Chemical Engineer

Job Summary:
This position is responsible for determining and developing effective approaches for research, development, design, testing, automation, and operation. These approaches will be applied for algae cultivation and processing as well as manufacturing of equipment and instrumentation for algae facilities. Assignments are normally outlined in terms of overall objectives and anticipated results.

Essential Functions:
1. Process design, mass and energy balance, equipment and line sizing, process control and instrumentation
2. Contribute to interdisciplinary teams in a respectful and collaborative manner
3. Design, specify, and document experiments, equipment, and processes
4. Conduct experimental testing; analyze and document experimental results
5. Operate analytical, test, and production equipment
6. Perform thorough research to rapidly understand concepts that contribute to design, experiments, and operation
7. Build, install, troubleshoot, analyze, and repair systems
8. Identify, diagnose, and propose solutions to issues or problems with processes or
9. When assigned, lead teams including technicians and other engineers or scientists
10. Interacts with co-workers, suppliers, customers, and partners in a professional,
considerate, and respectful manner
11. Fosters an environment of safety, camaraderie, and integrity in all aspects of
12. Observes all laws, regulations, other applicable obligations, and Company ethical
standards while on duty, wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company
13. Performs work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating
procedures and practices
14. Notifies management of any activities that could violate or have the appearance
of violating laws, regulations, obligations, ethical standards, potentially unsafe working conditions, procedures, or practices

Qualifications, Skills and Physical Demands:

  • Bachelors or Master’s in chemical engineering

  • Must possess the ability to understand new concepts and quickly apply them accurately throughout an evolving technology

  • Must have the ability to organize, schedule, and coordinate work phases, along with, determine the appropriate approach at the task level or, with assistance, at the project level to provide solutions to a range of complex problems

  • Must be able to perform tests in laboratory, algae farm, and manufacturing settings including moving and installing heavy experimental components or feedstock

  • Preferred experience or training in automation, experimental design, mass and energy balances, process modeling, safety/hazards analysis, and equipment or process specification

  • Must be able to work weekend shifts, extended hours and travel as required

  • Must be able to sit and use a computer for most of the day

  • Must be able to work in warehouse all day climbing ladders, walking, standing,
    and squatting

  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds throughout the workday, must be able to lift up to
    150 pounds multiple times a day

  • Must have strong communication, computer, documentation, leadership,
    presentation, and interpersonal skills

  • Computer literate with the knowledge of applications pertinent to position

  • Must be able to communicate via phone and email with colleges and business contacts

  • Must have ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced
    environment and learn new concepts quickly

  • Must be able to think strategically and have the ability to use independent

  •  Must be able to maintain confidentiality

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