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Company: ELYSIS
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Manufacturing, Engineering, Aerospace


A New Era for the Aluminum Industry – ELYSIS 

Carbon Free Aluminum                                                                         

The ELYSIS™ technology is the greatest breakthrough in the aluminum industry since its beginnings in 1886. Work is underway now to further develop this revolutionary new way to produce aluminum, eliminating carbon dioxide and all other greenhouse gas emissions from the traditional smelting process.


The ELYSIS process eliminates the use of carbon anodes, replacing those with proprietary materials. It is the first industrial process that emits oxygen as its by-product and has the potential to transform an entire industry.


In 2018, two international aluminum producers, Alcoa and Rio Tinto, came together to form the ELYSIS joint venture with the provincial government of Quebec. With support from the Canadian Government and Apple, the technology is progressing and is currently being designed to support the construction of new smelters or retrofits.


ELYSIS is headquartered in Montreal, with Technology Research & Development locations in Alma, Quebec, (Canada), in Jonquiere, Quebec, (Canada), in New Kensington, Pennsylvania, (United States), and in France.

Commercial quality metal produced by ELYSIS during the ongoing R&D process is already being used by Apple in a variety of products (The 16-inch MacBook Pro and the iPhone SE); Ab InBEV (cans); Audi (e-tron GT wheels produced by the RONAL Group), and Corona (cans).

Join the ELYSIS team in this exciting work!

About the location

The ELYSIS US Research & Development facility is located in the Alcoa Technical Center (ATC) in New Kensington, Pennsylvania. Located near Pittsburgh, the carbon-free smelting process was first developed at ATC, where a dedicated team is working to reinvent the aluminum industry for a sustainable future.

About the job


Majority of the work will be onsite or at suppliers.  Reporting and documentation can occur remotely.



About the position:

The Equipment and Process Engineer will participate in the development of innovative technology and lead equipment/component design efforts. This individual will work on projects requiring engineering, design, laboratory operations, and manufacturing efforts for the industrializing and commercialization of ELYSIS electrodes. The Equipment and Process Engineer will report to the Sr. Manager or Manager of our team.

Key Activities / Responsibilities:

  • Leads equipment and component design efforts while leveraging and developing competencies of internal and external resources

  • Develops production equipment infrastructure, ensuring equipment performance and readiness

  • Responsible for solving problems to root cause, seeks and identifies opportunities for improvements and implements innovative solutions required to improve materials development and/or production activities

  • Interfaces with external stakeholders, including customers and suppliers in conjunction to develop scope, schedule, and cost to meet project objectives

  • Communicates progress and results through written detailed technical reports, presentations, patents, and publications


ELYSIS is a global company with operations in Canada, France, and the United States. Business related travel and extended duration assignments or missions may be essential for the success of this role.

About You:

  • B.S. or graduate degree in engineering or documented experience with equipment design, selection and commissioning.

  • Minimum 3 years of mechanical/electrical equipment/device design experience

  • Mechanical aptitude and electrical systems competencies, ability to work hands-on, troubleshoot equipment issues, identify resource needs to solve problems in a methodical, disciplined fashion

  • Mechanical and electrical system design competencies with experience in execution from design concept to prototype to production scales

  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, SolidWorks, or similar computer aided design tools.

  • Working knowledge of programmable logic controllers (PLC), supervisory control and data acquisition systems (SCADA), human machine interfaces (HMI), structured query language (SQL) and process control system platforms, including both hardware and software

Be Part of an Unprecedented Partnership

At ELYSIS we are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome – they are essential to success of the unprecedented partnership that ELYSIS is. We treat each other respectfully, fairly, compassionately and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or anything else that makes us different.

At ELYSIS, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from women, the LGBTQIA2 community, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds.

ELYSIS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

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