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Production Specialist - Chemical Processes

ZwitterCo

ZwitterCo

Other Engineering
Cambridge, MA, USA · Woburn, MA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 3, 2024

Production Specialist – Chemical Processes

Woburn, MA

Overview of Role

ZwitterCo is seeking an experienced Production Specialist to join our expanding manufacturing team. This role will be a key contributor to scaling and maturing our in-house production and chemical process operations. The ideal candidate has a history of working with, setting-up, maintaining, and operating roll-to-roll coating equipment while holding a commitment to product quality as the highest priority.

Key to this role is full command and hands-on experience with medium to high volume roll-to-roll coating line equipment and chemical line processes. This includes job set-up, verifying run parameters, assuring prescribed quality checks are adhered to, and being comfortable as the process leader responsible for the cost-effective production of ZwitterCo’s market leading filtration elements.

ZwitterCo has advanced the state-of-the-art of membrane-based filtration performance across a range of industries and has set an equally high standard for the production specialist’s role. This role will be at the forefront of working with the ZwitterCo R&D team as new product designs are tested, providing early-stage manufacturability feedback, as well as producing customer shippable products.

Candidates who thrive in a fast-paced, self-critical, growth environment are particularly encouraged to apply.

About ZwitterCo

ZwitterCo has developed a breakthrough in materials science, a new class of zwitterionic membranes that are immune to fouling, making it practical and affordable to treat unconventional water and wastewater. Our mission is to provide industries with the tools to create clean water from every source, whether it involves accessing novel sources of water, shoring up distressed assets, or enabling onsite wastewater reuse. ZwitterCo was named Global Water Intelligence’s 2023 Breakthrough Water Technology Company of the year and has commercial operations in multiple food and beverage, agricultural, and industrial sectors. The company is rapidly growing its global footprint, as well as advancing its technology platform to develop new tools that unlock broader water and wastewater applications.

Responsibilities

The Manufacturing Production Specialist will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of membrane production. This includes job scheduling, equipment set-up, process readiness, material movement, process & product record creation, and overall readiness of the membrane production work cell.

  • Equipment maintenance, set-up, and production up-time
  • Perform pre-flight inspections and ensure process equipment is fit for use, job process parameters are identified and validated, materials have been inspected and approved for use, and all personnel & safety controls are in place
  • Oversee coating process during production runs and ensure product quality meets prescribed standards
  • Working with R&D, execute trial runs and provide process & product feedback to further the investigation and refinement of future products
  • Working with Operations Engineering, provide feedback on manufacturing performance, assist with the correlation of finished element performance to membrane production and be a lead in the pursuit of cost-effective membrane manufacture
  • Work with external suppliers as needed to transfer production knowledge
  • Conduct site visits to contracted manufacturers as needed to ensure transferred production specifications are adhered to and supplier personnel are properly trained to meet ZwitterCo specifications
  • Work with the EHS team and the Production team members to ensure a safe operating environment is always maintained
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Preferred Qualifications

Minimum education level of associates degree preferred but not required. Above all, candidates should have extensive experience with coating equipment, possess excellent attention to detail, and strive to continually improve product and process quality.

  • 5+ years’ experience in a manufacturing role
  • Experience working with industrial-scale chemical processing and/or synthesis
  • Hands-on experience with slot die coating systems
  • Detailed knowledge of the operation and maintenance of industrial roll-to-roll coating equipment
  • Experience with spiral-wound element rolling operations is an advantage for this role
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to maintain a collaborative, professional demeanor while suggesting improvement or corrective actions to partners
  • Outstanding attention to detail and the ability to multi-task
  • Flexibility and creativity to meet changes to schedule, priorities, or procedures.

Subject matter knowledge in overall element production operations will make candidates more competitive.

Schedule, Travel, Compensation and Location

This is a full-time position in Woburn, MA and reports directly to Production Manager.

There is no expected travel for this role.

Compensation will be commensurate with experience and include equity and benefits.