Senior Chemical Engineer

Santa Barbara   |   Full Time



  • Work with the engineering team on design and modeling of process units
  • Work with engineering firms to manufacture components and reactor systems
  • Develop CAD models for components and process units
  • Generate technical reports and presentations for both internal and external communication
  • Assist in the development and design of pilot systems
  • Perform heat transfer, structural mechanics, fluid dynamics, and chemical process modeling using industry software tools


  • BS/MS with 5+ years industrial experience or PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field
  • Demonstrated ability to design, model, optimize, and construct components for industrial chemical engineering systems
  • Experience with CAD software
  • Experience with software for performing heat transfer, structural mechanics, fluid dynamics, and chemical process modeling
  • Experience with additive and advanced manufacturing techniques
  • Proficiency and experience with TIG welding, metal machining, or other metal fabrication is preferred
  • Proficiency and experience engaging with engineering, procurement, and construction firms on at least one $1MM+ project

About C-Zero

C-Zero is a hard-tech startup located in Santa Barbara, CA, that is developing a technology for decarbonizing natural gas. The company’s technology uses high temperatures to break down methane, (the primary molecule in natural gas) into hydrogen and solid carbon. C-Zero’s hydrogen can be used to decarbonize a wide range of industries including ammonia production, gasoline and diesel fuel, electric generation, process heat, and fuel cell vehicles, and has the potential to address 75% of global CO2emissions.

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