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Instrumentation and Controls Engineer



Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024

SiTration is seeking a Instrumentation and Control (I&C) Systems Engineer to join our team and help scale our groundbreaking technology. At SiTration, you will have the opportunity to develop our technology and contribute to a novel approach for the recovery of critical materials for an electrified future.

SiTration is a rapidly-growing team of creative, passionate, and deeply-technical scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs working to develop a low-cost, sustainable approach for harvesting critical minerals for an electrified future. At the core of SiTration’s approach is a patented filtration membrane technology developed at MIT combining extreme chemical and physical durability with electronic conductivity. This novel solution aims to transition resource-intensive chemical and thermal separations to an ultra-efficient electrified approach.

Founded out of MIT in 2020, SiTration’s operations are located in the Kendall Square area of Cambridge, MA. This position requires a full-time in-person commitment.

If you’re a go-getter and are excited about working on tough tech that has the potential to make a difference in the fight against climate change, please apply! Above all else, we are looking for motivated and talented people to join our team.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Working closely with R&D and other engineering teams to develop system requirements
  • Lead the design, production, and deployment of first-of-a-kind electrified systems implementing our technology
  • Design and build low voltage control system cabinets, specify components, lead procurement
  • Develop piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs), and network and wiring diagrams
  • Establish and build in-house engineering capabilities, both teams and equipment
  • Work with external vendors for design and fabrication as needed
  • Create and maintain design and technical-file documentation
  • Develop human-machine interfaces (HMIs) to monitor and control pilot systems
  • Conduct design reviews for new and updated system designs

Desired experience and skills:

  • B.S. or M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or similar with 5+ years of experience
  • Experience with industrial automation hardware, PLCs, analog and digital IO, and industrial network protocols
  • Experience with National Instruments hardware and software (Labview)
  • Experience with low voltage wiring (e.g., 24VDC, <=120VAC)
  • Comfortable troubleshooting electrical equipment and systems
  • Experience with control-system cabinet layouts and design, P&ID and wiring diagram development
  • Experience with CAD software (Solidworks 3D electrical design, 2D drawings)
  • Familiarity with UL508A and the NEC is a plus
  • Experience working with engineers of various backgrounds to develop effective and safe controls systems
  • Experience with safety and hazard analysis (e.g., HAZOP, SWIFT) methodology
  • Professional Engineering licensure is a plus
  • Project management experience is a plus

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be passionate about materials innovation for environmental and societal benefits
  • Prioritize safety
  • Be highly motivated and able to work both independently and in small teams
  • Desire working in a fast-paced environment and have opportunities for rapid career development

At SiTration, we:

Are mission-driven. We are excited to tackle pressing environmental and societal challenges faced by our world today.

Are curious. We are scientists and engineers by training and dreamers at heart. We are able to work innovatively by fearlessly asking questions and pursuing the answers.

Enable, empower, and elevate. We support and uplift each other, both by collaborating in teams and as we tackle tasks independently. We all have different technical and personal backgrounds, and welcoming our differences allows us to grow together and solve the challenges at hand.

SiTration offers competitive salary and equity compensation packages for all employees; we believe that all employees should partake in the success of the company. SiTration, Inc. is committed to providing equal-opportunity employment to all persons. No person shall be denied equal access because of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or physical/mental disability.