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  • Cumulus Energy Storage, Membrane Scientist/Engineer
  • University of Minnesota, Postdoctoral
  • Air Liquide, Process Engineer - Membranes
  • Air Liquide, Process Engineer - Distillation
  • Air Liquide, Process Engineer
  • Oasys Water Inc, Senior Research Engineer
  • Koch Membrane Systems, North American Director of Sales
    Cumulus Energy Storage
    Membrane Scientist/Engineer

    Cumulus Energy Storage Ltd: Cumulus is an early stage company developing a patented battery technology for grid-scale energy storage. Our product enables greater use of renewables and provides valuable technical services to the grid. There are many opportunities for advancement in this growing company.

    Job purpose:
    Perform a variety of tests and methods meant to improve working knowledge of Cumulus battery systems. This will include electrochemical, mechanical, electrical, and analytical chemistry methods. In particular this position is focused on membrane separator of the cell. This is a hands on and fast paced position.

    Candidate:
    The ideal candidate will have direct industrial experience with battery and material testing techniques. This should include direct experience with ICP-OES, UV-Vis, FTIR, NMR, and advanced electrochemical testing methods, and basic chemical handling methods.
    Beyond battery experience, a firm understanding of membrane synthesis, characterization, testing, and optimization is necessary. Advanced working knowledge of separation science with a focus on ionic exchange and membranes is necessary. Candidates from other membrane disciplines will also be considered on a case by case basis.
    Specific battery testing knowledge of battery testing systems, cycle performance metrics, and results interpretation. In particular, knowledge of formulation adjustments and multiple battery chemistries would be highly preferred.

    Key responsibilities:

  • Characterize Proprietary Separator Technology
  • Perform Novel Membrane Synthesis
  • Optimize Cell Design According to Preferred Separator Technology
  • Develop Battery and Cell Testing Regimes to Advance Separator Knowledge Base
  • Assist with pilot cell battery assembly

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Live within a 10 mile radius of Oakland, CA
  • Knowledge of Analytical Chemistry Techniques
  • Light IT knowledge
  • Skilled at Mechanical Assembly Tasks
  • Grant Writing Experience a major plus

    Qualifications:
    3+ years direct industry experience with Graduate Degree, MS or PhD
    Or equivalent experience will be considered
    Benefits: Competitive Benefits Packages

    Please Send Cover Letter and Resume in PDF Format
    Seeming Liang
    Office Manager
    Seeming.liang@cumulusenergystorage.com

    Cumulus Energy Storage
    2220 Livingston St. Ste. 200
    Oakland, CA 94606
    Phone: 510-374-4593

    Date posted: June 21, 2016


  • University of Minnesota
    Postdoctoral Position in Membranes

    A postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geo-Engineering at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, to work in collaboration with Professor Santiago Romero-Vargas Castrillón (sromerov@umn.edu, http://epclab.umn.edu/).

    The successful candidate will work on a project that seeks to develop low-fouling membrane materials and processes for the removal of invasive microbial species from ballast water. The goal is to optimize the membrane surface chemistry and filtration module design. Duties will include membrane development and fabrication, lab-scale module design, and pilot plant design and testing.

    Candidates must have a Ph.D. in chemical engineering, environmental engineering, materials science, or a related field. Experience with polymer films, membrane fabrication and characterization, and microbiology is a requirement. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are required along with strong report and publication preparation skills. The initial appointment is for one year, with the possibility of an additional year contingent upon satisfactory progress. Please upload a complete CV, the contact information of at least 3 references, and a letter describing how your background and qualifications are related to the advertised position to http://tinyurl.com/zhnvvml. The position is available immediately. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.

    Date posted: June 16, 2016


    Air Liquide
    Process Engineer - Membranes

    Role Description (summary)
    This Process Engineer will be responsible for projects involving gas separations and associated technologies for the production, purification, and use of industrial gases. Fields of application include: fuels; chemicals; energy and industrial gas markets. Development of membrane-based processes and hybrid processes combining multiple separation technologies. Research related to natural gas upgrading, renewable energy, N2 production, H2 purification, CO2 capture, and environmental applications

    Requirements (summary)
    M.S. + 5 years experience or PhD in Chemical Engineering or related discipline. Experience with gas production, process engineering, and/or renewable fuels and energy. Specific knowledge and experience in gas membrane technology. Strong background in polymer chemistry and material science, hollow fiber membrane production, and membrane systems for gas separations.
    Technical background in the areas of unit operations, heat exchangers compressors/expanders, process modeling (HYSYS is preferred), heat and mass transfer, process design and optimization.

    email pdf cover letter and resume to glen.hobbes@airliquide.com.

    Date posted: May 26, 2016


    Air Liquide
    Process Engineer - Distillation

    Role Description (summary)
    This Process Engineer will be responsible for projects involving gas separations, distillation, and associated technologies for the production, purification, and use of industrial gases. Contribute technically to R&D projects involving distillation, adsorption, and separations technologies for production and purification processes in support of Air Liquide's business. Develop, design, and operate experiments (bench scale through pilot scale) to support the evaluation and characterization of separation processes for targeted applications.

    Requirements (summary)
    M.S. with minimum of 5 years experience in Chemical Engineering or related discipline. Broad knowledge of process engineering, distillation, and gas separations processes. Technical experience with the design and operation of lab and pilot scale separations processes, including distillation and heat exchangers. Experience with lab scale and pilot scale purification and reactions, and associated sensors, analyzers and process monitoring/control (GC/GC/MS/TCD, FTIR, moisture analyzers, labview, etc.)

    email pdf cover letter and resume to glen.hobbes@airliquide.com.

    Date posted: May 26, 2016


    Air Liquide
    Process Engineer

    Role Description (summary)
    This Process Engineer will be responsible for projects involving gas separations and associated technologies for the production, purification, and use of industrial gases. Fields of application include: fuels; chemicals; energy and industrial gas markets. Development of thermal processes, adsorptive processes, membrane-based processes and hybrid processes combining multiple separation technologies. Research related to natural gas upgrading, renewable energy, CO2 capture and utilization, upstream oil and gas, N2 production, H2 mobility.

    Requirements (summary)
    M.S. or PhD in Chemical Engineering or related discipline.
    Experience with gas production, process engineering, and/or renewable fuels and energy. Technical background in the areas of: unit operations, adsorption; heat exchangers compressors/expanders, process modeling
    (HYSYS is preferred), heat and mass transfer, process design and optimization

    email pdf cover letter and resume to glen.hobbes@airliquide.com.

    Date posted: May 26, 2016


    Oasys Water, Inc
    Senior Research Engineer

    Overview
    Oasys Water seeks a motivated and disciplined Senior Manufacturing Engineer to join the team at our Boston, MA facility. The Senior Manufacturing Engineer has responsibility for the manufacturing and continuous improvement of our proprietary thin-film forward osmosis membrane. In this role the Senior Manufacturing Engineer will be instrumental in the development of novel membrane architectures for new applications. This role is based in Boston, MA but could possibly work some days in our Somerset, MA location, and will require significant (25-50%) travel to vendor and manufacturing partner sites, both domestic and international.

    Responsibilities

    • Apply manufacturing and industrial engineering practices to our industry leading thin film manufacturing operation, including monitoring performance and yield
    • Troubleshoot variability and yield issues in the manufacturing operation, interfacing closely with technology partners and the Oasys R&D organization
    • Design and implement quality improvement programs in accordance with established industry best practices
    • Lead the scale-up of new membrane technology and architecture from the laboratory to the manufacturing line
    • Collaborate with the R&D and supply chain organizations to guide technology development and system optimization
    • Provide strategic leadership and planning for a fast-growing and evolving manufacturing operation

    Qualifications and Skills

    • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or similar
    • 5-8 years of experience in manufacturing engineering
    • Thin film and roll-to-roll manufacturing expertise, especially within the reverse osmosis membrane industry, is highly desired
    • Expertise in Statistical Process Control and Six Sigma principles
    • Preference given to candidates who possess basic competency in polymer chemistry and materials science
    • Experience scaling up new technologies to full-scale manufacturing is desired
    • Demonstrated project and program management skills, with experience leading matrixed and multidisciplinary teams
    • Creative mind and ability to apply sound engineering principles to improve processes and solve complex manufacturing issues.
    • Ability to positively and effectively communicate with all levels within the organization.
    • 25-50% domestic and international travel

      About Oasys Water
      Oasys Water is a Massachusetts-based company developing a suite of proprietary energy and resource recovery products to address the growing global water crisis. Engineered OsmosisTM (EOTM) is a patented platform for reducing cost in the production of clean water, power and energy through more efficient utilization of resources. For information, please visit: www.oasyswater.com.

      Date posted: May 5, 2016


    Koch Membrane Systems
    North American Director of Sales - Capital Equipment and Membranes - Water and Wastewater Wilmington, Massachusetts

    Primary Responsibilities
    Savvy sales leader needed to establish a high performance sales team, new sales channels and customers for the growing water market. The ideal candidate will have technical capability to understand how to mentor and grow a dynamic sales force, to be able to understand a customer's needs, and to recommend a solution using one of our state-of-the-art membrane filtration systems to solve their fluid separation problems. Must possess skills to identify business opportunity, present the client with solutions to their problems and close a sale. You must have experience developing high performance sales teams, new markets, defining product development needs and developing relationships. Ability to understand and mitigate commercial risks and provide appropriate product warranties.

    Requirements

    • 10 plus years of experience in Sales and Engineering selling Capital Equipment and Replacement Products (membrane experience a plus).
    • Strong engineering background, coupled with track record of ability to create new book of business.
    • Experience developing sales teams that close business deals to profitably grow our business.
    • Knowledge of how to sharply increase our sales closing success.
    • Capability of developing relationships with key EPC and OEM firms.
    • Proficiency in building a network of distributors and agents.
    • Membrane filtration / separations capital equipment and replacement sales of membrane cartridges.
    • Ability to travel up to 50%.
    • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Master's Degree a plus.
    • Work at our Corporate Headquarters offices in Wilmington, Massachusetts.

    Requirements

    • BS Degree or higher (Engineering preferred), MBA a plus
    • 10+ years of proven capital equipment or technical sales experience in the water and wastewater market
    • Familiar with typical commercial terms & conditions and comfortable negotiating these as needed to protect KMS yet meet the customers' needs
    • Knowledge of membranes, membrane systems or filtration capital equipment is a plus
    • Ability to present competitive technical advantage in a clear and concise manner in individual and group settings
    • Ability to analyze competitive situation then develop and implement strategy to win
    • Proven ability to creatively, resourcefully, create value for customers to secure sales
    • Superior negotiation skills
    • Energetic deal maker and experienced closer
    • Comfortable working in a dynamically and fast passed environment
    • Must be very conscientious
    • Extensive travel
    • Exemplify company values/principals in all aspects internally as well as external

      ***Compensation will be commensurate with experience and capabilities***
      ***Relocation will be provided***

      Application Process
      We follow OFCCP guidelines for internet applicant acceptance. Therefore, we can only accept resumes via our on-line application. Please follow the application directions and complete our on-line application set forth at www.kochmembrane.com/career.html. You must upload your resume AND complete the application if you want to be considered for this role. Search for job # 039892 or follow this link to our on-line application - you must copy and paste this link.

      https://kochcareers.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=039892&lang=en

      We are an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran
      Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test. Please be sure to upload your resume and complete our on-line application. You must complete our on-line application and upload your resume to be considered for this role.

      www.kochmembrane.com


      Date posted: January 27, 2016




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