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Employment

MATRIC believes strongly in equal chemical-pilot-solids-processing-plant-demonstration-plant-chemical-separations-chemical-catalyst-catalyst-testing-chemical-catalyst 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.


Entry-level Chemical Operator

Pilot Plant Operations

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, and advanced software technologies, 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 Chemical Operator position plays an important role the in design, construction, operations, and research conducted at MATRIC’s world class pilot and demonstration plant facilities.

Scope

Chemical Operators in MATRIC’s Pilot Plant Operations 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, Chemical Operators 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.  The technologies are also varied as they come from many different types of companies and industries from around the world.  Therefore, the Chemical Operator 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.
  • 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. This could include rotating shifts, evening shifts, 10 or 12 hour workdays, or weekend coverage.  Occasional overtime required.

Required Skills

The following skills will be required for the chemical operator position.  For an entry-level chemical operator, some of these skills may be acquired on the job, but an aptitude for this type of work will be required.

  • High school diploma or equivalent required. Associate’s degree in process technology or bachelor’s degree in a related field such as engineering or industrial technology, preferred.
  • A fundamental understanding of a variety of chemical unit operations, equipment, controls, and piping systems.
  • General chemical operator skills and expertise, including safe work habits and a knowledge of 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 or completely new process technologies, and the capacity to face new challenges on a frequent basis.
  • Good note writing and general communication skills for effective research documentation and team understanding of operational conditions and issues.
  • Capability to erect small-scale equipment and tubing/piping systems in a timely manner.
  • An understanding and capability of performing basic chemical analytical techniques such as gas chromatography, titration, etc.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. continuously 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

  • Related experience and/or training in chemical process or chemical handling

Position Location

South Charleston, WV

Position Pay Range

MATRIC offers competitive pay based on experience level.

Position Posting Closing Date

June 20, 2018

To Apply

Apply online at:  https://matricinnovates.applicantstack.com/x/apply/a2ok1ad09j2a

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.


Executive Assistant

Scope

The Executive Assistant provides comprehensive executive support in a one-on-one working relationship with MATRIC’s President & CEO to effectively facilitate his or her ability to lead MATRIC. Additionally, this position provides high-level administrative support to the other executive leadership positions and General Counsel of MATRIC.  This position facilitates the ability of the entire executive team to efficiently lead MATRIC.

Essential Job Functions

  • Completes a broad variety of administrative tasks for the President & CEO including managing an extremely active calendar of appointments; arranging complex and detailed travel plans (domestic and international), itineraries and agendas; compiling documents for meetings; completing expense reports; consuming, composing and preparing correspondence that is oftentimes highly confidential.
  • Plans, coordinates and ensures the President & CEO’s schedule is followed and respected.  Acts as the gatekeeper for direct access to the President & CEO’s time and office. Greets visitors and determines whether or not they should be given access to specific individuals.
  • Works closely and effectively with the President & CEO to anticipate needs and keep him/her well informed of upcoming commitments and responsibilities, following up appropriately.
  • Successfully coordinates and completes critical aspects of deliverables with a hands-on approach including internal and external communications; drafting acknowledgement letters; personal correspondence; presentations; and other tasks. Tracks all action items and follows-up.
  • Serves as the primary point of contact for constituencies on all matters pertaining to the President & CEO. Organizes and coordinates executive outreach and external relations efforts by communicating directly, and on behalf of, the President & CEO. These external constituencies include, but are not limited to, MATRIC, MAH, and MATE Boards of Directors; federal, state and local government officials; business and community leaders; customers and potential partners; and multi-national and multi-cultural groups
  • Serves as the administrative liaison to the Boards of Directors of MATRIC, MAH, and MATE. Responsible for the coordination of all aspects of Board meetings including notifications and reminders; meeting logistics; technology requirements; materials preparation; and travel arrangements and reimbursements.
  • Researches, prioritizes, and follows-up on incoming issues, concerns, phone calls, and correspondence (electronic and written) addressed to the executive leadership and/or General Counsel including those of a sensitive or confidential nature.
  • Primary point of contact for the main MATRIC phone line. Determines appropriate course of action, referral, or response pertaining to those calls.
  • Performs special projects and provides general administrative support to the other executive leadership positions and General Counsel including but not limited to making travel arrangements; registering for professional memberships; preparing reports, memos, letters, presentations, purchase orders, expense reports and other documents.
  • Utilizes collaborative software programs to support the communication and scheduling efforts of the executive leadership team.
  • Assists technical and managerial staff with coordinating and planning all aspects of customer visits
  • Coordinates logistics for conferences, industry events, and trade shows; includes arranging for registration, sponsorships, and booth space; and managing inventory, packing and shipment of exhibition and promotional material. Responsible for post-event follow-up.
  • Planning and preparing for all aspects of regularly scheduled meetings and special events such as the monthly Management Leadership Team meeting; quarterly Town Hall Meeting; group lunch and learn events; holiday celebrations, etc. This includes meeting notifications, securing facilities and arranging connections for video conferencing; arranging for food and refreshments; finalizing the agenda; and preparing and distributing/uploading all meeting materials.
  • Has full comprehension of MATRIC’s operations and procedures.
  • Supports special projects and participates on cross-functional teams.
  • Normal work hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, however, the executive assistant must be available to work irregular hours to respond to work assignments and deadlines from the executive staff. Occasional overtime may be required.

Other Job Functions

  • May be responsible for training other administrative staff.
  • May cross train to serve as backup to other administrative staff.
  • May occasionally provide administrative support to other MATRIC team members.
  • May interact with vendors of products and services

Required Education

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Associate’s degree in related field, preferred.
  • Additional specialized training and/or certification in related field, preferred.

Required Skills

  • Strong organizational skills that reflect the ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail.
  • Exercises professionalism, integrity, good judgement and tact in a variety of situations
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with a wide variety of audiences.
  • Highly resourceful team player with the ability to also work independently.
  • Capable of managing projects from conception to completion.
  • Demonstrates proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability.
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Adept at working under pressure to manage and balance various competing demands and priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment.
  • Exhibits the highest level of customer service and responsiveness.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software

Required Experience

  • 5 years’ experience providing administrative support to executive level positions.
  • 10 years’ experience providing administrative support to executive level positions, preferred.
  • Experience with Adobe software products, preferred.
  • Experience with collaborative software products, preferred.

Position Location

South Charleston, WV

Position Posting Closing Date

June 28, 2018

To Apply

Apply online at:  https://matricinnovates.applicantstack.com/x/apply/a2ok1adv62cz

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.