Carbon Capture Lab Engineer

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Job Description

Company

8 Rivers is a Durham, North Carolina–based clean energy and climate technology company leading the global energy industry towards achieving net zero.

Since 2008, 8 Rivers has been pioneering infrastructure-scale technologies that can drastically reduce or remove CO2 emissions. We’re proud to be a growing, world-class team of engineering and business experts working together to commercialize technologies and deliver projects across multiple sectors, with a focus on oxy-combustion and ultra-low carbon intensity processes. The 8 Rivers technology portfolio includes ultra-low carbon hydrogen production (8RH2), transformative low-carbon power cycles (Allam-Fetvedt Cycle), and hyper-efficient direct air capture (Calcite). With more than $1B in funding raised into our portfolio, we hold more CO2-related patents than any other entity in the world, and we are actively deploying our technology into projects in the US and abroad. Our diversified suite of technologies was developed to help the hardest-to-decarbonize sectors to achieve their net-zero goals by prioritizing the balancing of economics and science. 8 Rivers is speeding the arrival of a net-zero world where clean energy powers human prosperity.

Apply today if you are interested in contributing to our vision for a cleaner tomorrow, today.

Responsibilities

  • Design, develop, commission, and operate mechanical and electrical equipment for internal lab research
  • Support novel process development at the lab and pilot scales
  • Ensure system operation complies with requirements for accuracy and repeatability
  • Identify suppliers and manage relationships for procurement and service
  • Identify opportunities to advance testing equipment capabilities
  • Conduct lab tests based on priorities of manager and team
  • Create and update standard operating procedures for lab processes
  • Assembly of basic mechanical and electrical equipment
  • Ensure data management systems are communicating correctly with lab equipment
  • Analyze data outputs to aid in process understanding and development of empirical models
  • Capture and manage data from tests in central database or historian
  • Use engineering principles to design, test, and iterate prototype mechanical devices and systems
  • Support engineering and construction firms in the specification, installation, and testing of sensors and equipment at an offsite pilot facility
  • Capture findings from offsite pilot facility to advise process scale-up

Qualifications/Experienced Requirements

  • B.S. in Chemistry or Engineering degree required (mechanical, electrical, chemical, or similar)
  • Has demonstrated good safety practices in a lab environment
  • 2+ years of experience implementing and executing tests in R&D labs
  • Strong communication skills
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel (Matlab or similar is a plus)
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Self-starter who can advance all phases of project execution
  • Willing to travel frequently to Durham, NC during first 6 months
  • Able to lift and move up to 50 lbs safely
  • Has a passion for climate technology solutions

Desired Skills

  • Experience with systems automation and control in lab or industrial environments
  • Basic programming knowledge
  • Experience using shop tools and 3D printing to build test hardware
  • Has used SolidWorks or other CAD software
  • Familiarity with LabView data collection and control systems

8 Rivers is an equal opportunity employer. We comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Only candidates authorized to work in the US without requiring visa sponsorship will be considered for this position.

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