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Position:  Chemical Engineer

Location: Pittsburgh, Pa

Founded in 1984, Altamira Instruments is a manufacturer of scientific instrumentation located in Pittsburgh, Pa (O’Hara Township, RIDC Park).  Altamira is currently seeking an Engineer with 4 to 6 years of experience.  This is a hands-on position, and the successful candidate will design, develop, test, and install instruments for laboratory and pilot industrial processes in industries such as: oil and gas, automotive, energy, and chemical production. 


Key Responsibilities:


  • Designing instruments and equipment, including interfacing with vendors and placing purchase orders
  • Interacting with customers or prospective customers in order to optimize design
  • Managing projects, including interfacing with electrical engineering, software engineering, and mechanical and electrical technicians
  • Developing construction, operation, and safety documentation (i.e. P&ID, Bill of Materials, hardware and software manuals, shut down protocol, etc…)
  • Testing instruments and software to ensure proper operation and that all specifications are met
  • Traveling to a customer for installation and commissioning of an instrument, including the need for troubleshooting in a start-up environment
  • Travel to domestic and international locations


The successful candidate will:


  • Have, at a minimum, a BS in chemistry or chemical engineering with possible experience with catalytic processes and/or analytical instrumentation and 4 to 6 years of working experience
  • Demonstrate the ability to work with on a collaborative basis with other engineers, project managers and other team members
  • Demonstrate the ability to troubleshoot hardware and software problems during start-up
  • Have strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Be detail-oriented and highly organized


Benefit package includes: Health Insurance (major medical, dental, vision), Life, AD&D, Disability Insurance, 401k

Salary commensurate with experience.  EOE.

Please send resumes to: info@altamirainstruments.com