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Sr. Engineering Technician
Petaluma, CA

Are you a hands-on, master technician who enjoys working directly with engineers to take products all the way from idea to shipping product?  Beyond The Dome is looking for a Senior Technician to develop and deploy our industry changing water purification systems.  You will support engineers through all aspects of development including operating and troubleshooting installations in the field.  This is a perfect opportunity for a persistent problem solver, troubleshooter, and craftsman who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment and is comfortable with scientific fundamentals and the latest tools.


This job is based in Petaluma CA, and will require travel to support field deployments.  Remote work is at the discretion of your supervisor. 



Beyond The Dome is developing a modular system that destroys contaminants in water in seconds.  We enable industries dealing with wastewater to meet their climate commitments, produce clean water, and generate power.  Our ultra-efficient, supercritical water oxidation process (ultra-SCWOTM) destroys over 99.9% of organic contaminants within seconds, including PFAS, microplastics, and pharmaceuticals.  We use the energy within the waste to not only power the process but also generate an energy surplus for the grid.  Our long-term goal is to deploy a global network of ultra-SCWOTM systems giving people access to the best possible wastewater treatment and stopping the flow of hard to remove organic pollutants into our environment. 



We are a group of highly talented, collaborative, and innovative people dedicated to technical solutions for the world’s toughest problems.  As much as we joke about the unsexiness of sludge and biosolids, we are solving a critical environmental problem with a multibillion-dollar market opportunity, where customers are urgently demanding solutions.  Join Beyond the Dome and you will join our stimulating environment of creative freedom where we replace micromanagement with responsibility and opportunity to get stuff done.  We are a well-funded startup pioneering a new product within a space that is ripe for innovation.


What you’ll do

  • Work directly with engineers to fabricate, test, and debug prototypes and production systems

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

  • Support the system once it is deployed at a customer site, including operations, field upgrades, maintenance, repairs, monitoring, and data collection

  • Support lab projects involving test and measurement

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

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including R&D, manufacturing, and quality assurance.


Your background

  • Proven track record in industrial R&D, ideally at a hardware startup

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

  • Hands on experience with shop tools, test and measurement equipment, and mechanical assembly

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

  • Experience with field deployments and operations, including field upgrades, maintenance, and repairs

  • Good documentation skills including keeping maintenance records and data collection practices for analysis 

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills including the ability to interact directly with customers.


Welcome additions

  • A bachelor’s degree

  • Experience with pressurized and/or hot systems, e.g., SCWO, rockets, brewing, distillation, or oil and gas

  • Wastewater treatment operator certification

  • Boiler certification or similar

  • Hands-on shop experience with equipment such as manual/CNC mills, lathes, hand tools, etc…

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

  • Military experience


Compensation and Benefits: 

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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