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Sr. Process Systems Engineer

Carbon Engineering

Carbon Engineering

Software Engineering
Squamish, BC, Canada
Posted on Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Grow your career. Be the difference. Leading the commercialization of ground-breaking technology that captures CO₂ directly from air is challenging and exhilarating. As a member of the CE team, you’ll be surrounded by smart, adventurous, curious people committed to progressing our Direct Air Capture (DAC) and AIR TO FUELS TM technologies. We’re a diverse team of innovators hailing from around the world with a shared vision, purpose, and commitment to deliver large scale climate change solutions. Our headquarters is in Squamish, B.C., and our presence is expanding in many other markets around the world as we commercialize our technologies

Our culture combines our heritage as a small company with our ambitious goals. We have a passion for what we do and believe our work will have a true and lasting impact on the world. Many of our employees are drawn to CE because of the direct connection between the game-changing work we do and their own personal values.

At our core, Carbon Engineering values integrity, growth, excellence in execution, and fun. This is an environment where people matter, and contributions are noticed. Our employees work hard and are given the opportunity to learn and grow from mistakes. Diversity is embraced, and we value an inclusive work environment where every employee has an equal opportunity to be heard. We work in a dynamic environment and thrive on tackling rewarding and complex problems as a team.

Position Scope

As a Plant Operator, you will perform daily tasks to gather data in support of technology development. The primary focus is to conduct plant test campaigns, operate plant equipment, and track plant activities in support of process development and future plant design.

This position requires a 12-hour shifts following a 4-on / 4-off shift pattern (which includes night and day rotation).

This role is based in Squamish, BC.

Health Safety and Environment

  • Champion a positive safety culture within the Operations team.
  • Be familiar with, and ensure adherence to core HSE policies including, but not limited to:
    • Permit to work;
    • Lockout tagout;
    • Contractor work;
    • Line break;
    • Hot work;
    • Confined space entry;
    • Working at height;
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements.
  • Maintain the plant in a safe condition in line with all applicable regulations.
  • Identify, report and resolve unsafe conditions, processes or actions within the workplace.
  • Ensure that all safety related incidents, accidents and near misses are reported and investigated in line with company policy.
  • Be familiar with the Emergency Response Plan (ERP) and associated responsibilities within the plan.
  • Ensure that periodic safety inspections, daily rounds and other safety related requirements are completed in a timely fashion.
  • Complete training curriculum.


  • Operate plant equipment and control panels as required.
  • Complete and authorize daily work permits as required.
  • Develop, implement and maintain policies, procedures and permits for plant operations.
  • Identify, capture and communicate lessons learned and implement solutions where appropriate.
  • Execute, assess and sign-off on proper LOTO (Lock Out Tag Out) procedures.
  • Participate in test campaigns and production campaigns in line with the Operation Team schedule.
  • Complete modification/upgrade work packages and other tasks as detailed.
  • Maintain a well-organized site and exceptional housekeeping standards.
  • Request, coordinate and support maintenance requirements with the Maintenance Team.
  • Coordinate and oversee contractors working on site.
  • Perform lab sampling and analysis to monitor and control plant performance.
  • Adjust process parameters to achieve targeted results outlined in test plans.
  • Execute troubleshooting analysis of plant equipment.
  • Perform safety checks and audits.
  • Monitor parameters using HMI and routine plant walk throughs.
  • Monitor, adjust, and complete modifications on equipment.
  • Provide input for or completing daily reports.
  • Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for plant operations as required.
  • Label and tag plant equipment.
  • Fulfill Operations Team responsibilities as detailed in the Operations Group Structure and Responsibilities document.
  • Foster and maintain a positive culture within the Operations Team; promote effective teamwork effort, a questioning mindset and recognize failure as a learning opportunity.
  • Identify, capture and communicate lessons learned and implement solutions where appropriate.
  • Provide support, guidance, training and coaching for new Plant Operators.
  • Identify constraints to achieving plant objectives.
  • Identify and apply appropriate quality control tools and techniques.
  • Conduct daily workplace inspection and daily rounds of the plant.
  • Request and support maintenance requirements with the Maintenance Department.
  • Operate mobile equipment such as forklift and boom lift.
  • Complete training requirements to learn about CE processes/procedures, and gain a critical understanding of plant systems, process fundamentals, and plant operations.

Education and Experience

  • Experience: 4-8 years of plant operations experience in pulp and paper, water treatment, oil and gas or similar industrial environment.
  • Education: Chemical Technology Diploma, Engineering Technology Diploma, Power Engineering certification or similar is considered an asset.

Key Competencies

  • Be a self-starter
  • Ability to prioritize, delegate and complete tasks on a timely manner
  • Able to apply clear judgement in high pressure situations.
  • Mechanically inclined and hands-on experience with industrial plant operations
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Function well in a job where priorities often change across operations, testing, troubleshooting and maintenance.
  • Have strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Thrive on doing things that have not been done before (explorer mindset).

Joining Carbon Engineering provides you more than a career – it’s a calling for those who are ready to make a difference in climate action. We provide hope.

Carbon Engineering is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive equal consideration for employment regardless of race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or age.