We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the following positions.

Nexceris is seeking qualified candidates for a Research and Development Chemist (I or II).  The candidate will participate in the design, and development of new energy materials, and coordinate their transfer from laboratory to bench scale processes at Nexceris’ Lewis Center, Ohio facility.  Critical accountabilities of the position include hands-on laboratory experimentation and process development for ceramic oxide synthesis using chemical precipitation, hydrothermal synthesis, and solid state reactions.  The chemist will also characterize these materials using standard powder characterization processes, and development of value added products such as slurries, inks, and dispersions.  The successful candidate will work directly with Nexceris’ Materials Science Cross Functional Team Leader to evaluate materials performance, perform design of experiments to optimize product performance, and develop technical reports to support government and commercial research and development contracts.

Ideal Qualifications

  • M.S. in Chemistry or B.S. with equivalent (5+ years) industrial experience
  • Well-established technical and theoretical understanding of complex organic, inorganic, and organometallic compounds and oxides for catalysts, batteries, composites, and polymeric materials
  • At least 2 years of experience in chemical process development for scale up of intermediates and final products from R&D lab scale to lab/pilot scale
  • Experience in collaboration with fellow scientists/engineers from production, R&D, and other disciplines to advance newly developed processes into commercially viable processes
  • Track record of innovative thinking and technical accomplishments and utilization of analytical tools, technical knowledge, data, computational and statistical tools, etc. to solve technical challenges, enhance chemistries and process development
  • Proficient in standard powder and suspension analytical techniques (BET, BJH, GC, FTIR, TGA, Rheological tools, TPR, and TLC) and advanced wet chemistry synthesis methods.
  • Self-starter with goal-oriented, rather than task-based mindset
  • Excellent organizational and communication (written and verbal) skills
  • Interpret and communicate results to colleagues, company, and customers
  • Practical problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • Willing to handle a diverse project task set and demonstrate flexibility with day-to-day activities
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications
  • U.S. Citizenship


Key Duties

  • Invent, prepare, and develop new chemical products in the areas of catalytic, battery, and composite materials. This is a hands-on position:  Expect to be in the lab 70% of time
  • Perform independent research in multidisciplinary environment on complex issues
  • Utilize advanced chemical knowledge, data, modeling, and statistical tools to solve technical challenges
  • Work with business teams and/or customers to develop innovative new technologies
  • Document, interpret, and communicate results to colleagues and customers
  • Follow and advocate for safe lab practices
  • Follow, review and as required write/revise and train to SOPs, WIs, and batch procedures
  • Develop technical specification documents and validation plans
  • Lead interim Stage-Gate and /or Safety Reviews
  • Transfer processes developed in the lab to Nexceris’ Operations Team for standardized production
  • Ability to delegate and manage activities from projects
  • Assist in maintaining lab area in a safe, clean, and orderly condition

Production Technician

You will be directly involved in the manufacturing of materials for the fuel cell and next generation battery industry.  Must be willing to work in a fast-paced environment and maintain a focus on safety and quality.  You must be comfortable with both standard and custom production activities, possess excellent communication skills, and demonstrate a desire to learn new skills and capabilities.  Nexceris believes in a culture of rapid change and continuous improvement.  You will take the initiative to proactively seek out additional responsibilities.

Job responsibilities:

  • Activities such as weighing, mixing, milling, sieving, spray coating, synthesis of ceramic powders, and performing quality control tests on materials
  • Meet company metrics including Safety, Quality, Delivery, & Cost
  • Actively contribute ideas for Continuous Improvement
  • Operating and maintaining production equipment
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment
  • Accurately following written batch instructions while recording process data and observations
  • Record and report product quality and performance information thoroughly
  • Maintaining an organized and clean work area


Job requirements:

  • Able to work first shift Monday – Friday
  • Must be consistent, observant, and conscientious
  • Practical problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent required
  • Two-year technical degree or hands-on experience in industrial processing preferred
  • Experience in custom processing or R&D preferred
  • LEAN experience preferred
  • Experience with materials characterization is a plus
  • Proficient with MS Office applications
  • Able to stand and walk 6-8 hours per day
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 35 pounds
  • Must be able to execute non-standard tasks while maintaining a focus on Quality and Safety
  • Must be comfortable wearing PPE, including a respirator for certain activities
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residency


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