We use solar and wind power to make zero net carbon electrofuels

Chemical Process Engineer

Santa Cruz CA
Job Type
3+ years
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About the role

Chemical Process Engineer Prometheus Fuels Santa Cruz, CA U.S.A.

Prometheus was founded to replace fossil fuels with zero net carbon electrofuels, as fast as possible, by beating fossil fuels on price. We see these fuels as the start of a major energy transition, with dramatic scaling of solar and wind power – storing it in a high energy density form that can be used to power engines, homes, cities, industry, and anywhere else energy is needed. We believe by doing so we can solve the climate crisis and ignite a new era for human ambition, adventure, and achievement.

Chemical Process Engineer (Titan Fuel Forge Development) The Titan Fuel Forge is Prometheus’ revolutionary fuel-production system. It works on the concept of reverse combustion, capturing CO2 and water from the air and powering them with electricity from renewable energy to make zero net carbon fuels. As a member of the Titan Fuel Forge development team, you will be focused on the development and implementation of the next generation of Titan Fuel Forge systems. These include the Carbon Salvage direct air capture (DAC) system, where CO2 and water are captured from the air; the Faraday Reactor, where CO2 and water are combined with power; and the Recombination fuel extraction and upgrading system, where electrochemical products are converted into finished fuels. You will focus on integration of these subsystems, optimizing their interfaces and identifying overall optimum operating conditions that may not be apparent if focusing on only a single subsystem.

Requirements ● Bachelor’s degree or higher in chemical engineering or similar technical degree with 3-10 years chemical engineering experience

Responsibilities ● Apply chemical engineering fundamentals to optimize integrated process unit operations ● Implement improvements iteratively through process experimentation, data collection, and analysis ● Build and contribute to models of capital and operating costs of systems and components ● Exercise excellent communication skills across teams ● Willing to work across a broad range of activities to support team goals – growth-stage startups require a wide range of skills ● Ability to work independently or in a team ● Contribute to a positive culture of collaborative experimentation and innovation

Other Experience/Qualification Pluses ● Mastery of process modeling, including mass and energy balances, PFDs, and P&IDs ● Expertise at process simulation with CHEMCAD, Aspen Plus, or Hysys ● Adept at prioritizing tasks and executing multiple assignments concurrently in a rapidly changing environment that requires mental flexibility, creativity, discipline, and resilience ● Previous membrane system, electrochemical system, and reactor design and operation experience strongly prioritized

Location of position is our 20,000 square foot prototyping and manufacturing facility in Santa Cruz, CA, less than one mile from the beach, in a walkable neighborhood with coffee shops, natural groceries, yoga studios, etc. – you don’t have to surf, hike, camp, or like perfect weather, but our location is a plus if you do. Must be on-site, but work from home for appropriate tasks is available.

Full medical, dental, and vision benefits with no employee contribution required.

Prometheus Fuels is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Prometheus is governed on the basis of merit, qualifications, and competence, and will not be influenced in any manner by race, religion, gender, national origin, color, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

Why you should join Prometheus

Prometheus removes CO2 from the air and turns it into zero net carbon fuels that compete with fossil fuels on price.

Team Size:25
Location:Santa Cruz, CA
Rob McGinnis
Rob McGinnis