We are relentless in our development of new products and services tailored to meet the needs of our industry and fill the technological void that we frequently encounter.
Tim O’Neill founded Engineered Compost Systems in 1999 to develop and manufacture technology and to provide technical services for large-scale composting facilities. Tim started in business in 1986 by co-founding Measurement Technology NW with Peter Zieve and working as Peter’s first Vice President of ElectroImpact during its founding years.
In the 1990’s, Tim was co-owner and lead mechanical and controls engineer at Green Mountain with the focus of developing small in-vessel systems. Since 1999, ECS product and service offerings have expanded in our quest to respond to market needs. As the name implies, Engineered Compost Systems uses top quality engineering to meet these demands. To this end, ECS has had the opportunity to build the most qualified group of compost engineers in the industry.
Sister companies of ECS include Thermetrics, which manufactures a wide range of precision instruments for measuring and evaluating the thermal comfort of textiles, garments, protective apparel, and dynamic thermal environments such as automobile, truck, and aircraft interiors. Rugged Controls, another sister company, previously named LCI, designs and manufactures durable, multi-channel winch line control, wireline monitoring, and tensiometer instrumentation used in demanding commercial and oceanographic applications ranging from polar to tropical.
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Our projects make the world a better place. With each facility we divert nutrient rich food waste, yard waste, and biosolids away from landfills and into beneficial re-use streams. We are able to dramatically reduce odor from aged infrastructure and make the area around the composting facility more pleasant to live. ECS is a small company with a collaborative team, which give employees the opportunity to have a meaningful impact.
We are looking for a Compost Scientist candidate with a graduate degree in a related scientific field of study and 3+ years of related work experience. A successful candidate in this position will rapidly train up and within 6 – 18 months take the lead role in delivering ECS’s science-based compost process consulting, directing our laboratory services, and overseeing our internal and client funded research efforts.
Compost Scientist responsibilities will include the following:
This full-time position will initially require the employee to work at least half time at the Seattle office. This position will require intermittent travel in North America; on average overnight trips will not exceed eight per year and the majority will be to the west coast destinations.
Facility audits will require the employee to be fit enough to work out in the open in all types of weather, climb up and down large compost piles carrying instruments and sampling tools, and spend hours at a time actively moving around large composting sites.
ECS offers competitive salaries and performance-based bonuses, an extensive benefits package, and flexible working hours and arrangements.
If you want to help the planet, and you believe that you have the skills and the drive to succeed at this position, please respond to firstname.lastname@example.org with a cover letter and your resume.