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Process Engineer

Manufacturing | Boston, MA | Full Time

Job Description

AeroShield is making the next generation of energy-efficient windows possible by manufacturing the first ultra-clear, super-insulating aerogel sheets.

Windows are critical elements of comfort and productivity, but in the United States they cost $40 billion in heating and cooling energy. Every year 50+ million new window units add to this growing problem, but what if we were no longer forced to choose between insulating our walls for indoor comfort and accessing natural daylight and beautiful outdoor views? Scientists from MIT have developed breakthrough advances in nanoporous glass, the same material used to insulate spacecraft, to enable a new performance class of windows that offer affordability and efficiency.

New super-insulating material developed by AeroShield is designed to drop inside existing double-pane window manufacturing to create a window 50% more insulating – reducing energy use and improving comfort. Sealing AeroShield inside new windows enables energy payback 5x faster than comparable products. Our thin, lightweight solution can be delivered and integrated into existing window manufacturing, achieving high performance at a low cost to enable $10 billion in energy savings and >500 million tons of CO2 reduction (nearly half of current US homes’ annual emissions)!

We aren’t the only ones excited: founded out of MIT in 2019, AeroShield has established manufacturing R&D activities in Hyde Park (Boston), MA since March of 2020. The company raised over $2.8 M in funding to begin producing prototypes, and is already working with 4 DOE national labs, 2 cleantech incubators, and was selected for the Activate Boston 2020 cohort. AeroShield won MIT’s $100k Clean Energy Prize, Cleantech Open National Grand Prize, and earned the founders and inventors recognition in Forbes 30 Under 30: Energy


Position Overview

This position offers an exciting opportunity to join the core AeroShield R&D Manufacturing team led by Founder & CTO, Dr. Kyle Wilke to develop and optimize a scalable and economic manufacturing processes.

The ideal candidate will be familiar with chemical processes and be ready to get hands-on with our ground-breaking material. We seek a dynamic engineer who can help us build on our initial successes scaling-up the foundational benchtop work to ensure industrial scale production is safe, cost-effective, and sustainable.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Process development for controlled chemical reactions, aerogel sheet formation via solution-gelation processes, and solvent exchanges
  • Design of pilot and production-scale manufacturing equipment
  • Development of key metrics for monitoring process development

 

Background & Experience

We are looking for a candidate with at least 3-5 years of process development experience, but candidates with less experience are also encouraged to apply. The ideal person will have the following experience and qualities:

  • Implemented new processes or managed process development involving solvents and pressurized equipment
  • Specified and procured manufacturing equipment such as pumps, pressure vessels, or heat exchangers
  • Achieved leading quality and safety standards within their respective industry