Engineering Technician

Job Description

As an engineering technician, you will work with the engineering team to build, set up, and shake down new equipment. While working at a small yet growing Company, you will be exposed to working with the entire technical team (R&D, manufacturing, operations). Most projects will involve the build-out of analytical lab equipment, proof-of-concept engineering systems, setup of pilot chemical processes, and workflow optimization for the manufacture of NuMat’s innovative gas storage product technology.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Build test equipment to validate research materials in realistic proof-of-concept systems.
  • Set up of pilot-scale chemical unit operations (reactors, filters, dryers, columns, etc.).
  • Run experiments under engineering or research staff supervision.
  • Upgrade equipment as needed, and dismantle at end of life cycle.
  • Document setups, processes, and procedures.
  • Purchase equipment and components as required by the different projects.

About You

  • You enjoy building things.
  • You are comfortable with standard workshop tools.
  • You are self-motivated, confident, and able to work in a fast-paced environment under some supervision.
  • You are used to managing multiple priorities.
  • You are familiar with pipe and tube fittings (NPT, compression, flange, etc.).
  • You are familiar with T-slotted framing, Unistrut, and DIN rail.
  • Preferably, you have experience with electrical and control wiring (to e.g. PLCs).
  • Preferably, you have a working knowledge of chemical process equipment.
  • Preferably, you have a working knowledge of adsorption systems (e.g. PSA).

About NuMat

NuMat is an award-winning technology company committed to enabling fundamental performance shifts in gas storage and separation. NuMat is focused on commercializing metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), a class of high-performing sorbents that can be tailor-designed at the atomic level for specific uses. NuMat's unique capabilities are based on key technological advancements in computational design, laboratory synthesis, and large-scale production of MOFs, which has enabled NuMat to rapidly prototype full-scale products with strong market interest. To date, NuMat has identified materials that show significant promise in the storage of natural gas, electronic gases, oxygen, and industrial gases, as well high-value gas separation and purification.


At NuMat's main office in beautiful Skokie, IL.


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