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

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

Senior Research and Process Design Engineer

TDA Research has a position for a senior research and process design engineer to support the development of new catalytic and sorbent based processes, moving from laboratory experiments to the design, fabrication, safety review, commissioning and operation of pilot scale equipment. The ideal applicant would have experience in and be expected to participate in the following activities:

•  Designing and build first of a kind chemical and energy processes.
•  Managing the design and fabrication of new processes, including preparing engineering design packages and cost estimates, working with consultants or subcontractors, managing budgets and project schedules.
•  Developing preliminary designs of new chemical process equipment such as reactors, heat exchangers and separation equipment.
•  Participating in HAZOP and safety reviews.
•  Troubleshooting new chemical processes and pilot scale equipment.

Useful skills include the ability to:

•  Prepare and interpret mass and energy balances to understand and evaluate the system’s performance.
•  Interpret catalytic rate and sorbent performance data
•  Write up the results in reports, peer reviewed publications and conference proceedings.
•  Supervise staff in the design, building, running and evaluation of continuous laboratory and pilot scale processes.

The successful applicant will initially work on existing catalyst or sorbent related projects. In addition to design and project management work, they will supervise staff, help interpret document the results, and in collaboration with their supervisor, determine the next steps in the project. They will also participate in writing proposals for new funding, and progress to writing their own proposals and running their own research projects.

The successful applicant will have:

•  A Ph.D. in chemical or mechanical engineering, preferably with two or more years of relevant experience, or a Master’s degree and five of more years of relevant experience.
•  Knowledge of catalytic and sorbent based processes.
•  Excellent writing and communications skills
•  A strong record of research as demonstrated by publications, preferably as a lead author, in peer reviewed journals and presentations at scientific conferences (please provide a publication list as part of your resume).
•  The ability to work on several tasks at once, in a team environment, under tight deadlines.

TDA Research, Inc., a research and development company located in Wheat Ridge, has an extensive and varied research program in catalysis and adsorption.  TDA’s projects range from the invention of new catalysts and sorbents through the construction and operation of pilot plants and facilities that run at the ton per hour scale. TDA’s objective is to carry out research that will lead to commercial products, and several products that are the result of our research are in commercial use.

For more information on TDA and the type of projects we carry out, please see our web site at www.tda.com.

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

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

B.S./M.S.  Chemical or Mechanical Engineer

TDA has several positions open for B.S. / M.S. chemical and mechanical engineers.  TDA carries out R&D in catalysis and adsorption, aerospace components, and the development of new polymers, carbons and composite materials.  TDA’s objectives are to carry out research that will lead to commercial products, and several products that are the result of our research have gone into production or large scale use, and others are nearing commercialization. TDA has openings in the following research areas:

Catalysis and Adsorption:  Catalyst projects include the development and testing of catalysts for the reforming of methane and hydrocarbons, combustion catalysts, and homogeneous catalysis. Sorbent projects include both low temperature physical sorbents as well as high temperature chemically reactive sorbents. 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, pressure vessel design and process design is required. A person with both theoretical knowledge as well as hands-on experience would be ideal. 

In all of the above positions knowledge pertinent to the particular area is a benefit, but our major requirements are a mastery of engineering fundamentals and experimental ability and experience.  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.  

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 Engineer

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