R&D Materials Engineer – Level I/II/Senior
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Found Energy

1-10 employees

Aluminum-focused renewable energy company
Company Overview
Found Energy is a Boston-based, clean energy company on a mission to produce a carbon-free fuel that is lower-cost and more energy-dense than fossil fuels. Found Energy's technology uses metallic aluminum as the carbon-free fuel to produce hydrogen on-demand for less than $0.50 per kilogram and at five times the volumetric energy density of liquid hydrogen.
Energy
B2B

Company Stage

Seed

Total Funding

$4.7M

Founded

2022

Headquarters

Boston, Massachusetts

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

11%

1 year growth

25%

2 year growth

400%
Locations
Cambridge, MA, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Communications
Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
Data Analysis
CategoriesNew
Finance & Banking
Requirements
  • 2+ years of work experience in materials science and engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, or related fields; or recent graduate with a degree in these disciplines from an accredited institution and demonstrated hands-on experience
  • Hands-on laboratory experience in chemical, materials, and/or metallurgical fields
  • Experience in one or multiple of the following: aluminum/metal alloys and metallurgy, aqueous chemistry and inorganic chemical reactions, safely handling acids, bases, and hazardous chemicals, high temperature heat treatments, experimental design, statistical data analysis, apparatus/fixture design and assembly, chemical separation and purification processes, solid-liquid separation and filtration, process engineering, electrodeposition, electrochemistry, corrosion, fuel cell or battery chemistry, fluid and/or gas handling systems, hydrogen handling and safety equipment, familiarity with one or more software languages, sensor integration and data acquisition
  • Exceptional communication and documentation skills
  • Motivated by the climate crisis and its downstream impacts
Responsibilities
  • Execute experiments following laboratory best practices and Found Energy SOPs
  • Operate bench-scale and prototype-scale reactors
  • Test customer provided and internally developed materials for quality assurance
  • Document observations in detailed and careful manner
  • Synthesize data to determine trends, correlations, and underlying mechanisms
  • Present results and conclusions to the materials development and broader technical teams
  • Propose and collaboratively plan new experiments based on empirical findings
  • Maintain and improve the experimental and analytical capabilities of the lab as needed
  • Develop and maintain SOP documentation for experimental procedures and prototype systems
  • Participate in and improve upon chemical hygiene and safety protocols
  • Invent new material compositions and chemical systems
  • Anticipate and proactively address challenges in system performance
  • Proactively identify challenges, design and test creative solutions
  • Participate in building and growing company culture and values
  • Mentor interns and co-op students on R&D-related projects
Desired Qualifications
  • Familiarity with 5S or similar methodologies