Manufacturing Engineer (BH0073)

Fort Lupton, CO
R&D /
Full Time /
About Charm

Our mission is to return the atmosphere to 280 ppm CO₂. We convert excess inedible biomass into carbon-rich bio-oil and inject it into underground storage for permanent carbon removal. At scale we can use bio-oil to make fossil-free iron.

Our carbon removal pathway took off in 2020 with initial purchases from customers like Stripe, Shopify & Microsoft. Since then we’ve scaled to thousands of tons of carbon removal, over a hundred employees, and now have three locations in San Francisco, Colorado, and Kansas. Come join us in 2024 as we aim to become one of the first companies to put 10,000 tons of carbon back underground!

We're looking to expand our team of ambitious creative and hands-on forward-thinking humans. We value psychological safety and collaboration. We take calculated risks and don't sweep mistakes under the rug; instead, we pin them to the wall and learn from them. We value that everyone’s unique backgrounds and perspectives shape their work. We encourage you to read our company values.

Come help us reverse climate change. Gigatons or bust!

About the Role 

In the role you will dive into Charm’s manufacturing processes and help solve critical challenges that move us forward towards reaching our carbon removal goals! The role is responsible for evaluating all steps of the manufacturing process (mechanical tooling, work instructions, machine design, process flow design, etc.) and rapidly implementing improvements. This role reports to our Engineering Manager in Colorado at the Fort Lupton production site where you will be working on a team of cross functional engineers and technicians to accomplish your goals.


    • Establish baseline process flow models to capture the current state of the manufacturing system; use these to highlight and prioritize opportunities for improvement.
    • Generate new and improved engineering work instructions with dynamic visual aids, data collection techniques, and clear/concise language to ensure reliable operation execution.
    • Work alongside the Operations team to gather verbal/written feedback on key operator pain points that you can subsequently solve.
    • Collaborate with our Training department to develop and continuously improve robust training materials and process designs to set the manufacturing team up for success.
    • Contribute to new product design processes and design reviews to implement high quality process design & design-for-operations strategies into Charm’s products.


    • 4+ years of experience in process engineering or working in a manufacturing environment.
    • A self-starter who can identify process and design improvements that will make the system more operable, and the engineering acumen to see those through to completion.
    • Proven ability to own a machine and work cell continual improvement and development.
    • Experience working alongside operators to understand human factors considerations, tooling needs, and process inefficiencies (ex. Gathering voice of the customer feedback).
    • A desire to be hands on with equipment more than half the time.

Bonus (but not required):

    • Mechanical design experience and/or tooling design experience.
    • Experience executing hardware tests and test campaigns.
    • You have some knowledge of pyrolysis, gasification or other thermal conversion processes.
    • You have a familiarity with Linux, Python and scripting languages.
    • You have experience with SaaS tools like Datadog and/or time series databases.
$94,000 - $134,000 a year
The anticipated salary range is  $94,000-$134,000, dependent on factors such as experience within the job, within the industry, education, etc
What We Offer

· Stock options
· Health benefits (medical, dental, vision)
· Traditional and Roth 401(k) with a 50% match on contributions up to 6%
· Paid time off, including parental leave
· A yearly professional development stipend
· Healthy snacks and lunches for onsite employees
· A sweet workplace with lots of space inside and out
· A chance to pivot into a role in climate!

Visa Sponsorship Policy

Since we are a small startup, certain accommodations for visa sponsorship may not be within our capability. At this time, Charm Industrial is only sponsoring E3 and TN visas.

Our Commitment

Charm Industrial is an equal opportunity employer with a firm commitment to growing our team in an inclusive way, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, medical condition, age, or veteran status. The consequences of climate change inherently affect some more than others, and we need a diverse team to help us save our little planet most effectively & justly. We are excited about all of those who choose to apply, and for those who end up joining us, to see how you better us as a team and company. We are more than the sum of our parts.