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Employment

MATRIC believes strongly in equal opportunities and encourages the submission of resumes from the widest range of applicants. Specific openings will be described on this page when available. Competitive salaries and benefits; EO employer.


Pilot Plant Operating Technician

About MATRIC

MATRIC is a strategic innovation partner providing deep, uncommon expertise and infrastructure to solve the most challenging problems of science and technology. With expertise in chemicals, energy, environmental issues and advanced software, MATRIC enables its partners to move ideas from conception to market with speed and efficiency.  MATRIC’s chemical, energy and environmental services business unit is headquartered in South Charleston, West Virginia.  This business unit provides unbiased chemical process development, scale-up and research and development services to its chemical and energy focused, global customers.

MATRIC services for chemical and energy customers include building and operating chemical pilot and demonstration plants.  MATRIC customers seek these services to demonstrate and validate their technology, produce market development samples, or to do other specialized testing.  The Pilot Plant Operating Technician position plays an important role the in design, construction, operations, and research conducted at MATRIC’s world class pilot and demonstration plant facilities.

Scope

Pilot Plant Operating Technician work within a team structure consisting of operators, engineers, and instrument/electrical technicians who are collectively responsible for the safe construction, operation, and maintenance of small to intermediate scale chemical facilities.  These operations are typically built and operated for research purposes or the generation of market development samples.  As such, Pilot Plant Operating Technician in our Pilot Plant Operations are required to carefully collect data for research and to assist with process development while also following safe work practices and being familiar with life critical procedures similar to full scale chemical operations.

The nature of MATRIC’s Pilot Plant Operations is such that technologies come and go as projects startup and shutdown, as is the nature of many research programs.  Unlike many large chemical operations with distinct craft roles, MATRIC operators will participate in constructing, operating, maintaining, and decommissioning plants over the course of a project that may last a few weeks to many months.  The technologies are also varied as they come from many different types of companies and industries from around the world.  The Pilot Plant Operating Technician will work with a wide variety of chemicals depending on the project requirements.  Therefore, the Pilot Plant Operating Technician must be flexible and capable of adapting to the changing work requirements with each new project.

Major Responsibilities/Accountabilities

  • Operation of small to intermediate scale chemical operations (pilot plants). This includes operating from a distributed control system as well as field operations.
  • Construction of pilot plants under the guidance of MATRIC engineers, construction coordinator, and project managers. This includes installing tubing or small diameter piping; rigging and mounting equipment; mounting instrumentation; etc.
  • Troubleshooting and maintenance of the pilot plant mechanical equipment, including equipment disassembly and repair.
  • Troubleshooting process operations and upsets in new and changing technologies.
  • Execution of life critical work processes, including Lock-Out Tag-Out (LOTO), Safe Work Permits, Hot Work Permits, and Confined Space Entry.
  • Communicating process status to MATRIC colleagues, including engineers and technicians, as well as interfacing with customer’s representatives, when appropriate.
  • Execution of an experimental run plan and research-quality data collection via logbook entries.
  • Sample collection and analysis.
  • Maintenance of the general facilities, including housekeeping, minor repair work, environmental operations, painting, or other general upkeep and renewal activities.
  • Normal work hours are Monday-Friday 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM, but chemical operators must have the flexibility to work irregular hours based on project needs. In the past, this has included rotating shifts, evening shifts, 10 or 12-hour workdays, or weekend coverage.  Periodic overtime will be required.

Required Skills

The following skills will be required for the job.  Entry-level candidates will be considered if they meet the educational requirements and some of these skills may be acquired on the job, but an aptitude for this type of work is required.

  • High school diploma or equivalent is the minimum requirement. However, preferred candidates will also have one or more of the following additional considerations:
    • Associate’s or BS Degree in process technology, chemistry, engineering, or industrial technology.
    • 5 or more years of experience in a chemical, petroleum, or intermediate scale research facility.
  • A fundamental understanding of a variety of chemical unit operations, equipment, controls, and piping systems.
  • Basic mechanical aptitude for construction and deconstruction of small-scale equipment and tubing and piping systems in a safe and timely manner.
  • General chemical operator skills and expertise, including safe work habits and adherence to safe and environmentally responsible work practices.
  • The capability to lead and execute safe work permits, LOTO’s, etc.; and the ability to take responsibility of one’s own safety and the safety of co-workers and MATRIC clients.
  • An ability to adapt quickly to changing conditions, new process technologies, and the capacity to face new challenges on a frequent basis.
  • An ability and willingness to provide leadership to the pilot plant team to achieve project objectives.
  • Good note writing and general communication skills for effective research documentation and team understanding of operational conditions and issues.
  • An understanding and capability of performing basic chemical analytical techniques such as gas chromatography, titration, etc.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. regularly throughout an 8 to 12-hour work shift, move construction materials, erect or relocate equipment, move drums, climb stairs and ladders, work at heights, etc.
  • Ability to stand, walk, stoop, bend and twist; work in tight or closed-in spaces; and wear all personal protective equipment including respirators and chemical protective clothing.

Required Experience

  • No experience is necessary if the candidate meets the educational requirements, but candidates with chemical operating experience are preferred.

Position Location

South Charleston, WV

Position Pay Range

MATRIC offers competitive pay commensurate to the candidate’s experience and education level.

Position Posting Closing Date:  Sunday, June 5, 2022

Apply at:  https://matricinnovates.applicantstack.com/x/apply/a2ok1ady15gd                                                                                                                                               

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, familial status, disability status, genetic information, national origin, age, veteran status, or current or future service in the uniformed services, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal law.


Software Developer II

About MATRIC

MATRIC is a strategic innovation partner providing deep, uncommon expertise and infrastructure to solve the most challenging problems of science and technology. With expertise in chemical, energy, environmental and advanced software technologies, MATRIC enables its partners to move ideas from conception to market with speed and efficiency.

MATRIC is a dynamic and growing company that promotes creativity and flexibility in the workplace and encourages a culture of diversity and respect for fellow colleagues.  We are looking for someone who has a passion for software development and who works effectively in a collaborative environment.

This position offers a competitive compensation and benefits package and flexible work hours.  The position is fully remote but collaborates with team members primarily during Eastern Standard Time.

Scope

The experienced software developer position works in advanced software technologies, a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment developing truly innovative software solutions for federal and commercial customers.  This position develops cutting edge software for:

  • Enterprise level web applications
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Please note that pursuant to a government contract, this specific position requires U.S. citizenship status.

Major Responsibilities

  • Application Development (Python)
  • Database development (Postgres)
  • Web development (JavaScript)

Additional capabilities a plus

  • Full Stack development
  • Application development (Java, Python, Bash/Shell scripting)
  • Web development (Apache, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS, PHP, Django, Bootstrap, RESTful)
  • Database development (Postgres, MongoDB)
  • Application containerization (Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Linux development environment
  • Responsive design
  • Web accessibility
  • Object Oriented programming
  • Agile software development
  • Git and Jira development tools
  • Deploying and managing cloud hosted solutions

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field required; Master’s degree in computer science or related field preferred.
  • Strong creativity and problem-solving abilities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute in a team setting while being an effective self-starter able to manage daily activities to achieve long term goals

Experience

  • 5+ years experience in Software development

Position Location

Remote

To Apply: https://matricinnovates.applicantstack.com/x/apply/a2ok1adj2evf

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, familial status, disability status, genetic information, national origin, age, veteran status, or current or future service in the uniformed services, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal law


Software Developer I

About MATRIC

MATRIC is a strategic innovation partner providing deep, uncommon expertise and infrastructure to solve the most challenging problems of science and technology. With expertise in chemical, energy, environmental and advanced software technologies, MATRIC enables its partners to move ideas from conception to market with speed and efficiency.

MATRIC is a dynamic and growing company that promotes creativity and flexibility in the workplace and encourages a culture of diversity and respect for fellow colleagues.  We are looking for someone who has a passion for software development and who works effectively in a collaborative environment.

This position offers a competitive compensation and benefits package and flexible work hours.

MATRIC’s Advanced Software Technologies Division is located in Morgantown, WV, a city that has been named the best small city in the country.  For more information, see  https://wvtourism.com/cities/morgantown/

Scope

The intermediate software developer position works in advanced software technologies, a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment developing truly innovative software solutions for federal and commercial customers.  This position develops cutting edge software for:

  • Enterprise level web applications
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Please note that pursuant to a government contract, this specific position requires U.S. citizenship status.

Major Responsibilities

  • Application Development (Python)
  • Database development (Postgres)
  • Web development (JavaScript)

Additional capabilities a plus

  • Full Stack development
  • Application development (Java, Bash/Shell scripting)
  • Web development (Apache, HTML5, CSS, PHP, Django, Bootstrap, RESTful)
  • Database development (MongoDB)
  • Linux development environment
  • Responsive design
  • Web accessibility
  • Object Oriented programming
  • Agile software development
  • Git and Jira development tools

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field required
  • Strong creativity and problem-solving abilities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute in a team setting while being an effective self-starter able to manage daily activities to achieve long term goals

Experience

  • 0+ years experience in Software development

Position Location

Remote

Apply at:          https://matricinnovates.applicantstack.com/x/apply/a2ok1ad8fh28

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, familial status, disability status, genetic information, national origin, age, veteran status, or current or future service in the uniformed services, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal law


Laboratory Technician

About the Position

Laboratory technicians run experiments and perform analyses independently, under the supervision of a project manager or other laboratory personnel, to achieve project goals.  This includes providing technical support and assistance to chemists and engineers.  This position is safety-focused and supports the MATRIC culture of diversity and respect for our colleagues.

Major Responsibilities/Accountabilities

  • Conduct analyses using techniques such as chromatography, spectroscopy, titrations, physical or chemical separation techniques, or microscopy.
  • Use either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes.
  • Prepare chemical solutions for processes following standardized formulas, or create experimental formulas.
  • Carry out routine tasks accurately and follow strict methodologies to carry out analyses.
  • Record results and sometimes interpret results to present to senior colleagues.
  • Maintain and clean laboratory instruments and equipment.
  • Ensure the laboratory is well-stocked and resourced.
  • Use computers and perform mathematical calculations to determine compositions and for the preparation of graphs and tables
  • Exercise procedural, safety, and quality requirements specified in MATRIC’s Safety Manual and company policies.

Required Skills

  • Able to solve practical problems and deal with various concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Capable of interpreting various instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with groups of customers or employees of MATRIC.
  • Able to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Good note writing skills for effective documentation.
  • Skilled in math to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.
  • High level of technical aptitude and creativity.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds.
  • Ability to wear all personal protective equipment.

Preferred Skills

  • Good mechanical skills for designing and assembling laboratory apparatus or reaction equipment, including metal tubing, pumps, control valves, pressure regulators, etc.
  • Familiarity with chromatography, spectroscopy, titrations, physical and chemical separation techniques, and microscopy for qualitative and quantitative analyses of solids, liquids, or gaseous materials.

Preferred Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry preferred
  • Five years or more of experience related to laboratory process operations
  • Experience in GC, GC/MS, HPLC, and LIMS
  • Experience setting up, operating, developing methods for, and maintaining analytical instruments
  • Master’s degree in chemistry

We are looking for both experienced and less experienced applicants, as we plan to hire more than one candidate.  Applicants will be evaluated based on their combination of education and experience.

Position Location

South Charleston, WV

Apply at:  https://matricinnovates.applicantstack.com/x/apply/a2ok1ad4x9fj