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Pilot Plant Technician

Sublime Systems

Sublime Systems

Operations
Somerville, MA, USA
Posted on Thursday, February 15, 2024
Sublime Systems is a technology company commercializing affordable, ultra-low-carbon cement. Sublime's breakthrough replaces the industry's legacy fossil fuel-fired kilns with an electrochemical system that operates at ambient temperature, eliminating the use of fossil fuel and the need for limestone, resulting in low-carbon, low-embodied energy cement. This technology has the potential to drive gigaton-scale CO2 reductions in an industry responsible for 8 percent of global emissions. Sublime is backed by mission-aligned investors, including The Engine, Prime Impact Fund, Energy Impact Partners, and Lowercarbon Capital. We are building a diverse and collaborative team of folks who are "amped about cement" (pun intended), who share our values (excellence, creativity, and teamwork), and our motivation to create a better world.
Background & Overview
Sublime Systems is a technology company commercializing affordable, ultra low-carbon cement that can be used in virtually any application under existing standards. Sublime's breakthrough process replaces the industry's legacy fossil fuel-fired kilns with an electrochemical system that operates at ambient temperature and eliminates the use of fossil fuel and limestone, resulting in a zero-carbon, low-embodied energy cement. This technology has the potential to drive gigaton-scale reductions in an industry responsible for 8 percent of global emissions. Sublime is backed by mission-aligned investors, including The Engine, Prime Impact Fund, Energy Impact Partners, and Lowercarbon Capital. We are building a diverse and collaborative team of folks who are "amped about cement" (pun intended), who share our values of excellence, creativity, and teamwork, and our motivation to create a better world.
Position Overview
This is an exciting opportunity to transform how the world makes cement. Sublime Systems seeks a creative and dynamic Pilot Plant Technician to support operations of our various pilot plants. The technician will be central to executing, improving upon, and maintaining procedures that enable reliable plant operation. As a member of Sublime Systems’ small but growing team the right individual will be a key resource in the scale up of Sublime’s technology.
There are opportunities in both our novel Sublime process pilot as well as our material processing pilot. This role is expected to be hands-on, with a significant amount of time spent engaging in pilot scale operation, testing and troubleshooting. Successful candidates will be reliable, ambitious, organized, and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment with shifting priorities.
This is an in-person position located in Somerville, MA

Responsibilities include:

  • Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and ensure compliance with Sublime’s EH&S protocols
  • Perform necessary pre-operation and end of shift activities to ensure proper equipment start-up and operation on multiple pieces of equipment. This will include feed preparation, equipment calibration, routine maintenance, and material processing.
  • Processing of solids like rock and powders, by means of drying, crushing, milling and blending in both lab and small production scale.
  • Hands on operation of the pilot plant including documentation of operating conditions
  • Assist in the hands-on troubleshooting and repair of electromechanical systems/components
  • Assist in routine investigative tear downs of process equipment
  • Maintain pilot plant conditions in a fashion that facilitates cleanliness and productivity
  • Move reasonably sized drums of chemicals and packages of raw materials by hand or using a hand pallet jack or hand drum truck.
  • Move and handle bags of raw material and finished cement product. Including inventory upkeep

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 1-2 years experience working in an industrial lab, production, or manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to master existing processes while proactively seeking out new methods to improve upon them.
  • Experience operating various process equipment.
  • Able to lift objects up to 75 lb occasionally, climb ladders, and work on step stools
  • A strong sense for safety, organization, and attention to detail.
  • Ability to wear needed PPE, this may include full face respirator, depending on position
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail, focusing on accuracy and quality, without losing sight of the bigger picture.
  • Balance, perspective, and a good sense of humor.
Sublime Systems is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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