Sr. Chemical Engineer
We are seeking a Senior Chemical Engineer to join our recycling facility in Mesa, AZ. As a key member of our R&D team, you will play a vital role in running laboratory tests and piloting chemical processes for the recycling of silicon and CdTe solar panels. The main focus will be on developing efficient methods to separate and recover metals and semiconductors. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to lead and manage a team of lab technicians and chemists as we expand our research capabilities. This role will report directly to the company’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO).
- Develop and implement wastewater treatment strategies for the recycling facility.
- Design and conduct laboratory tests to evaluate chemical processes for the recycling of silicon and CdTe solar panels.
- Monitor and analyze data from laboratory, pilot scale, and industrial scale operations to identify opportunities for process optimization and efficiency improvement.
- Maintain accurate and detailed records of laboratory experiments, pilot scale operations, and process parameters.
- Monitor and analyze data to identify opportunities for process optimization, efficiency improvement, and cost reduction.
- Prepare technical reports, including data analysis, conclusions, and recommendations.
- Collaborate with the Director of R&D to recruit and onboard additional lab technicians and chemists as required.
- Other Duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering or a related field. Advanced degrees or relevant certifications are a plus.
- Minimum of 5 years of experience in chemical engineering, with a focus on process development and optimization.
- Strong background in chemical processes related to recycling, preferably in the field of silicon or CdTe solar panels.
- Experience in running laboratory tests and transitioning them to pilot scale operations.
- Knowledge of separation and recovery methods for metals and semiconductors.
- Proficiency in process simulation software (e.g., Aspen Plus) and data analysis tools.
- Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to troubleshoot process-related issues.
- Strong project management abilities, with the capability to manage multiple tasks and priorities simultaneously.
- Leadership skills and the ability to manage and motivate a team.
- Effective communication and collaboration skills to work cross-functionally with the R&D team and other stakeholders.