Solugen

Slaton, TX location

Position

Administrative Assistant

About Solugen:

Solugen, Inc. is a revolutionary technology company seeking to use biology to transform and reduce the carbon footprint of the chemicals industry. Solugen was founded in 2016 and has raised over $400M from renowned investors including BlackRock, GIC, Baillie Gifford, Founders Fund, Temasek, Fifty Years, Refractor, and Y Combinator. Located in Houston, Texas. Solugen has scaled up its manufacturing facility to use its enzymatic process on bio feedstocks to make chemical products for water treatment, agriculture, and personal care. Solugen currently has 100+ full time employees.

Mission

Solugen is building a 10,000 tpy first commercial plant with the potential to offset up to 37,000 tpy of carbon dioxide equivalents, with several potential future processes. This role will directly support Solugen’s mission by developing novel processes at the benchtop scale, running pilot-scale experiments, and scaling successful processes to our 10,000 tpy plant. Reporting to the Pilot Plant Manager, this is a hands-on role where individual’s initiative, engineering prowess, and energy level will make a substantial impact on the company’s mission. This role is ideal both for an engineer interested in traditional petrochemicals processes, as well as potential alternative bioprocess (fermentative or enzymatic). Additionally, this individual will assist with process technology challenges such as equipment installation, commissioning, and troubleshooting, as needed. As the company grows and the individual progresses, the ideal candidate for this position can move up and laterally to different areas within the company including commercial plant operations, project engineering, and technical business development.

Key Outcomes

  • Handle office tasks, such as filing, generating reports & presentations, setting up meetings, & ordering supplies.
  • Screen phone calls and route caller to appropriate party.
  • Coordinates, schedules, and prepares agendas for meetings and appointments.
  • Transcribe minutes from meetings.
  • Assists teams with miscellaneous tasks that may come up. Examples include assisting with procedure development or occasional lab assistance.

Key Competencies

Job Specific

  • Attention to detail and organization.
  • Good familiarity with MS Office products.
  • Good communication, negotiation, and leadership skills with the desire to further develop these skills as the company grows.
  • Commitment to safe workplace goals and practices that ensure operational integrity, including compliance with all regulatory policies and procedures.

Company Specific

  • Ask a lot of questions, be curious, and have insights into your work
  • Be nimble, embrace the speed and ambiguity of startup culture.
  • A passion for green chemistry and fighting climate change.
  • Ability to self-manage and set your own priorities and schedule.
  • Be comfortable working in multiple roles.
  • Emphasize safety above all else.
  • Respect for others.
  • Creative problem solving.
  • Willingness to learn and research new engineering/science concepts.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience as an Administrative Assistant.
  • High School diploma or equivalent.