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Engineering Technician

Travertine

Travertine

Software Engineering
Boulder, CO, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 18, 2023

About Travertine

Travertine is a Climate Tech start-up based in Boulder, CO that is rapidly scaling an electrochemical technology for carbon dioxide removal (CDR) and sustainable critical element extraction. Our process takes carbon dioxide from the air and sources of waste sulfate to produce carbonate minerals, sulfuric acid, and hydrogen. The sulfuric acid is used in extraction of critical elements like lithium and nickel for EV batteries and phosphorus for fertilizer. The Travertine Process was developed by Prof. Laura Lammers at her UC Berkeley lab. Travertine was founded in 2022 to scale this process to gigatons per year of CDR. 

In 2022, we raised a seed round from the Grantham Foundation and Clean Energy Ventures, we were one of the first companies to receive pre-purchases of CDR from the new Stripe-led $1B Frontier fund, and we received a $2M grant from the DOE’s ARPA-E program. We were also named C&EN 10 startups to watch in 2022 and a Bloomberg NEF Pioneer in 2023.  We believe in developing practical approaches to solving the climate crisis. And we are rapidly scaling up our system.

 

The Role

We are looking for an ambitious Engineering Technician to help with R&D in our lab and scaling the Travertine process. If you want to work on the cutting edge of Climate Tech to help remove carbon from the atmosphere AND sustainably extract the elements critical for decarbonization, this is your opportunity. 

This role will assist senior technical staff with designing, building, and operating bench and pilot-scale systems. This role will also collect and analyze samples and be responsible for data analysis. Critical to the role will be organization, detailed recording of results, maintaining lab safety, and problem solving. 

The company is growing quickly and there will be significant potential for professional and technical growth. 

 

Responsibilities

This role will involve many responsibilities and tasks. Key responsibilities are listed below:

  • Construct and run bench- and pilot-scale test systems
  • Manage sample collection, analysis, and reporting
  • Operate and maintain laboratory equipment

Qualifications

  • Degree in chemical engineering, environmental engineering, metallurgical engineering, chemistry or equivalent
  • Experience with wet chemistry laboratory work and sample analysis
  • Experience operating laboratory equipment
  • Experience following laboratory health and safety programs 
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Desire to scale technologies beyond the lab for the benefit of society and the environment

Optional Qualifications

  • Experience in chemical plant operations

This role is based in our headquarters in Boulder, CO. 

Salary range is $50,000-$70,000/yr depending on experience. 

Benefits

  • Stock options
  • Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance
  • Optional 401k
  • Flexible time off policy