RD Technician
Job Type
Full-time
Description


  

Summary:

CORMETECH is a world leader in providing solutions to our clients’ needs through the design and manufacture of high-quality environmental catalysts and structured sorbent materials for CO2 capture, and in providing catalyst regeneration and engineering services, for the power, marine, industrial-process, refinery, and petrochemical markets.

The RD&E Department’s primary mission is to lead the innovation programs required to meet the company’s vision of growth and provide solutions for our clients, through pursuit of applied research and development, with a deep understanding of engineering and scientific fundamentals. Focus areas for the Department include the development of new products and processes and the improvement of existing products and processes (from ideation and screening through to commercial launch), product testing, characterization and modeling, the design and build of new test and process equipment, the setting of product and manufacturing process specifications, failure mode and root cause analysis studies, and applications development. These efforts support CORMETECH’s Mission to “deliver innovative products and services that improve air quality and maximize stakeholder value”.

The RD&E Department’s Technicians are key enablers facilitating program work activities. Their responsibilities include performing experiments, operating lab catalyst test reactors, sorption units and analytical equipment (such as SEM-EDS, TGA with evolved gas analysis, DRIFTS), compiling data sets, troubleshooting and repairing equipment, and performing preventative maintenance, and synthesizing test samples (catalysts and sorbents).

Currently, we are expanding our team, and are hiring a full-time, permanent Test Technician.

Essential Duties: 

  • Operate multiple lab-scale reactor and sorption units to characterize the activity of environmental catalyst (SCR, oxidation) and absorber (CO2 capture) materials.
  • Safely handle gas cylinders, glassware, heavy objects, and reactive gases.
  • Prepare and load samples.
  • Set up and verify test operating conditions.
  • Collect and analyze gas samples, to quantify conversion or sorption capacity.
  • Collect, record, and summarize data accurately and neatly.
  • Accurately perform reactor and instrument checks, audits, and calibrations.
  • Maintain equipment in an orderly and careful manner.
  • Execute preventative maintenance plans.
  • Perform wet chemistry operations with good analytical technique.
  • Identify unusual conditions or settings which require attention from other staff.
  • Promptly and clearly report unusual issues or problems that arise during unit operation.
  • Solve minor problems. Get assistance for solving major problems.
  • Make suggestions for improvement. 

Additional Duties:

  • Special work on the reactors.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Special projects as required.
Requirements


  

Required Skills and Knowledge:

  • Associates degree in science, engineering, or technical field.
  • Good laboratory practices.
  • Ability to work safely, following all safety policies and standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Ability to operate and care for laboratory analytical instruments.
  • Satisfy all certification requirements for lab-scale operations, testing and monitoring equipment.
  • Intermediate MS Excel experience.
  • Good communication skills both in writing and orally.
  • Mechanical aptitude and ability to work on and resolve issues with equipment.
  • Electrical knowledge.
  • Strong general computer ability.
  • Some analytical abilities.
  • Attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work evenings and occasional weekends.
  • Ability to effectively work well and cooperate with others.

Preferred Skills and Knowledge:

  • Bachelor’s degree in science or engineering.
  • 1-2 years of work in a laboratory role.
  • 3-5 years of technical or laboratory experience.

Working Conditions:

  • Typical laboratory environment, climate-controlled, with mechanical      noise and some dust from materials.
  • Varying temperatures from cool to warm, in the laboratory, office      area, and production area.

Physical Requirements:

  • Standing, stooping, bending, walking, squatting, and climbing frequently.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others regarding work issues and problems.
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds to a height of five feet occasionally. 
  • Ability to disconnect, move, and connect compressed gas cylinders.

Cormetech, Inc.is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The success of Cormetech depends upon attracting, retaining, developing, and promoting the most qualified people regardless of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran’s status.