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R&D Process Engineer

Western Research Institute seeks a creative and enthusiastic individual to join the research and development team at the Sustainable Emerging Technology (SET) center. A team devoted to safe technology development with specialization in advancing emerging technologies from bench scale through pilot scale studies for deployment at the commercial demonstration scale.

Brief Description of Duties: Position requires an interest in process development studies, as well as chemical/hydrocarbon processing and analysis. The candidate will be required to cross train in both process development and chemical analysis disciplines. The candidate will be a member of a research and development team and will work closely with both team members and industrial clients. Must be willing to learn as well as interact with team members to solve problems as they are encountered. Occasional shift work is required.

The candidate is responsible to the Program Director at SET and will be an active participant in the execution of pilot plant processing experiments; research equipment maintenance, modification, and design of pilot scale processing equipment, as well as product/feedstock chemical analysis. The candidate will assist in operation of process equipment, the collection and evaluation of experimental data, providing the results in a useable form to other members of the research team, and conducting laboratory analysis of feedstocks and products. The candidate will be encouraged to generate new ideas, processing concepts, and processing upgrades within a team environment. The candidate may also be asked to explore new concepts under the potential of future work projects.

Minimum Qualifications: Position requires a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering or closely related discipline with an understanding of organic and analytical chemistries. One or more year’s job related experience in chemical engineering or closely related discipline is a plus. Position requires a demonstrated level of understanding of physical and engineering science skills, mechanical skills, good written and oral communication skills, proficiency with the English language, and aptitude with computer applications including; Microsoft Office and other graphic display and data treatment programs. A valid US driver’s license is required. Candidate must also be creative, enthusiastic, exude a positive attitude, and work well in a team culture.

Salary: The salary range for the position is $50,000-$75,000, depending on qualifications and experience.

Submit resume by January 4th, 2021 to: Ms. Michelle D. Holmes, HR Manager E‐mail: mholmes1@uwyo.edu

WRI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For more information, contact:

Michelle Holmes
Human Resources Manager
Human Resources