Injection Operations Supervisor (UB0010)

Number of employees

20

El Dorado, KS, United States

Posted on: 2024-06-21

Category: renewables

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Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Intermediate

Salary

Salary not provided

About the company:

Charm Industrial is working to return the atmosphere to 280 ppm CO₂. We design, build and operate a fleet of mobile fast pyrolyzers that convert ag and forest biomass residues into bio-oil for use in carbon removal and direct-reduced-iron steelmaking.

In 2020 our Chief Scientist and co-founder Shaun Meehan had two breakthroughs (bio-oil intermediate and bio-oil sequestration) that kickstarted the company. Within 10 months we completed our first carbon removal injection and in 2021 we completed more than 5,000 tons of CO₂e removal for customers like Stripe, Shopify and Microsoft. 


About Charm

Our mission is to return the atmosphere to 280 ppm CO₂. We convert excess inedible biomass into carbon-rich bio-oil and inject it into underground storage for permanent carbon removal. At scale we can use bio-oil to make fossil-free iron.

Our carbon removal pathway took off in 2020 with initial purchases from customers like Stripe, Shopify & Microsoft. Since then we’ve scaled to thousands of tons of carbon removal, over a hundred employees, and now have three locations in San Francisco, Colorado, and Kansas. Come join us in 2024 as we aim to become one of the first companies to put 10,000 tons of carbon back underground!

We're looking to expand our team of ambitious creative and hands-on forward-thinking humans. We value psychological safety and collaboration. We take calculated risks and don't sweep mistakes under the rug; instead, we pin them to the wall and learn from them. We value that everyone’s unique backgrounds and perspectives shape their work. We encourage you to read our company values.

Come help us reverse climate change. Gigatons or bust!

About this Role 

Charm Industrial is seeking an experienced supervisor to help us grow our operations in Kansas. Our team currently processes and stores bio-oil for injection and, as we scale up, we are looking to bring on a supervisor who can help us manage operations. This role will require a detailed knowledge of our site and processes and will ensure team organization and management is never blocking production. The day to day responsibilities will include managing all operators, ensuring data collection is accurate and timely to enable measurement, reporting and verification of Charm’s carbon dioxide removals, managing onsite logistics and coordinating with transportation partners, creating schedules and managing consumables inventory. You’d be an ideal candidate if you have excellent understanding of mechanical and chemical processes, but thrive in the organization of people and data to unlock operations. This role will be salaried and will oversee a crew who works 24/7. This role reports to Charm’s Field Operations Manager. 

What We Offer

· Stock options
· Health benefits (medical, dental, vision)
· Traditional and Roth 401(k) with a 50% match on contributions up to 6%
· Paid time off, including parental leave
· A yearly professional development stipend
· Healthy snacks and lunches for onsite employees
· A sweet workplace with lots of space inside and out
· A chance to pivot into a role in climate!

Visa Sponsorship Policy

Since we are a small startup, certain accommodations for visa sponsorship may not be within our capability. At this time, Charm Industrial is only sponsoring E3 and TN visas.

Our Commitment

Charm Industrial is an equal opportunity employer with a firm commitment to growing our team in an inclusive way, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, medical condition, age, or veteran status. The consequences of climate change inherently affect some more than others, and we need a diverse team to help us save our little planet most effectively & justly. We are excited about all of those who choose to apply, and for those who end up joining us, to see how you better us as a team and company. We are more than the sum of our parts.

Responsibilities:

  • Run the day-to-day operations of Charm’s bio-oil processing, storage and injection locations
  • Responsible for the data management and daily reporting necessary for operation performance assessment, as well as measurement, reporting and verification for Charm’s carbon removals
  • Oversee and manage employee time tracking and be responsible for the approval of time cards, support hiring activities including interviewing and offers, as needed
  • Oversee and implement shift schedules, overtime management and time off requests
  • Responsible for making sure the operators go through onboarding, site specific training and are trained on new SOPs, hardware, sampling requirements, and other items as they arise
  • Be the primary point of contact for transportation and logistics partners servicing the site
  • Create forecasts and work plans, matching up upcoming loads, injections and staff needed 
  • Oversee turnaround tasks managed by injection operators and third party contractors
  • Oversee and manage site consumables inventory, ensuring products and site needs are stocked to enable operations 
  • Ensure company employees and subcontractors are adhering to the corporate and site-specific safety plans
  • In partnership with the EHS team, identify safety hazards and compliance issues and take necessary action to eliminate or reduce risk
  • Run site safety meetings and subcontractor orientations
  • Run weekly staff meetings
  • Requirements:

  • 2-5 years of supervisory experience, bonus if the experience is in oil & gas, construction or other heavy industry fields 
  • Writes clearly and informatively; presents numerical data effectively; able to interpret written information.
  • Communicates clearly, calmly, and persuasively in positive or negative situations, listens, and gets clarification, and responds well to questions.
  • Ability to define and communicate constraints and opportunities clearly to leadership
  • Ability to work effectively across functional teams and geographically dispersed teams
  • Ability to prioritize responsibilities and comfort with multitasking in a fast paced and ambiguous environment
  • Bonus (but not required):

  • If you have experience in shipping and handling hazmat materials
  • Experience with logistics and shipping of varying load sizes and modes of transportation
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