Development Specialist – Coating (80 – 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 develop, prepare and characterize different slurries and coating solutions and, while developing procedures for different active components and substrates.
  • You compare different formulations regarding coatability, adhesive/cohesive behavior and properties of coated end products, specifically for Climeworks’ application.
  • You understand how slurry and/or coating properties correlate to mechanical and chemical properties of the final product.
  • You support the development of new testing methods for characterizing the slurries and final coated products.
  • You work in close collaboration with experts in testing, product design, and sorbent & process development to enable cutting-edge sorbent system solutions for future technology generations.
  • You act as a key expert in collaboration with external partners for substrate sourcing and coating development and quality control.

Your story

  • You have a university degree in material science, chemistry, chemical engineering or equivalent.
  • You have at least 5 years of experience in a similar role/industry.
  • You have hands-on experience in coatings development in an industrial R&D or manufacturing environment, preferably for the development of structured catalysts.
  • You are familiar with standard testing methods for slurry and coating characterization.
  • You have already gained experience with DOE and data evaluation.
  • You distinguish yourself through high reliability and strong ownership, while being independent, detail oriented and are striving for best results.
  • You are a strong communicator and can explain both the big picture and technical details to a broad audience.
  • You are open to travel up to 10% of the time.
  • You are fluent in English and have excellent oral and written communication skills. German would be 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:

Disclaimer: The percentage in the job title means that for this vacancy, you can decide if you want to be employed on a full-time or part-time basis, depending on what works best for your needs.

We do not accept candidates from agencies for our positions.

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