R&D Engineer/Scientist

R&D Engineer/Scientist

  • Montreal
  • This position has been filled

Are you ready to join a team of savvy people at a high-tech company specializing in the manufacture of products and processes that reduce greenhouse gases, and see your career take off?

At PyroGenesis Canada Inc. a world leader in the design, development, manufacture and commercialization of advanced plasma processes, we offer you the opportunity to join a team of innovative engineers, scientists and technicians with a successful track record. at a time when we are changing the world of industry.

We provide technical and manufacturing expertise, turnkey process equipment packages, as well as cutting-edge contract research to some of the most exciting industries: Defense Industry, Additive Manufacturing Industry (3D Printing) and Environmental Industry.


  • A generous medical and dental insurance plan
  • A Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) offered to the employee
  • Training to progress professionally
  • The organization of events to promote teamwork; 5to7, bake sales, etc.
  • Casual professional dress
  • A coffee service offered at all times
  • We are a dynamic company concerned about the well-being of its employees

If you are looking for an exceptional place to work and have what it takes to fill this role, please email us your resume.

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Job Overview

The R&D Engineer/Scientist is responsible for developing new processes from proof-of-concept stage to piloting and improving PyroGenesis existing technologies. The successful candidate should be able to actively and continuously provide new ideas and solutions in order to achieve the goals. The ideal candidate should be able to efficiently work in a fast paced, fast-growing chemical process technology-based company.

Responsibilities & Tasks

  • Performing literature reviews.
  • Proposing new process and unit operation concepts.
  • Participating in the assembly of various lab scale and pilot scale experimental setups. Prepare the setups for running experiments.
  • Planning and execution of experiments, gathering process data, and performing data analysis. Preparation of test plans and test reports.
  • Communication with clients.
  • Leading lab scale and pilot plant trials with the technicians, ensuring good record keeping and reporting of the trials.
  • Developing new CFD models for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Troubleshooting, proposing and implementing modifications that will improve the performance and reliability of the systems,
  • Assisting with the preparation of R&D grant proposals and technical proposals to support R&D projects.
  • Perform other duties as required by the immediate supervisor and for which the person is qualified.

Education & Qualifications

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree (M.Sc. or PhD preferred) in chemical engineering
  • Post-graduate degree and/or experience in in thermal plasma preferred
  • Experience in R&D projects, preferably in industrial R&D projects
  • Experience with simulation software for CFD and thermochemistry modeling (such as ANSYS/Fluent, Star-CCM+ , HSC, FactSage)
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Being passionate about research and development by showing initiative, actively looking for solutions, and demonstrating creativity and problem-solving abilities
  • Having teamwork spirit yet being able to work independently
  • Proficient in Microsoft office software such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio (MS project is an asset)
  • Member of order of engineering of Quebec (OIQ) is an asset
  • Bilingual (written and spoken)


  • Minimum two years of working experience in industrial R&D (for Master’s degree a minimum of 1 year experience)
  • Experience in developing new high temperature processes (experience with thermal plasma is an asset)
  • Experience in developing CFD models for high temperature processes including thermo-flow field development, radiation, kinetic models, and user defined functions through using proper coding languages such as C++.
  • Experience in operating lab and pilot setups preferably for high temperature applications
  • Experience in developing test plan, DoEs and data analysis
  • Experience in analyzing complex heat and mass transfers, and thermochemistry problems
  • Experience with material characterization is an asset
  • Experience with developing reaction kinetics and reactor sizing is an asset
  • Previous experience in syngas production through high temperature processes is an asset

PyroGenesis Canada Inc. thanks all candidates for their interest. However, only candidates whose profile most closely matches the requirements of the position will be contacted.

Equal Employment Opportunity

PyroGenesis Canada Inc. is strongly committed to ensuring a positive and professional work environment in which all people are treated with dignity and respect. Our goal is to provide a fair and consistent method of filling vacancies, in order to support equal opportunities and cultural diversity within the company.