Process Engineer, Combustion Specialist
The Process Engineer, Combustion Specialist is responsible for the research and development, process design, project management, and operation of the Company’s combustion-based manufacturing activities. The emphasis will be placed on the need to apply the results of the studies in a form suitable for scale-up of carbon nanotube (CNT) and fullerene reactors.
• Develop methodologies to perform preliminary measurements including temperature, gas species, and particle sampling for the purpose of reactor scale-up and CFD validation.
• Participate in CFD projects, analyze the results of experimental and computational studies in preparation of scale-up of nanotube and fullerene reactors.
• Prepare preliminary process design basis, heat and material balance data, layout plans, PFDs, P&IDs, equipment list, and process risk summary.
• Plan for projects, oversee project steps and manage budget by using project management tools, such as Microsoft Project.
• Apply detailed kinetic modeling by using Chemkin in premixed flames utilized in Nano-C, and to some extent, develop related detailed kinetic models based on the experimental data and literature.
• Design parts, make 3D sketch by SolidWorks and work closely with fabrication shop during the machinery process to make sure all pieces and parts are built based on the design criteria.
• Assemble all combustion equipment including burner parts, reactors, piping, tubing, utility lines, ventilations, filtration, and controlling instruments followed by the start-up of its operation for a reliable synthesis of materials.
• Develop and set up a LabVIEW data acquisition program based on the National Instrument modules.
• Characterize samples using thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), gas chromatography (GC), and scanning mobility particle sizer (SMPS) as needed.
A Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in Chemical Engineering or related field plus 5 years of experience in design, development and execution of chemical processes. Required experience may be gained concurrently and must include the following:
• 5 years’ process design and project management experience in manufacturing plants.
• 2 years’ research experience in carbonaceous particle formation and oxidation in premixed flames and kinetic modeling.
• Experience in CFD simulation using Fluent or equivalent software, and equipment design preferably in SolidWorks is necessary.
Travel within the U.S. to assist at conferences/exhibitions and meetings with contractors or development partners required 15% of the time.
Job Location: Westwood, MA. 40 hours per week, 9:00am to 5:00pm. Salary: $120,000 per year. Send resume and letter of application detailing experience to Dr. Henning Richter, Nano-C, Inc., 33 Southwest Park, Westwood, MA 02090; firstname.lastname@example.org.