San Jose, California
6 month growth↑ 41%
1 year growth↑ 64%
2 year growth↑ 70%
- Degree in Chemical Engineering or similar
- Evaluate existing technologies in the national lab and commercial space
- Develop systems that meet facility and regulatory requirements
- Define system architecture
- Establish performance criteria, test protocols, and test equipment
- Develop technical parameters, deploy, and operate a test bed to use in refining subsystem design and operation
- Generate documentation guiding the fabrication, installation, commissioning, operation, and maintenance of subsystems
- Serve as subsystem technical lead through multiple lifecycle stages
- Generate technical documentation to be included in regulatory filings
- Experience utilizing sorbents for gas capture
- Experience deploying or working on pilot plants
- Commercial or governmental nuclear industry experience
Thanks for your interest in Oklo! We are searching for aChemical Engineerto join our fuel recycling engineering team.
The person in this role is responsible for conducting design, development, prototyping, and validation work on key chemical separation subsystems for Oklo’s fuel recycling facility. These subsystems may include off-gas separation, and waste immobilization. It will include collaboration with cross-functional teams including those with a focus on facility design, unit process equipment design, and licensing.
This position could alternatively be fulfilled by someone with experience and/or education in radiochemistry or process engineering.
Specific responsibilities may include:
Evaluate existing technologies in the national lab and commercial space
Develop systems that meet facility and regulatory requirements
Define system architecture
Establish performance criteria, test protocols, and test equipment
Develop technical parameters, deploy, and operate a test bed to use in refining subsystem design and operation
Generate documentation guiding the fabrication, installation, commissioning, operation, and maintenance of subsystems
Serve as subsystem technical lead through multiple lifecycle stages
Generate technical documentation to be included in regulatory filings
We are looking for a Chemical Engineer that is:
Passionate about clean energy
Motivated by building, and getting technology deployed
Energized by tackling and overcoming challenges
Passionate about making advanced fission a reality
Willing and able to learn quickly
Willing to think differently and do things in new ways
Comfortable in a fast-paced, highly iterative startup environment
Excited to think creatively, critically, and reflectively about the problems they are solving while not leaning only on what has been done before
Willing to propose novel and creative solutions to technical problems
Able to communicate technical content and results verbally
An excellent writer who can write in a modern active voice, so make your cover letter compelling and write it well!
Degree in Chemical Engineering or similar
Experience utilizing sorbents for gas capture
Experience deploying or working on pilot plants
Commercial or governmental nuclear industry experience
Who you are:
A startup person: You aren’t driven by titles or hierarchy, and prefer efficiency to excess process. You don’t need or expect to have a lot of guidance but you enjoy working in a fast-paced team. If you prefer the culture and feel of a large organization, that is great, but you likely won’t enjoy working with us! There is plenty of important work and plenty of good opportunities with organizations like that.
Motivated: You are self-motivated. You bring an enthusiasm to the team, and imbue a sense of passion that goes beyond clocking in and clocking out. This isn’t about a fake or arbitrary “pieces of flair” mentality or lack of work-life balance! It is about being a part of the vision and feeling a part of reaching team goals.
A team-player: Oklo genuinely is a team. We aren’t about taking credit for ourselves, and we aren’t about pushing blame to others. We do incredible things because we work as a team.
An excellent communicator: We need a person who is not only technically competent but also a clear and upbeat communicator.
Creative: Being creative means that when things fall outside clear scopes or processes or problems arise without clear solutions, you are able to identify it as well as invent ways to solve a problem or fill a need without micromanagement. The successful person in this job will not only be creative, but also enjoy being creative and solving open-ended problems which may change day-by-day.
Detail-oriented: This focus is a big part of excellence, consistency, and quality. Excellent grammar and spelling matter for both good communication as well as the image of the company that we put forward.
About Oklo compensation:
Salary may fall outside of the range provided and will be dependent on applicant experience.
Oklo offers flexible time off, equity, competitive pay, 401k, health insurance, FSA, flexible work hours, and other benefits.
About Oklo Inc.: Oklo is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.
Oklo is a California-based company developing clean energy plants to provide emission-free, reliable, and affordable energy using advanced fission. Oklo is a fast-growing startup with a history of reliable funding and milestones for more than 5 years. Oklo’s first product is a microgrid scale powerhouse. The powerhouse can produce clean energy for decades without needing to refuel, and also has the capability to turn nuclear waste into clean energy.
Oklo received a Site Use Permit from the U.S Department of Energy, demonstrated fabrication of its fuel, was awarded fuel from the Idaho National Laboratory, and submitted the first accepted advanced fission license application to the regulator.
Oklo has been featured in Popular Mechanics, Wired, Architectural Digest, Hyperallergic, POWER Magazine, has been the subject of a Harvard Business School case, and was featured in the documentary The New Fire, among many other features.