Lead Electrical Engineer

at Monolith
Hallam, NE

Monolith, headquartered in Lincoln, NE, is excited to announce its search for a Lead Electrical Engineer.

At Monolith, we apply scientific principles, engineering practices, and a lot of hard work to solve real problems that have a global impact. We used sophisticated analytical methods, advanced manufacturing techniques, and often even our own hands to build first of its kind technologies. We do not compromise on safety, quality, or performance. If you want to solve tough problems, build real things, and have a big impact, then you should join us.

Your Role:

The Lead Electrical Engineer is responsible for understanding the plasma power supplies at a deep level, and communicating with reliability, operations, and core technology on correct and best practices related to the equipment. The plasma power supplies are an integrated system requiring knowledge of power electronics, power distribution, digital controls, and thermal management. You will be the technical owner of the system, communicating with the vendor as necessary and directing plant engineers and technicians in the proper maintenance and operation of the power supplies.

Monolith utilizes a proprietary process to manufacture carbon black and hydrogen from natural gas. We use the largest plasma torch ever built to provide the highest density power with best-in-class enthalpic efficiency. As a member of the Core Technology Group, you will hit the ground running with an immediate need and focus that has the potential to evolve into technical leadership. Our vision for the future includes deep technical involvement with vendors, including development of power electronics systems, assemblies, and controls.

You Will:

  • Be the Core Technology Group owner of a 16MW DC plasma power supply
  • Advise as the subject matter expert on the power supply hardware and digital control system
  • Interface with plant personnel from the reliability, operations, and maintenance groups
  • Develop improvements to the operation and testing of the power supplies
  • Monitor the power supplies during production runs and provide operational direction as necessary
  • Contribute to and/or develop a maintenance and testing program for the power supplies
  • Develop hardware and control specifications for next generation power supplies

You Have:

  • BS in Physics, Applied Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related with 4+ years of work experience
  • Bonus: MS with advanced coursework and/or deep understanding of a relevant technical area
  • Curious attitude towards solving problems and learning new things
  • Willingness to be hands-on with large electrical and industrial equipment
  • Ability to precisely and clearly communicate technical ideas
  • Ability to interpret electrical schematics, wiring diagrams, and ladder logic diagrams
  • Familiarity with signal processing techniques
  • Experience writing scripts/algorithms to process time-series data
  • Experience modeling electrical systems, experience with multi-domain physical systems a plus

You Are:

  • Able to identify and implement detailed solutions to complex technical problems involving multiple technologies
  • Willing to challenge the status quo
  • Able to adapt and learn in a changing work environment
  • An excellent communicator
  • A self-starter
  • Able to answer after hours calls for plant support
  • Committed to our values
    • Safety matters most
    • Think like a team
    • Solve the impossible, embrace reality
    • People make the difference
    • Decisions drive results
    • Generosity of spirit
    • Enjoy the ride

Work Environment and Travel

The preferred candidate will be local to the Lincoln, NE area. Remote options with 50%+ travel can be considered for the right candidate. Some overnight and weekend remote support may be required.


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