Team Lead Testing Operations (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 and manage best-in-class test facility operations, reliability, and upgrades.
  • You ensure the required availability for all existing DAC Test Facilities.
  • You create and own processes catering for improved workflows and collaborations and KPIs for test facility availability tracking.
  • You also create and own on-call duty guidelines with close collaboration with HR allowing the best possible support for critical test campaigns and you contribute towards test facility and infrastructure upgrades.
  • You take ownership of cost center upon approved budget and for the calibration of all critical measurement systems on the test facilities and ensure that all test facilities are maintained correctly.
  • You are the first in line for troubleshooting with the team and create and maintain the corresponding alerting, reporting, documentation, and procedures.
  • You build-up / hire team as required to fulfil company & program goals and you motivate and drive efficient collaboration within the team and the department.
  • You ensure continuous development and training of employees and manage the HR planning, recruiting, pay and holidays.
  • You practice a safety-first culture and ensure that all regulations are followed according to norms, and you conduct training, auditing, and follow-ups in case of findings.

Your story

  • You completed a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline.
  • You have at least 5 years in plant commissioning and/or operation in the process engineering industry.
  • You gathered at least 2 years experience in functional management responsibility or project management.
  • You gained experience in production planning or similar, with process engineering, software, automation controls and with the operation and maintenance in process engineering industry.
  • You also have knowledge of the technical rigor of measurements and the results, thereof including data quality and reliability.
  • You lead and successfully conclude initiatives to improve the operations field within an R&D environment.
  • You are business fluent in English, German highly advantageous.
  • You are willing to travel up to a maximum of 20%.

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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