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Carbon Conversion Process Operator

Barton Blakeley Technologies
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31 Jan 2022

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Barton Blakeley is a company based at Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, in the UK developing a world-first, carbon conversion system; converting waste carbon dioxide into industrially useful nanomaterials, powders and other materials.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our dynamic team as a Process Engineer. As pioneers in this industry, we don’t have time to slow our progress, so candidates need to fit into the team and get up and running fast.

You’ll be required to help with a wide range of tasks that develop as our company and process does. Currently, these include:

  • Operating our prototype production system whilst maintaining our high levels of safety and quality.
  • Help design, source/fabricate and install new equipment to fit within this system.
  • Help to develop our metric collection and dashboarding system.
  • Troubleshoot and carry out root cause analysis if problems arise.
  • Create and maintain process documentation,

Because our system is like no other we look for a wide range of ideal skills. We do not require you to have all skills listed below, however, the ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate with examples the ability to be trained on these skills fast. The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Process operations experience; Running and maintaining an existing production fluid conveyance system, ideally with hazardous chemicals and nanomaterials.
  • Understand fluid conveyance systems and the requirements and risks that surround them.
  • Be keen to learn and have a highly motivated, proactive, hands-on attitude.
  • Critical and logical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Have a keen eye for detail, with a methodical approach to tasks and a high personal level of quality control.
  • Ability to work calmly in high-risk and high-pressure situations.
  • Have excellent communication skills.
  • Analytical experience in Spectral, BET, goniometry.
  • Gas handling certification.
  • Experience working in a laboratory or chemical industrial environment and therefore an awareness of basic chemical health and safety procedures.

This role is partially funded by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Planned start date: February 2022
Planned end date: August 2022 or continuous employment
Working hours: 35 hours


Founded in 2016 as Babwe Barton, Barton Blakeley Technologies is an Applied Sciences and Advanced Engineering Organisation, based at Rothamsted Research in Harpenden, United Kingdom.

The company is built around known scientific and industrial practices from Automotive, Aerospace and Chemical Industries, to develop reliable technology and systems. 

We strive to implement cleaner technology by applying our technological innovation to improving existing industrial systems, and making them fit for the future of the planet.

Through the development of our premier technology, Barton Blakeley has built a network of leading expertise and capabilities with our partners and affiliations that allow rapid innovation, testing and proving for a wide range of industrial applications.


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