Careers at TDA

To apply for a position at TDA, please click on the appropriate link below to learn more about the position.

Next, please e-mail with four attachments: 1) a cover letter describing how your experience matches the position, 2) your resume, and 3) your completed self-identification forms TDA Invitation to Self-Identify and Veterans Invitation to Self-Identify [Right-click and Save Link As]) to resumes@tda.com.

Open positions

Mechanical Research Engineer

TDA Research, Inc., a research and development company located in Wheat Ridge, has a position open for a mechanical research engineer. The ideal candidate would have a B.S. or M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and experience in an R&D environment. TDA carries out R&D in catalysis and adsorption, aerospace components, and personal protective equipment. 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.

Our position involves the design, construction and testing of a pilot-scale process for removing CO2 from the flue gas of a power plant.  This position provides the opportunity to develop and test a first-of-a-kind chemical process at a large scale.  TDA specializes in the development and testing of catalysts and sorbents for the chemical, energy and defense industries, and runs through the scale up of the production of these materials and the processes that are based on them. All of these projects involve hands on laboratory and pilot testing of the materials, including the design, building and use of automated chemical reactors, analysis of the data, and the preparation of reports based on the data. All projects also involve the design and analysis of systems based on the new materials, so a good understanding of kinetics, mass transfer, heat transfer, fluid flow and chemistry are essential. Skills with computer aided mechanical design (SolidWorks) are essential, as is the ability to prepare complete P&IDs and specify the process hardware. A person with both theoretical knowledge as well as hands-on experience would be ideal, as would experience in process scale up.

In the above position knowledge pertinent to the particular research area at TDA is a benefit, but our major requirements are a mastery of engineering fundamentals, experimental ability and/or experience scaling up chemical processes. Recent graduates applying for this opening should include their GPA in their resume. TDA carries out work in a wide variety of areas, and virtually all staff work on two or three projects simultaneously. Therefore, an interest in and ability to learn quickly is essential.

The candidate may be required to pass a background check and drug screening test. TDA Research is an equal opportunity employer. TDA offers an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary based on experience.

To apply, please send a cover letter describing why you would be a good fit for this position, a resume and the self-identification form (as described on the TDA/Careers page) to resumes@tda.com with the words "ATTN: Mechanical Research Engineer" in the subject line.

Carbon Fiber Composite Engineer/Technician

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TDA Research, Inc. is seeking an energetic engineer or experienced technician to work a variety of carbon fiber composite (CFC) projects in early stages of development. The successful candidate will be part of a small team performing applied research with a variety of unusual or entirely novel matrices for high value applications in the aerospace and medical industries.  Drawing from their previous experience, the candidate is expected to contribute to the development of innovative infiltration, near net shape manufacturing and post-production processing methods. The successful candidate will then evaluate the CFCs through a variety of standard mechanical test methods.

In general, the candidate should be capable of the following:

Experience with hand lay-up of CFCs is required, and experience with machine lay-up is desired.  Experience with both thermoplastic and thermosetting matrices is desired. Experience with hot press, vacuum equipment and mechanical load frame test equipment is desired. 

TDA Research, Inc. (Wheat Ridge, CO), is a research and development company with facilities in Golden and Wheat Ridge, CO.

TDA offers a complete benefits package.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, Gender/Minority/Veterans/Disabled.

Please send cover letter, resume and and self-identification forms (as described above) to resumes@tda.com, ATTN: Fiber Composite.

Chemical Technician

TDA Research, Inc., a research and development company, has an opening for a Chemical Technician.  The position involves bench-scale chemical testing and analysis. Duties will include characterization and testing of paints, coatings and adhesives.  Strong chemical laboratory skills, organization and an ability to simultaneously work on multiple projects are the prime requirements of this job.

The chemist’s primary duties will be to assist PIs and Senior Chemists in the testing and formulation of new high performance coatings, and will involve physical property measurements, chemical analysis and the preparation of new polymeric and inorganic materials. Previous laboratory experience and proficiency with Excel are a requirement. The person should be capable of analyzing data, drawing conclusions as to the significance of the data and writing up conclusions.  A detail oriented person is a must.  Due to the nature of the projects, a successful applicant must be either a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

In all positions at TDA detailed subject knowledge is necessary, but our major requirements are a mastery of chemical fundamentals, experimental ability, experience and the interest in learning quickly and adapting to ever changing project requirements.  TDA carries out work in a wide variety of areas, and virtually all staff work on two or three projects simultaneously.  The ideal candidate will have several years of chemical or mechanical laboratory testing experience; a BS degree in Chemistry or a related field would also be useful.

TDA’s facilities are located in Golden and Wheat Ridge, CO. We offer a full benefits package. TDA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For more information on TDA and the type of projects we carry out, please see our web site at www.tda.com. A good idea feel for the type of projects that this position will work on initially can be found by reading the document “Protection of 5XXX Aluminum from Stress Corrosion Cracking” found under Presentations section in the Library on the TDA web site.

TDA offers a complete benefits package.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, Gender/Minority/Veterans/Disabled.

Please send cover letter, resume and and self-identification forms (as described above) to resumes@tda.com, ATTN: Chemical Technician.

Facilities Technician

TDA Research, Inc. has a current opening for a Facilities Technician to help the Facilities Manager in the maintenance and modifications of labs and offices. Duties include installing and dismantling laboratory equipment, moving and installing furniture, interior painting, light bulb replacement, parking lot maintenance, ordering supplies, cleaning of floors and windows. Forklift experience and commercial driver's license desirable. The candidate must be 18 years old, a U.S. citizen and be able to lift 50 lbs. The candidate maybe required to pass a background check and drug screening test. TDA Research is an equal opportunity employer.

TDA offers a complete benefits package.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, Gender/Minority/Veterans/Disabled.

Please send cover letter, resume and and self-identification forms (as described above) to resumes@tda.com, ATTN: Facilities Technician

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