Project Specialist– Diesel Engine Technology- Optimus
Optimus Technologies is a clean energy technology company based in Pittsburgh, PA. Optimus
is the manufacturer of the revolutionary Vector System, an EPA-compliant, biodiesel fuel
conversion system for medium and heavy-duty diesel trucks. This proprietary technology
enables vehicles to operate on 100 percent biodiesel, resulting in drastic reductions in
greenhouse gas emissions (80%+) while at the same time reducing fuel costs.
The Vector System easily integrates into existing operations to facilitate a seamless transition to
low-carbon fuels. Optimus’ Vector System is currently in use with leading municipal and private
fleets throughout the country.
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About the Position
Optimus seeks a dynamic, organized, customer-focused Product Specialist. We are looking for
a candidate to help us reach our bold goals of assisting more fleets in reducing their carbon
emissions and achieving sound environmental sustainability.
This is a full-time (approximately 35-50 hours per week) position to be based in Pittsburgh, PA,
or the Southern Tier of NYS with significant travel requirements (75%+) consisting primarily of
on-site customer work performing installation, service, and support of the Optimus Vector fuel
Optimus is a fast growing technology company; all employees must be self-directed and
capable of managing multiple duties within the company. This position will allow for a wide
range of growth and new opportunities in a flexible and evolving work environment.
The Product Specialist is the companies’ central representative expert for the Vector fuel system
technology. This requires a comprehensive understanding of electrical, mechanical, and
software systems. In addition, they will be skilled on the tools and diagnostics utilized for
installing and servicing the product.
The position will require collaboration with electrical and mechanical engineers, manufacturers,
and Optimus’ customers to implement Vector technology in fleet applications. The Product
Specialist must have a customer-first mindset, being the first link in the chain for any
maintenance support, diagnostics, and customer training.
You’re a detail-oriented, versatile, motivated problem solver, and all-around doer who’s excited
to dive in deep and become a subject matter expert on the Optimus fuel system technology to
assist fleet users with their deployments and rollout of the technology.
You have a broad skillset and a willingness for constant improvement. You’re an effective
communicator and strong writer with foundational experience in Excel and other analytical
You’re keen to contribute your own creativity and ideas since you’ll be an integral part of this
startup’s mission to transform fleet vehicles into renewable fuel use. You must work well under
pressure and adjust flexibly to variable circumstances; Optimus is commercializing a new
technology – sometimes there isn’t a roadmap or guidance document that determines your next
You’re keen to add new skills to your toolbox and refine the ones that are already there.
You work well independently but are a team player and can plugin as an important piece of the
larger Optimus team on collaborative efforts.
You have a passion for environmental sustainability, carbon reductions, and making the world a
Associate/Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in an engineering or technical field, ASE equivalent
technical certifications, significant related work experience, or military service in a relevant area.
A valid CDL license or willingness to acquire one.
Basic familiarity using drafting programs like Autodesk Inventor, SolidWorks, etc.
You have an aptitude and understanding of engines (heavy-duty diesel engines a plus).
Ability to perform methodical tasks, with diligence in isolating variables and are a detailed
Strong ability to adapt to changing sets of priorities and shift between multiple simultaneous
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Opportunities for Growth
Optimus is entering an exciting growth phase, and we’re looking for someone to grow with us.
This position has the potential to turn into a more senior role for the right candidate.
How to Apply
To apply, please send the following items to [email protected]
● A resume.
● At least one piece of supplemental material (think - a short writing sample on any topic,
poster presentation, a summary of an awesome book you’ve read, a summary of a hobby or
the project you’ve undertaken, photo portfolio of something cool you’ve built, or generally
details on anything else that you’ve done that you’d like us to know about).
● A brief cover letter explaining what excites you about joining the Optimus team.
We’re a dynamic team and don’t expect the perfect candidate to have all of the necessary skills
on day one. If you’re excited about Optimus and feel you’d be a great fit, we’d encourage you to
apply! If you have questions – don’t hesitate to reach out.
The deadline to apply is February 19, 2020.
Send information to: www.optimustec.com