Pilot Plant Technician

JOB FUNCTION: Scientific
JOB TYPE: Direct Hire
LOCATION: Brooklyn, NY
COMPENSATION: $65k - $75k
POSTED: Jun 22, 2022

Our client is a renewable energy start up, based in New York City. Our client is looking to achieve a more sustainable future to repurpose natural materials into consumer products and is seeking a Pilot Plant Technician to join their team! This company is starting to increase their footprint from NYC into Canada. This company is collecting many accolades from Time Magazine and NASA for their project.

Salary/Hourly Rate:

$65,000 – $75,000

Position Overview:

The Pilot Plant Technician will be responsible for breaking down and assembling lab equipment used by the engineers for experimental test runs. He or she will operate the equipment used to run batches of chemicals for engineering tests. The Pilot Plant Technician will need to work independently as well as with a team. The company is a 24/7 operator, candidate MUST be comfortable working 12- hour rotating shifts.

Responsibilities of the Pilot Plant Technician:

  • Work in a safety focused experimental lab assisting in the operation of the pilot plant working directly with engineers in a small group setting
  • Follow strict regulations handling, labeling and storing chemicals that are used in the batch runs
  • Assemble and disassemble lab equipment carefully, often following pre cleared process steps but sometimes using general knowledge and experience
  • Perform basic troubleshooting, general repair, set up or maintenance of equipment and materials in this environment
  • Carefully observe and record data readings in paper and electronic lab notebooks and regularly utilize Microsoft Office for data management and information sharing
  • Move reasonably sized drums of chemicals and packages of raw materials by hand or using a hand pallet jack (no forklift operation)
  • Look for and record inconsistencies or unusual results from batch runs, be able to discuss feedback with engineers
  • Utilize the collected data and confirmed results to draw conclusions supporting project initiatives
  • Adhere to company SOPs to operate machines and execute daily responsibilities
  • Work professionally with others including colleagues, engineers, and managers in person or via email or phone correspondence

Qualifications for the Pilot Plant Technician:

  • Ideally have experience in a similar position, including Chemical Processor, Chemical Operator, Material Handler, Kilo Technician or Chemical Compounder
  • 2 to 5 years of experience is ideal but is not required
  • Experience in a lab, or experimental, setting and mechanical aptitude highly desired
  • Experience following GMP or related regulations or working with hazardous materials is a plus
  • Comfort wearing a full face respirator on occasion
  • Professional, polite communication skills · Proven attention to detail
  • Ability to change course regularly to work on different projects or with different partners
  • Experience working 8h or 12 hrs. shift work rotations in support of 24/7 operations

Education Requirements:

  • High School diploma or GED is required
  • Associate’s degree in a related scientific or technical field is a plus
  • Technical certification in a related field is a plus (ex: Mechanics, Electronics, Laboratory Technician, etc.)


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • PTO
As a woman-owned firm, we value diversity. We are an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.
Position ID: 111131