Catalyst Product Development Engineer
Nexceris, LLC
Lewis Center, OH

About $67,000 - $84,000 a year

EducationSkillsBenefits

Nexceris is actively seeking a Catalyst Product Development Engineerto accelerate its product development efforts in the area of heterogeneouscatalysis. Qualified candidates will have 3 to 5 years of relevantexperience in catalyst research and development. You will need to possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and have a demonstratedtrack record of successfully leading complicated projects. You need to be comfortable working with a fast-paced, and challengingenvironment.

Education: Ph.D. in Catalyst Science, Chemical Engineering, MaterialsScience or related discipline

OtherRequirements: U.S. citizenship or permanent residency.

Expectations:

1. Collaborate with Nexceris’ Commercial and Government Sales teamsto grow Catalyst Business from $1M to greater than $2M annually within one yearof starting:

  • Building from existing technology portfolio, transition Nexcerishydrogen generation catalyst and/or monolith support technology into acommercial demonstration program within one year
  • Identify, propose and win Government funding of >$1M annually
  • Lead both internal and external development initiatives

2. Serve as technical lead for Nexceris’ catalyst services business,providing technical planning, budgeting, and execution of these efforts. Thiswill require:

  • Develop Catalyst Technology Portfolio for identified market needs
  • Identify existing and emerging needs in the chemicals,environmental and refining industries that require high-performance catalystsolutions aligned with Nexceris competencies within 6 months
  • Collaborate with the Director, Materials Science and Vice President, New Product Launch to identify promisingcustomers and develop at least three relationships with defined paths tocommercial business within 12 months
  • Execute product development plans from idea generation throughconcept validation and pilot-scale demonstration to support businessopportunities. This will involve close collaboration with the MaterialsBusiness Unit.
  • Protect new technologies to augment Nexceris’ IP portfolio and createvalue

3. Maximize Value of Nexceris’ Catalyst Technology Portfolio to createlong-term value and recurring revenues

  • Review existing technology portfolio to rank opportunities forvalue in near, medium and long-term
  • Improve manufacturing processes of current portfolio to reducecosts and increase quality of products and services
  • Accelerate near- and medium-term technologies through the productdevelopment process
  • Accelerate commercial catalyst service opportunities through closecollaboration with the Materials Business Unit. The successful candidate willbe responsible for providing technical support and customer engagement tosupport commercial opportunities.
  • Coordinate with Nexceris’ Stage-Gate, Safety and Quality programsto assure smooth transition to production and/or technology transfer tolicensees

You will report to Nexceris’ Director, Materials Science and be responsible for the direction of projects within ourmatrix-management framework.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • relevant: 3 years (Required)

Education:

  • Doctorate (Preferred)

Location:

  • Lewis Center, OH 43035 (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Additional Compensation:

  • Bonuses

Work Location:

  • One location

Benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off
  • Flexible schedule
  • Parental leave

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • Innovative -- prefers working in unconventional ways or on tasks that require creativity
  • Achievement-oriented -- enjoys taking on challenges, even if they might fail
  • People-oriented -- enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects

Schedule::

  • Monday to Friday