Solugen

Houston TX 77035

Position:

Process Technician (Lead Operator)

About Solugen:

At Solugen, we believe planet-scale change starts with the chemistry we use every day. So we’ve built the world’s first carbon negative molecule factory. Fusing biology with chemistry and technology to make the materials we need to sustain life on Earth.

Solugen, Inc. is a revolutionary product and technology company seeking to use biology to transform the chemicals industry. Solugen was founded in 2016 and is a post-Series C venture-backed biotechnology company supported by renowned venture capital firms including Founders Fund, FiftyYears, Refactor, Y Combinator, Temasek, GIC, and Baillie-Gifford. Located in Houston, Texas, Solugen has recently started-up a first-of-its-kind carbon-negative manufacturing facility - The BioforgeTM - that uses a novel chemoenzymatic technology to manufacture bio-based chemistries for a wide range of applications including water treatment, agriculture, personal care, and other applications. Solugen currently has 100+ full time employees.

Mission:

The Lead operator reports to the Ops/HSE Lead and works with the outside and blending Process Technicians. It is responsible to make sure all tasks are carried out to safely operate the EOR, MOR, MVR, utilities and the blending unit.

This position is located in Minetta.

Responsibilities:

Ideal candidate will be able to perform all duties of the Process Tech and additionally must be able to:

    • Operate the board for: EOR, MOR, MVR, Utilities and Blending Unit which includes, but not limited:
      • Start-up
      • Normal Operation
      • Shutdown
      • Emergency shutdown

      Key Competencies:

      Job Specific

      • Attention to detail
      • Ability to multitask
      • Ability to lead people
      • Process safety oriented
      • Ability to work under pressure.
      • Ability to be a team player.
      • Ability to walk lines.
      • Ability to work with HMI stations.

      Company Specific

      • Ability to be nimble with a willingness to embrace the speed and ambiguity of startup culture
      • Passion for green chemistry and fighting climate change
      • Comfort working in multiple roles
      • Ability to self-manage and set priorities and schedule
      • Creative problem-solving nature
      • Appreciation and emphasis for safety above all else
      • Respect for others

      Qualifications:

      • 5 year minimum demonstrated chemical process operation required.
      • Demonstrated outside and board chemical process experience required.
      • Demonstrated knowledge on process units of operation required.
      • Fork lift operation required.
      • High School diploma required.
      • Process Tech degree preferred.
      • Demonstrated mechanical ability preferred.
      • Operational discipline knowledge preferred.

      Work with outside Process Technician to execute, but not limited:

    • Unit rounds
    • Line-ups
    • Product loading
    • Raw material unloading
    • Troubleshooting

    • Solugen is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.