We are looking for a Chemical Engineer with a strong background in the design and scale-up of chemical and electrochemical processes. The Chemical Engineer will design novel chemical processes, perform experiments to study those processes, and use the results to design and commission pilot-scale equipment. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Design chemical reaction and separations processes, critically evaluating process alternatives and developing mass and energy balances.
  • Use bench-scale results and engineering design fundamentals to select and size equipment for pilot- and demonstration-scale operations
  • Independently design experiments, collect experimental data and analyze results to make decisions and inform design work.
  • Commission and troubleshoot new equipment to achieve engineering targets.
  • Interface with a research team to identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Ensure safe operation of all equipment and help develop safe testing procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS or higher in Chemical Engineering, Mining/Metallurgical Engineering, Chemistry, or equivalent.
  • 3 years of experience in a process design/engineering role
  • Experience with equipment sizing, selection and commissioning, including working with vendors to specify P&IDs and order custom equipment
  • Experience with process design, including mass and energy balances, chemical reactors, separations equipment, and thermodynamic and fluid flow calculations
  • Experience analyzing experimental data, reaching conclusions, and communicating results
  • Strong familiarity with fluid power systems (pumps, valves, heat exchange equipment, etc.)
  • Ability to specify and build custom chemical-processing systems and troubleshoot equipment and related instrumentation.
  • Must be a "self‐starter" and follow tasks through to completion with little guidance.
  • Must be able to work in a team environment to collectively solve problems.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, affable, with demonstrated maturity and professionalism.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with a small, dynamic team

Colorado Salary Range: The anticipated starting pay range for this position is $90,000-$130,000 annually and may be more or less depending upon skills, experience, and education. 


  • 100% employer paid employee healthcare benefits with three different medical care options
  • Employer HSA funding
  • 100% employer paid employee dental, vision, short term disability, long term disability, and life insurance
  • Unlimited PTO
  • 401k matching
  • Eligibility for company equity
  • 12 weeks of paid parental leave

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