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Associate Process Engineer I in South San Francisco, CA at REG

Date Posted: 11/30/2018

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POSITION PURPOSE:

The purpose of this job is to research and develop scalable, cost-effective processes for the recovery and production of bio chemicals and fuels from our proprietary fermentation processes. R&D involves bench-scale screening, lab-scale process development, piloting activities and process optimization for commercialization, and generation of representative customer samples for early commercial development.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Conduct the day-to-day operations of lab and pilot scale process development in fermentation harvest, refining of biochemical and biofuels and waste-stream processing.

Conduct day-to-day operations of lab and larger scale activities for generation of customer samples.

Conduct experiments from preparing experimental plan, observation, data analysis, drawing conclusion and completing experimental reports.

Characterize intermediates and products and analyzes process data independently and in a collaborative team environment.

Assemble, maintain, and operate process equipment.

Research, develop, and implement new methods and technologies to enhance operations and process performance.

Demonstrate success in technical proficiency, application of scientific theory, collaboration with others and independent thought.

Perform other duties as assigned

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Education Required:  BS in chemical engineering or related filed.

Experience Required:  Fresh BS graduate with 0-2 years of related experience. Technical experience in industrial biotechnology, oils-and-fats and oleo-chemical R&D and commercial processing is desired.

Knowledge Required: Good understanding of scientific fundamentals and chemical engineering principles and concepts. Excellent math skills, oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, ability to perform business functions. Academic lab experience and/or process and product development experience in reactions/separations plus.


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