Posted on 
Jun 22

Engineering Technician

About ElectraSteel

ElectraSteel is mission-focused on developing transformational innovations to decarbonize the foundations of our industrialized economy through novel electrochemistry and hydrometallurgy to create a positive environmental, societal, and economic impact. Company's first product to market transforms a trillion-dollar steel industry that today consumes 7% of the world's energy using fossil fuels and emits about three gigatons or 10% of carbon dioxide emissions per year. The novel electrochemical-hydrometallurgical process converts iron ore or contaminated steel scrap to green iron and steel with no carbon emissions while reducing overall cost. It is a paradigm shift of how steel has been made for centuries: from using fossil fuels to intermittent renewables as an energy source, from thermochemical reduction to electrochemical reduction, from using specialized ores to unconventional ores, scrap steel, and waste streams as a feedstock, from integrated to a distributed manufacturing, and from creating global to local jobs. While electrifying steelmaking is an exciting start and the Company's current focus, its electrochemical-hydrometallurgy innovation platform also enables carbon dioxide sequestration at gigaton-scale and decarbonization of industrial sectors beyond steel, which the Company will disclose in due course.

The potential impact of the ElectraSteel solution is monumental, which is why eight marquee investors, each with more than a billion dollars in capital and strategic resources under management, have partnered with the Company to date.

About ElectraSteel Team & Culture

Our team has collectively lived in over 25 countries and 33 US states and can communicate in 15 languages. Despite working on a large-scale industrial challenge many of our team members have decidedly non-industrial backgrounds. Members of Team Electra have background experience in education, fashion, law, consulting, cosmetology, finance, history, hobby drone design, professional sports, machining, photography, chocolatiering, and online arbitrage in addition to science, technology, engineering, and electrochemistry.

We believe that while our team is our greatest asset, our unique culture, built on trust, respect, and integrity, sets us apart from the competition. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion because the management understands that transformational innovation requires many perspectives. Our culture fosters collaboration, patience, and a disciplined approach to innovating around obstacles while challenging the status quo. Yes, there is method-to-itsmadness (or boldness)! We pursue an evidence-based development approach grounded in the theory of constraints and techno-economic analysis. It focuses on finding optimal technical paths guided by first principles in every aspect of its development. That is why in less than two years from its founding, we have demonstrated a transformational approach which others in the industry long believed couldn't be done!

Make no mistake, ElectraSteel is a fast-paced and intense environment driven by progress and results. The path ahead is both uncertain and challenging, so if that sounds scary, this may not be the place for you. Instead, ElectraSteel seeks those excited by the challenge who have the required skills and the ability to think critically to help create transformational innovations that will decarbonize our planet.

Job Description

ElectraSteel is seeking a versatile and experienced Engineering Technician to build, maintain, and operate systems to characterize novel electrochemical processes. The role will include electrical and mechanical assembly, chemical processing, routine lab maintenance, and providing input on equipment design. Attention to detail, including data collection and analysis, are critical. Work will take place in a research and development laboratory where equipment designs and processing goals are continually changing.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for sustainability, a “can do” attitude, be self-motivated, and have an interest in disruptive, cutting edge technology. 

Primary Responsibilities
- Build and operate ElectraSteel’s test infrastructure, including electrical, mechanical, and liquid-flow systems.
- Maintain equipment and instrumentation as needed, including calibrations, replacements, and control charts
- Perform machining tasks including drilling, cutting, coating, and welding
- Operate laser cutters and 3D printers • Assist with operation of chemical processes using custom-built test platforms.
- Ensure safe operation of all equipment and help develop safe operating procedures.
- Assist with data acquisition and data analysis, maintaining accurate records and logs
- Manage multiple priorities

Qualifications
- Degree in an engineering discipline, especially mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, engineering physics, or equivalent.
- Hands-on experience with electrical systems, including wiring diagrams, electrical troubleshooting, and integrating devices with different source voltage/current requirements.
- Hands-on experience with machining and custom manufacturing, including use of drill presses, band saws, welding equipment, grinders/sanders, laser cutters, and 3D printers.
- Knowledge of fluid power systems, such as pipe fittings, pumps, valves, and heat exchangers
- Experience with electrical and chemical safety and establishment of standard operating procedures
- Must be a "self‐starter" and follow tasks through to completion with little guidance.
- Must be able to work in a team environment to collectively solve problems.
- Strong communication and presentation skills, affable, with demonstrated maturity and professionalism.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with a small, dynamic team.

Preferred Qualifications
- Experience with instrumentation, including instrument selection and analog and digital signal processing.
- Programming background including Python, R, JavaScript, C++, or equivalent, especially for data analysis and visualization. Database experience (e.g. SQL, TimeScale) also desirable.
- Familiarity with safe practices in wet chemical laboratories and chemical processes.

ElectraSteel currently requires all employees to be immunized against Covid-19; however, an exemption from this requirement may be requested.

  • Benefits Include:
    • 100% employer paid employee healthcare benefits with three different medical care options
    • Unlimited PTO
    • 401k matching
    • Eligibility for company equity
    • 12 weeks of paid parental leave
    • Unlimited fun!

To apply for the above position, send your resume along with a cover letter to: jobs@electrasteel.com

Description

About ElectraSteel

ElectraSteel is mission-focused on developing transformational innovations to decarbonize the foundations of our industrialized economy through novel electrochemistry and hydrometallurgy to create a positive environmental, societal, and economic impact. Company's first product to market transforms a trillion-dollar steel industry that today consumes 7% of the world's energy using fossil fuels and emits about three gigatons or 10% of carbon dioxide emissions per year. The novel electrochemical-hydrometallurgical process converts iron ore or contaminated steel scrap to green iron and steel with no carbon emissions while reducing overall cost. It is a paradigm shift of how steel has been made for centuries: from using fossil fuels to intermittent renewables as an energy source, from thermochemical reduction to electrochemical reduction, from using specialized ores to unconventional ores, scrap steel, and waste streams as a feedstock, from integrated to a distributed manufacturing, and from creating global to local jobs. While electrifying steelmaking is an exciting start and the Company's current focus, its electrochemical-hydrometallurgy innovation platform also enables carbon dioxide sequestration at gigaton-scale and decarbonization of industrial sectors beyond steel, which the Company will disclose in due course.

The potential impact of the ElectraSteel solution is monumental, which is why eight marquee investors, each with more than a billion dollars in capital and strategic resources under management, have partnered with the Company to date.

About ElectraSteel Team & Culture

Our team has collectively lived in over 25 countries and 33 US states and can communicate in 15 languages. Despite working on a large-scale industrial challenge many of our team members have decidedly non-industrial backgrounds. Members of Team Electra have background experience in education, fashion, law, consulting, cosmetology, finance, history, hobby drone design, professional sports, machining, photography, chocolatiering, and online arbitrage in addition to science, technology, engineering, and electrochemistry.

We believe that while our team is our greatest asset, our unique culture, built on trust, respect, and integrity, sets us apart from the competition. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion because the management understands that transformational innovation requires many perspectives. Our culture fosters collaboration, patience, and a disciplined approach to innovating around obstacles while challenging the status quo. Yes, there is method-to-itsmadness (or boldness)! We pursue an evidence-based development approach grounded in the theory of constraints and techno-economic analysis. It focuses on finding optimal technical paths guided by first principles in every aspect of its development. That is why in less than two years from its founding, we have demonstrated a transformational approach which others in the industry long believed couldn't be done!

Make no mistake, ElectraSteel is a fast-paced and intense environment driven by progress and results. The path ahead is both uncertain and challenging, so if that sounds scary, this may not be the place for you. Instead, ElectraSteel seeks those excited by the challenge who have the required skills and the ability to think critically to help create transformational innovations that will decarbonize our planet.

Job Description

ElectraSteel is seeking a versatile and experienced Engineering Technician to build, maintain, and operate systems to characterize novel electrochemical processes. The role will include electrical and mechanical assembly, chemical processing, routine lab maintenance, and providing input on equipment design. Attention to detail, including data collection and analysis, are critical. Work will take place in a research and development laboratory where equipment designs and processing goals are continually changing.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for sustainability, a “can do” attitude, be self-motivated, and have an interest in disruptive, cutting edge technology. 

Primary Responsibilities
- Build and operate ElectraSteel’s test infrastructure, including electrical, mechanical, and liquid-flow systems.
- Maintain equipment and instrumentation as needed, including calibrations, replacements, and control charts
- Perform machining tasks including drilling, cutting, coating, and welding
- Operate laser cutters and 3D printers • Assist with operation of chemical processes using custom-built test platforms.
- Ensure safe operation of all equipment and help develop safe operating procedures.
- Assist with data acquisition and data analysis, maintaining accurate records and logs
- Manage multiple priorities

Qualifications
- Degree in an engineering discipline, especially mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, engineering physics, or equivalent.
- Hands-on experience with electrical systems, including wiring diagrams, electrical troubleshooting, and integrating devices with different source voltage/current requirements.
- Hands-on experience with machining and custom manufacturing, including use of drill presses, band saws, welding equipment, grinders/sanders, laser cutters, and 3D printers.
- Knowledge of fluid power systems, such as pipe fittings, pumps, valves, and heat exchangers
- Experience with electrical and chemical safety and establishment of standard operating procedures
- Must be a "self‐starter" and follow tasks through to completion with little guidance.
- Must be able to work in a team environment to collectively solve problems.
- Strong communication and presentation skills, affable, with demonstrated maturity and professionalism.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with a small, dynamic team.

Preferred Qualifications
- Experience with instrumentation, including instrument selection and analog and digital signal processing.
- Programming background including Python, R, JavaScript, C++, or equivalent, especially for data analysis and visualization. Database experience (e.g. SQL, TimeScale) also desirable.
- Familiarity with safe practices in wet chemical laboratories and chemical processes.

ElectraSteel currently requires all employees to be immunized against Covid-19; however, an exemption from this requirement may be requested.

  • Benefits Include:
    • 100% employer paid employee healthcare benefits with three different medical care options
    • Unlimited PTO
    • 401k matching
    • Eligibility for company equity
    • 12 weeks of paid parental leave
    • Unlimited fun!

To apply for the above position, send your resume along with a cover letter to: jobs@electrasteel.com

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