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Nitricity Inc.

Mechanical Engineer
San Francisco, CA
Innovation Area: 
Energy, Food, Water, Human Health and Environment Nexus
Position Type: 
TomKat Center-supported
Internship Term: 
8 weeks
Internship Quarter: 
Spring or Summer

Nitricity was founded in 2018 with the objective of decarbonizing the $70B nitrogen fertilizer industry. Today, nitrogen fertilizer is produced using coal- or natural-gas-fueled factories 100s to 1000s of miles away from farms that need the fertilizer. The current process accounts for 5% of global natural gas consumption and must be reengineered in the upcoming decade.

Nitricity takes a different approach. We have developed a product that fits adjacent to, or underneath, on-farm solar and converts air, water, and renewable electricity into fertilizer directly where it is needed. Our product is at the intersection of solar and agriculture and we have recently closed our seed fundraising round to bring what we believe to be a transformative product to market. We work with large system and are piloting on a 25-acre this upcoming summer.

Position title

Mechanical Engineer


We are seeking an ambitious intern that is comfortable bringing mechanical designs from the white board, to CAD (Solidworks) and a Bill of Materials, to a machined and tested assembly. This internship will involve a hands-on, on-farm component where you can help install and rapidly iterate on our on-farm solar-fertilizer systems.

Who should apply

Should be comfortable with the mechanical design process, basic thermal modeling, and lifting a 400 W solar module to waist height (~40 lbs).

Required expertise

ME design experience ideal

Preferred skills/Majors


Internship Term

8 weeks


$7500 (paid directly by the TomKat Center)