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Materia is always interested in meeting outstanding individuals who share our entrepreneurial spirit, our passion for innovation and our commitment to real-world change. Please check the following job listing of our current needs. To apply for one of the open positions, please email your resume and salary history to hr@materia-inc.com or fax to +1.626.584.4271. No phone calls, please.

 


Machinist

DEPARTMENT: Operations

LOCATION: Pasadena, CA

JOB PURPOSE:  The Machinist assists with various R&D projects and tasks related to the company’s technology and products.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Devise and carry out R&D tasks approved by management in a safe manner.
  • Design and fabricate molds, tooling, prototypes, models, or samples.
  • Operates CNC, conventional machinery, lathes, mills saws, grinders, etc.
  • Works with engineers and provides input on R&D development
  • Uses special equipment to measure parts caliper and high gauge micrometer
  • Maintain skills/knowledge by reading literature, taking courses, and/or attending technical meetings

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Knowledge of master cam X programming
  • Knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access)
  • Possesses CNC experience
  • Ability to operate manual machines, tolling, fixturing, and design virtually
  • Ability to fit and assemble jigs, fixtures, tools and molds

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP: The Machinist reports directly to the Lead Machinist. Education/Training/Experience:

  • High school diploma.  Additional trade school or vocational training preferred, but not required
  • Accredited  CNC certificate (LMNTA), geometrical, and dimensioning certificate (JBL, NASA)

Physical Demands:

  • Some lifting, stooping, pushing, pulling, sitting, standing, and additional activities may be assigned to meet the business needs.

 


Process Safety Management Coordinator

DEPARTMENT: Environmental, Health & Safety, Process Technology

LOCATION: Huntsville, TX

JOB DESCRIPTION: Coordinate OSHA PSM program implementation and ongoing compliance

Job Purpose: The Process Safety Management (PSM) Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that the manufacturing site maintains PSM and ChemStewards® compliance initiatives. The coordinator also conducts PHAs for both existing and new chemical processes, leads incident investigations and root cause analyses, writes operating and maintenance procedures, and assesses equipment reliability and integrity systems. The incumbent will work closely with all site personnel and leadership, collaborate in all aspects of these efforts, and communicate directly with Corporate EH&S leadership, respectively, to ensure site compliance with OSHA and EPA requirements and the mission, objectives, and policies of the Company.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: As one of the EHS advisors to the site, the incumbent will lead by example in adherence to applicable regulations, company policies, and procedures. The incumbent will also fulfill all training and technical certification requirements as necessary to perform duties. Adherence to company policies with regard to the proper accounting, handling, and disposal of controlled dangerous substances as required. Attendance at company sponsored safety meetings is mandatory. The PSM Coordinator works closely with operators, process chemists, and control engineers, internally and externally, in cross-disciplinary teams to ensure that covered processes operate safety.  Maintains PSM internal and external Audit programs. Provides guidance for Plant Wide Area teams in all 14 elements of PSM:

  1. Mechanical Integrity
  2. Process Hazard Analysis
  3. Pre-Startup Safety Review
  4. Emergency Planning and Response
  5. Management of Change
  6. Compliance Audits
  7. Operating Procedures
  8. Employee Participation
  9. Incident Investigation
  10. Training
  11. Hot Work Permit
  12. Process Safety Information
  13. Contractor Safety
  14. Trade Secrets

Also, maintain a leadership role as a PHA team leader, performing, and documenting risk assessments.  Maintain the Recommendation tracking program for process related Corrective and Preventative Actions (CAPA).  Attend Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) meetings and participate on subcommittees.  Be available to work days and nights dependent upon the required safety support, especially during maintenance shutdowns or turnarounds in a commercial scale production environment.

Organization Relationships:

  • Reports directly to Manufacturing Director with a dotted line to the Senior Manager of EHS and Regulatory Affairs.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS: Education and Work Experience:

  • B.S. in any Engineering or Environmental discipline
  • 3-5 years’ experience in chemical manufacturing environment in a PSM covered processes
  • Experience in leading and/or participating in PHAs
  • Experience in Root Cause Analysis
  • Possess good oral and written communication skills, good time management skills, and excellent project management skills
  • Maintain skills/knowledge by reading literature, taking courses, and/or attending technical, trade, and professional meetings.
  • Must exercise safe work practices at all times
  • Having managerial experience is a plus
  • Minimum 3 years of auditing experience

Technical Requirements:

  • Minimum 2 to 5 years of managing PSM programs
  • Familiarity with PHA Pro
  • Mastery of Excel and related data manipulation tools.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft SharePoint

Physical Demands:

  • Some lifting, stooping, pushing, pulling, sitting, standing and additional activities may be assigned to meet the business needs.

 


Facilities Technician

DEPARTMENT: Facilities

LOCATION: Huntsville, TX

JOB PURPOSE: Under direct supervision of the Facilities Manager, the Facilities Technician assists with design, planning, construction and maintenance of buildings, lab facilities, and equipment

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs typical maintenance tasks and general clean-up to support the entire facility, including labs
  • Detects and reports defective materials or questionable lab conditions and safety equipment to the facilities manager
  • Installs, moves, repairs, and removes equipment and utilities within buildings and labs in a clean and orderly condition and follows safety regulations
  • Performs preventative maintenance on machinery, lab safety equipment and the building as required
  • Performs general construction tasks such as framing, drywall, painting, plumbing and electrical

Organization Relationships: The Facilities Technician reports directly to the Director of Operations or as assigned

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Education and Training:

  • High school or tech school education and 1 year of factory related experience in a maintenance environment

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to perform but not limited to the following skills: carpentry, plumbing, masonry, electrical (assist the facilities manager), machine repair, painting and janitorial.
  • Required to be familiar with and use all hand tools and power tools common to the skills listed
  • Will be required to perform other duties as requested, directed or assigned

Physical Demands:

  • Some heavy lifting, stooping, pushing, and pulling
  • A considerable amount of standing and equipment moving required
  • Additional activities may be assigned to meet the business needs

 


Environmental Engineer

DEPARTMENT: Environmental, Health and Safety

LOCATION: Pasadena, CA

SUMMARY OF POSITION Under the direction of the Environmental, Health and Safety Manager, this position will be responsible for the execution of local and regional environmental programs and activities in support of Materia, Inc. The incumbent will provide technical expertise and support necessary to implement and monitor programs in accordance with federal, state, local, corporate and site policies and programs. Be knowledgeable of basic chemical security procedures and practices and lead the Chemstewards® initial and on-going certification process. Areas of primary responsibilities include air permitting, and reporting requirement, regulatory inspections and plan reviews, environmental incident reports and investigations.  The position will also support other team members on compliance, hazardous waste management, and training for new and current employees in environmental topics.

QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor Degree in Environmental/Chemical Engineering or appropriate chemistry or technical discipline with 5 – 10 years of experience in support of a chemical manufacturing, organic chemical or petrochemical facility operation. A working knowledge of federal laws and regulation governing environmental issues is required.  Familiarity with laws and regulations is preferred. Experience with reports such as CA, TX and Canadian, Emission Statements, TRI, is required.  Ability to work with various computer applications which manage regulated and non-regulated data reporting & tracking. The ideal candidate must have the ability to interact successfully with regulatory and government agencies at local, state and federal levels.  Good oral and written communication skills re required.  Well-developed ability to interpret complex environmental and stakeholder situations and implement effective solutions:

  • Problem solving abilities and technical skills to address a full range of projects
  • Self-motivated and can work effectively both independently and in collaboration with both technical and non-technical teams
  • Strong organizational skills and time management skills, thrives on managing multiple priorities and risks in a fast-paced business environment
  • Result oriented, demonstrates a sense of urgency and strong commitment to achieving goals
  • Collaborative, works effectively across the organization to achieve goals
  • Innovative, champions new ideas and creates an environment that supports innovation and creativity

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Develop, lead, organize and execute on a site basis environmental programs that that are effective in protecting the community, employees and property.
  • Direct and perform the audit of practices, procedures, programs, designs, and methods of work practices.
  • Coordinate PSM compliance activities and assist in documentation and investigation of incidents by obtaining certification in “Root Cause Analysis” in order to lead site accident investigation panels per PSM requirement
  • Advise and serve line and staff organizations on technical matters relating to EH&S policies, guideline, procedure, and Chemstewards®.
  • Interface with legal, insurance, human resources and public affairs in environmental matters.
  • Stay abreast of all applicable local, state and federal regulation pertaining to EPA standards.
  • Be able to do all the necessary physicals tasks required in this job, such as, working outdoors, climbing ladders, wearing respirators, etc.
  • Review MSDs for raw materials and new chemicals to determine potential regulatory reporting and emission permitting for site and external customers.
  • Lead Batch Record reviews and process hazard analysis’ as part of the certified PHA Team Leaders Group.
  • Coordinate the review, approval and tracking of site sustainability initiative and projects
  • Represent Material at discussions with federal, state and local authorities on significant issues dealing with environmental matters.
  • May perform other duties as required.

GENERAL EHSS&Q
As an EHS advisor to the site, the incumbent will lead by example in adherence to applicable regulations, company policies and procedures.  Fulfill all training and technical certification requirement as necessary to perform duties. Adherence to company polices with regard to the proper accounting, handling and disposal of controlled dangerous substances as required.  Attendance at company sponsored safety meetings is mandatory.