Project Specialist– Diesel Engine Technology- Optimus

Pittsburgh, PA
Full Time
Mid Level

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.

About You

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

software tools.

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

better place.

Preferred Skills

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.

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