About Charm Our mission is to reverse climate change and return the atmosphere to 280 ppm CO₂. We convert waste biomass into carbon-rich bio-oil and inject it into permanent, underground storage as carbon removal, or reform the bio-oil to produce syngas for fossil-free steel. Last year, our carbon removal pathway took off with support from customers like Stripe, Shopify & Microsoft, and we deployed our first mobile pyrolyzer. In the next 18 months, we'll build and deploy the next pyrolyzer revision, demonstrate our fossil-free syngas pilot, substantially expand our operations in the Midwest and put more than 1,000 tonnes of CO₂e underground. We're looking to expand our team of creative and hands-on engineers, fabricators, operators, and 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 this role Charm Industrial is looking for a Field Operations Engineer to join our team. This person will bring Charm’s first mobile pyrolyzers online and will work directly with teammates in Operations, Sales & Policy to transition the fleet into 24/7 operation. This role will be critical in successfully scaling our bio-oil production and getting to Gigaton-scale carbon removal! Responsibilities
Manage and directly support the continuous operation of field-deployed pyrolyzers by troubleshooting downtime, tracking and performing routine maintenance, serving as operator and onsite support where needed.
Work with teammates in Operations, Sales and Policy to schedule pyrolyzer deployments based on biomass availability and supplier priorities. Work directly with third parties to determine details like pad layout, utility availability (e.g. power, personnel facilities), safe operational requirements, and community engagement, as needed.
Become an expert on pyrolyzer operation in order to develop robust operating and maintenance procedures and to train operators and technicians.
Perform operational data collection, e.g. maintain a time log, record fuel consumption, describe anomalies. Analyze the data on a regular basis in order to determine maintenance solutions and to support decisions about how to grow the fleet.
Serve as the eyes and ears of the operation, providing valuable insight when troubleshooting design and operational challenges. Determine test plans and proposed solutions, based on your insight.
Build a team of operators and technicians to support the safe and productive growth of the fleet.
Familiarity with safe work practices and comfortable enforcing safe work practices on job sites.
Experience with thermal, electrical and/or mechanical processes and hardware such as work experience in oil & gas, aerospace, automotive or chemicals manufacturing.
While not a requirement, experience in or with a research lab, pilot plant or test stand would be considered an asset.
While not a requirement, experience working around hazardous gases, combustibles, and/or high energy systems would be considered an asset.
An ability to wrangle complex interdependencies, be they human, chemical, mechanical and/or electrical.
Ability to collaborate with teammates with a wide range of experience and knowledge.
Have a proactive, professional and “can do” attitude.
Desire to wear multiple hats with an organized, efficient working style.
A demonstrated passion for contributing to our mission.
You would make a great addition to the team if: · You solve problems with creativity and curiosity · You take high ownership of your work from end-to-end· You are eager to learn and teach others · You readily challenge your assumptions when faced with a difficult problem· You collaboratively seek out teammates for feedback and advice· You care deeply about our mission & the transition to a greener, more equitable future Check out our instagram to see some shots of the team in action! What We Offer · Flexible hours & paid time off · Stock option compensation· Medical and dental insurance· Traditional and Roth 401k· Paid parental leave managed through Cocoon· Healthy snacks and lunches· A sweet workplace (Wait until you see our SF Minifactory!) 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. COVID-19 The nature of our work requires the vast majority of our team to be in-person full time. As the COVID-19 pandemic has evolved, we've continuously adapted our safety policy to keep our team safe and productive. Our current safety policy requires that anyone coming to the office must be vaccinated and wear a mask indoors. If you're invited to our office for an interview, you will be asked for proof of vaccination. 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.