Manufacturing Specialist

Reporting Relationship

  • Member of a small, diverse team
  • Reports directly to the Director of Manufacturing


  • Manufacture and assemble small gas storage systems. Activities include chemical synthesis of solid
    adsorbents, loading adsorbents into gas cylinders, installing valves, and conducting quality-assurance and
    performance tests.
  • Follow established standard operating procedures and good manufacturing practices.
  • Label, package, and ship products.
  • Maintain manufacturing and quality assurance data.
  • Actively contribute to the continuous improvement of work processes and procedures to improve quality and
    reduce costs.
  • Support production scheduling and inventory management activities.
  • Support customer service and new product development activities, as needed.
  • Support the design, construction, and maintenance of the organization’s equipment and facility, as needed.


  • Within 3 months: Develop the ability to work independently to manufacture, package, and ship products with limited oversight.


  • 5+ years of experience working in an advanced manufacturing environment with stringent quality controls
    (e.g. medical, automotive, aerospace, electronics, chemicals)
  • Experience following written operating procedures and maintaining manufacturing records

Physical Requirements:

  • Lift 50+ pounds
  • Stand for 6-8 hours per day
  • Understand and speak English
  • See details of objects that are less than a few feet away
  • See details of objects that are more than a few feet away


  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in a technical field
  • Work experience in ISO9001 (or equivalent) quality assurance environment
  • Equipment maintenance experience
  • Experience with hazardous waste handling or compressed gas equipment
  • Knowledge of chemistry

Personal Characteristics

  • Self-motivated, confident, and able to work in a fast-paced environment with significant autonomy.
  • Entrepreneurial, with the ability to manage multiple priorities without incurring technical debt.
  • A passion for staying modern and learning new skills.
  • Able to collaborate across functional and organizational lines and capable of working with all levels of individuals and cultures as a leader, mentor, and follower.

About NuMat

NuMat Technologies (“NuMat”) is a start-up company innovating at the intersection of high-performance computing, chemistry, and advanced manufacturing. NuMat is a recognized pioneer in the field of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) — an emerging class of nanomaterials which can be programmed to uniquely interact with target molecules at the atomic level. NuMat’s expertise lies in the design and integration of MOFs into next-generation storage, separation, and purification systems. In doing so, NuMat enables previously unachievable form factors, performance and cost-advantaged production economics in the electronics, life-sciences, and energy sectors.

Since our founding in 2013, we’ve been recognized by Google as a “Solve for X” innovator, won the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers “Green Tech Innovation” prize, and have been backed by leading venture and strategic investors such as OS Fund and Patagonia.


At NuMat's main office in beautiful Skokie, IL.


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