Product Owner Sorbent Modules (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 ensure the maturation and delivery of Climeworks’ new sorbent modules to market. 
  • You take ownership of complex sorbent modules for current and future Climeworks CO2 collector products.
  • You coordinate all the required activities related to the lifecycle management of our new sorbent modules from TRL6 to launch, service and end of life.
  • You follow the optimization of the technology and product by our R&D teams (TRL5), you own the product specifications and work with all internal and external stakeholders to deliver a product ready for commercialization to our operation teams. This includes coordinating the validation of new products at TRL6 through to serial production delivery, initiating and coordinating all engineering, manufacturing, testing, and validation activities.
  • You work with our supply chain and procurement team and ensure that commercial contracts with third parties reflect expected product performance and maturity at all times, allowing for appropriate flexibility as the product is further matured.
  • You will work closely with in-house technology, development, and operations teams as well as external collaborators, suppliers and partners.
  • You drive efficient collaboration cross-functionally and with our external partners.

Your story

  • You have completed a university degree in Mechanical, Process, Industrial Engineering or any related technical discipline.
  • You are technically adept with experience of both chemical and mechanical systems, for example from gas separation industry, catalyst industry or similar.
  • You have experience of product ownership, design and development of complex products.
  • You have experience with a complete design loop, comprising of conceptual design, detailed engineering, manufacturing, validation and deployment through to end-of product life.
  • You are familiar with and have experience of Technology Readiness Level (TRL) assessment, New Product Introduction (NPI) methods, and scale up from prototype to serial production.
  • You have an excellent understanding of risk-driven design methodology such as FMEA.
  • You have excellent project management skills of in-house and third-party projects.
  • You are familiar with DAC technology and processes or similar gas processing/separation systems.
  • You are characterized by a structured way of working, your affinity for detail and your organizational talent.
  • You are creative and take a holistic and strategic approach to design and development.
  • You are highly reliable, present strong ownership and are self-driven.
  • You provide excellent communication and collaboration skills and are a true team player.
  • You are fluent in English, knowledge in German or other languages is beneficial but not required.

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:

At Climeworks, you are accepted for who you are.
As part of our ongoing journey towards creating a diverse and inclusive environment - we encourage everyone to apply! All qualified applicants are considered for positions, so bring along your knowledge, personal experiences, and fresh perspectives, and together we can solve one of humankind’s greatest challenges. We look forward to getting to know you!

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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