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Process Engineer (Early Career)

Company: NuMat Technologies
Location: Skokie
Posted on: March 14, 2023

Job Description:

Process Engineer (Early Career)


Position: Process Engineer (Early Career)

Location: Skokie, IL (Chicagoland)

Travel: Domestic only

Benefits: Competitive salary and benefits including Family Health, Dental, Vision; Flexible PTO, FSA Benefits, 401K Savings Plan, Paid Parental Leave, Long-term Disability Insurance

Reports to: Engineering Manager

The Company

NuMat Technologies ("NuMat") is a chemistry design company that enables sustainable industrial transformation by making it easier to produce life-sustaining molecules, and to capture and destroy life-threatening ones. NuMat does this using a Full Stack approach - leveraging software to design materials to drive targeted molecular interactions, and then integrating these materials into wide-ranging industrial products and processes in the semiconductor, life science and climate tech sectors. In doing so, we are solving generational challenges, one molecule at a time.

NuMat is the global leader in the field of Metal-Organic Frameworks ("MOFs"), an emerging class of nanoporous materials with wide ranging industrial applicability.

Position Overview

The Process Engineer (early career) will contribute to engineering and building highly automated systems R&D and manufacturing. In addition to project work, this individual will also support improving the engineering workflow through standards and documentation development. Additionally, this individual will support technology development at NuMat for manufacturing technology and for new products.

In manufacturing development, this individual will support process development projects for adsorbent manufacturing processes in NuMat's development pipeline. In product development, this individual will shepherd new technology through the stages 3 and 4 (out of 5) of NuMat's stage-gate process. This will require interfacing with manufacturing, commercial, research, and engineering teams. Expect full ownership of projects with freedom to build up new processes and the expectation to roll up your sleeves in the plant and lab.


  • Engineering
    • Support engineering projects ($20k - $1M), from design through start-up to support technology development programs and MOF manufacturing at NuMat
    • Collaborate with technologists at NuMat design, build and demonstrate flow-systems and equipment to that produces high quality data aimed at product and process technology development
    • Follow and implement engineering best practices to ensure safe operation of equipment at NuMat
    • Expand engineering and controls specifications and workflows to improve engineering quality and reduce project delivery times
    • Implement best-in-class controls software and automation
    • Maintain existing equipment and oversee preventative maintenance
    • Technology Development
      • Support R&D projects to develop robust, reproducible, and safe processes for MOF manufacturing
      • Design and execute experiments to demonstrate system level performance, identify key process variables, validate stability and lifetime, and define operating windows
      • Use chemical engineering design principles to select and size equipment for production processes
      • Develop technology transfer packages for process commercialization (operation procedures, quality gate, etc.)
      • Develop and update cost models and perform sensitivity analysis Qualifications
        • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, resource-constrained, entrepreneurial environment where everyone must play multiple roles
        • Willing to be hands on in all facets of the operations - no job is too big or small (familiarity with basic tools, shop experience preferred)
        • Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal, and cross-cultural communication skills: able to distill complex information and present clearly
        • Bachelor's or Graduate degree in Chemical Engineering, 0-5 years of experience
        • Experience programming and coding strongly preferred
        • Experience in R&D and/or as a design engineer and/or as a project engineer and/or as a pocess engineer preferred
        • Experience with PLC programming and wiring preferred
        • Experience in flow-sheet development and drafting preferred

          At NuMat Technologies, we believe that a diverse workforce contributes different perspectives and creative ideas that enable us to continue to innovate and improve every day. We promote equality of opportunity for all applicants and employees. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to an individual's sex, race, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, national origin or ancestry, dis/ability status, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, domestic partner status, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Keywords: NuMat Technologies, Skokie , Process Engineer (Early Career), Engineering , Skokie, Illinois

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