Process Engineer


Position Overview

This process engineering role will contribute across the R&D, engineering and manufacturing groups. In R&D, this individual will support process development projects for adsorbent manufacturing processes in NuMat’s development pipeline. In engineering, this individual will execute small capital projects. In manufacturing, this person will support the mission critical production operations at NuMat. This will require interfacing on a daily basis with manufacturing, commercial, R&D and engineering teams to achieve production targets and to execute productivity improvement projects. Expect full ownership of projects with freedom to build up new processes and the expectation to roll up your sleeves in the plant and lab.

Responsibilities

    • Process Development and Technology Transfer
      • Lead R&D projects to develop robust, reproducible, and safe processes for MOF manufacturing.
      • Develop and run experiments to identify key process variables and correlate to system-level performance.
      • Use chemical engineering design principles to select and size equipment for adsorbent manufacturing processes.
      • Develop technology transfer packages for process commercialization (operation procedures, quality gate, etc.).
      • Develop and update cost models and perform sensitivity analysis.
      • Develop & maintain process guidelines (SOP/SOC) and training programs for the integration of new products and systems.
      • Reduce process variation (improve process capability) to ensure consistent product quality and adherence to manufacturing standards.
    • Production Support
      • Support production through NuMat distributed supply-chain network (onsite and offsite).
      • Act as first line of support for technical troubleshooting, issue escalation.
      • Assist in development and improvement of control plans, work instructions and track production yield, rate and quality performance data.
    • Engineering Projects
      • Perform basic design, detailed design, procurement, and Process Hazard Review for small capital engineering and R&D projects.
      • Develop procedures, write preventative maintenance plans, and take projects through commissioning into operation.
      • Support engineering standards development at NuMat.

Individual Characteristics

    • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, resource-constrained, entrepreneurial environment where everyone must play multiple roles
    • Willing to be hands on in all facets of the operations – no job is too big or small (familiarity with basic tools, shop experience preferred)
    • Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal, and cross-cultural communication skills: able to distill complex information and present clearly
    • Bachelor’s or Graduate degree in Chemical Engineering
    • Full-time experience in a manufacturing environment, in a front-line operations or engineering position (background in managing or overseeing batch chemical synthesis strongly preferred)
    • Experience in R&D highly valued
    • Familiarity with chemical processes and equipment (e.g. batch reactors, filtration, centrifugation, formation, etc.)
    • Experience managing batch chemical production campaigns, including at tollers, highly valued
    • Experience working with hazardous chemicals

Location

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

Interested?

Send us an email with your resume and we'll get back to you to continue the discussion.