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Materials Processing Technician



Oakland, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

About Noya:

Noya is reversing climate change by removing CO2 from the atmosphere. We’re a scrappy team of engineers, scientists, and operators taking on the biggest problem anybody could be working on. We’ve developed a process that leverages abundant materials to remove CO2 directly from the air with dramatically lower capital and operating expenses than other approaches.

About the Role:

As a Materials Processing Technician at Noya, your role is central to our groundbreaking initiative to accelerate the world toward carbon negativity. You will be instrumental in developing and optimizing electrical contacts and sorbent material that power our core technology, directly contributing to our innovative carbon capture processes. This position is not just about engineering; it’s about pushing the boundaries of what’s possible to create a sustainable future. We are on the lookout for someone who is not only technically skilled but also passionate about making a real difference in the battle against climate change. You will be working in a multidisciplinary team, where collaboration is key to innovating and solving complex challenges. Your work will directly impact our ability to capture carbon efficiently and effectively, making every day an opportunity to contribute to a greener planet.


  • Help with the development of materials for electrical contacts and for sorbent essential to Noya’s carbon capture technology

  • Utilize advanced metrology techniques such as scanning electron microscopy (SEM), DC and AC material and device characterization electrical methods, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) to evaluate and improve material properties

  • Apply your expertise in a collaborative environment, working alongside engineers, scientists, and technicians from various disciplines to achieve common goals

  • Emphasize quality, innovation, and sustainability in all research and development activities, aligning with Noya’s mission towards carbon negativity

Required Experience:

  • A degree in electrical engineering, materials science, materials engineering, or process engineering

  • Significant experience in metrology, SEM, TLM, DSC, TGA.

  • Experience in extrusion, electroplating and metallization

  • Background and understanding of device testing

  • A strong foundation in collaborative, multidisciplinary work environments, with the ability to engage effectively across different technical domains

  • A passion for sustainability and the drive to make a significant impact on the environment

Bonus Experience:

  • Innovative thinking and the ability to approach problems creatively

  • Eagerness to be part of a dynamic, fast-paced team working on cutting-edge technology

  • Adaptability to take on varied responsibilities in a rapidly evolving field

General Information:

  • Job title: Process Design Engineer

  • Team: Chemistry and Materials Engineering

  • Location: Oakland, CA

  • Compensation: $55,000 - $75,000

Benefits You Can Expect:

  • Blue Shield and Kaiser medical plans, plus 100% employer-sponsored dental, vision, life and LTD coverage

  • Generous stock option compensation

  • 401(k) with company match

  • PTO including 13 paid holidays throughout the year

  • Healthy snacks and lunch from local restaurants

  • Paid parental leave

  • Supportive commuter benefits

  • Amazing workplace to build first-of-a-kind Direct Air Capture technology, close to West Oakland coffee shops and restaurants

  • The opportunity to work towards an impactful mission in the climate space

Noya is an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to building a diverse team that reflects a broad range of backgrounds, thought, and experiences. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, status as an individual with a disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected characteristic. Women, people of color, and people from underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.