Pilot Plant Engineer

We are seeking a hands-on engineer to support our broad research portfolio by working within a talented team of chemists and research engineers from bench scale through piloting. The primary responsibility for this position is operating and maintaining our pilot-scale continuous reactor system.


In this role you can expect to:

  • Troubleshoot equipment / process issues and work with researchers to execute experiments
  • Use sound engineering practice to set up and commission equipment
  • Work with lead researchers to plan experiments and collect, analyze, and report data
  • Perform preventive and scheduled maintenance of operational equipment
  • Raise operating issues to technical staff
  • Work with electrical engineering staff to ensure controls, automation, and data logging are functioning for each project

Required Education & Qualifications

  • BS in chemical engineering or mechanical engineering
  • Hands-on research activities in a laboratory or industrial setting
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Knowledge and experience of fluid mechanics, mass transfer, and heat transfer

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2+ years experience in an industrial environment
  • Knowledge of process control and instrumentation
  • Familiarity with bench marking, project planning, and root cause analysis.
  • Knowledge of basic chemistry laboratory instruments and practices e.g., titration, filtration, Karl Fischer, and ICP-MS

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of lab and safety procedures and protocols
  • Experience with chemical processing
  • Ability to understand and work within a technical environment
  • Ability to prioritize competing projects
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated, results driven and collaborative
  • Demonstrate leadership ability and initiative

If this sounds like music to your ears, send your resume to jobs@visionaryfiber.com.

VFT offers competitive pay, medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, matching 401(k), 3 weeks of PTO, paid holidays, paid family leave, and the opportunity to work with a top-notch team who are putting their dreams into action.

Visionary Fiber Technologies is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply for this job email your details to jobs@visionaryfiber.com

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