Chemical Engineer

Number of employees

34

Menlo Park, United States

Posted on: 2023-01-24

Category: materials

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Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Intermediate

Salary

Salary not provided

About the company:

Novoloop is an advanced upcycling company that creates quality chemicals and materials made from plastic waste through their patented, low-carbon upcycling technology process ATOD™. With upcycled product Oistre™, Novoloop provides thermoplastic polyurethane solutions for footwear, sporting goods, automotive and more. To learn more, visit novoloop.com and oistre.com. 


Want to help tackle the plastic pollution and climate change crises? Join Novoloop.

About Us
Novoloop is a chemical upcycling startup in Menlo Park, CA. We’re innovative, collaborative and passionate world-changers. Our goal is to build great technology and products as well as an awesome team and place to work. We focus on fostering growth and creating impact. We promote a culture in which employees are rewarded for hard work, innovation, personal initiative, and teamwork. Our successful candidates have the ability and desire to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.


Job Summary
At Novoloop, we’re proud to be at the forefront of the biggest challenge of our time by creating impactful technology. We believe that sustainability should not be a luxury, and we’re committed to helping industries transition to a circular economy. We’re a venture-backed, fast-growing company, led by world-class talent and dedicated executives from the chemicals and plastics industries.

We’re seeking a Chemical Engineer to help scale up Novoloop’s patented ATOD technology. You will be supporting the preparation of engineering packages for EPC projects. This role will work closely with both the Product & Innovation and Process Development teams. 

This is a full-time position in Menlo Park, CA, with a competitive salary and stock options. Priority will be given to local applicants with the status for US employment.


Benefits
In addition to salary, relocation assistance, and stock options, we offer great paid time off and health benefits, which includes medical, dental and vision insurance. We also offer a 401k program, life insurance, parental leave, employee assistance, and more.

Equal Opportunity Employer
We’re an equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workplace. All applicants will be considered equally without regard to race, color, ethnicity, veteran status, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, membership in an organization or any other non-merit factors.

Health and Safety
The health of our team members is a top priority. Our application process for prospective new team members will include initial virtual video interviews and may also include limited in-person interviews during which we pay special attention to distancing and hygiene recommendations from the CDC. We’re doing what we can to keep our employees safe while also conducting our work to solve the pollution proble

What You’ll Do

  • Develop engineering documentation for Front End Loading (FEL), including Heat & Mass Balance, PFD, equipment specifications, and P&ID’s
  • Estimate capital and operating costs for techno-economic optimization studies 
  • Use process modeling software, such as ProSim, to develop key engineering documentation 
  • Work collaboratively with technicians, scientists, and engineers to solve technical challenges
  • Maintain well-organized and complete records of project documentation 
  • Manage communication with equipment vendors and parts suppliers 
  • Work independently to design, plan, and analyze scalable process experiments in pilot plant
  • Support production trials at toll manufacturing partner sites 
  • Contribute to process safety reviews 
  • Required Experience

  • BS/MS in Chemical Engineering or a related field 
  • 0-5 years of relevant work experience
  • Preferred - EIT certificate with plans to obtain PE License desirable
  • Experience preparing PFDs and P&IDs
  • Experience working with project teams at multiple sites and multiple organizations
  • Experience documenting all technical and project information in an organized fashion
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, especially for technical information
  • Preferred Experience

  • Proficiency in Process Simulation software such as ProSim (preferred) 
  • Hands-on experience with the installation and operation of pilot-scale equipment
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