Lead Scaleup Engineer

  • Twelve
  • Berkeley, CA, USA
  • Nov 18, 2021

Job Description

Twelve is a new kind of chemical company built for the climate era. Our breakthrough technology eliminates emissions by turning CO2 into essential products. We are a team of scientists, engineers and problem solvers on a mission to fundamentally shift the way the world addresses climate change and lead the transition to a fossil free future with our carbon transformation technology.

Job Brief
You will be responsible for scaling one of the most exciting technologies in the clean tech space today. You will lead the scale-up of coating process and equipment for fabrication of our novel membrane electrode assembly (MEA), a core component of our electrolyzer that converts waste carbon dioxide to valuable compounds.

In this role, you will lead a team and work cross-functionally to design process flow, select equipment and layout, commission fabrication tools, transfer, scale and optimize existing processes.
What you will do:

Scale-up project management:

  • Effectively lead projects to identify thin layer coating equipment and process flow optimization for at scale, high throughput, high quality performance electrode fabrication
  • Lead communications with contract manufacturers to implement design & build of large-scale fabrication production line
  • Run process cost analysis and iterate production line strategy to maximize yield rates and minimize scrap rates

Cross-functional project management:

  • Leverage R&D team findings to scale up catalyst coating ink fabrication, storage and handling
  • Implement process development team findings to identify and mitigate fabrication tool deficiencies
  • Support the integration of quality control sampling methods & analytical procedures, feedback loops in production line
  • Manage workflow for installation, commissioning, and tech transfer around new fabrication line equipment
  • Identify and raise patentability opportunities in fabrication process, participate in documentation processes


  • Manage, mentor, and grow a team of engineers, technicians, other junior or senior personnel to achieve project goals
  • Provide comprehensive support and direction for leadership teams to align with company goals and timelines
  • Work cross-functionally with facility engineers to identify of equipment facility needs
  • Maintain safe working practices and contribute to company safety goals

Who you are:

  • BSc or higher degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science, Mechanical Engineering, or related field
  • Significant experience in scaling up a coating process, industrial R&D, and implementation in fabrication environment
  • Familiarity with MEA coating methods such as ultrasonic spray deposition, slot-die, or roll-to-roll coating
  • Significant experience with Six Sigma methodology, process documentation, QMS
  • Outstanding organization and communication/presentation skills
  • Adept at working with cross-functional teams, subject matter experts and multiple stakeholders

We believe that the unique contributions of each individual is the driver of our success. To make sure that our products and culture continue to incorporate everyone's perspectives and experience we never discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, or marital, veteran, or disability status.

Want to work with us but don't see a current opening that fits your background? Email us at talent@twelve.co.

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Energy, Materials & Manufacturing, Research & Education, Engineered Carbon Removal, Climate Adaptation


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