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Membrane Skilled Line Worker

Port Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaA$80,000 - A$110,000 per yearManufacturing

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Job Description 

About DiviGas: (see

Billions worth of hydrogen gas is made and lost every year at petrochemical plants due to equipment failure against tough gas streams. DiviGas has invented proprietary polymers to make a new hydrogen membrane, a nano-molecular filter, that allows for this wasted gas to be reused. This helps save $ billions & avoid millions of tons of CO2 produced for nothing.

DiviGas, initially a Singaporean company, has closed a USD$5m seed round in 2021 and used it to build a factory in Melbourne, Australia. We are a rapidly growing technology company that manufactures and sells entire plug-and-play systems designed to seamlessly and cost-effectively separate and recover hydrogen and other gases at petrochemical plants and refineries.

Exec Summary of Role:

We are looking for an experienced membrane fabrication expert to join the production team, as DiviGas is focused on rapidly increasing its manufacturing output. This role would be the first line worker in the company and would be a key player in helping to ensure the stable expansion of our production capabilities. If you have experience working with membrane fabrication or gas separation modules in a dynamic and fast-growing company, then this might be the role for you.

This Skilled Line Worker will be central to planning, implementing carrying out key processes in the production of our gas separation systems, such as polymeric membrane fabrication, trimming, module potting, applying epoxy, quality performance evalauation and many others.

Together with our CTO, Head of R&D, and Director of Manufacturing, you will be responsible for ensuring that all processes are transferred from R&D to manufacturing in a robust fashion. You can expect to work constantly with industrial grade chemicals, gases, as well as advanced/ heavy fabrication machinery and equipments.

Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Work in and be responsible for the execution of different manufacturing and fabrication processes, e.g., chemical mixing and heavy equipment operations.
  • Support and execute preventive maintenance procedures for assigned equipment and machinery in accordance with equipment requirements as recommended by the technical team.
  • Oversee and ensure the correct and safe usage of all manufacturing and fabrication machinery and equipment, in accordance with Instructions for Use and Health and Safety protocols.
  • Prepare and manufacture sub-modules correctly in accordance with work instructions throughout all stages of the manufacturing process, e.g. prepare polymer solutions with adjusted concentrations and temperatures, perform fiber spinning by using different types of spinnerets and pumps at different conditions, conduct membrane after fabrication etc.
  • Overall responsible for the upkeep of module production quality documentation and records.
  • Be a key player in implementation of Health and Safety protocols and requirements as well as its documentation and continuous improvement.
  • Help perform quality control, performance testing, and troubleshooting at different stages of the fabrication and manufacturing process of different industrial size gas separation systems.
  • Work with a team of engineers and chemists to streamline the membrane scale-up process with pilot system integration.
  • Perform related work as required, such as involvement in multiple projects related to new research and continuous product improvement initiatives involving gas separation and water treatment using membranes.

Job requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • Diploma/Bachelor in Mechanical/Environmental/Chemical/Polymer Engineering.
  • Relevant experience in the gas industry/water industry, mainly related to membrane manufacturing, UF, and NF membranes, as well as gas membranes, is an advantage.
  • In particular we are looking for someone who has direct experience and competency in the fabrication of hollow-fibre polymeric membranes, as well as in manufacturing processes of such membrane modules (1 inch and above sizing/ industrial grade sizing)
  • Able to execute individual tasks and work in a project team
  • Gas separation process knowledge is preferred.
  • Trained in or familiar with health, safety, and environment (HSE) practices/protocols, e.g., safety risk assessment, etc.

Good to Have (Optional):

  • Good inter-department communications.
  • Self-initiative, highly motivated, self-starter with the ability to perform duties independently, with minimal supervision.
  • Appointments may vary and will be commensurate with the candidate’s years of working experience.

Who you are:

  • Responsible and Accountable – You understand the importance of your role in ensuring quality and order in all our processes.
  • Reliable – You take ownership of your area of work, and help upkeep standards even when no one is looking.
  • A Thinker - You understand the priorities of the companies, and continuously point out where processes can
  • Ambitious - You realize that as one of the first employees of this company, you could become a leader in one of Asia-Pacific's most promising cleantech companies, and you
  • could have a major impact on the world
  • Highly ethical and moral-driven - No cheating, ‘no-asshole’ policy, zero tolerance for racism, sexism

Other Requirements

The Membrane Pilot Factory Supervisor is based in a pilot factory work environment, in which the employee may be required to spend extended periods of time. Essential functions of the role are expected to include some heavy lifting (<20kg) and the use of Personal Protective Equipment in designated areas. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • The role will be stationed in Melbourne, Victoria.

  • This role will include shift work as required by the operation of the pilot facility.

  • The candidate should be willing to obtain a forklift licence (at company cost) if required.


At DiviGas, we believe everyone should have the opportunity to grow alongside the company. No one is good at everything, but that’s okay. The well-being and personal growth of our team are what drive us forward, so to help you perform at your best, DiviGas offers flexible working arrangements and access to unlimited paid leave.

  • Job type: Full time, permanent

  • Location: Port Melbourne, VIC, Australia

  • Hours: 38 per week. Shift schedule has yet to be decided.