Want to impact one of the largest industries in the world? Fortera is a materials technology company headquartered in Silicon Valley that has created a new highly engineered zero CO2 cement solution that can reduce CO2 emissions by 100% when combined with green energy sources.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.forteraglobal.com for more information.
The Material Science Intern will have the opportunity to learn about new and innovative cementitious and other materials, their mutual interactions, and product characterization.
Material Science Intern will assist with laboratory efforts to prepare and analyze reactive materials formulations. The role will include performing standard tests related to cement, mortar, and concrete materials as well as their precursors. This individual will also have the opportunity to learn more about the fundamentals of material science by using characterization techniques such as XRD/XRF/SEM/Calorimetry, etc.
This position will be part of the Product Team within the R&D department.
Assist with daily preparation and analysis of cement-based materials
Assist with operation of laboratory test and analytical equipment
Maintain and update Inventory of consumables and chemicals in the laboratory
Conduct safety inspections
Comply with all safety/lean practices within the lab
3+ years of study in Chemistry or a related field
Strong STEM educational background
Hands-on experience with materials handling
Interest in material science and analytical chemistry
Willingness to work in a team
Eagerness to learn
A “can-do” attitude
Experience with preparation and testing of cement-based materials
Familiarity with analytical techniques including: XRD, XRF, PSA, SEM, BET, etc.
The hourly range for this internship is $25.00 - $30.00.
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.