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Metallurgical Engineer

Limelight Steel

Limelight Steel

Other Engineering
Oakland, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 31, 2024

Limelight Steel is on a mission to eliminate emissions from iron and steelmaking and build a brighter future. 8% of global CO2 emissions come from current fossil-based steelmaking processes - the largest source of industrial emissions today. Limelight Steel's electrified ironmaking technology has the potential to eliminate those emissions, significantly reduce energy use, and produce iron for cheaper than fossil-based methods.

We are a startup in Oakland, CA, backed by industry-leading climate tech investors, looking to grow our team. We are committed to building a diverse and courageous team of people motivated to make a positive impact on the world. We want to hire kind and supportive teammates who have the perseverance to achieve our audacious goal of decarbonizing steel.

Position Summary

As our Metallurgical Engineer, you will be the owner of metallurgical processes to produce high purity iron from iron ore in a novel, high-temperature ironmaking process.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Work from first principles to troubleshoot design and implementation challenges on a first-of-a-kind ironmaking furnace
  • Lead the development of metallography procedures, testing, and data analysis
  • Select refractory lining materials to withstand furnace operating conditions
  • Develop bench scale and full-scale test plans to validate models & performance requirements, and assure quality of iron products
  • Control the purity of iron products using slag forming processes
  • Work closely with the engineering team on furnace design, installation, and beyond.
  • Develop and maintain internal practices and documentation on metallurgical processes

Desired Qualifications

  • Materials Science or Metallurgical Engineering degree and 2+ years experience in industrial metallurgical applications
  • Hands-on experience with metallographic techniques and analysis
  • Experience designing and building prototypes
  • Experience scaling from the lab to industrial settings
  • Experience with slag forming processes
  • Experience working with molten metals and/or high temperature furnaces
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills, ability to think about problems from a first-principles perspective
  • Experience working in team-oriented and fast-paced startup-like environments

Full Time Employee Benefits

  • Competitive stock option package
  • Comprehensive health benefits that include:
    • Full premium coverage for UnitedHealthcare PPO Gold for employees with 80% coverage for dependents
    • Full premium coverage for Guardian Vision and Dental for employees
  • Generous time-off schedule
    • 20 days paid time off
    • 10 holidays (personalized to the holidays you observe)
  • Sustainable 401(k) retirement savings plan with company match
  • 2x weekly catered team lunches
  • A team of curious, passionate, kind, and courageous people committed to eliminating industrial emissions that contribute to climate change
  • Unparalleled opportunities for growth, leadership, and project ownership in a dynamic and rapidly-growing startup company