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Who We Are

Maxterial is an advanced chemical and coating technology company with headquarter in San Francisco Bay area and offices in Michigan and soon in Europe. Maxterial is a mid-stage VC-backed innovative private company. Maxterials is backed by world-known investors and corporations, such as Anglo American, Saint-Gobain, Peter Thiel Foundation, and Schmidt Family Foundation. Over a period of eight years, Maxterial has developed and tested a revolutionary metallic coating technology platform to protect against wear, heat, and corrosion. Our technology is safe, durable, low cost, high performing, patent-protected and easy-to-scale. Maxterial’s technology has received interest from various industry segments, including semiconductors, auto, heavy duty equipment, aerospace, and beyond. We are combatting CO2 emissions and various dangerous chemicals, such as Hexavalent chromium and PFAS/PFOS. We invite you to join our journey in a fast-paced environment and together we can make the world a safer place through commercialization of our advanced technology.

Analytical Chemistry Specialist

Responsibilities:

The scale up support will work closely with the company’s CTO. As a part of the basic responsibility, you will work on developing new formulations, quality control process, troubleshooting using field samples, designing new products and some minor sales support.  The individual may require to participation in certain training courses to gain new skills or to improve them.  Further responsibilities will be communicated in detail during the interview process. 


Minimum Requirements:  

  • Strong analytical chemistry background. 

  • Bachelor's degree in chemistry with 5+ years of experience, or Master's degree with 4+ years of


    experience, or PhD in Chemistry or equivalent with 3+ years of experience. 

  • Highly organized. You are required to document experiments and results and retain them. 

  • Ability to travel at least 10%. 

  • Reasonable communication skills.  

  • Proven ability to effectively work within a Team.  

  • Legal immigration status with authorization to work in the USA. 



What makes you a technically perfect candidate? 

  • Prior established experience with analyzing aqueous solutions containing metal ions and organics.

    Examples of such industries are wet electrochemical manufacturing (electroplating, electroless

plating, etc.) and wastewater treatment of metal industries. 

  • Experience with selecting organic additives for aquas systems.  

  

Other key skill sets that you must have or learn as soon as possible upon hiring. 

  • Prior experience with analytical techniques such as AA, IC, and/or ICP. 

  • If you don’t know basic metal characterizations, such as XRF, Hardness, etc., you must have desire to

    learn them.  

  • If you don't know Design of Experiment, then you must have desire to learn and conduct it.  

  • If you did not conduct industrial manufacturing, then you mut have desire to learn electroplating

both in the lab and in industrial manufacturing scale.  


Nice but not essential to have: 

  • Experience in managing others.  

  • Ability to travel 20% or more. 

  • Speaking German, Japanese or Italian. 

  • Technology scale-up experience. 

  • Customer support experience. 

  • Previous startup experience. 

  • Synthetic chemistry experience. 


Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life insurance, FSA, 401K, Incentive Stock Options. Eligible for relocation bonus. 


Location: San Francisco Bay Area 

You will be a part of a world class team backed by world-famous investors. You can be a major part of a revolutionary industry change to leave major impact by improving the efficiency of industrial process, saving lives and the environment. 

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