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Director - Plant Scale-up; Clean Fuels
$160k-$200k per year + bonus, equity, benefits
Chicago, IL, USA

Piper Maddox has been retained by an innovative business in the CleanTech industry for a crucial operations search.


This Operations and Deployment Specialist will Play a critical role in the commissioning and start-up of the companies first commercial plant overseas and subsequent plans globally. They will serve as a key operational link with external licensees to facilitate the adoption and implementation of the companies proprietary technologies. This business itself, a startup in the space has created a g roundbreaking technology to decarbonize the chemicals industry around the world.


Job Qualifications:

  • This is a brand-new position, making the candidate the first member of this team. Reporting directly to the VP of Operations.
  • Requires a self-driven individual who can effectively hit the ground running in a dynamic environment.
  • Background in ethanol manufacturing is a plus.
  • Extensive travel is required, with a schedule aiming for 2 weeks on-site and 2 weeks off.
  • The role promises significant engagement across various functions, with potential leadership opportunities in the future.
  • The role is pivotal to the global licensing and establishment of multiple new plants, aiming for the development of 10-15 plants in the future.


Key Role Requirements:

  • 5-10 years of experience in operations, preferably in chemical production, manufacturing, or related areas.
  • Experience in the biofuels or ethanol industry is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally and lead teams in a highly collaborative environment.


If you or someone in your network might be interested, please apply or reach out directly to us here.


Piper Maddox is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all, irrespective of race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, veteran status, or any other protected category.

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