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Elemental Excelerator

Senior Process Engineer (m/f/x)

made of air GmbH

made of air GmbH

Posted on Friday, March 15, 2024

We are in business to reverse climate change

Made of Air is a climate-focused materials company that transforms waste biomass into high-value, carbon-negative fillers that can decarbonize industrial materials.
Composed of carbon sequestered from the atmosphere, our fillers permanently remove CO2 and can be used in numerous building and consumer product applications. Storing carbon in products enables manufactured goods to become an engineered carbon sink. Made of Air’s technology is uniquely positioned to meet surging demand for high-performing, sustainable materials - an essential step for meeting climate goals.
We are an award-winning start up that pushes the boundaries of materials and production, helping to build economies that actively reverse climate change. This is a high-growth, dynamic environment with a diverse and highly motivated team of innovators, scientists, and business visionaries.

Your Impact

Join our ambitious Production team as a Senior Process Engineer, where you'll front-run efforts to enhance Made of Air's production capabilities. Collaborating closely with our Chief Technology Officer, you'll play a pivotal role in shaping strategic decisions concerning core production technology and supply. Working hand in hand with our R&D and Product Development teams, you'll develop and implement processes to seamlessly integrate innovations into our production at scale. Your expertise and proactive mindset will not only fortify our resilience but also accelerate product development, ensuring we maintain a leading edge in the competitive market.

Your Mission

Securing Production
Your role involves fortifying our supply chain by establishing dependable partnerships with vendors and service providers. You'll actively cultivate relationships with new compounding partners to enhance material sourcing flexibility. Additionally, you'll proactively mitigate risks by maintaining communication with alternative suppliers and vetting contingency partners.
Continuing Developments to Increase Efficiency in Supply Chain and Precision in Machine Type & Product Fit
Collaborate closely with the Product team to identify areas for improvement in current products. Utilize insights from supply chain operations to streamline processes, reduce costs, and optimize product performance. Establish robust partnerships with the Research and Development department to explore innovative technologies, ensuring continuous optimization of machine types and product fit. Proactively plan and coordinate trials with partners to validate new developments, guaranteeing compatibility and reliability in the supply chain.
Expanding Production and Technology Management towards Contracted and New Partners
Enhance production and technology management through strategic collaboration with partners. Assess their capabilities in material production, evaluating factors like production volume and quality control measures. Evaluate tested technologies for optimization opportunities to enhance production processes and product quality. Screen physical and chemical treatments to ensure alignment with production requirements and standards. Conduct risk assessments, ensure regulatory compliance, and develop clear process specifications. Assess the stage of production readiness for each of our products as MRL measures.
Ensuring a Smooth Transition from R&D Results to Production Potential
Collaborate closely with the Research and Development (R&D) team to define mutual specifications that bridge the gap between R&D results and production requirements. Ensure a seamless transition and alignment of objectives.

What sets you up for success

  • You have a comprehensive understanding of machine operations and production management. You are capable of thinking in integrated process chains and have a vast understanding of the interaction processes, equipment and materials. This knowledge is vital for optimizing performance and efficiency for first-of-kind process streams.
  • You are a practical problem-solver who prefers hands-on work over theoretical concepts.
  • Your humility, openness, and collaborative mindset foster effective teamwork.
  • You excel in managing complexity and systems, focusing on company objectives and timelines.
  • Adaptable and flexible, you tackle tasks with a solution-oriented mindset, committed to finding effective resolutions.
  • You possess professional working proficiency in both English and German. An integral aspect of this position involves cultivating strong partnerships with vendors and service providers in the German language.
  • Currently based in Berlin or willing to relocate, you're open to travel and hold a valid driver's license.
  • Above all, you wholeheartedly believe in the mission of our organization.

What you can expect from us

💓 Meaningful Work and Mission: Become a pivotal member of a groundbreaking company with a mission-driven focus on urgently reversing climate change.
🤗 Team Collaboration and Innovation: Join an ambitious team unified by a passion for fighting climate change. Experience a transparent, fast-growing, and inspirational environment where innovation is encouraged and daily challenges are embraced.
👩‍🎓 Continuous Professional Development: We prioritize Continuous Professional Development (CPD) as an ongoing process aimed at consistently improving skills and competencies. Through initiatives like 360 feedback, performance check-ins, development talks, regular workshops, and knowledge sharing, we foster a proactive learning culture. Additionally, benefit from a yearly learning & development budget of 1000
🎁 Perks and Benefits: Enjoy a range of perks and benefits including a hybrid work location enabling you to alternate between our office in Impact Hub and working from home. Benefit from flexible working times with core working hours, unlimited paid vacation days, mental health days, and quarterly team outings.
At Made of Air, we hold a deep commitment to embracing each individual for who they are and to cultivate a warm and supportive workplace where everyone can thrive and be their authentic selves. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applicants of any age, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religious background, gender identity, and people with disabilities to apply. If you require any accommodations during the recruitment process, please let us know via careers@madeofair.com, and we will be happy to assist you.