Chemical/Materials Engineer

  • Heirloom
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Jun 06, 2021

Job Description

The Heirloom team is on a path to creating a sustainable, scalable, and economically viable carbon removal system. This technology - which requires a unique blend of geology, chemistry, industrial engineering, and process engineering -  doesn’t yet exist at the scales necessary to make a difference, so we need to build it ourselves. 
We are looking to hire a dedicated chemical/materials engineer to assist in Heirloom’s R&D projects related to mineral carbonation. This position requires good communication, excellent attention to detail, and a strong desire to do hands-on work. You will have the opportunity to meaningfully contribute to Heirloom’s mineral carbonation research program. 

What You Will Do

  • Design and perform analytical testing using a variety of methodologies to assess the carbonation performance of mineral feedstock under varying conditions.
  • Collect, interpret and analyze data, compile results, and prepare reports.
  • Perform routine characterizations of mineral samples.
  • Identify and suggest improvements for methods and procedures.
  • Work as a part of a team of world-class scientists and engineers to execute on our development plans, with an urgency rooted in the importance of our mission. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering (such as Chemical, Process, Materials Engineering, or a related field), Applied Science (Materials Science, Geology, Chemistry, Physics, or related field) or equivalent practical experience.
  • Strong attention to detail and experience with critical problem solving.
  • Self-motivated and willing to learn and adapt in a fast-paced organization.

Desired Qualifications

  • Prior experience working in a laboratory environment.
  • Knowledge of materials science/chemistry/geochemistry/physics.
  • Experience setting up data acquisition systems.
  • Technical writing and experimental documenting/reporting.
  • Knowledge of materials characterization techniques. 

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Carbon Removal & Utilization Engineering