Position 1. Fuel Cells

Company is seeking a Process Engineer to join our team. In this role, the successful candidate will assist test engineers in the design & development of a commercialized hydrogen compression gas station product.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct performance evaluation tests of hydrogen compressor hardware according to established laboratory procedures.
  • Process & analyze recorded data using spreadsheet/process modeling tools.
  • Experimental write-up & data reporting essential.
  • Perform basic maintenance & upkeep of test stand equipment, including troubleshooting, as required.
  • Assist engineering personnel with test stand design & commissioning.
  • Assist in the development and modification of manufacturing work procedures.
  • Communicate progress on a daily basis with the lead staff engineer(s).

Additional Requirements (unless otherwise noted):

  • Previous exposure to manufacturing process and/or engineering testing laboratory is necessary.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude is essential.
  • Complementary experience in plumbing, wiring, working with gases and gas sampling analytical equipment is essential.
  • Familiarity with machining, mechanical assembly and measurement tools.
  • High level of enthusiasm for working in a fast-paced start-up environment.
  • Familiarity with MS Office tools (e.g. Excel & Word) a requirement.
  • Familiarity with Quality Systems (six-sigma, SPC, FMEA, etc.) a plus.
  • Attention to detail & safety.

Position 2. New Battery Technology

The Test Execution Engineer will be a key member of the Battery Test team focusing on equipment engineering support and the validation/testing of battery cells. They will be tasked with developing equipment improvement plans and documenting/verifying test procedures in our battery testing facilities.

Primary responsibilities

  • Understand battery manufacturing equipment and test equipment; working closely with test team technicians and engineering team
  • Documentation, using Standard Operating Procedures to create clear, easy to follow procedures for reference and training of new employees on battery test equipment
  • Implement equipment improvement projects to increase equipment uptime and maximize capacity
  • Implement quality improvement projects which will improve test data integrity
  • Assist in planning and execution of equipment move and commission to new facility

Specific Skills/Abilities

The position requires attention to detail, resourceful problem solving and strong communication skills. Candidate with demonstrated hands on experienced is preferred as the role will involve a significant amount of interaction with mechanical and electrical equipment.

Position 3. Electronic Materials

Process Engineering

Work with manufacturing operations group on process improvement and production support projects in our Electronic Materials manufacturing site in Marlborough, MA. Engineer will have specific project responsibilities related to quality or yield improvement. Projects will include working on the production floor to see and understand the issues, some laboratory analytical work and data analysis/reporting.

Engineer will be trained in all aspects of their job function with an emphasis on safe operation and behaviors.

Specific requirements:

  • Chemical Engineering majors preferred.
  • Good knowledge of MS Excel and JMP software preferred.
  • Some knowledge of analytical laboratory techniques preferred.

Position 4. Nanotechnology

Company seeks applications to fill one or two temporary product control engineering positions beginning July. Company is a MIT spin—off founded in 2001 and a leading manufacturer of fullerenes, single walled carbon nanotubes and their chemical derivatives for thrust applications like organic photovoltaics (OPV), transparent electric conductors and carbon nanoelectronics. Company has a strong in-house R&D program that has won competitive grant awards from agencies like NSF, NIST and have collaborative partners among reputed universities, National labs and Defense labs. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to learn and use key analytical tools like thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), UV-Vis-NIR spectroscopy and Raman spectroscopy to characterize carbon nanoproducts and closely involve with our application development efforts. Familiarity with common chemical laboratory practices is expected.

Strong analytical skills, documentation and communication skills are required (Excel, PowerPoint etc). Exposure to DOE and statistical analysis tools like JMP will be desirable.

Position 5. Petrochemicals Process Design

We are a worldwide engineering contractor with an office in the downtown Boston, Massachusetts. This office concentrates on chemical technology development and process engineering work in the areas of petrochemicals and refining. Technology development activities are also carried out in a 19,000 square foot laboratory in Weymouth, Massachusetts.

Internship candidates in the Chemical Engineering curriculum will be assigned to an ongoing project reporting to a Process Engineering Supervisor. Tasks assigned will draw upon your understanding of Chemical Engineering fundamentals, and can include client project related tasks such as process simulation of unit operations such as Distillation, Reaction, and Liquid Extraction or plant equipment sizing and design. Alternatively, tasks can relate to in-house projects, such as tool development in the area of key deliverables, of which Process Flow Diagrams, Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams, and major equipment specifications are examples.

You will receive supervision and guidance from an experienced Process Engineering Supervisor, which will afford you an opportunity for substantive discussions and understanding of technical issues, as well as functional issues such as engineering workflow and the tasks taken on by each engineering discipline.

2 co-op positions: 1 entry level and 1 Intermediate to Advanced

Intermediate to advanced level:

Works alongside senior engineers and is involved in engineering design process, with responsibilities including equipment sizing and specifications, instrumentation, P&ID / PFD review and mark-ups, use of our process simulation tool, status updates, and generation of other deliverables for our process design package. Given the opportunity to work independently. May tour the Research lab facility in Weymouth.

This role is both challenging and interesting as it involves a direct application of their coursework through calculations, interactions with our engineering team, and will give the co-ops a new perspective on what it takes to design a commercial large scale chemical plant for real.

Position 6. Chemical Company

Engineering Assistant for Running a Lab Size Chemical Pilot Plant.

We have an opening for the above position. The successful candidate will work as an integrated member of an ongoing key research program that utilizes a continuous pilot plant that mimics a successful industrial process. The pilot rig is at the Experimental Station, Company's main research center, in Delaware. The test rig incorporates many unit operations in chemical engineering. Key job activities of the selected candidate include, but are not limited to:

  • Assistance to principal investigator in conducting once-a-week tests
  • Coordination with 3 site technicians and one site engineer
  • Gathering data during the tests by filling log-sheets and authoring test summary sheets.
  • Ensuring proper collection of pre-test, on-line and post-test data for an accurate mass balance closure
  • Automation of test report production using data transferred from "data-logger" to MS Excel spreadsheets
  • Preparation of a draft mass balance and a draft test report after each weekly test
  • Post-test treatment of potentially hazardous reaction products in a safe manner for preparation of samples for solid and liquid analyses.
  • Sending samples for analysis, receiving analytical data output and managing the related record-keeping process.
  • Keeping an ongoing record of inventory of reactants, parts and supplies, and products to ensure smooth running of the test program
  • Presentation of scientific data during periodic weekly meetings

To assure proper accomplishment of the job requirements the successful candidate will preferably have the following skills and attributes

  • Basic engineering and science knowledge, especially in chemistry and chemical engineering
  • Basic computer skills and excellent MS Excel knowledge
  • Willingness to learn quickly and problem solving
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Effective verbal and written presentation skills
  • Attention to detail in conducting safe chemical laboratory practices
  • Flexibility to work off hours during the 36-hr test period, but this is not required

Position 7. Biomaterials Product Development

Biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative therapies for diseases and conditions of the eye using its proprietary hydrogel platform technology.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Formulation development of API loaded and placebo microparticles
  • Punctum plug fabrication with microparticles or micronized API using proprietary PEG technology
  • Characterization of various formulations (microparticles/plugs)
  • Perform experiments with the drug delivery group to develop scale-up processes for microparticle and plug fabrication
  • Assist with manufacturing builds in GMP labs to support pre-clinical studies
  • Maintain a lab notebook for R&D studies and batch records for GMP builds
  • Update Quality documents as required
  • Regular maintenance of equipment
  • Maintain inventory for labs and order general lab supplies, equipment parts etc.
  • Analyze, summarize, and present data in group meetings

Qualification Requirements:

  • Education: Currently pursuing a BS in Chemical Engineering
  • Experience: 1st, 2nd or 3rd Co-Op
  • Knowledge/Skill: Must have the ability to work in a multidisciplinary team setting; Must be proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel.

Position 8. Pharmaceuticals: Upstream Process Development

Clinical-stage company committed to developing potentially transformative gene therapies for severe genetic diseases and T cell-based immunotherapies. The company's objective is to develop and bring to market the most advanced products based on the transformative potential of gene therapy to provide patients hope for a better life in the face of limited or no long-term safe and effective treatment options. Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts with operations in the U.S. and Europe.

Job Description:

  • Investigation of novel technologies to increase understanding of lentiviral product including dynamic light scattering to understand plasmid size and GFP plasmids to understand transfection efficiency using florescence imaging.
  • Execute experiments to support lentiviral vector late stage process development with both adherent and suspension cell lines to support multiple programs
  • Author technical documents that will be used to support process development activities

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Cell Culture (adherent and/or suspension) experience is preferred
  • Understanding of cell culture kinetics is preferred
  • Understanding of process development is a plus
  • Experience in statistics is a plus
  • Strong verbal and written skills; ability to provide focus and clarity; able to handle confidential information and material appropriately
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment where results are achieved through influence and the incorporation of multiple points of view
  • Independently motivated, detail oriented and good problem solving ability
  • Excellent organizational skills, sufficient to multi-task in an extremely fast-paced environment with changing priorities

Transportation:

  • We are located within walking distance of the Lechmere and Kendall square T stations and will also offer parking for students if needed. Both commuting options are fully subsidized.
  • Number of positions: 1
  • Hours per week: approx. 40-45
  • Minimum GPA (if required): N/A
  • Majors considered: Biology, Chemical Engineering, or other Life Sciences *

Position 9. Chemical Vapor Deposition

Our criteria is GPA > 3.0.

Corporation is a dynamic Cambridge-based company commercializing a unique polymer coating technology. Our technology has application in multiple industries ranging from pharmaceuticals to fabrics, and we have multiple customers partnering with us for scale-up and commercialization. We are looking for an engineer who wants to work in a high powered, fast-moving setting where timely results are important. We offer the new engineer an opportunity to learn first-hand the skills needed to design, fabricate and deliver a unique, complex nanotechnology product. Our projects typically follow a phased approach, in which we develop the concept, work to prepare feasibility studies, and finally create the finished product. You will be involved in all aspects of this approach.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with operation and maintenance of company's initiated chemical vapor deposition (iCVD) systems for producing polymer coatings. This may include development, assembly and qualification of new coating systems.
  • Perform process optimization and develop operating protocols for the coating systems.
  • Develop and refine experimental plans designed to meet our customers' needs (working closely with senior engineers).
  • Run the coating equipment and perform testing on customer parts.
  • Share and discuss data with other engineers and consultants, and help decide on strategies for further action.
  • Troubleshoot general process issues and problems in a creative, timely manner.

This is a unique opportunity to help scale up an exciting new technology and see it commercialized.

Position 10. Nanomaterial Coatings

Our coatings and materials are the world's first and only products to feature an effectively frictionless, 100% liquid surface. No other product can match our ability to prevent the adhesion of viscous liquids to containers and process equipment, and nothing compares for impeding biological fouling such as marine organisms sticking on ship hulls.

Given its unparalleled ability to keep surfaces clean, we enable a zero-waste, high-efficiency economy.

We are looking for 'creative smart', curious, entrepreneurial, and motivated co-op students with experience and strong interest in polymer/nanomaterial coatings, application, and characterization who will be a part of accelerating the commercial deployment of our revolutionary technology to the real world in order to make a positive impact on society.

In a dynamic, exciting, and fast paced startup environment, the Product Development Co-ops will contribute to the development of novel coatings based on our technologies, and help deliver a wide range of unique formulations to our customers. As an integral part of our technical team, the co-ops will contribute to the design and fabrication of the coatings, as well as have a broad opportunity to contribute technical solutions to a variety of customer-driven projects. In addition, the students will closely interact with the members of our business development team and the customers to support commercialization efforts. Overall, we believe this position will give a unique learning experience to the co-op students.

We view this opportunity as not just a single-term opportunity with the students but as a stepping-stone to building a strong and long-term relation with each of the students who may be also interested in joining as a full-time employee after graduation.

Key areas of responsibility

  • Support R&D engineers and scientists with design, manufacture, testing of products
  • Prepare and evaluate custom samples for a variety of client projects and partners
  • Conduct product development investigations utilizing diverse testing instrumentation (Instron, rheometer, SEM, Hegman gauge, goniometer, others)
  • Design and implement new coating formulations and material test methods
  • Assist in prototyping application processes for target applications
  • Contribute as a technical point of contact for clients and partners
  • Prepare technical presentations and participate in team meetings
  • Maintain lab notebook and other records in accordance with standards

Qualifications

  • General knowledge of materials science, polymer synthesis or surface characterization methods
  • Experience with handling chemicals in the laboratory, especially polymers, solvents, powders
  • Proven ability to work in a team to achieve concrete objectives in a timely manner
  • Aptitude for to work effectively in a dynamic and fast paced start up environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Additional Qualifications

  • Experience with interfacial phenomena such as: wetting, adhesion, self-assembly
  • Experience in coatings/thin films characterizations (e.g. surface imaging, optical characterization, bulk mechanical properties, wear and abrasion of coating materials)
  • Exposure to synthesis and formulation of environmentally sensitive polymers
  • Experience in film casting and spray coating
  • Demonstrated scientific excellence supported by publications, patents and presentations
  • An entrepreneurial, self-starter mindset, evidenced by academic or industrial accomplishments

Position 11. Automation

We are a premier process automation organization and a sales and service representative. We design, implement and test process control systems and solutions for several industries primarily for Life Sciences (Pharmaceutical and Biotech), but also for Specialty Chemicals, Food and Beverage, Pulp and Paper, and Power and Utilities Industries. Process Control is a rewarding field of engineering where we leverage both established and innovative technologies to establish and optimize some of the most profitable manufacturing processes in the world.

As a coop/intern, you will have the opportunity to use skills you have already learned and develop new skills not taught in your course work. We are currently looking for college students to work with us, who are interested in:

  • Building a professional social network by collaborating with industry experts
  • Working with state of the art technologies and processes
  • Experience with FDA regulated pharmaceutical and biologics manufacturing control systems
  • Contributing to a shared spirit of creativity and innovation
  • A solid base in controls fundamentals to support future understanding

The Project Engineering Team interacts almost exclusively with process engineers in the Life Sciences industry, from Biotech and Pharmaceutical giants to small-scale R&D pilot plants. In addition to our front end DeltaV DCS (Distributed Control System) design and implementation services, we also provide in-plant services to install and commission the control system to provide a full start-to-finish experience.

The Systems Engineering Team interacts primarily with Biotech Manufacturing facilities in the Greater Boston area. The focus of this team is the Syncade MES (Manufacturing Execution System) and customized Systems Solutions. MES systems allow our clients to improve efficiency and consistency by converting paper Batch Records for the manufacture of Pharmaceutical and Biological products to Electronic Batch Records. The customized Systems Solutions that we provide (which cover a broad range of objectives), are generally help our clients to use the tremendous wealth of information generated by their DCS and MES systems to make intelligent business decisions.

Desirable Attributes for all roles:

  • A professional, positive attitude and the willingness to learn
  • Students from Chemical, Electrical, and Computer Engineering programs are preferred.
  • All student levels will be considered
  • Computer experience is desirable, but training is provided as needed for the position.

Project Engineering Team Co-op/Intern Opportunities:

  • Be a member of a team that designs and configures Automation and Process Control Systems using Commercial off-the-Shelf (COTS) software.
  • Design and implementation of traditional and HCD (Human Centered Design) operator interface graphics
  • Documented GMP verification and FDA validation of implemented control system
  • Customer site installation and commissioning support of DCS (Distributed Control System) solutions

Transportation:

We are located in Mansfield, MA. We are easily accessible by car via Rte 495 and Rte 95. We are also accessible via commuter rail. Transportation to/from the Mansfield train station is provided for interviews and during employment at our company.