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Maintenance Technician I - Temporary



Skokie, IL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024
Welcome to the Post Pollution Future with LanzaTech

About us: LanzaTech was founded on the belief that we have enough carbon above ground to make everything we need. Through our biorecycling technology, we transform carbon into sustainable raw materials, replacing the need for virgin fossil carbon in consumer goods and transport fuels. We are building the circular carbon economy.

Our impact: To date, we have abated over 300,000 tons of carbon dioxide (the equivalent amount of CO2 needed to charge 30,346,895,586 smartphones) across three commercial plants, and will soon have the capacity to abate 500,000 tons annually with our additional future plants.

With dozens more projects in the pipeline, we are helping global companies like Zara, H&M Move, Coty, and On use recycled carbon to make sustainable consumer products from carbon that would otherwise be emitted from heavy industries such as steel making.

Our team:
  • We’re a diverse, woman-led company, with over 400 team members and counting
  • We’re distributed around the globe—from Chicago and Europe to India, China, & New Zealand
Named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential Companies of 2023, our team is taking on climate change one ton of carbon at a time.

We are a woman-led company on a mission to recycle the world’s carbon supply, and we want you to join us!

Maintenance Technician I - Temporary
Employment Timeline:
  1. Initial contract for 6 months
  2. After a performance evaluation, possible contract extension for another 6 months

Key duties
  • Assist in handling operational emergencies or urgent issues as they arise
  • Maintaining alarms systems and gas detectors including preventive maintenance tasks basic troubleshooting of HMI
  • Maintaining safety equipment and facilities including but not limited to fire extinguishers, eyewash stations, and first aid kits
  • Responsible for daily waste handling
  • Review manuals, extract information, and write instructions to provide training to peers and end-users on the proper and safe operation in areas of responsibility
  • Responsible for documenting equipment maintenance and work that was undertaken to ensure accuracy of records in the maintenance record system (i.e. NetSuite)
  • Work with Supply Chain to ensure parts are adequately stocked for maintenance activities
  • Maintaining awareness of Health & Safety issues and reporting as appropriate
  • Be an active member of the alarm responder team for afterhours duties
  • Willing to work late hours as the job requires
  • Assist with all areas of work and act as backup for Technician II and Technician III responsibilities

Required Qualifications
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Problem solving / Decision making skills / Self-Starter
  • Results / Detail oriented, able to work with a sense of urgency.
  • The employee must understand and comply with LanzaTech Safety guidelines and housekeeping practices, trainings and wear appropriate PPE when necessary

Preferred Knowledge/Skills
  • Associates Degree
  • Experience with hazardous materials (chemicals)
  • Prior experience with forklift operations
Physical Requirements/Work Environment
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • Climb stairs
  • Work from elevated platforms and or ladder
  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer
  • Prolonged periods of standing in the lab
  • On site 5 days a week | Hours: 7:30am – 3:30pm
  • Follow COVID protocols
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This position is open to candidates authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for any employer. LanzaTech is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

We are not able to support work visa sponsorship with this role and preference will be given to local candidates.