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Process Engineer

Alter Biota Inc.
80 Marine Dr, Edwardsville, NS
$80,000–$110,000 a year - Permanent, Full-time


80 Marine Dr, Edwardsville, NS

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  • Casual dress
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Extended health care
  • On-site parking
  • Paid time off

Full job description

JOB POSTING – Process Engineer


αlterβiota applies cutting edge nanomaterials, big data and digital technology to decarbonize the concrete industry while improving costs, performance and quality for our customers. We are a fast growing, cleantech company that is deeply committed to circular, net zero production of our products while remaining anchored in practical, value-driven solutions for industry.


We are seeking a highly motivated and creative Process Engineer to join our growing team as a full time, permanent team member. This is a unique opportunity to meaningfully impact the early success of the company and contribute to the advancement of our transformational hydrous Bio-Graphene Oxide admixture products.

The ideal candidate will enjoy working independently with a strong sense of purpose and responsibility. As you will be advancing new technology, there is no playbook; critical thinking and practical problem-solving skills are essential. You will be working shoulder to shoulder with your colleagues in a hands-on, innovation driven environment to develop, test and deploy new technologies to market.


· Installation, start up and commissioning of bench scale pyrolysis and media milling units

· Conceptual design, modeling, and simulation of milling, pyrolysis, gas upgrading, and liquid phase exfoliation processes

· Operational oversight of commercial scale liquid phase exfoliation pilot plant

· Coordinate with research and development team on scaling processes from bench including quality management plan

· Support conceptual design, engineering, procurement, and construction of commercial scale bio-graphene admixture production plant with third party engineering partners

· Participate directly in the design, development and piloting of new products and processes


· A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering or Engineering Chemistry from a recognized post-secondary institution

· Some experience working with conceptual design and chemical plant EPC

· Data analysis and process simulation experience (e.g., Aspen, Chemcad, CFD modeling)

· Proven capabilities in writing reports and other technical documents

· Ability to work independently with accuracy and urgency

· Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships in a collaborative team environment

· Demonstrated English communication skills, both oral and written

· Must have a valid driver's license Conducting experiments and pilot plant trials to validate process designs and scale-up production

· Experience troubleshooting and resolving process-related issues to maintain production continuity

· Developing and maintaining process documentation, including operating procedures and training materials

· Developing process flow diagrams and equipment specifications

· Keeping abreast of industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in chemical engineering


· Familiarity with media milling, colloidal dispersion, pyrolysis, and syngas upgrading technologies

· Familiarity with machine learning concepts nanomaterials, spectroscopic analytical techniques

· Sound competence with piping and electrical trades

Submit a combined PDF document of your resume, highlighting your relevant experience with a cover letter outlining why you are ready to join our team.

Please send your application to:

We offer a competitive salary, ESOP, and health benefits.

We strive to be an organization of inclusion and diversity. Please feel free to indicate in your cover letter if you belong or self-identify in one of the underrepresented groups: Indigenous persons, racially visible persons, persons with a disability, women, and persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

All applications will be reviewed, although only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: $80,000.00-$110,000.00 per year


  • Casual dress
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Extended health care
  • On-site parking
  • Paid time off


  • Monday to Friday


  • Bachelor's Degree (preferred)

Work Location: In person