform ongoing audits of all existing products based on a statistical
sampling plan, at BioLite headquarters and on-site at the factories in China and elsewhere.
• Product requirements definition—Work with the PD and Manufacturing teams to identify and
implement QA testing requirements for all products, including in-process and finished assembly
testing requirements.
• Quality reporting—Provide regular status reports outlining audit activities and findings. Identify,
escalate, and address high priority issues in collaboration with PD, Customer Services, Dealer
Services, and manufacturing partners.
• Quality systems development—Work with Sr. Manufacturing Engingeering and Operations
team to develop and implement robust inline QC and maintain adequate ongoing quality
assurance documentation and testing. Build and integrate testing and inspection tools and
capabilities within the company and for our manufacturing partners.
• Project Management—Support, plan, and drive individual projects to meet milestones and
implementation deadlines. Coordinate product improvement efforts between BioLite and our
manufacturing partners.
• MfgE, ME or related technical four-year degree is required for this position
• Accountability, sense of humor, proactive nature and strong work ethic with a get-it-done attitude
• Capable in experimentation, testing, analysis, and research
• High level of comfort working with internal technical teams including Mechanical Engineering and
Electrical Engineering
• Electronics knowledge and experience in electronics manufacture a strong plus
• Excellent verbal and written communication. Ability to communicate ideas clearly through
• Extremely detail oriented and organized
• Working knowledge of plastic materials, injection molding, sheet metal, and die-casting
• 2+ years’ experience in a relevant field working directly with hardgoods manufacture and testing
• Intermediate level Solidworks, ProE, or AutoDesk skills a plus
Please submit your resume and cover letter at and include “Quality
Assurance Engineer” in the subject line.
Company is not accepting candidates via recruiters.