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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 Engineer

Scope

The Pilot Plant Engineer works within a multi-functional team environment to provide facility and project support for MATRIC’s Pilot Plant Operations. Primary duties include managing projects and overseeing project execution during construction and operation. This includes working with Pilot Plant Operators, other MATRIC engineers and chemists, and clients to collect and analyze plant performance data during the operations phase. The role also entails some shared responsibilities for the general pilot plant facilities including safety oversight, housekeeping, facility upkeep, and working on infrastructure projects. Some Pilot Plant Engineers may be asked to provide subject matter expertise and support in areas such as control systems, environmental permitting, or safety across multiple projects in the facility as a secondary support role.

Major Responsibilities/Accountabilities

  • Oversees the safe execution of client and/or infrastructure projects through design, construction, and operation
  • Acts as the project manager and key customer interface regarding pilot plant construction and operations.
  • Provides periodic project management reports including spending and schedule projections versus plan.
  • Engages other technical experts from MATRIC as needed to address challenges
  • Ensures research data is collected and communicated with clients and key MATRIC personnel.
  • Provides research reports and works with a broader research team to help set program direction and executes the experimental run plan.
  • Works with the rest of the Pilot Plant Staff to assist with day-to-day safe operation of the pilot plant facility and provides functional support in key fields shared across the facility (control systems, utilities, EHS, etc.).

Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering; master’s degree in chemical engineering preferred
  • Strong communication, organization, project management and planning skills
  • High level of technical aptitude and creativity
  • Ability to work safely in a plant environment and to maintain awareness and control of occupational hazards
  • Ability to maintain accurate research records.
  • Ability to research, analyze data, and draw valid conclusions from plant observations
  • Skilled in operations troubleshooting
  • Ability to work well on a project team with members from a wide variety of backgrounds, experience levels, and skill sets

Required Experience

  • 3 years of experience in a chemical engineering related field
  • 10 years of chemical plant operations, process engineering, and/or research experience preferred
  • Experience in project execution roles is necessary and project management experience is strongly desired.

Position Location

South Charleston, WV

To Apply follow this link:  https://matricinnovates.applicantstack.com/x/apply/a2ok1adqtt8s

Position Closing Date:

Sunday, September 15, 2019

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.


Receiving Specialist

Job summary

Our organization is seeking a highly skilled, self-motivated, organized Receiving Specialist to join our growing company. In this position, you will coordinate the receiving process for the organization with supervision from the Controller and Senior Accounting Manager and with oversight from designated project managers and team members.  You will maintain the company’s supply of materials, equipment and services by strategizing with management and team members. You will be expected to create and maintain excellent relationships with internal customers and key suppliers to ensure the highest quality of products and materials received.

Essential Functions

Receipt of Goods and Services:

  • Establish and implement receiving processes and procedures working with the Controller & Senior Accounting Manager.
  • Performs incoming materials and products receiving functions, including the movement of materials from the dock, warehouse or pilot plant locations
  • Tracks orders signing off when the supplies arrive and logs information in the company records
  • Unpacks and examines incoming shipments, rejects damaged items, records shortages, and corresponds with shipper to rectify damages and shortages.
  • Verifies part numbers, quantity and quality of items received by counting, weighing or measuring items of incoming shipments, checks for discrepancies such as damaged or unmarked materials compares information against the bills of lading invoices orders or other records and authorizes payment to Accounts Payable.
  • Resolves quantity and receipt issues with suppliers.
  • Communicates with requisitioner(s) regarding the receipt of goods and services.
  • Operates lift truck, hand truck or other appropriate tools to move, convey, or hoist shipments from shipping and receiving platform to storage or work area.
  • Deliver or route materials to departments, using work devices such as a hand truck, conveyor or sorting bin.

Payment for Goods and Services:

  • Ensures that Accounts Payable receives all appropriate receiving information.
  • Works with Procurement to resolve invoice, purchase order or receiving discrepancies prior to final payment.

Collaborate with procurement staff to list expected deliveries

Asset/Inventory Control:

  • Maintain asset/inventory control and accuracy by ensuring that all material movements are properly reflected in the ERP system.
  • Conducts asset/inventory counts when needed
  • Store items in an orderly and accessible manner in supply rooms or other designated areas
  • Mark items as a stock or project specific using identification tags, stamps, electronic marking tools or other labeling equipment
  • Determine proper storage methods, identification and stock location based on turnover, environmental factors and physical capabilities of facilities
  • Prepare and maintain records and reports of inventories, shortages, shipments, expenditures and goods used or issues

Other:

  • Support all Environmental, Health and Safety programs, policies and regulations
  • Clean and maintain supplies, tools, equipment and storage areas in order to ensure compliance with safety regulations.

Other Job Functions: (Non-primary duties and responsibilities):

  • Prepares reports, as requested, to provide information necessary for the leadership team to evaluate the overall financial status of MATRIC.
  • Assists with budget as it relates to areas assigned.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

Required Skills

  • Knowledge of receiving processes; rules and regulations, special authorizations and other methods to secure goods and services.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with a wide variety of audiences.
  • Exceptional professionalism, integrity, judgement and tact in a variety of situations.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and professional working relationships with a variety of individuals, employees, suppliers and others.
  • Exhibits the highest level of customer service and responsiveness.
  • Strong interpersonal, negotiation and persuasion skills.
  • Organizational skills that reflect the ability to perform and prioritize multiple, deadline-driven tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to quickly learn new technical products, services and changing needs of internal customers.
  • Highly adaptable to new processes and systems.
  • Ability to manage capturing complex information in required documentation in a multifaceted and dynamic organization.
  • Ability to manage and understand and analyze complex purchasing and receiving terms such as pricing, quality, delivery, payment, freight, insurance and other terms.
  • Highly resourceful team player with the ability to work independently.
  • Capable of managing projects/processes from conception to completion.
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office, accounting software, and other computer-based software.
  • Must be able to learn to drive a fork lift truck

Required Education

High School Diploma or equivalent

Preferred Education

Bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting, supply chain management or related field.

Required Experience

Three (3) years of experience in a related role.

Preferred Experience

  • Five plus (5+) years of experience in a related role
  • Experience working in a chemical industry manufacturing warehouse environment with hazardous materials.

Position Location

South Charleston, WV

Position Pay Range

MATRIC offers competitive pay based on education and experience level.

Position Posting Closing Date

September 3, 2019 

To Apply

Apply to:  https://matricinnovates.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2ok1adm92db

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.


Process Chemist

Scope

The Process Chemist is responsible for conducting reaction optimization, developing robust processes, scaling up and delivering high quality chemical intermediates. The Process Chemist must be skilled in the art and practice of modern chemistry, and have demonstrated technical proficiency in performing sensitive chemical reactions, isolations, separations, purifications and crystallizations. Demonstrated experience at scale-up and a track record of problem solving are required. The Process Chemist is expected to provide laboratory-based leadership and be a role model for the scientific/technical community in the company by effectively managing technical details and providing sound scientific opinions. The Process Chemist is safety-focused in their role and with co-workers; and supports the MATRIC culture of diversity and respect for our colleagues

Essential Job Functions

  • Plan laboratory experiments to confirm feasibility of the processes and techniques used in the production of materials having special characteristics.
  • Transfer products from a laboratory setting to full scale production.
  • Conduct research on the structures and properties of materials such as organic chemicals and polymers, to obtain information that could be used to develop new products or enhance existing ones.
  • Determine ways to develop processes for new materials with new or specific properties for use in a variety of products and applications.
  • Drive change in manufacturing processes in order to improve yield, quality, cycle time, and overall production cost.
  • Confer with customers to determine how to tailor materials to their needs.
  • Maintain a detailed and clear record of laboratory work in a laboratory notebook and summarize that work in written reports.
  • Develop and write new work instructions.
  • Provide input regarding the direction of laboratory projects.
  • Recommend materials for reliable performance in various environments.
  • Test individual products to ensure that manufacturer and government quality and safety standards are met.
  • Work independently on short term and long term assignments of varying complexity.
  • Work cooperatively in a multi-functional team setting.
  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment and adhere to all safety rules.

Required Education

  • Doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in organic chemistry or related field.

Required Skills

  • Strong understanding of organic chemistry, including knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
  • Knowledge of scientific research methods and experiments; ability to advise other chemists performing chemical and physical testing.
  • Familiarity with applicable regulatory guidance.
  • Skilled at analytical methods such as HPLC, GC, MS, NMR, IR, DSC, and TGA.
  • Clear understanding of experimental design.
  • Strong communication, organization, and planning skills.
  • High level of technical aptitude and creativity.

Required Experience

  • 5+ years related experience in process chemistry.
  • Hands-on experience working on scale-up projects and troubleshooting scale-up issues.
  • Experience in process chemistry and scale-up from gram to multi-kilo quantities.
  • Experience in multi-step chemical synthesis.
  • Proven track record in identification and optimization of safe, scalable synthetic routes that focus on quality product.

Position Location
South Charleston, WV

Position Posting Closing Date

Sunday, September 15, 2019

To Apply
Apply online at:  https://matricinnovates.applicantstack.com/x/apply/a2ok1adzao7f

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.