All of us at Fulcrum realize that we are a part of something much, much bigger than ourselves. When you think about the impact we have on local communities through reduced trash, to the impact we have on carbon emissions from clean electricity and low-carbon transportation fuels, to the role we can play in helping displace foreign oil, it’s pretty amazing.

We’re seeking talented, driven and smart individuals – who understand the importance of what we’re doing – to join our team. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, competitive pay and something else – the chance to make history and be part of a revolution in domestic fuel and energy production.

We are currently looking for qualified candidates to fill the openings listed below at Fulcrum’s waste to fuels plant, Sierra, which is located near Reno, Nevada.

Production Manager

The Production Manager is a development position intended to grow into a future General Manager at Sierra or a future Fulcrum project location. The position will rotate through several assignments to learn Fulcrum’s HSE processes, engineering, construction management, Feedstock Processing Facility and Biorefinery operations, plant reliability and maintenance processes and purchasing. The successful candidate will have 10+ years of experience in refinery/chemical processing plant(s), including 5 years of experience in a supervisory or management position.

Process Controls Engineer

The Process Controls Engineer is responsible for improving the safety, reliability, operability and maintainability of all Sierra Biorefinery and Feedstock Processing Facility assets by identifying and resolving automation risks that could adversely affect operations.  Additionally, the Process Controls Engineer is responsible for ensuring the initial Biorefinery Distributed Control System (DCS) is functional and for making improvements to the DCS as needed. This position requires a technical B.S. degree, preferably Engineering, and 10+ years of operations or maintenance/reliability engineering experience in the refining or chemical processing industry.

Instrument & Electrical Technicians

The Instrument & Electrical (I&E) Technicians’ primary responsibility is to maintain the controls hardware, instrumentation, analyzers and electrical equipment at the Sierra Biorefinery and Feedstock Processing Facility. Key responsibilities of the I&E Technicians include the performance of preventive maintenance programs for the equipment and to troubleshoot and repair as needed. The successful candidates will have 5+ years of electrical, instrument and on-line analyzer operations and maintenance experience in the refining or chemical processing industry. Formal education may be considered in lieu of years of experience.

Mechanical Technicians

The Mechanical Technicians will have primary responsibility for the maintenance of plant equipment while ensuring safety, reliability and operability of all Sierra Biorefinery and Feedstock Processing Facility assets. In addition, the Mechanical Technicians will be responsible for the preventive maintenance and repairs of these systems. Required qualifications include maintenance experience with hydraulic and mechanical systems in a refinery, industrial plant or mining plant and the ability to troubleshoot and repair equipment failures.

If you feel you have what it takes to join our team, please send your resume to


Josh, Lead Operator

Gregor, Technical Manager

Savannah, Lead Operator

David, Operations Manager

Josh, Project Engineer, and Dave, Shift Supervisor