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Pilot Plant Operator

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At Carbon Engineering (CE), our vision is to lead the world in the large-scale removal of carbon dioxide from the air and advance our shift to a sustainable carbon-neutral society. Based in the outdoor recreation hub of Squamish, BC, this role will be a great fit for a technically apt, curious and hands-on individual who feels passionately about this vision and wants to be a part of a fast-paced culture.

Position Scope

This is a technical role for a Chemical or Mechanical Engineer, Technician or Operator who understands industrial processes, operations, equipment and laboratory analytics. The ideal candidate will have experience developing, refining and optimizing chemical process plants.


  • Operate and improve the pilot plant equipment.
  • Run unique or assigned test campaigns.
  • Track pilot activities across shift changes.
  • Assist with the dissemination of information between Operations, Engineering, and the Advanced Development teams.


  • Education: Degree or technical diploma in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering or Chemistry. Candidates not meeting these requirements that have applicable plant operations experience will be considered.
  • Experience: Minimum of 3 years of technical work in a plant or testing facility.
  • Mechanically inclined and hands-on experience with equipment maintenance and repair.
  • Familiarity with operating motorized equipment such as forklift, telescopic man lifts, scissor lifts is beneficial.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Lab experience as it relates to process control is a bonus.

In addition to technical skills, the right fit will:

  • Have operations experience in water treatment, mining, or oil and gas (ideally gas to liquid).
  • Be a self-starter with the ability to work independently or as part of a team, to meet multiple deadlines with limited supervision in a fast-paced environment.
  • Function well in a job where priorities change from operations to testing to troubleshooting and maintenance. Able to take a project from concept through design
  • Have strong written and verbal communication skills and experience in technical report writing.
  • Have experience and comfort working in an R&D environment.
  • Thrive on doing things that have not been done before (explorer mindset).
  • Be legally able to work in Canada.

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Posted: May 15, 2019
Closes: June 14, 2019