Santa Barbara   |   Full time

C-Zero is looking for an Engineer who will work with our interdisciplinary technical team to scale C-Zero’s high-temperature catalytic melt system for pilot and production applications. The Engineer will be responsible for performing laboratory experiments, assisting with the designing and modeling of process units, and communicating results across the organization.

What You’ll Do

  • Work closely with the engineering team to operate experimental test stands for our catalytic melt system
  • Design and execute experiments to address key bottlenecks in the development process
  • Generate technical reports and presentations for both internal and external communication
  • Perform materials characterization using a range of standard analytical techniques

What We’re Looking For

  • BS + 2 years industrial experience or MS in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field
  • Comfortable working in a chemical engineering laboratory
  • Experience with software for performing heat transfer, structural mechanics, fluid dynamics, and chemical process modeling


  • Enjoys the fast paced, results driven environment of a startup
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a small team
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced environment and able to prioritize work across multiple projects
  • Comfortable working in a chemical engineering laboratory
  • High attention to detail
  • Comfortable independently advancing experiments from conception through data analysis
  • Hands-on approach to engineering problem solving

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 temperature catalytic melt systems 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 CO2 emissions.

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