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Process Engineer

Ambercycle

Ambercycle

Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, January 27, 2022
About Us
Ambercycle is a materials company founded in 2015 to create a circular supply chain for the apparel industry, by making decarbonized raw materials. We're doing this by developing and deploying new technologies to increase the scope and scale of regenerated materials in the global apparel supply chain, and reduce the use of raw agricultural and petroleum resources. Our products avoid the use of new raw materials and go into the highest quality applications, exceeding the expectations of end customers with a fraction of the environmental footprint. Our success is the result of the talent, curiosity, and drive of our people. They bring solutions every day to realize our vision to improve humanity’s relationship with the material world. Visit www.ambercycle.com to learn more.
The Job
As Process Engineer you will be responsible for the technology development, equipment selection, and continual improvement of Ambercycle processes. You will work in collaboration with the Research and Engineering team to directly contribute to the design and operation of Ambercycle FOAK commercial plants. You will transfer laboratory experiments to full-scale commercial processes and be involved in every technical stage of the project lifecycle. You will be involved with senior Engineering staff to optimize and commercially realize our process for the conversion of end-of-life textile materials into brand new goods, as well as grow the portfolio of commercialized Ambercycle products.
Who You Might Be
The ideal candidate will have an insane work ethic, as well as be driven, confident, and do what it takes to ensure successful commercialization and scale-up of our process technology. This individual will work to ensure effective decision-making and execution of technology development and commercialization. This will include engagement with and oversight of equipment vendors, EPC firms, and consultants.

Responsibilities

  • Lead concept design, equipment design, technology/equipment selection, installation, startup, and commissioning
  • Participate in detailed engineering, procurement & construction, and startup/commissioning.
  • Troubleshooting and process improvement at laboratory, pilot, and commercial scales.
  • Independent activity for capital project management of $20-40MM+
  • Product development and commercialization.
  • Process improvements to minimize downtime and continually improve
  • Drive the definition (including KPIs, project plans, resource requirements) of company initiatives/projects.
  • Flowsheet conceptualization and development, process design
  • Travel to company locations and facilities for meetings, training, special projects, or information gathering will be required (domestic and international). Available to travel up to 40% pending location.

Qualifications

  • Proven Process Engineer with a track record of success in new product and process commercialization in large company and small start up environments involving R&D, Operations, Process Technology, Supply Chain, and Product Management
  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering required.
  • Minimum 4 years project engineering/project management experience (from concept to start-up) in Operations and Plant Design and Commissioning
  • Large-scale industrial processing experience of chemicals or polymers.
  • Operational support and track record of solving difficult chemical and polymer process problems.
  • Process modelling (Aspen HYSYS) and equipment sizing linking testwork and pilot plant operation to real project implementation
  • Lead or have had a key role in multiple steps of development and scale-up of chemical or polymer processing plants from concept to commercial implementation.
  • Techno-economic analysis, trade-off studies and financial evaluation.
  • Proven experience with process plant design and commissioning, equipment / vendor trialing and selection.
  • Track record of linking of research and development activities with successful real world implementation.
  • Strong background in chemicals/polymers manufacturing, process technologies, quality management, solids handling, and scale-up as well as a commanding knowledge of thermodynamics.
  • Familiarity with Process Controls and Automation, Continuous Improvement, and Downstream Product Development.
  • Must have a strong desire to change the world, and passion for solving difficult chemical engineering problems.
  • Must be comfortable in a fast-paced, open environment.
Ambercycle is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Ambercycle is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.
Position is full-time and based in Los Angeles, California 🌊 🌴