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Senior Plant Operator
Petaluma, CA

Beyond The Dome is seeking a talented Senior Operator to join our rapidly growing team.  The Senior Operator will be an essential contributor to our first product—you will be a critical part of taking the current system all the way to a disruptive product.




Beyond The Dome is building a containerized system that destroys contaminants in water in seconds. We help industries dealing with wastewater meet their climate commitments, generate power, and clean water.  Our ultra-efficient supercritical water oxidation (ultra-SCWOTM) process destroys over 99.9% of organic contaminants within a few seconds, including PFAS, microplastics, and pharmaceuticals, and uses the energy contained within the waste to power the process.  Our long-term goal is to give people access to the best possible wastewater treatment by developing a global network of our ultra-SCWOTM systems.



We strive to be an incredibly talented, collaborative, and innovative group of people. We are solving a problem with at least a billion-dollar market opportunity, for a customer who is urgently demanding solutions. The solution demands a difficult-but-not-impossible amount of technical innovation to achieve success. We are a well-funded startup pioneering a new product within a space that is ripe for innovation.



What you’ll do: 

  • Operate and troubleshoot SCWO systems and subsystems, including running mission critical tests

  • Provide pilot and field support to the team

  • Support lab efforts

  • Develop strategies to continuously reduce iteration cycle time, and develop resources to accelerate improvements in performance, cost, and reliability




Does this sound like you? "I am an experienced technician/operator who prides myself on my professionalism and on being a detail-oriented troubleshooter with excellent communication skills. I am a hands-on master technician, comfortable with scientific fundamentals and the latest tools."

Ideally, you come from a fast-paced environment, having completed difficult projects with multidisciplinary groups. You are a persistent problem solver, troubleshooter, and craftsman.


Your background should include technician training and certification in a highly technical field and extensive experience with:

  • Operating industrial machines and systems, such as water/wastewater treatment facilities, power generation, chemical processing, mining, or similar

  • Supporting industrial R&D, ideally at hardware startups

  • Hands-on operation of equipment such as reactors, heat exchangers, pumps, and instrumentation

  • Field pilot operations, including hardware update, maintenance and repairs

  • Maintaining detailed records


Even better, your background includes: 

  • Military experience

  • A bachelor’s degree

  • Wastewater treatment operator certification

  • Experience with pressurized and/or hot systems, e.g., SCWO, rockets

  • Operating equipment such as manual/CNC mills, lathes, shop tools, similar

  • Boiler certification or similar

Beyond The Dome offers competitive salary, equity, generous benefits, and a great work environment. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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