LanzaTech

Senior Process Operations Engineer

Skokie, IL - Full Time

Welcome to the Post Pollution Future with LanzaTech

A post-pollution world is inevitable, and people will either be part of it, or the planet will go on without us. At LanzaTech, our technology platform is transforming waste carbon into everyday products, to meet the needs of this moment. Our science is state-of-the-art, but the idea is simple. We use nature to heal nature. We capture carbon emissions which are then fed into bioreactors where trillions of carbon-hungry microbes go to work. These tiny dynamos consume the waste gases and produce valuable raw material commodities. Pure enough to be resold, repurposed, and recycled again — from sustainable jet fuel to beverage bottles, to yoga pants.

Founded in New Zealand, we are a global women-led company with an international footprint and a diverse employee population. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion are a key part of our mission and core values which we show through our hiring, our leadership, our efforts to educate internally and willingness to learn.

In addition, we have announced our plan to merge with AMCI Acquisition Corp. II and expect to become a publicly traded company on Nasdaq. Come join the team as we strive to make a Post Pollution Future!

Exciting collaborations with LanzaTech (LT) CarbonSmartTM Products:

  • 2022 – Coty, Inc. – LT recycled carbon ethanol to be used in majority of fragrance portfolio by 2023
  • 2021 – ZARA – cutting edge, high fashion black dresses made from LT recycled carbon
  • 2021 – lululemon – sports apparel made from LT Recycled carbon
  • 2021 – L’Oréal – partnership to make packaging with LT recycled carbon

Notable acknowledgments:

  • 2021 – Biofuels Digest #1 Hottest Company in Renewable Fuels, Chemicals & Biomaterials
  • 2020 – Biofuels Digest #3 Best Company to work for in the Advanced Bioeconomy
  • 2020 – Fast Company World Changing Company
  • 2020 – CNBC #43 on Top 50 Disrupter Companies list

Interested in learning more? Visit us at www.LanzaTech.com and download/stream our latest CarbonSmartTM Podcast on Apple, Google, Spotify or wherever you receive your podcasts!

This position is open to candidates authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for any employer. LanzaTech is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

Position Summary:

LanzaTech is looking for a motivated, high energy, well-organized, collaborative Senior Process Operations Engineer to support commercialization of its innovative Ethanol to Sustainable Jet and Diesel process.  This will include collaborating with EPC and partners to deliver and evaluate process mass & energy balances, utility consumption, input for life cycle and sustainability analyses, equipment lists, piping plans, P&IDs, PFDs, and instrument specifications for a LanzaTech Alcohol to Jet (ATJ) production plant.  The Senior Process Operations Engineer will drive process innovation and process optimization as part of the global team responsible for monitoring, improving, and implementing thermochemical processes and supporting site engineers at the production facility.

Specific Job Function:

  • Participate in the detailed engineering design and review with the EPC contractor and package vendors to verify that the plant design and fabrication follow LanzaTech specifications.
  • Participate in, potentially lead, and/or document PHAs, SIL activities, Incident Investigations, Risk Assessments, project close-out/look back reviews, etc.
  • Support all aspects of the operation of the plant, including start-ups, shutdowns, turnarounds, and performance tests at location or from the US office.
  • Generate and review detailed standard operating procedures (SOP) and equipment procedures (EP).
  • Provide technical leadership in executing the required production plan, forecasting limitations, and troubleshooting, as needs arise, either at location or from the US office.
  • Provide technical support to Operations, including monitoring and analysis of process, troubleshooting, identification, and implementation of improvement opportunities.
  • Prepare accurate calculations, some of which are non-standard.
  • Provide ongoing recommendations to optimize and fine-tune operations.
  • Develop and share best practices with the process operations team and throughout the company.
  • Lead in the global continuous improvement effort of LanzaTech’s ATJ process operations and drive sharing of information and learnings between sites.
  • Drive business initiatives and continuous improvement efforts for world class performance in safety, yield, uptime, quality, capacity utilization, and minimization of environmental footprint.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering
  • 10-15 years industrial experience in a refinery, petrochemical, or chemical plant in a process engineering role.
  • Strong organizational, experimental, problem solving, and troubleshooting skills with ability to parse complex technical problems.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and team player mentality with proven ability to work well in cross-functional, international, and diverse teams.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to take initiative, work independently and in a team environment.
  • Advanced understanding and experience with specification of heat exchange equipment, pressure vessels, distillation columns and rotating equipment.
  • Working knowledge of process instrumentation, control valves, and control loops.
  • Demonstrated experience in monitoring and maintaining plant mass and energy balances and performing yield calculations.
  • Demonstrated experience with updating and review of standard operating procedures, test plans, temporary operating procedures, and emergency operating procedures.
  • Experience with commissioning and start-up of process units.
  • Knowledge of safe work practices and chemical and refining industry codes and standards.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experienced with the use of industry standard simulation program such as Aspen Plus, HYSYS, or similar process modeling software for optimization and equipment-specific design or monitoring.
  • Experience with commissioning and start-up of commercial catalytic process units.
  • Experience with the creation of unit standard operating procedures, emergency operating procedures, and/or operating manuals.
  • Knowledge of EU/ISO and environmental rules and regulations.
  • Sound knowledge of DCS/PLC systems and control loops.
  • Six Sigma or Lean methodology training a plus

Location

  • LanzaTech office in Skokie, IL

Education

  • BS in Chemical Engineering is preferred but consideration will be given to other engineering degrees based on actual experience

Work Conditions:

  • Some global and/or regional travel is required.
  • Work at industrial site for project and future plant operation’s needs.

License

  • Professional Engineering license preferred

 

 

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