We’re Tovala, a food-tech company completely reinventing home cooking to save consumers time. Through an innovative combination of hardware, software, and food, we give our customers a way to enjoy really good, good-for-you meals without sacrificing time to do whatever matters to them. We’ve amassed a loyal, rapidly growing following in just three years, radically changing the day-to-day lives of people across the country and successfully creating a new model for the food industry. We’re looking for great people to join our team of hard-working, food-loving nerds.
We test and iterate on packaging concepts and components for both thermal and mechanical performance in an ongoing effort to improve what we ship to our customers. We also test the oven’s cooking accuracy, repeatability, and uniformity as we make cost and quality changes to the oven’s hardware and software. As a Test Engineer at Tovala, you would operate the testing lab where these tests are conducted.
Packaging and oven testing is more than just running tests; it often involves quick prototyping and a fair amount of creativity. In addition to executing the test plans, you would be responsible for actually designing those experiments, fabricating fixtures necessary for conducting them, and reporting their results to the team, as well as maintaining and improving our growing inventory of test materials and instruments.
Depending on your level of skill in mechanical and electrical analysis, the oven-related portion of your role could involve root-causing quality issues and designing custom sensors and circuits for testing.
You would occasionally be able to WFH, and would otherwise work out of our R&D and prototyping dream shop at The Product Manufactory (www.theproductmanufactory.com) in Urbana, IL.