Research & Development Engineer


Job Title: Research and Development Engineer 

Term: Term position (could become permanent)

Pay: Commensurate with experience ($26 to $29 per hour)

Department/Group: Technology Development Group

Commitment: 40 hours per week (Monday to Friday)

Location: Winnipeg (Headingley), Manitoba

Start Date: June 2024

Important: This position is funded through a Government of Canada youth intern program and is meant for engineers or EITs with some experience in a related field. All candidates must be 30 years of age or younger.



Carbon Lock Tech is a Manitoba-based cleantech startup focused on addressing climate change through carbon dioxide removal and sequestration. The company is currently developing systems and technologies for converting organic matter into a stable form of biocarbon that can be sequestered or “locked” into a range of valuable applications.

Responsibilities include:

  • Operation and hands on usage of equipment that processes biomass for utilization in the pyrolytic process. May include handling, grinding, drying, pelletizing and modifications to existing equipment or control systems.
  • General investigation of instrumentation, technologies, and processes
  • Operation of the pyrolytic process for associated test campaigns
  • Data analysis, reporting and interpretation of test results to improve processing
  • Understanding of process condition outputs and what they are indicating about system operation
  • Other hands-on duties as assigned

Required skills and qualifications include:

  • Graduated from a Canadian recognized mechanical, chemical or process engineering program, or similar
  • Registered as an engineer or EIT with Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba
  • Must be able to work under minimal supervision and demonstrate strong competencies as a self learner and team player
  • Strong data analysis, reporting and communication (written/verbal) required
  • Experience and comfort using tools and working with their hands.
  • Adhere to safety norms, and ability to wear personal protective equipment as required
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and working on multiple different tasks
  • Experience in process or mechanical design and equipment operation
  • Understanding of biomass conversion to biochar process and/or chemistry (an asset)

Application Process

  • Applicants must be legal residence of Manitoba.
  • Applicants must be able to get themselves to work in Headingley, Manitoba.
  • The applicant must meet funding requirements and be approved by the funding agency before employment can commence. The program requires candidates to be 30 years old or younger and also to be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada.

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R&D Engineer
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What is your level of experience with: biomass conversion, bioenergy, renewable fuels, boilers, heat transfer systems
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What is your level of experience with: scaling equipment or technologies from benchtop or pilot scale to commercial scale
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