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Pilot Plant Analytical Technician

Sublime Systems

Sublime Systems

Somerville, MA, USA
Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2024
Sublime Systems is a technology company commercializing affordable, ultra-low-carbon cement. Sublime's breakthrough replaces the industry's legacy fossil fuel-fired kilns with an electrochemical system that operates at ambient temperature, eliminating the use of fossil fuel and the need for limestone, resulting in low-carbon, low-embodied energy cement. This technology has the potential to drive gigaton-scale CO2 reductions in an industry responsible for 8 percent of global emissions. Sublime is backed by mission-aligned investors, including The Engine, Prime Impact Fund, Energy Impact Partners, and Lowercarbon Capital. We are building a diverse and collaborative team of folks who are "amped about cement" (pun intended), who share our values (excellence, creativity, and teamwork), and our motivation to create a better world.
Sublime Systems is a technology company commercializing affordable, ultra low-carbon cement that can be used in virtually any application under existing standards. Sublime's breakthrough process replaces the industry's legacy fossil fuel-fired kilns with an electrochemical system that operates at ambient temperature and eliminates the use of fossil fuel and limestone, resulting in a zero-carbon, low-embodied energy cement. This technology has the potential to drive gigaton-scale reductions in an industry responsible for 8 percent of global emissions. Sublime is backed by mission-aligned investors, including The Engine, Prime Impact Fund, Energy Impact Partners, and Lowercarbon Capital. We are building a diverse and collaborative team of folks who are "amped about cement" (pun intended), who share our values of excellence, creativity, and teamwork, and our motivation to create a better world.
This is an exciting opportunity to transform how the world makes cement. Sublime Systems seeks a creative and dynamic Pilot Plant Technician to support installation, start-up, and operations of our first pilot plant. The technician will be central to executing, improving upon, and maintaining procedures that enable reliable plant operation. As a member of Sublime Systems’ small but growing team the right individual will be a key resource in the scale up of Sublime’s technology. The role will initially focus on the development of the design, installation, troubleshooting, and operation of Sublime’s pilot facility. This role is expected to be hands-on, with a significant amount of time spent engaging in pilot scale testing and troubleshooting. Successful candidates will be results-driven, ambitious, organized, and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment with shifting priorities.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience working with a verity of analytical equipment, such as but not limited to:
  • Auto-titration, pH probe calibration, TGA, NMR, Chromatography XRF, Laser Diffraction, UV-vis, etc.
  • Ability to master existing analytical tools and protocols while proactively seeking out new methods to improve upon them.
  • Experience working in a dynamic QA/QC laboratory environment
  • A strong sense for chemical safety, organization, and attention to detail.
  • Ability to make keen observations on process anomalies, recommend process improvements, and articulate findings.
  • Ability to troubleshoot equipment.

Responsibilities include:

  • Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and ensure compliance with Sublime’s EH&S protocols
  • Precure, prepare, and run a variety of samples, using designated analytical tools and procedures.
  • Document daily processes and analytical operations
  • Perform necessary pre-operation and end of shift activities to ensure proper equipment start-up and operation on multiple pieces of equipment
  • Assist in the troubleshooting and installation of analytical equipment
  • Hands on operation of the pilot plants daily tasks
  • Manage parts and consumables inventories
  • Maintain pilot plant conditions in a fashion that facilitates cleanliness and productivity

Requirements:

  • Associate or BS in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biology, or related field with 0-2 years experience
  • Experience with routine maintenance on analytical equipment
  • Able to climb ladders, and work on step stools
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail, focusing on accuracy and quality, without losing sight of the bigger picture
  • Ability to wear needed PPE
  • Balance, perspective, and a good sense of humor
Sublime Systems is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Your Right to Work
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
Sublime Systems is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Your Right to Work
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.