Senior Process Engineer

Job Description
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As part of the Processing Technologies team, the Sr. Process Engineer will develop new and improved processes and technologies related to the pretreatment, enzymatic hydrolysis, thermo-chemical conversion of lignocellulosic feedstocks / energy crops, for production specialty chemicals. He/She will participate in experiments and trials at the bench, pilot, demonstration, and commercial scale. He/She will analyze and workup experimental results in summarized periodic research reports. The successful candidate will be expected to travel as needed to other research labs as well as pilot, demonstration, and commercial facilities and suppliers in support of pretreatment process development.


Planning, oversight, execution, and leadership of pretreatment process projects

Preparation of day to day experimental plans and conducting hands-on experiments

Analyze data and write progress reports

Design of equipment and process material and energy balances

Participate in trials and experiments at various scales and facilities as needed

Work in collaboration with staff in other divisions for data and reviews

Provide input to technology implementation plans and schedules for pilot and demonstration projects

Work with operating plant staff in testing processes at pilot and demonstration scale including engineering, operations and maintenance in planning runs and collecting data

Interface with vendors regarding equipment specifications and testing

Comply with all safety regulations and company policies

Some travel (10-20%) to vendor, pilot and demonstration sites in US and abroad

Skills and Qualifications

Minimum BS in Chemical or Biochemical Engineering with solid knowledge of chemical process unit operations is required. MS or PhD preferred

Minimum 5 -10 years experience working in a research and development facility or pilot/ commercial plant in relevant field is required

Hands-on experience in operations start-up and troubleshooting

Prior experience working with Cellulosic Biomass, Pretreatment, enzymatic Hydrolysis or thermo chemical / gasification related areas is required

Ability to analyze complex scientific problems and develop technical solutions

Experience with Process Flow Diagrams, instrumentation and control

Expertise in Microsoft suite products including Excel, Project and PowerPoint

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Ability to effectively work individually and in a team with minimal supervision

Primary Job Location

Company headquarters in Quincy, MA

Myriant offers a competitive compensation and benefit package.

Please submit resume and salary requirements to

Equal Opportunity Employer


Myriant Technologies

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