Senior Prototyping Engineer - Stacks

Opus 12

Berkeley, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Life Sciences R&D/Engineering
  • Post Date: 05/27/2021
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  • Company Address: , Berkeley, CA

About Opus 12

We have developed a device that recycles CO₂ into cost-competitive chemicals and fuels. Our technology bolts onto any source of CO₂ emissions, and with only water and electricity as inputs, transforms that CO₂ into some of the world's most critical chemical products. We can reduce the carbon footprint of the world’s heaviest emitters, while creating a new revenue stream from what is discarded today as a waste product.

Job Description

Opus 12 is a Berkeley, California based startup focused on recycling CO2 into higher value products. We are scientists and engineers with a passion for green chemistry and a shared vision to re-write the story of waste carbon dioxide. Our team partners with industry leaders in electrolysis and plant design to implement our technology at scale.

We  have an immediate opening for a Senior Prototyping Engineer - Stacks.

Job Brief

As a Senior Prototyping Engineer, you will build electrolyzer systems for CO2 conversion, as well as maintain existing test infrastructure, and assist with development and prototyping of new test hardware and methods. In this role, you will coordinate a team of engineers and technicians, and work closely with other Opus 12 team members, to ensure safe operation and help improve our CO2 electrolysis systems.

What You Will Do

  • Design and build equipment and instrumentation for CO2 conversion processes
  • Troubleshoot and repair test equipment such as mass flow controllers, power supplies, and gas chromatographs
  • Document, interpret, and revise piping and instrumentation (P&ID) and wiring diagrams
    Investigate and validate new characterization techniques through the use of sensors, hardware, and test methodologies
  • Automate data acquisition, storage, and analysis
  • Document operating procedures and bill of materials for ongoing projects
  • Prepare presentations and report on progress at internal meetings

Who You Are

  • You have a degree in a STEM field
  • Demonstrable hands-on experience designing and building pressurized gas systems (valves, piping, flow and pressure control, etc.)
  • Experience building integrated systems that include controls and data acquisition
  • Strong desire and curiosity to learn new things
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic and collaborative environment

We recognize that experience comes in different forms, many skills are transferable, and passion goes a long way. Even more important than your resume is a clear demonstration of skill, dedication and ability to learn.

A stand-out candidate would show broad ability to prototype across several disciplines of engineering, such as through prior work experience, senior-design projects, internships, or hobby projects, in at least several of the following areas:

  • Familiarity with requirements for Class I Division II environments
  • Knowledge of environmental and safety regulations, especially pertaining to toxic and flammable gasses
  • Experience with gas separation equipment
  • Experience with PLCs and HMIs
  • CAD experience (especially design and fabrication of custom parts)
  • Understanding of laboratory characterization equipment such as gas chromatographs
  • Familiarity with electrochemical systems like fuel cells, batteries, electrolyzers, etc.
  • Programming experience, especially firmware and GUI development for data acquisition, automation, and microcontrollers; Python and C preferred
  • Basic electronics experience (e.g. design and build op-amp circuits)

Opus 12 Benefits

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Paid sick days and vacation
  • Competitive salary and equity compensation commensurate with experience
  • Diverse and inclusive work environment

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