Off Grid Power in Liberia 


ALL Power Labs (APL) is a Berkeley, CA-based company that designs and manufactures equipment to convert organic wastes into carbon-negative power and products. Our systems are based on biomass gasification, with outputs across electricity, heat, water, cooling, and biochar. We have an international team of engineers and business operations, with machine deliveries to over 50 countries since our founding in 2008. See for more info.

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Project Manager for Chartainer/Powertainer

Department: Engineering & Product Development
Reports to: Chartainer/Powertainer Engineering Lead and COO
Status: Contract for 3-6 months starting Oct 2019, with desire to transition to permanent position

The Project Manager Chartainer/Powertainer position is an opportunity to manage the creation of our new shipping container scale Biochar and CHP product line. The development process is funded by the California Energy Commission, and will be a high visibility demonstration project for solutions to the Sierra forestry crisis. Our solution converts this woody waste problem into useful electricity, heat and biochar, with the biochar entered into soil for carbon sequestration and improved plant productivity.

Be part of the climate solution by organizing engineers and information, as well as lots of nuts and bolts, grant reports, plumbing parts, purchase orders, and people!

Primary Responsibilities

  • Understand grant deliverables including objectives, policy requirements, scope of work, APL team, external grant partners, grant schedule and budgets.
  • Create and maintain control documents and meeting processes to manage schedules, deliverables, and grant reporting.
  • Drive the internal assessment of project status and strategy to overcome obstacles and complete project successfully.
  • Drive cadence of physical hardware building and assembly integration into a shipping container. Will include daily standup meetings, weekly reports and status updates, etc.
  • Have adequate technical understanding to manage activities in the following technical and skilled trade areas:

Container Infrastructure

  • Metal Fabrication
  • Conduit/Enclosures
  • Supporting/Mounting Hardware
  • Forklifting!


  • Automation Component Migration
  • PLCs
  • VFDs
  • Mango remote monitoring

Macro Assemblies

  • Flare
  • Gasifier
  • Heated Auger Retort
  • Drying System
  • Solid material handling etc components

Drive Systems

  • Electrical
  • Pneumatic
  • Hydraulic

Support engineering lead in product / subsystem engineering

  • Engineering research
  • Component specification / identification / sourcing
  • Solidworks modeling review and redlining
  • BOM and PLM management Support lead test engineer in technical testing and product validation activities.
  • Oversee and support report writing activities of other team members.
  • Oversee specification and procurement of auxiliary OTS components.
  • Generally, make things happen by organizing people, stuff and information, to a successful outcome.


  • Should have a minimum of five years of experience in a similar Project/Product Manager function.
  • Must be proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite, Google Docs, CAD environments, and other basics
  • Must have excellent written and spoken communication skills.
  • Must have excellent organizational and scheduling skills.
  • Must be able to thrive in an ambiguous and under-resourced startup environment; and one tasked with solving hard problems in physical thermo-chemical-mechanical hardware.

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Department: Engineering & Product Development
Reports to: COO, CSO, and CEO
Status: Permanent salaried position


We are looking for a result-oriented, creative, problem-solving Senior Mechanical Engineer to mature emerging concepts into practical, deployed solutions.


  • Converting concepts into comprehensive, detailed, practical solutions
  • Mentoring other mechanical engineers
  • Collaborate with Product Owners to analyze problems and downselect solutions.
  • Task Management
  • Balance engineering task priorities across product platforms
  • Identify resources required to resolve engineering problems
  • Delegate tasks
  • Report on task status and workload
  • Create powerful parametric models to enable efficient revisions
    Support testing of prototypes
  • Convert testing feedback into Engineering Change Orders
    Implementing and developing engineering standards and design principles
  • For example: Sheetmetal tolerances, material compatibility, tubing/flange design, gasketing systems
  • 3D model standards management

Scope of Work

Manage mechanical engineering and engineers across APL product lines including Power Pallet, Powertainer, and Chartainer


  • Minimum: B.S. in Mechanical Engineering
  • 5 years of experience in one or more of the following industries
  • Agricultural equipment
  • Pharmaceutical equipment
  • Mechatronics
  • Portable power generation/Industrial Power Generation
  • Experience with
  • Solid materials handling
  • Sheet metal design and fabrication
  • Gas tight systems and related sealing methods
  • Mechanical powertrains
  • Technical Writing Experience
  • CAD – Solidworks
  • PLM – Arena
  • PDM – Solidworks

Job Type: Full-time

Manufacturing Engineer

Department: Engineering & Product Development
Reports to: Engineering Lead and COO
Status: Contract for 3-6 months starting Oct 2019, with desire to transition to permanent position


We are looking for a result-oriented Manufacturing Engineer to support activities within the manufacturing group to successfully bring both existing and new product introductions (NPI) to states that are ready for scaled production.

Duties and Tasks

  • Primary interface to Engineering department for representing manufacturing and supply chain concerns. Lead activities to close Manufacturing Change Orders.
  • Creates, reviews and approves production process documentation including drawings, SOPs, test protocol. Generate documentation and product change information for both existing products and NPI, in addition to supporting sustaining documentation for rapid development cycles. Management of documentation in Arena BOMcontrol/
  • Reviews manufacturing data pertaining to quality, productivity and costs and recommends improvements. Develop manufacturing processes and enhance internal manufacturing systems for a successful ramping-up of production. Resolve technical issues related to manufacturing processes that affect customer quality, manufacturing capacity, and productivity
  • Drive continual improvements for reducing manufacturing costs and lead times, while improving quality in order to meet product objectives
  • Qualify suppliers and support the improvement of the supply chain ecosystem. Interface with a local and international supply chain. Research components and generate a variety of options and alternatives
  • Work across boundaries of departments and disciplines to gather information needed to understand manufacturing and engineering problems, leverage knowledge, and empower teams in problem-solving activities


  • Minimum: B.S. in Mechanical Engineering
  • Preferred: 5 years working within product manufacturing with experience critically addressing initiatives over cost, quality, and lead time
  • Comprehensive understanding of product design, assembly manufacturing, lean manufacturing, machining, and sheet metal fabrication processes for both low- and high-volume manufacturing
  • Excellent self-management skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong skills in engineering fundamentals, program management, and problem solving
  • Experience with CAD Modeling, including 3D assemblies, components, and drawings, as well as the development of Bills of Materials (BOM)
  • Expert proficiency with SolidWorks or CAD (3-5 years) is preferred
  • Knowledge of PLM management tools (Arena BOMcontrol preferred)
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills, as well as superior teamwork and collaboration
  • Knowledge of office applications: word processing and spreadsheets
  • Work in a manufacturing environment
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills


  • relevant: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Manufacturing Engineering: 2 years (Preferred)

Job Type: Full-time