Title: Engineering Manager

Location: Chicago, IL 

Travel: Domestic 

Compensation: Competitive salary and equity package

Benefits include: Family Health, Dental, Vision; Flexible PTO, FSA Benefits, 401K Savings Plan, Paid Parental Leave, and Long-term Disability Insurance

Reports to: Director, R&D

The Company 

Numat is a global leader in the field of precision chemistries. Numat’s solutions are changing the way industries around the world capture and separate hazardous chemicals that negatively impact human health and the environment. 

Numat has been at the forefront of Metal-Organic Framework (MOF) research and production for over a decade, and is the first company to successfully commercialize MOFs. The company’s world-class platform integrates MOFs into existing products and processes, merging chemistry innovation with manufacturing at industrial scale. 

Through bold and transformative chemistry, Numat helps its global customers and partners make meaningful progress toward their net zero and innovation objectives. Be a part of something bigger, join our team.

Position Overview

The Engineering Manager will lead a team to design, install, run, maintain and analyze test systems for separation process development, including pressure-swing adsorption (PSA), temperature-swing adsorption (TSA), and membrane-based separations. The team will collaborate with Numat’s scientists early in application identification to provide technical targets for material discovery programs. This person will then be responsible for designing and executing appropriate testing at bench-top and pilot scale to progress technology maturity. 


  • Design of bench-scale and pilot scale testing-systems that generate reproducible, high-quality data for material testing and process demonstration
  • Separation application identification in collaboration with Numat’s scientists
  • Process validation, optimization and design for PSA, TSA, and membrane-based separation processes
  • Preliminary Flow sheet and heat and material balance development
  • Basic engineering design for pilot and demo-scale separation skids and to support Techno-economic analyses
  • IP generation for novel separation technology


  • PhD in Chemical Engineering (preferred); MS, BS in Chemical Engineering (considered)
  • Minimum 5+ years industry experience
  • Expertise in gas adsorption and mass transfer
  • Experience in process technology development for dynamic adsorption systems 
  • Experience commercializing process technology
  • Experience designing, validating and running test systems for adsorbent characterization and process development
  • Experience in measurement system analysis and Six Sigma
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, resource-constrained, entrepreneurial environment where everyone must play multiple roles
  • Willing to be hands on in all facets of the operations – no job is too big or small (familiarity with basic tools, shop experience preferred)
  • Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal, and cross-cultural communication skills: able to distill complex information and present clearly
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office Applications 


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