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Mechanical Separations Expert Print

Company: Marquis Energy

Date Posted: May 23, 2018

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Optimize all solid-liquid separations equipment and develop ongoing procedures for monitoring and maintaining performance
  • Troubleshoot process upsets, variability, and efficiency losses, collaborating with production and fermentation team members
  • Work with team members to identify methodologies for solid-liquid separations; Implement methodologies into process operations
  • Identify relevant data points surrounding separations and clarification, using data to drive decision making and optimization
  • Adhere to the scientific method and trial protocols to ensure trials produce repeatable results
  • Mentor/Train operations staff on process development and implementation of standardized procedures.


  • 5 years of relevant industrial experience
  • Expertise and hands on experience in solid-liquid separation techniques and associated equipment
  • Experience in pretreatment of materials (coagulation, flocculation, etc) as related to separation equipment
  • Analytical, characterization, wet chemistry, technology experience relevant to solid-liquid systems.
  • Experience of handling and working with solid-liquid separation; preferred experience includes centrifuges (horizontal, disc stack, nozzle) and other separators (3 phase systems).
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; team player and mentor; Self-motivated and organized
  • Some travel required

Physical requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear, to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel; stand, walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; extreme cold; extreme heat and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to moderately loud.

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Job Details
Location Hennepin, IL
Closing Date Jun 29, 2018