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Sr. Process Engineer


As part of the Processing Technologies team, the Sr. Process Engineer will develop new and improved processes and technologies related to the pretreatment, enzymatic hydrolysis, thermo-chemical conversion of lignocellulosic feedstocks / energy crops, for production specialty chemicals. He/She will participate in experiments and trials at the bench, pilot, demonstration, and commercial scale. He/She will analyze and workup experimental results in summarized periodic research reports. The successful candidate will be expected to travel as needed to other research labs as well as pilot, demonstration, and commercial facilities and suppliers in support of pretreatment process development.
  • Planning, oversight, execution, and leadership of pretreatment process projects
  • Preparation of day to day experimental plans and conducting hands-on experiments
  • Analyze data and write progress reports
  • Design of equipment and process material and energy balances
  • Participate in trials and experiments at various scales and facilities as needed
  • Work in collaboration with staff in other divisions for data and reviews
  • Provide input to technology implementation plans and schedules for pilot and demonstration projects
  • Work with operating plant staff in testing processes at pilot and demonstration scale including engineering, operations and maintenance in planning runs and collecting data
  • Interface with vendors regarding equipment specifications and testing
  • Comply with all safety regulations and company policies
  • Some travel (10-20%) to vendor, pilot and demonstration sites in US and abroad

Skills and Qualifications
  • Minimum BS in Chemical or Biochemical Engineering with solid knowledge of chemical process unit operations is required. MS or PhD preferred
  • Minimum 5 -10 years experience working in a research and development facility or pilot/ commercial plant in relevant field is required
  • Hands-on experience in operations start-up and troubleshooting
  • Prior experience working with Cellulosic Biomass, Pretreatment, enzymatic Hydrolysis or thermo chemical / gasification related areas is required
  • Ability to analyze complex scientific problems and develop technical solutions
  • Experience with Process Flow Diagrams, instrumentation and control
  • Expertise in Microsoft suite products including Excel, Project and PowerPoint
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to effectively work individually and in a team with minimal supervision

Primary Job Location
    Company headquarters in Quincy, MA

Myriant offers a competitive compensation and benefit package.

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