Operations Engineer

Watertown, MA
Engineering /
Full Time /
Via Separations is a rapidly growing Boston-area startup dedicated to eliminating CO2 emissions from industrial manufacturing processes.  At the intersection of engineering, society, and impact, our team is passionate about making a difference and building the technology and organization to do it.  We are a fast-paced, interdisciplinary team backed by leading venture capital firms.  Our team has doubled in size in the last year, and we are looking to add talented, mission-driven people to our cohort. 

We are passionate about global climate impact, optimistic about scientific progress, and unafraid of hard problems. We believe that our people are our unfair advantage, and drive our mission forward. We embrace the diversity of our team for creative solutions and believe the best ideas come from the intersection of disciplines and perspectives. We want you to join us!

Via Separations’ technology is the first commercial implementation of membranes in several difficult industrial applications, including the pulp and paper industry. The Operations Engineer is intended to work alongside a team of engineers and technicians to operate a first of a kind design for new membrane systems. You will be responsible for generating an operations infrastructure and management system for Via’s newly designed systems.  The Operations Engineer will be over the development and utilization of unit health monitoring for all online systems. This role will serve as the primary contact for operations and will lead troubleshooting efforts on all fielded systems. Systems will range from small-scale pilots to industrial-scale chemical filtration systems.  This role has enormous growth potential as headcount increases, systems scale, and the organization continues to build scope and influence.

Responsibilities include:

    • Develop unit health monitoring for field deployed systems using data analytics software
    • Generate, modify, and maintain project-specific process design packages (PFDs, BOMs, P&IDs, etc.)
    • Participate in hazard analysis on various systems (FMEA, HAZOP, etc.)
    • Develop standard operating procedures for first of a kind technologies
    • Provide training and direction to day-to-day operations
    • Provide on-site oversight and support for systems at customers sites
    • Analyze process performance, summarize findings, and drive continuous improvement on existing and newly deployed facilities
    • Up to 30-50% travel required

The ideal candidate will have most, if not all, of these qualifications

    • BS in Chemical or Manufacturing Engineering or similar
    • 3+ years in a fast-paced manufacturing facility preferred
    • Experience with data acquisition software for analysis/troubleshooting
    • You must be: team-oriented, adaptable, able to prioritize and balance multiple projects, and love to build, troubleshoot and think critically. 
    • U.S. Work Authorization is required for this role

We Offer:

    • Competitive compensation package, including equity options
    • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
    • Disability & Life Insurance
    • 401(k)
    • 12 weeks paid Parental  Leave
    • Onsite Gym
    • Flexible PTO policy
    • 10 days paid company holidays
At Via, we value and prioritize diversity of thought, access, and experiences, and are an equal opportunity employer by choice. We consider all qualified applicants equally for employment. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, protected veteran status, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.