Continuous Improvement Manager in Plant Operation (100%)

Ready to join a team of visionaries who is dedicated to solving one of humankind’s greatest challenges?

Get to know Climeworks

Climeworks removes CO₂ from the air to fight global warming and protect future generations to come.

We develop, build and operate direct air capture (DAC) machines which capture CO₂ directly from the air. The captured carbon dioxide can either be recycled and reused as a raw material or completely removed from the air by safely storing it underground, permanently.

Founded by engineers, Christoph Gebald and Jan Wurzbacher, Climeworks was built with a mission to inspire 1 billion people to remove CO₂ from the air, and is now the leader in carbon removal technology.

A true climate pioneer, Climeworks is featured as a TIME100 Influential Company 2022 and Global Cleantech 100 Company 2022, driving a revolutionary technology engineered to solve the most pressing issue of our time.

We foster a dynamic environment and are building a global purpose driven team. We are looking for disruptive thinkers, passionate achievers and inspiring leaders that are ready to take on the world’s greatest challenge.

Will you join us? 

Your mission

Job description
  • Your mission at Climeworks is to continuously improve the Climeworks DAC plant Orca and Mammoth in Iceland to produce > 30’000 t CDR.
  • You define and improve critical production metrics in the SQDCPME framework (Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, People, Maintenance, and Environment).
  • You work OKR oriented and drive sustainable improvement of Orca and Mammoth Plants to ensure plant availability and CO2 / CDR production to secure the sales targets and to achieve the Climeworks Vision.
  • You maintain a safe and compliant plant operation (safety culture without compromises).
  • You drive and report plant operation KPIs and costs.
  • You plan, execute and report the ramp-ups and improvements of the Orca and Mammoth Plant.
  • You manage required processes and tools.

Your story

  • You have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in mechanical engineering or a related discipline.
  • You have at least 10 years experience in plant operation or production, thereof at least 6 years in program management.
  • You also have gained knowledge in ramp-up and commercial plant operation incl. plant improvement.
  • You can program management track-records in the field of production improvement.
  • You have a proven, multi-year plant operation or production track-record.
  • You have a drive to stay on your key performance indicators and to achieve unprecedented performance in a scale-up venture.
  • You are a strong coordinator, communicator and collaborator.
  • You are a continuous, persistent and sustainable improver.
  • You are open to travel up to 50% of the time.
  • You are fluent in English. German is a plus.

What we offer: A horizontal organization, a great team, an improvement-oriented approach, and a scale-up venture with an innovative technology. Sounds like you? We are looking forward meeting you! Apply now by filling in the online application form and uploading your complete dossier to our careers portal:

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