Junior Materials Scientist

Burnaby, BC, Full time

Loop Energy is helping build a zero-emissions world – and we need your help!

We are a Canadian based industry-leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of hydrogen fuel cell systems - our products are reshaping the industry with an unmatched combination of fuel efficiency and power density.

We have recently raised 100 million dollars, are now publicly traded, and we are excited about our future.

The Position:

We are seeking a skilled and high performing Junior Materials Scientist for an important role within our growing team.

The ideal candidate enjoys being hands-on, is very detail oriented and has a knack for presenting data in a way that is clear and meaningful.

The Junior Materials Scientist will assist the development and delivery of new fuel cell materials into Loop’s current and future fuel cell designs including, requirements definition, component selection, component validation, and technology transfer to product development and manufacturing.

Each day will be different, yet key responsibilities and expectations include:

  • Characterize materials with a wide range of equipment, including Universal Testing machines, DMA, DSC, FTIR, TGA, XRF, SEM-EDS

  • Complete testing using various chemical analytical techniques

  • Assist in developing test plans and new test methods and collecting, reviewing, analyzing test data for the following efforts

  • Fundamentally understand and characterize new materials

  • Assess compliance of new materials against functional requirements and operational profiles

  • Work with stack component designers (plate, MEA, HW) to ensure smooth and proper integration of new materials into processes, designs and products in cooperation with product development, quality, manufacturing, supply chain, and external suppliers

  • Comprehend and follow internationally accepted ASTM, ISO and/or DIN test standards to perform certain material characterizations

  • Complete material characterization assessments in support of degradation mechanism investigations and failure analysis

  • Communicate with a small team of engineers, scientists, and technicians to achieve team deliverables safely, effectively, and with a high level of quality

  • Come up with creative and innovative ideas to develop and deliver new structures and/or new materials for improved cost, performance and/or lifetime

What we are looking for:

  • Relevant degree in science or engineering (e.g. Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Materials Engineering)

  • Working knowledge of thermoplastics, thermosets, elastomers, composites, materials science, and materials processing

  • Hands-on experience with wet chemistry and sample preparation

  • Practical experience in mechanical testing using a Universal Testing Machine and interpretation of test data

  • Practical experience with analytical equipment (e.g. DMA, DSC, etc.), including data analysis

  • Strong oral and written communications skills required

  • Working knowledge of fuel cells stacks or systems is desirable

  • Hands-on experience on development of new testing methods/tools would be an asset

  • Be self-motivated, thrive in an environment with multiple assignments, and be willing to learn and adapt in a fast-paced product engineering organization

  • Demonstrate flexibility and creativity to meet requirements while keeping to tight schedules

  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills

Why you should join Loop Energy?

  • Rare opportunity to join a company making a difference

  • A chance to work within a Canadian company in high growth and a bright future

  • Competitive salary and comprehensive company paid health and dental benefits

  • Flexible Lifestyle and Health Spending Accounts

  • Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)

  • Opportunities for career advancement

Please apply asap as we are interviewing immediately!  No cover letter required.

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