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Interested in using your engineering or science degree to develop new technologies to address today's challenges?

Come join the TDA team.

To apply for a position at TDA, please click on the appropriate position to learn more. Next, click the hyperlink found in the job description and once re-directed, complete the application.
Benefits

For Full-Time employees, TDA offers a complete benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance/STD/LTD, 401K plan with employer match and a generous amount of paid time off.

Assistance

If you would like to request assistance with the application or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact Human Resources at echandler@tda.com.

TDA Research, Inc., has a paid Summer Operations Internship. The Operations Intern will work with Operations personnel in the maintenance and upkeep of labs, offices, and storage areas.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Tagging and entering equipment in asset tracking software
  • Calibrating balances (under supervision)
  • Painting
  • Light bulb replacement
  • Assisting in the crating and storing of laboratory equipment
  • Assembly of cabinets and small office furniture
  • Cleaning of indoor and outdoor storage areas
  • Organizing parts inventory and labeling
  • Other duties as assigned

Physical Demands:

  • Sit, stand, or kneel for extended periods of time
  • Ascend/descend stairs and ladders
  • Lift 35 pounds

Other Requirements: 

  • Use of personal vehicle to travel between sites located 3 miles apart

 

No sponsorship, relocation, or housing stipend available for this internship. 

Pay rate is $17.00 per hour, without benefits as this is a Summer Internship and temporary.  

Part-time ranging from 10-30 hours per week depending on the candidates availability. On-site only, no remote or hybrid option.  

In accordance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, actual compensation is subject to variation due to factors as education, experience, skill-set, and/or location. 

All Colorado part-time employees are entitled to Paid Sick Leave under the Colorado Healthy Families and Workplaces Ace (HFWA). Full details are available on the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment website.

If you would like to request assistance with the application or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact hr@tda.com.

TDA Research, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Females / Minority / Veterans / Disabled / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity / Religion / National Origin.

To apply, please follow this link: Apply here for the Summer Operations Internship position

TDA Research, Inc. is located outside Denver, Colorado with research offices in Wheat Ridge and Golden.  We have a staff of 100+ mainly engineers and scientists who develop cutting edge chemical processes, materials, and hardware for customers in the defense, aerospace, energy and chemical industries.  TDA’s objective is to carry out research that leads to commercial products, several products that are the result of our research have gone into production or large-scale use, and others are nearing commercialization.

TDA is looking for a Process Engineer with a strong passion for new technology/process development. Our fast-paced work environment offers a myriad of opportunities for a self-motivated, multi-faceted process engineer. The Process Engineer will work with project leaders and research engineers to support designing new process concepts, commercial demonstration units, and full-scale systems. This position may be required to work with various hazardous materials, such as compressed gases, cryogenic liquids, acids, bases, oxidizers, solvents, vacuum pump oils, and other hazardous chemicals. The employee will receive specialized safety training and be an active member of the safety and spill teams.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Develop process designs of real and conceptual processes for various applications including CO2 capture and gas separations and purification
  • Perform engineering calculations under the supervision of Senior Process Engineers
  • Markup and update existing PFD’s, P&ID’s, and drawings as requested
  • Participate in design reviews, HAZOP studies, and system FAT during the process development
  • Provide in-office and on-site engineering support for start-up, field demonstrations, performance testing, and routine maintenance activities
  • Collect and analyze process and operating data from field test units
  • Convey complex information clearly and concisely
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong grasp of fundamental thermodynamic, heat transfer, and mass transfer principles including separations
  • Experience preparing heat and material balances, PFD’s and P&ID’s
  • Proficient at equipment and pipe sizing, specifying process equipment such as blowers, compressors, pumps, heat exchangers, vacuum systems, and gas-solid and gas-liquid contactors
  • Effective communication with engineering and equipment vendors
  • Familiarity with industrial safety procedures
  • Foundational understanding of system controls and basic plant layout principles
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to track documents
  • Excellent communication skills with efficient visualization techniques
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and be flexible to manage and execute multiple projects in parallel

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Process simulation, any software but Symmetry is preferred
  • Experience with gas purification processes especially TSA, VSA, and PSA systems
  • Experience with pilot plant design, construction, run planning, and operation
  • Experience with scaling up engineering and pilot scale processes to demonstration and commercial scale designs
  • Participation in safety and operational hazard analysis and familiarity with best practices
  • Experience with plant cost analysis and technoeconomic analysis
  • Design experience with carbon capture processes is a plus
  • Experience with Symmetry (formerly VMGSim) or other process simulation software and AutoCAD P&ID development
  • Strong technical writing skills

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from an accredited university
  • 0-7 years of process design experience

 Physical Demands:

  • Lift 40 pounds
  • Sit, stand, or kneel for extended periods of time
  • Ascend and descend stairs and ladders

Local candidates only, no relocation or sponsorship offered.

The annual salary range is $90,000-$145,000, plus the complete benefits package.

 In accordance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, actual compensation is subject to variation due to factors as education, experience, skill-set, and/or location.

TDA Research, Inc. offers a complete benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance/STD/LTD, 401(k) plan with employer match after a year, and a bank of paid time off (PTO).

If you would like to request assistance with the application or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact hr@tda.com.

TDA Research, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Females / Minority / Veterans / Disabled / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity / Religion / National Origin.

To apply, please follow this link: Apply here for the Process Engineer position

TDA Research, Inc. is located outside Denver, Colorado with research offices in Wheat Ridge and Golden.  We have a staff of 100+ mainly engineers and scientists who develop cutting edge chemical processes, materials, and hardware for customers in the defense, aerospace, energy and chemical industries.  TDA’s objective is to carry out research that leads to commercial products, several products that are the result of our research have gone into production or large-scale use, and others are nearing commercialization.

TDA is looking for a Senior Process Engineer with industrial experience and a strong passion for new technology/process development. Our fast-paced work environment offers a myriad of opportunities for a self-motivated, multi-faceted process engineer. The Senior Process Engineer will work with project leaders and research engineers design and optimize new process concepts, commercial demonstration units, and full-scale systems.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and evaluate process designs of real and conceptual processes for various applications including CO2 capture and gas separations and purification
  • Perform engineering calculations with minimal supervision and review the calculations and engineering documents of others
  • Create, review, and markup and update existing engineering documents such as PFD’s, P&ID’s, and drawings as requested
  • Participate in design reviews, HAZOP studies, and system FAT during the process development
  • Provide in-office and on-site engineering support for start-up, field demonstrations, performance testing, and routine maintenance activities
  • Collect and analyze process and operating data from field test units
  • Convey complex information clearly and concisely
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong grasp of fundamental thermodynamic, heat transfer, and mass transfer principles including separations
  • Experience executing Front End Engineering Design (FEED and pre-FEED) packages
  • Proficient in building and optimizing complex process models including implementation of features such as control loops and recycle loops using simulation tools such as Symmetry, Aspen Plus, Pro II, or other process simulation software
  • Ability to prepare heat and material balances, PFD’s and P&ID’s from scratch for new process concepts
  • Proficient at equipment and pipe sizing, specifying process equipment such as blowers, compressors, pumps, heat exchangers, vacuum systems, and gas-solid and gas-liquid contactors
  • Ability to execute full plant cost analysis and evaluate the technoeconomic viability of new and existing processes
  • Effective communication with engineering and equipment vendors
  • Strong familiarity with industrial safety procedures
  • Foundational understanding of system controls and basic plant layout principles
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to track documents
  • Excellent communication skills with efficient visualization techniques
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and be flexible to manage and execute multiple projects in parallel

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Regular, frequent use of process simulation tools (e.g., Symmetry, Aspen Plus)
  • Experience with gas purification processes especially TSA, VSA, and PSA systems
  • Experience with pilot plant design, construction, run planning, and operation
  • Experience with scaling-up engineering and pilot-scale processes to demonstration and commercial-scale designs
  • Experience facilitating and managing third-party engineering sub-contracts
  • Participation in safety and operational hazard analysis and familiarity with best practices
  • Experience designing carbon capture processes is a plus
  •  AutoCAD P&ID development is a plus
  • Strong technical writing skills

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from an accredited university
  • Minimum 10+ years of industrial process design experience

Physical Demands:

  • Lift 40 pounds
  • Sit, stand, or kneel for extended periods of time
  • Ascend and descend stairs and ladders

Relocation reimbursement is available.

The annual salary range is $125,000-$165,000, plus the complete benefits package.

In accordance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, actual compensation is subject to variation due to factors as education, experience, skill set, and/or location.

TDA Research, Inc. offers a complete benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance/STD/LTD, 401(k) plan with employer match after a year, and a bank of paid time off (PTO).

If you would like to request assistance with the application or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact hr@tda.com.

TDA Research, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Females / Minority / Veterans / Disabled / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity / Religion / National Origin.

To apply, please follow this link: Apply here for the Senior Process Engineer position