Process Chemist

at 
Carbon Engineering
Posted on 
11 Nov
JOB CATEGORY

Grow your career. Be the difference. Leading the commercialization of ground-breaking technology that captures CO₂ directly from air is challenging and exhilarating. As a member of the CE team, you’ll be surrounded by smart, adventurous, curious people committed to progressing our Direct Air Capture (DAC) and AIR TO FUELS TM technologies. We’re a diverse team of innovators hailing from around the world with a shared vision, purpose, and commitment to deliver large scale climate change solutions. Our headquarters is in Squamish, B.C., and our presence is expanding in many other markets around the world as we commercialize our technologies

Our culture combines our heritage as a small company with our ambitious goals. We have a passion for what we do and believe our work will have a true and lasting impact on the world. Many of our employees are drawn to CE because of the direct connection between the game-changing work we do and their own personal values.

At our core, Carbon Engineering values integrity, growth, excellence in execution, and fun. This is an environment where people matter, and contributions are noticed. Our employees work hard and are given the opportunity to learn and grow from mistakes. Diversity is embraced, and we value an inclusive work environment where every employee has an equal opportunity to be heard. We work in a dynamic environment and thrive on tackling rewarding and complex problems as a team.

Position Scope

This is an intermediate to senior level role for a* Process Chemist *with experience in R&D or industrial production processes. Reporting to the Manager, Operations Process Engineering and working within the Operations Team, you will support development and optimization of CE’s Direct Air Capture process. You will support the Process Engineering team with specialist knowledge of reaction kinetics, product synthesis and analytical methods. You will be a bridge builder, liaising with Operations Engineers, Plant Operators, Laboratory personnel and our Advanced Development group, to understand the details of the chemistry behind the process and ensure accurate and repeatable sampling and analytical measurement systems are being employed for data collection.

Responsibilities
- Design, execute and document experiments for technology proof-of concept and process characterization/optimization.
- Provide detailed observations of experiments; compile and analyze data and clearly document results. Identify deviations with experiments, troubleshoot issues and develop solutions.
- Provide insight and direction to process development and reaction kinetics characterization.
- Identify critical process parameters, characterize interactions and optimize system operation.
- Participate in and present to cross-functional teams for review of experimental designs, results and proposals for new processes, tests or system design concepts.
- Support the Lab Supervisor with developing, refining and validating analytical methods.
- Support the Lab Supervisor in designing and analyzing Gage R&R studies, and identify method/procedure modifications to improve the reliability of measurement systems.
- Support the Operations Engineers in designing and validating accurate and repeatable field sampling methods and procedures to improve data quality.
- Support a wide range of laboratory instrumentation and analysis/wet chemistry on in-house process analysis including IC, GC, AAS, PSD, turbidity, titrations, FT-NIR spectroscopy, as well as various external lab analyses.
- Act as a bridge between the Operations and Advanced Development teams; draw advanced process research/knowledge into the Operations team in order to support process optimization.

Qualifications
Education:   Ph.D. or MSc. in process chemistry or related subject.

Experience:  3-8 years-experience in chemical process R&D and/or industrial production operations.
- Effective use of statistical analysis and Design of Experiments to solve complex problems.
- Knowledge and experience with Statistical Process Control is an asset.
- Experience operating Benchtop or Pilot-scale systems is an asset.
- Strong working knowledge of qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis procedures.
- Organized with exceptional report writing skills, and excellent communication skills.
- Strong analytical, troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.

In addition to technical skills, the right fit will:
- Be a self-starter with the ability to work independently towards multiple deadlines with minimum supervision in a fast-paced environment.
- Thrive on doing things that have not been done before (explorer mindset).
- Take pride in work and work environment.
- Have exceptional organizational and planning skills.
- Have experience and comfort in working in an R&D environment.
- Have ability to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team.
- Champion and participate in a positive safety culture within the facilities.
- Identify, report and resolve unsafe conditions, processes or actions within the workplace.

Joining Carbon Engineering provides you more than a career – it’s a calling for those who are ready to make a difference in climate action. We provide hope.

Carbon Engineering is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive equal consideration for employment regardless of race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or age.

Job Description

Grow your career. Be the difference. Leading the commercialization of ground-breaking technology that captures CO₂ directly from air is challenging and exhilarating. As a member of the CE team, you’ll be surrounded by smart, adventurous, curious people committed to progressing our Direct Air Capture (DAC) and AIR TO FUELS TM technologies. We’re a diverse team of innovators hailing from around the world with a shared vision, purpose, and commitment to deliver large scale climate change solutions. Our headquarters is in Squamish, B.C., and our presence is expanding in many other markets around the world as we commercialize our technologies

Our culture combines our heritage as a small company with our ambitious goals. We have a passion for what we do and believe our work will have a true and lasting impact on the world. Many of our employees are drawn to CE because of the direct connection between the game-changing work we do and their own personal values.

At our core, Carbon Engineering values integrity, growth, excellence in execution, and fun. This is an environment where people matter, and contributions are noticed. Our employees work hard and are given the opportunity to learn and grow from mistakes. Diversity is embraced, and we value an inclusive work environment where every employee has an equal opportunity to be heard. We work in a dynamic environment and thrive on tackling rewarding and complex problems as a team.

Position Scope

This is an intermediate to senior level role for a* Process Chemist *with experience in R&D or industrial production processes. Reporting to the Manager, Operations Process Engineering and working within the Operations Team, you will support development and optimization of CE’s Direct Air Capture process. You will support the Process Engineering team with specialist knowledge of reaction kinetics, product synthesis and analytical methods. You will be a bridge builder, liaising with Operations Engineers, Plant Operators, Laboratory personnel and our Advanced Development group, to understand the details of the chemistry behind the process and ensure accurate and repeatable sampling and analytical measurement systems are being employed for data collection.

Responsibilities
- Design, execute and document experiments for technology proof-of concept and process characterization/optimization.
- Provide detailed observations of experiments; compile and analyze data and clearly document results. Identify deviations with experiments, troubleshoot issues and develop solutions.
- Provide insight and direction to process development and reaction kinetics characterization.
- Identify critical process parameters, characterize interactions and optimize system operation.
- Participate in and present to cross-functional teams for review of experimental designs, results and proposals for new processes, tests or system design concepts.
- Support the Lab Supervisor with developing, refining and validating analytical methods.
- Support the Lab Supervisor in designing and analyzing Gage R&R studies, and identify method/procedure modifications to improve the reliability of measurement systems.
- Support the Operations Engineers in designing and validating accurate and repeatable field sampling methods and procedures to improve data quality.
- Support a wide range of laboratory instrumentation and analysis/wet chemistry on in-house process analysis including IC, GC, AAS, PSD, turbidity, titrations, FT-NIR spectroscopy, as well as various external lab analyses.
- Act as a bridge between the Operations and Advanced Development teams; draw advanced process research/knowledge into the Operations team in order to support process optimization.

Qualifications
Education:   Ph.D. or MSc. in process chemistry or related subject.

Experience:  3-8 years-experience in chemical process R&D and/or industrial production operations.
- Effective use of statistical analysis and Design of Experiments to solve complex problems.
- Knowledge and experience with Statistical Process Control is an asset.
- Experience operating Benchtop or Pilot-scale systems is an asset.
- Strong working knowledge of qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis procedures.
- Organized with exceptional report writing skills, and excellent communication skills.
- Strong analytical, troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.

In addition to technical skills, the right fit will:
- Be a self-starter with the ability to work independently towards multiple deadlines with minimum supervision in a fast-paced environment.
- Thrive on doing things that have not been done before (explorer mindset).
- Take pride in work and work environment.
- Have exceptional organizational and planning skills.
- Have experience and comfort in working in an R&D environment.
- Have ability to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team.
- Champion and participate in a positive safety culture within the facilities.
- Identify, report and resolve unsafe conditions, processes or actions within the workplace.

Joining Carbon Engineering provides you more than a career – it’s a calling for those who are ready to make a difference in climate action. We provide hope.

Carbon Engineering is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive equal consideration for employment regardless of race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or age.

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