Chemical Engineer
Synthio Chemicals, Inc
Boulder, CO

CHEMICAL ENGINEER

Synthio Chemicals is seeking a chemical engineer to develop new production approaches for specialty chemicals. This position includes designing, building and testing prototype and pilot production hardware for our advanced production of specialty chemicals. As a startup, we need hands-on people with an ability to think independently to translate concepts into working hardware. The successful candidate will have expertise in advanced continuous flow reactor designs for scale-up of chemical synthesis, including process design and equipment selection, experimental set-up, testing and analysis and process automation. The chemical engineer will work with a multidisciplinary team of scientists and engineers to move new synthesis approaches from lab scale to production.

Responsibilities

  • Develop design models for new chemical production processes
  • Perform bench chemistry and small experiments to generate required design data
  • Prepare sketches, P&ID’s, bills of materials and operating procedures for new systems
  • Assemble hardware, including supervising technicians
  • Test production hardware and analyze results
  • Perform standard wet chemical techniques in glassware: make stock and calibration solutions, use an analytical balance, run batch reactions, extractions, distillations, and titrate solutions
  • Follow standard operating procedures for routine chemical analysis including: pH titrations, Karl Fischer analysis, Turbidity measurements, UV-Vis spectroscopy, HPLC, and GC
  • Develop and document new production and analytical procedures
  • Clearly document work, report on task progress and communicate results
  • Support proposal generation
  • Oversee facility inventories of chemicals and consumables
  • Oversee facility chemical waste disposal
  • Manage time and organization efficiently

Requirements

  • BS or MS degree in Chemical Engineering
  • 4+ years related professional experience (preferably in R&D or process development)
  • Knowledge of chemical synthesis, heat and mass transfer in reactors, reactor design and equipment selection
  • Experience modeling chemically-reacting flows
  • Strong experimental skills
  • Driven to achieve results, with the ability to work with a minimum of supervision as well as part of a team
  • Desire to learn and apply new technologies quickly
  • Strong communication and organization skills
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and must be able to pass a federal background check

Synthio Chemicals

Synthio Chemicals manufactures fine and specialty chemicals using proprietary equipment and synthetic routes. We use process intensification and automation to produce materials with improved quality and lower cost than conventional batch manufacturing. Our approach enables scalable manufacturing with hazardous materials or highly energetic reactions that isn’t practical in batch synthesis.

Synthio Chemicals is a rapidly-growing high-technology startup company founded by a team of Colorado serial entrepreneurs. We’re going to disrupt traditional supply chains for specialty chemicals through the use of novel, high-throughput continuous reactors. Our technology allow us to produce high-value specialty chemicals at high purity and low waste generation, all in equipment one tenth the size of conventional reactors. If you are self-motivated individual that thrives in a fast-paced, collaborative environment, and are looking for a chance to join a growing, highly-qualified team pursuing both cutting-edge research and highly profitable production, we welcome your application.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $80,000.00 to $100,000.00 /year

Experience:

  • relevant professional: 4 years (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday
  • Day shift
  • 8 hour shift

Company's website:

  • www.synthiochem.com