We wake up energized because we work every day to solve the growing global food problem. Our goal is to supply the unserved demand of Potash fertilizers across the world via a disruptive product that is sustainable, environmentally friendly, contributes to the reduction of undernourishment, and improves livelihoods.
Advanced Potash Technologies (APT) is a mining-meets-agriculture company that is aiming to deeply disrupt the $20bn global potassium fertilizer (potash) market via an impressive combination of talent from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a cadre of senior global finance professionals, and a previous $400+ million exit under their belts. Its technology derives from IP developed at MIT that has been successfully tested in the world's most respected agronomic facilities. The APT team is small and agile and is made up of former successful commodities entrepreneurs, global investors, and diverse scientific expertise. APT is now establishing its North American R&D headquarters and desires top technical talent to assist in the leadership and growth of its new research facility as it prepares to scale the technology towards industrial levels.
POSITION PURPOSE AND FIT
The technician participates in and contributes, under the direction of technical leaders, to the research and development efforts targeting the optimization of the hydrothermal fertilizer production process as well as studies that will inform pilot plant parameters. A strong candidate is expected to be self-motivated, with a track record of both successful working relationships and independent performance, in addition to significant lab or industrial experience. The candidate will have experience in trouble-shooting and problem-solving to ensure routine operation and data collection, and be familiar with basic methods of geological characterization, equipment and instrumentation, beyond the simple use of technical equipment. As APT is small and this position will interface directly with C-level executives, communication, an ability to understand and follow instructions, and organizational skills are critical to success.
TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Technician shall focus on:
The Technician shall contribute to:
Environment: Ability to work within a standard chemical lab with the associated chemical hazards, safety protocols, equipment placement, and cleanliness standards
Physical: Occasionally required to lift or carry materials and equipment up to 50 lbs
Hearing: Comfort with wearing appropriate ear protection in procedures utilizing loud equipment
Breathing: Comfort wearing N100 or equivalent protective respirators in procedures that result in the production of fine powder
SEND CVS AND COVER LETTERS TO: careers@AdvancedPotash.com