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Test Engineer – Measurement and Systems Analysis (80-100%)

Zurich, Switzerland
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 enable fast testing and validation of new technology ideas and concepts, focusing on developing and managing the Measurements and System Analysis of the Climeworks DAC Test Facilities.
  • You will support and shape the execution of test campaigns, including necessary changes and modifications.
  • You are responsible for delivering correct measurement principles for test campaign specifications.
  • You will enable the collection and preparation of test data, ensuring quality and analyzing measurement uncertainty.
  • You will suggest optimizations to current test setups and implement them after approval.
  • You will drive the adaptation of process controls and parameters for running experiment campaigns.
  • You are tasked with evaluating requirements for DAC process model validations, specifying and creating methods to support these.
  • You will develop and maintain methods and tools for accuracy analysis of DAC Test Facilities.
  • You will create functional descriptions for new DAC Test Facilities and adapt process controls for desired test campaign outcomes.
  • You are responsible for commissioning and validating measurement systems for new and modified DAC Test Facilities, ensuring adherence to required specifications.

Your story

  • You bring a BSc in Mechanical Engineering or a similar engineering or science discipline. A MSc in the same fields is a nice-to-have.
  • You have at least 3 years of experience in a similar position.
  • Your experience includes experimenting and testing on Testbench and Prototype scale.
  • You possess profound knowledge in measurement system analysis and measurement principles.
  • You have know-how in process engineering and thermodynamics.
  • You have hands-on experience in process plants.
  • You are capable of working in a team, coordinating work packages, and working with unknown or lacking information.
  • You demonstrate an independent, reliable, and structured way of working, with a strong awareness of quality and a willingness to learn.
  • You are proficient in English. German is a plus.
  • Experience in DAC, as well as knowledge and experience with adsorption & desorption processes, are preferred.

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 career’s portal:

Our promise: 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.

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