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Engineering Technician (BH0002)

Charm Industrial

Charm Industrial

fort lupton, co, usa
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024
About Charm
Our mission is to return the atmosphere to 280 ppm CO₂. We convert excess inedible biomass into carbon-rich bio-oil and inject it into underground storage for permanent carbon removal. At scale we can use bio-oil to make fossil-free iron.
Our carbon removal pathway took off in 2020 with initial purchases from customers like Stripe, Shopify & Microsoft. Since then we’ve scaled to thousands of tons of carbon removal, over a hundred employees, and now have three locations in San Francisco, Colorado, and Kansas. Come join us in 2024 as we aim to become one of the first companies to put 10,000 tons of carbon back underground!
We're looking to expand our team of ambitious creative and hands-on forward-thinking humans. We value psychological safety and collaboration. We take calculated risks and don't sweep mistakes under the rug; instead, we pin them to the wall and learn from them. We value that everyone’s unique backgrounds and perspectives shape their work. We encourage you to read our company values.
Come help us reverse climate change. Gigatons or bust!

About the role

  • As a Test Technician based out of our Colorado Miniforge, you’ll be on a team that is responsible for testing both our biomass processing and our pyrolysis support equipment to help us optimize our bio oil production process. Working with fellow Charmers, vendors and occasional third parties you’d be directly contributing to improving our pyrolysis process through iterative testing, which is part of our critical part in our fight against climate change!
  • This role will report to the Development Engineering Manager in CO, where you will be responsible for operating, maintaining and testing large machinery including chippers, industrial screeners, dryers, and our bio-oil producing systems as the equipment is analyzed and prepared for production. You’d be a great candidate for this role if you have experience with equipment management/maintenance, operations (including field operations), are an excellent communicator and a creative problem solver. The ideal candidate is safety-minded, proactive, mechanically confident, comfortable behind a computer and is able to effectively prioritize multiple tasks on a day-to-day basis.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Operate biomass processing equipment as well as equipment supporting the pyrolyzers and troubleshoot downtime, documenting learnings to share with your fellow test team to increase system reliability
  • Perform routine maintenance on the equipment, working with vendors as needed
  • Assist in equipment assembly/teardown, operating hand and power tools
  • Serve as the eyes and ears of the operation, providing valuable insight when troubleshooting design and operational challenges
  • Maintain a safe and clean test site by observing all safety instructions, handling materials with the proper precautions, picking up tools and equipment when not in use, and making suggestions for improvements to safety procedures and practices
  • Use machinery and powered equipment (i.e. forklift, personnel baskets, telehandler, etc) when required for test preparation or execution
  • Record data about operations for measurement, reporting and verification for our test engineering and engineering development teams.

You Bring:

  • 1 - 3 years of experience around heavy machinery and equipment
  • Experience operating a forklift, telehandler, skid steer, tractor, other agricultural implements and/or willingness to learn. Relevant training would be considered an asset
  • Able to work autonomously and perform mechanical and hydraulic troubleshooting
  • Must be physically able to climb ladders, bend, or crawl in awkward spaces
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds at a time
  • There may be prolonged periods of standing and walking
  • Have a proactive, professional and “can do” attitude
  • A collaborative attitude, and communication skills
  • Passionate about contributing to our mission and growing the company

Bonus, if You Bring:

  • Able to perform electrical system troubleshooting and have familiarity with electromechanical systems.
What We Offer
· Stock options
· Health benefits (medical, dental, vision)
· Traditional and Roth 401(k) with a 50% match on contributions up to 6%
· Paid time off, including parental leave
· A yearly professional development stipend
· Healthy snacks and lunches for onsite employees
· A sweet workplace with lots of space inside and out
· A chance to pivot into a role in climate!
Visa Sponsorship Policy
Since we are a small startup, certain accommodations for visa sponsorship may not be within our capability. At this time, Charm Industrial is only sponsoring E3 and TN visas.
Our Commitment
Charm Industrial is an equal opportunity employer with a firm commitment to growing our team in an inclusive way, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, medical condition, age, or veteran status. The consequences of climate change inherently affect some more than others, and we need a diverse team to help us save our little planet most effectively & justly. We are excited about all of those who choose to apply, and for those who end up joining us, to see how you better us as a team and company. We are more than the sum of our parts.