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Maintenance Manager

Austin, United States
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 is removed from the air by safely storing it underground, permanently.

Founded in 2009 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 spearheading the DAC industry globally. It has the world’s largest DAC facility and storage installation in operation and a team of over 300 Climeworkers determined to contribute to a net-zero future.

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 operate and maintain the Orca & Mammoth DAC plants. Focus on OKR-oriented and sustainable improvements to ensure plant availability, meet CO2/CDR production goals, and contribute to achieving the Climeworks Vision.
  • You maintain safe and compliant plant operation (safety culture without compromises).
  • You drive and report maintenance KPIs and costs.
  • You plan and develop calibration and maintenance regimes for mechanical & rotating equipment, piping, instrumentation, electrical & control systems equipment for the Orca & Mammoth Plants.
  • You execute and report planned and unplanned maintenance activities of the Orca & Mammoth Plants on mechanical & rotating equipment, piping, instrumentation, electrical & control systems equipment.
  • You maintain required processes and tools.

Your story

  • You hold a bachelors degree or its equivalent in mechanical engineering or a related discipline.
  • You have a minimum of 12 years of work experience in operation and maintenance within the process engineering industry.
  • Your background should demonstrate experience in operating and maintaining mechanical and rotating equipment, piping, instrumentation, as well as electrical and control system equipment.
  • Your expertise should extend to ramp-up and commercial plant operation and maintenance, including plant improvement initiatives.
  • You have proven work experience in a scale-up and/or first-of-its-kind environment.
  • You have detailed technical knowledge and your capabilities should cover mechanical and rotating equipment, piping, process instrumentation, control equipment (valves, etc.), electrical, and DCS systems.
  • You must have a proven, multi-year track record in plant operation and maintenance within the power, process, mining, refining, or pharmaceutical industry.
  • Your experience should include the implementation and operation of CMMS in the process engineering industry.
  • You are expected to be driven to achieve unprecedented performance in a scale-up venture.
  • You should be a strong coordinator, communicator, and collaborator.
  • You are characterized by continuous, persistent, and sustainable improvement.
  • You are naturally inclined towards structures, processes, and tools.
  • Your work style should be key performance indicator driven.
  • You are business fluent in English.
  • You are willing to travel up to 40%.

Disclaimer: You are living in Austin, Texas or are willing to relocate there for this position.

What We Offer:

At Climeworks, we foster a positive, purpose-driven, and inclusive culture. We care about the well-being of our Climeworkers and offer:

  • Paid time off, including vacation.
  • Flexibility to occasionally work remotely and adjust working hours.
  • RSUs, making you a shareholder in our company.
  • A competitive 401k plan and comprehensive health insurance, including dental coverage for you and your dependents.
  • A horizontal organization, a supportive team, and a dynamic, innovation-focused environment.

You will join 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: 

Diversity and Inclusion:

At Climeworks, we celebrate diversity and 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 make a difference.

We do not accept candidate profiles from agencies for our positions.

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