Want to disrupt one of the largest industries in the world? Fortera is a Materials Technology Company headquartered in Silicon Valley that has created a new low-cost, low CO2 cement that can reduce cement emissions by 60% and global CO2 emissions by 5%. The technology is inspired by nature and directly converts CO2 into a replacement for ordinary cement, turning a problem into a product. With over ten years of testing and 100,000 hours of R&D backing the technology, Fortera is ready to grow the team and begin commercial production of this exciting new product. Be on the ground floor of a carbon-to-value movement that will impact millions for generations to come. We are looking for passionate thinkers, doers, and problem-solvers who share our vision that big challenges are big opportunities for change. Visit www.ForteraUSA.com for more information.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintain an efficient and safe working environment for all employees
  • Train team members to operate equipment and abide by all Health, Safety and Environment programs
  • Provide training to new engineers and operators
  • Perform plant commissioning activities:
    • Testing newly installed equipment to ensure fulfillment of contract specifications
    • Instrument checks and calibrations
    • Cold flow tests
    • Create and trial run draft Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
    • System troubleshooting
    • Validate all systems and prepare required documents
  • Execute plant run plans as developed by the process and engineering team:
    • Operate the plant using a PLC system
    • Monitor plant performance through data collection software
    • Maintain and review everyday logs to assist in resolving all issues
    • Document, analyze and troubleshoot process deviations
    • Write status reports for engineering department to evaluate capital projects and obtain and analyze feedback for equipment
  • Manage and execute preventive maintenance and plant improvement projects:
    • Troubleshoot and resolve technical maintenance issues
    • Plan, direct, and coordinate activities concerned with design, construction, modification, and maintenance of equipment and machinery in plant
    • Recommend improvements and upgrades to resolve production issues
    • Perform regular audit on safety control programs
    • Prepare bid sheets for construction and facilities acquisition
    • Develop, review, and recommend improvements to SOPs and Preventive Maintenance Plans

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum B.S. in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering
  • 5+ years combination of engineering experience (Manufacturing and/or Materials industry preferred) and chemical plant operations experience
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly collaborative spirit with strong team and interpersonal skills
  • Capable of climbing stairs and ladders, standing 70% of the time, lifting 50 lbs. and wearing all required PPE including full face respirator, self-contained breathing apparatus and fall protection

Fortera is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other status protected by applicable law.  Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

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