Civil and Environmental Engineering, Duke University

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Position ID:Duke-Civil and Environmental Engineering-TECH [#11533]
Position Title: Supercritical Water Oxidation (SCWO) Technician
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Civil and Environmental Engineering
Appl Deadline:2018/08/31 (posted 2018/07/31, listed until 2019/01/31)
Position Description:    

About Supercritical Water Oxidation (SCWO) technology
The Supercritical Water Oxidation (SCWO) system has been built to provide a clean, sustainable and affordable decentralize sanitation solution for the developing world. Supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, over the past 5 years, we have been developing a system that can treat any organic waste and convert it all the way to clean water in seconds and has a very small foot-print.

More than 30% of the world’s population lacks access to clean water and good sanitation. In developed countries, infrastructure is aging, treatment plants are running out of capacity, while many of the current technologies generate additional pollution. SCWO is the next generation of sanitation and waste treatment. It is designed to improve the health and life expectancy of people all over the world while protecting the environment they live in.

Join our team and assist in pushing the science of the revolutionary system
  • Work on an exciting technology that spreads across multiple disciplines; mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, wastewater treatment, and automation.
  • Be a contributing member. Your work will be engaging and vital to the operation of the system. Join a great team of people invested in their work.
  • Make a difference in the world. Once deployed, our system will be an industry game changer, offering an effective solution at an affordable price to those who need it the most.

Job duties for SCWO operators
  • Operating the unit using the sytsem's HMI (interface)
  • Collect samples and perform lab tests
  • Troubleshoot and perform repairs when necessary
  • Analyze data and write reports
We are currently seeking motivated applicants interested in full time work. Applicants should have a technical or engineering related background. Familiarity with industrial processes and equipment is a big plus. A focus of the system development process over the course of the next year will be running the unit 24/7. The job may require working evening/ night shifts. Operators of the SCWO system do handle human waste.


Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke also makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
https://sanitation.pratt.duke.edu/community-treatment/about-community-treatment-project.
email
 
121 Hudson Hall
Box 90287
Durham, NC 27708

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