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Research and Application Engineer
San Diego, CA
Please send your resume to: klt@kingleetech.com

Position Summary

King Lee Technologies is the leader in reverse osmosis system performance chemistry for the production of high purity water.  We are seeking a full-time chemical engineer with a background in formulating, testing, and applying advanced chemistry for the control and safe removal of foulants and mineral scales from semipermeable surfaces.  This person shall have a B.S. or an M.S. degree in Chemical Engineering or Environmental Engineering with a working knowledge of reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration, and microfiltration technology.  (Relevant experience and/or related degree may be considered.)  The position will report to the Technical Director.

This role will enhance the existing vision of King Lee Technologies as a water treatment industry leader.  The key features of this position are:  supporting product development and application through testing and piloting, and addressing domestic and international customer water chemistry needs as part of the Technical Team.

Qualifications & Skills

  • BS. or M.S. in Chemical Engineering (Demonstrated ability and/or additional experience may be considered in lieu of an advanced degree.)
  • Preferred 5 years of professional experience in one of the following: application chemistry, inorganic chemistry, water treatment, technical account management, or consulting.
  • Understanding of solubility limits and phase equilibrium.
  • Commitment to learn quickly and manage multiple, sometimes high pressure, tasks simultaneously.
  • Skilled in strategic thinking, problem solving, troubleshooting, data analysis, reporting, and summarization.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills toward effective cross-functional and customer relations.
  • Resourceful in gathering reference information and data and able to work, investigate and learn independently with limited direction while displaying willingness to learn from others at various levels.
  • Organized and thorough with documentation.
  • Enjoy troubleshooting, problem solving, and tinkering.
  • Strong laboratory, technical writing, Excel, PowerPoint, and software utilization skills.

Responsibilities

Product Application Support

  • Collaborate with Engineering and Sales for domestic and international product and application support: answering water chemistry questions, recommending products and application methods, and providing chemistry input toward problem diagnosis and resolution.
  • Contribute to domestic and international customer support through evaluation of customer information and interpretation of laboratory analyses (e.g. C, H, N, and Ash, SEM/EDX, ionic water analyses) to determine remedial actions and opportunity for innovation.
  • Design and manage pilot-scale and full-scale case studies, both domestically and abroad, to qualify and optimize current and developing products and services.
  • Implement training at customer sites to instruct managers and operators in the proper use of chemical products and services including, but not limited to anti-scalants, anti-foulants, and membrane cleaners. Trainings will range from casual training discussions during customer site visits to seminars, webinars, and industry-wide conferences.
  • Follow-up with accounts to ensure continued successful application of KLT products and services.

Product Research and QA/QC

  • Support product analysis through lab scale, bench scale, and pilot scale evaluation and reporting.
  • Define and uphold raw material and product specifications for QC, inspecting accordingly.
  • Apply, update, and prepare detailed laboratory SOPs with up-to-date test methods for product support.
  • Maintain laboratory, equipment, and chemical inventory. Order chemicals and supplies.
  • Prepare professional and scientifically accurate and detailed research notebook and other documentation of laboratory activities.
  • Adhere to safe work practices, including appropriate handling and documentation of hazardous chemicals and waste.

Office Practices

  • Utilize Microsoft Office tools, including Outlook, Word, Excel (with macros), PowerPoint, as well as other applicable software applications.
  • Communicate effectively and respectfully with customers and colleagues, both orally and in writing, to maintain effective working relationships.
  • Demonstrate initiative in maintaining accountability to supervisor and Project Managers.
  • Some local travel, with potential domestic and international, approx. 0-20%.

Engineering Intern
San Diego, CA
Please send your resume to: klt@kingleetech.com

Position Summary

King Lee Technologies is the leader in reverse osmosis system performance chemistry for the production of high purity water.  We are seeking a part-time or full-time research and application engineering intern who is working toward or has obtained a B.S. in Chemical Engineering or Environmental Engineering. (Relevant experience and/or related degree may be considered.) The key feature of this role is support for lead Engineering and Chemistry technical staff. The position will report to the Technical Director.

Qualifications & Skills

Required

  • Pursuing or achieved a B.S. or M.S. in Chemical Engineering or Environmental Engineering (Relevant experience and/or related degree may be considered.)
  • Understanding of solubility limits and phase equilibrium and fluid dynamics.
  • Skilled in lab practices and technical writing, as well as MS Office Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Experienced in project management with demands from multiple directions, managing progress on multiple projects simultaneously while prioritizing under pressure, staying organized, documenting details and progress, and maintaining accountability to self-established deadlines..
  • Proficient in written and verbal communication to translate difficult concepts clearly for diverse audiences.
  • Enjoy problem solving, troubleshooting, research, and data analysis with summarization and conclusions.
  • Organized, with excellent time management skills and commitment to timelines and to reporting progress.
  • Resourceful and eager to learn quickly, to take initiative and to work independently, as well as to collaborate, to seek expertise, and to take direction.
  • Ability to balance creative thinking with maintaining purpose for the “big picture”.
  • Strong sense of respect, integrity, and personal investment in professional contribution.

Preferred

  • 1-3 years relevant professional experience (e.g. application chemistry, inorganic chemistry, water treatment, chemical industry, research, consulting, process equipment).
  • Specialty software skills (e.g. Excel macro development, CRM, programming language).

Responsibilities

  • Support Engineering and Chemistry technical staff in the following areas: product application, product research, technical services, and lab management.
  • Contribute through hands-on methods, including process investigations through application of lab equipment and analytical instruments.
  • Apply design of experiments and perform research, applying concepts of chemical screening and scale-up.
  • Perform research and laboratory activities and document detail to ensure repeatability. Prepare and deliver PowerPoint presentations as necessary to communicate purpose, progress, and conclusions.
  • Execute, update, and prepare detailed SOPs/instructions/guidelines for laboratory, bench-scale, pilot-scale, and customer full-scale procedures.
  • Oversee and restock laboratory chemical inventory. Maintain and calibrate analytical instruments and equipment.
  • Ship samples for offsite analyses and retain results.
  • Support project management and QA/QC for process-related software development projects.
  • Adhere to safe work practices, including appropriate handling and documentation of hazardous chemicals and waste.
  • Communicate effectively and respectfully with customers and colleagues, both orally and in writing, to maintain effective working relationships.
  • Demonstrate initiative in maintaining accountability to supervisor and Project Managers.
  • Potential for some travel, depending on fit for the role.
  • Relocation assistance not provided.