Openings

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the following positions.

Nexceris is actively seeking a Catalyst Product Development Engineer to accelerate its product development efforts in the area of heterogeneous catalysis.  Qualified candidates will have 3 to 5 years of relevant experience in catalyst research and development. The successful candidate will possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and have a demonstrated track record of successfully leading complicated projects. The successful candidate needs to be comfortable working with a fast-paced, and challenging environment.

Education: Ph.D. in Catalyst Science, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science or related discipline

Other Requirements:  U.S. citizenship or permanent residency.

Expectations:

  1. Collaborate with Nexceris’ Commercial and Government Sales teams to grow Catalyst Business from $1M to greater than $2M annually within one year of starting:
  • Building from existing technology portfolio, transition Nexceris hydrogen generation catalyst and/or monolith support technology into a commercial demonstration program within one year
  • Identify, propose and win Government funding of >$1M annually
  • Lead both internal and external development initiatives
  1. Serve as technical lead for Nexceris’ catalyst services business, providing technical planning, budgeting, and execution of these efforts. This will require:
  • Develop Catalyst Technology Portfolio for identified market needs
  • Identify existing and emerging needs in the chemicals, environmental and refining industries that require high-performance catalyst solutions aligned with Nexceris competencies within 6 months
  • Collaborate with the Director, Materials Science and Vice President, New Product Launch to identify promising customers and develop at least three relationships with defined paths to commercial business within 12 months
  • Execute product development plans from idea generation through concept validation and pilot-scale demonstration to support business opportunities. This will involve close collaboration with the Materials Business Unit.
  • Protect new technologies to augment Nexceris’ IP portfolio and create value
  1. Maximize Value of Nexceris’ Catalyst Technology Portfolio to create long-term value and recurring revenues
  • Review existing technology portfolio to rank opportunities for value in near, medium and long-term
  • Improve manufacturing processes of current portfolio to reduce costs and increase quality of products and services
  • Accelerate near- and medium-term technologies through the product development process
  • Accelerate commercial catalyst service opportunities through close collaboration with the Materials Business Unit. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing technical support and customer engagement to support commercial opportunities.
  • Coordinate with Nexceris’ Stage-Gate, Safety and Quality programs to assure smooth transition to production and/or technology transfer to licensees

The Engineer will report to Nexceris’ Director, Materials Science. The Engineer will be responsible for the direction of projects within our matrix-management framework.

Nexceris is seeking a Project Engineer to support the acceleration of its product development efforts. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in materials processing and can work independently to execute open-ended projects and development activities. Qualified candidates will have 3 to 5 years of relevant experience in materials product development and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. The successful candidate needs to be comfortable working with a fast-paced, and challenging environment.

Education: B.S. or M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering or a related discipline is required

There is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to join Nexceris and to work with others who share in the commitment for facing the world’s most critical energy and environmental challenges head-on.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead development projects, including both Government and commercially-funded projects.
  • Coordinate project activities to achieve on-time completion of project milestones and deliverables.
  • Engage with customers through Nexceris’ LEVER progress to provide materials-based solutions.
  • Apply problem solving skills to support materials production and development activities.
  • Manage custom materials development projects and provide lead engineering support to Production technicians
  • Write reports and prepare oral presentations to communicate project progress.
  • Contribute to Nexceris’ intellectual property portfolio through preparation of invention disclosures and patent applications.

U.S. citizenship or permanent residency required.

As an Applications Engineer at Nexceris, you can apply your in-depth engineering knowledge to contribute to the growth of Nexceris’ Sensors Business Unit (SBU). As an enthusiastic team player, you play a role in realizing this growth. The Sensors Group Applications Engineer will be the main technical point of contact between customers and Nexceris and will provide the required technical assistance through the sales cycle while identifying and generating opportunities. You will foster client satisfaction by maintaining regular customer contact throughout the sales cycle and providing support after the sale. Your eager desire to learn will allow you to have a deep understanding of Nexceris’ products and their applications. You will be able to perform technical presentations, provide technical proposals and product training, and oversee installations.  This position will report directly to the Business Development Manager.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain expert level of product knowledge and application.
  • Communicate technology and product positioning to both business and technical users.
  • Provide design and specification development support to consultants, integrators, and distributors.
  • Respond to functional and technical elements of RFIs/RFPs
  • Listen, understand and convey customer requirements.
  • Perform technical/ product training for sales people, estimators, and engineers at targeted accounts.
  • Assist in the design and development of new products and tools necessary to make target accounts comfortable and successful at selling off-gas detection
  • Maintain accurate records of target accounts, opportunities, quotes, projects, contacts and correspondence in company approved databases
  • Travel to project sites to preform start-up, integration, and training services
  • Resolve customer issues or difficulties in a manner that is consistent with the company mission, values, and financial objectives.
  • Maintain professional business relationships within target accounts.
  • Provide status of ongoing projects and future projects.
  • Identify customer’s needs and sales opportunities to help future growth


Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field (engineering, natural science, or technology)
  • Strong communication skills (interpersonal skills, public speaking/presenting abilities, written and verbal communication skills, high emotional intelligence, positive attitude)
  • Must posses a strong work ethic, initiative, and ability to deal with ambiguity
  • Capable of
    • influencing customers while maintaining healthy relationships
    • understanding Nexceris sensor group value propositions and relevant market information
    • innovating and driving Nexceris’ product offerings forward based on customer feedback
    • managing a travel schedule of up to 10 – 25%

U.S. citizenship or permanent residency required.

This successful candidate will be directly involved in the manufacturing of materials for the fuel cell industry.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Activities such as weighing and mixing raw materials
  • Running quality control tests on product
  • Meeting metrics including on time delivery, cost of quality, safety and work area cleanliness
  • Operating and maintaining production equipment such as mills, pumps, mixers, centrifuges and furnaces
  • Accurately following written batch instructions while recording observations
  • Maintaining an organized and clean work area
  • Contributing ideas for continuous improvement


Job Requirements:

  • Able to work Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Must be consistent, observant, and conscientious
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residency
  • Able to stand and walk 6-8 hours per day
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 35 pounds frequently and up to 50 pounds occasionally
  • Basic computer skills including familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook preferred
  • Two-year technical degree or hands-on experience in industrial ceramic processing preferred

U.S. citizenship or permanent residency required.

Nexceris is seeking interns during the Spring/Summer term of 2020 to support our development projects in the areas of sensors, catalyst, and solid oxide fuel cells.  These positions will involve preparation, execution and data analysis of experimental plans aimed at improving Nexceris’ technology portfolio.  The qualified candidates will be enrolled in a B.S. program in Chemical, Electrical, Materials Science, or Mechanical Engineering with junior or senior class standing.  The term of the position is for three to seven months.  The candidate should have completed core science and preliminary engineering classes of their respective major.  The individual(s) will gain important hands-on experience in development of electrochemical devices and technology.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Execute experimental plans to support project objectives
  • Analyze results and communicate recommendations to project teams
  • Design and build experimental test apparatus to support development initiatives
  • Apply problem solving skills to support production and development activities across electrochemical based technologies
  • Conduct literature and patent searches to investigate and build understanding of state-of-the-art relevant technologies
  • Contribute to Nexceris’ intellectual property portfolio through preparation of invention disclosures and patent applications

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