Instrumentation and Controls Design Engineer

HQ- Reno NV
Engineering – Instrumentation and Controls Design Engineer /
Full-time /
American Battery Technology Company (ABTC) is an industry-leading battery metal and critical materials technology development and commercialization company. Our Pilot Plant in Fernley, Nevada will be the first integrated implementation of our multi-step processing train for the full mechanical processing, physical separations, chemical extractions, and production of commercial-scale battery metals that will be resold back into the battery manufacturing supply chain to enact a low-cost, low environmental impact, and domestically sourced closed-loop circular economy.
As our I&C Design Engineer, you will design and implement best-in-class control systems for the chemical process systems of our proprietary lithium-ion battery recycling facility and primary resource extraction technologies. This candidate will collaborate with our R&D team, plant operations team, and various internal and external experts to ensure the successful design, construction, and operations of our facilities. The ideal candidate will be familiar with the research & development, design, installation, commissioning, and operations of first-of-kind facilities. They should be passionate about designing, implementing, and maintaining efficient automation systems for chemical manufacturing processes, ensuring quality control of outputs, specifying equipment, crafting and deploying monitoring protocols.  The candidate will be a problem-solver and have a keen interest in scaling processes proven at the bench-scale up to pilot- or pre-commercial scales.  This should include a constant focus on evaluating current processing steps and proposing and developing next-generation solutions to continuously improve system performance and operability. This position will report to our Automation Engineering Lead.
·       Instrumentation & Controls design services for multiple sites during the design, construction, commissioning and start up phases of projects, developing instrument lists and other detailed construction documents
·       Participate in initial equipment conceptual development and provide input on equipment design while balancing product specifications, process control requirements, layout complexity, cost, quality and lead-time limits
·       Developing specifications for procurement of low voltage controls equipment and instrumentation for mechanical, chemical, and other process systems
·       Prepare and review wiring diagrams, loop diagrams, and layout drawings for VFDs, PLCs, and other low-voltage automation systems.
·       Responsible for design coordination and quality to support the installation, start-up and commissioning of process automation systems
·       Develop or support the development of calibration and maintenance programs for controls equipment and instrumentation
·       Support operations and R&D teams by providing technical feedback and test plans for continuous improvement
·       Collaborate with program management and construction teams to safely and quickly implement efficient designs
·       Support PLC and SCADA development teams throughout the lifecycle of a project
·       Participate in the development of sequences of operations and/or control narratives
·       Participate in hazard analyses and FEMAs on process systems
·       Review and provide feedback on designs executed by outside design firms
·       Manage contract resources as needed

This is not necessarily an all-inclusive list of job-related responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements, or working conditions. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned.
Minimum Required Qualifications
·       Background in Electrical/Mechanical/Chemical Engineering or equivalent industry experience in Instrumentation and Controls
·       4+ years of engineering/design experience focusing on industrial automation systems
·       Exposure to a variety of instrument manufacturers and technologies
·       Able to interpret and produce Process Flow Diagrams (PFD) and Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID)  
·       Ability to positively collaborate in a team environment
 Preferred Qualifications
- Chemical processing background (Oil, Gas & Chemicals, Metals & Mining, Mineral Processing, etc.)
·       Licensed Professional Engineer: Control Systems
·       Experience with Autodesk CAD programs (Plant3D, Revit)
Physical Requirements
·       60% prolonged sitting and standing
·       40% walking, moving up and down stairs, bending and stooping
·       Lifting <50+ lbs. unassisted
·       Lifting >50 lbs. assisted
Onsite - Reno, NV 

Full-Time Exempt
·       Competitive salary 
·       Company-sponsored health, dental, vision, and life insurance
·       Company-sponsored Employee Assistance Program
·       RSUs
·       401(K)
·       Unlimited PTO
·       Monthly phone stipend
American Battery Technology Company is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.
American Battery Technology Company does not discriminate based upon disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with the ADA title I employment regulations. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability or a special need, please contact Human Resources at or you may call us at (775) 772-6377 or (775) 473-4744.
$90,000 - $130,000 a year