The Nanotechnology Manager will be in charge of starting up, staffing and equipping a new nGimat subsidiary facility in the Lexington, KY area. Once the subsidiary is established, the manager will be responsible for day-to-day operations primarily involving manufacturing process research and development (R&D) & scale-up of nGimats nanopowder fabrication technology. In this role the manager will interface with senior personnel at nGimats Atlanta location and also manage individuals at the Lexington location to carry out process scale-up R&D for transitioning nGimats proprietary nanopowder fabrication process from pilot-scale to pre-commercial scale. The manager will also interact with individuals at institutions outside of nGimat to ensure successful transition of the process.Summary of Other Responsibilities: - Interact with regulatory bodies at county and state level
- Ensure a clean and safe work environment
- Interact and negotiate with equipment and chemical suppliers
- Make technical presentations to internal and external audiences
- Interact with current and future customers
- Assist with business development and sales effortsQualifications Necessary:
nGimat is seeking an energetic and talented individual with a bachelors or advanced degree in chemical engineering, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering or materials engineering plus 7 or more years of experience in a chemical/materials industry setting, with particular emphasis on process scale-up. The ideal candidate will meet the following requirements: 1) experience in chemical or materials process scaling 2) experience in transitioning processes from lab-scale to pilot or commercial scale 3) project management skills 4) experience in managing technical personnel & team building 5) negotiation and communication skills. Experience in powder process engineering, nanomaterials fabrication and/or battery materials processing are beneficial but not a requirement.Other Requirement: Must have U.S. citizenship or a valid green card in order to meet all requirements of nGimats military and defense-related customers.
- Open-minded and creative
- Meets deadlines and performance objectives
- Able to solve problems and improve performance
- Communicate clearly and promptly, both verbally and in writing to customers and internally
- Action oriented, pragmatic and enjoys working
- Optimistic, enthusiastic and a leader
- Team player that works well in collaborative situations
- Adhere to Companys commitment to quality
- Willingness to do any task
Key Interactions: This position will work closely with the CEO/CTO, Directors and other key technical personnel within the company. The individual will initially manage a small team of personnel including analytical scientist, facilities coordinator and lab technician and in the long-term help grow the team. This person will also interact with the equipment and chemical suppliers and maintain relationships with collaborators at local universities and companies. The individual will also be interacting with current and future customers and assist with nGimats business development and ales efforts.
Salary: 70,000: Commensurate with education and experience.
Travel: Less than or equal to 20
Company Overview: nGimat Co. is a developer and manufacturer of nanomaterials in the following areas: nanopowders, thin film coatings, and devices. The Companys products result from its unique capability to deposit a wide variety of nanostructured coatings on commercially viable substrates. Products under development include: (1) optical sensors with application to air and water monitoring; (2) tunable filters that reduce size, save power and improve flexibility for cell phones and other RF mobile devices; (3) nanopowders for use in a multiplicity of products; and, (4) polymeric and inorganic films for use in food and beverage