GIT Team Continues to Grow, New Job Opportunities

Halifax, Nova Scotia — Graphite Innovation and Technologies Inc. (GIT) continues to expand and grow, as it’s innovative marine coating, GrapheneCoat™, continues to be adopted by several key customers in early target markets.

As a result of sustained growth, GIT is seeking additional support and has identified two key roles that will need to be filled in the immediate future. More details about the roles can be found below.


Paint Formulator

Department: Research and Development

Anticipated Start Date: January 5, 2018

Preferred laboratory experience and/or proficiencies in the following:

  • Analytics
    • Wet chemistry
    • The expectation is for the position to develop into an expert role within R&D
  • Inorganics
    • Inorganic and composite materials experience including synthesis, drying, extrusion, and dispersions techniques
    • Characterization of Inorganic and composite materials (mechanical property testing, BET, XRD, etc.)
    • PARR or other high pressure steel reactors
    • Process development laboratory
  • Process
    • Organic Synthesis research experience including the use of laboratory scale autoclaves, glassware reactors, distillation and mechanical skills to assemble reactors
    • Pilot plant or process/operations (DCS, handling materials, process safety)
    • Gas chromatography (GC) experience preferred
  • Inks, Paints, Coatings
    • Product application performance testing, such as emulsion polymerization
    • Implementing new application tests
    • Supporting new product development for IPC application areas

Job Requirements:

  • Design and develop new paints and coatings
  • Develop quality protocol for new products
  • Cost savings and testing new raw materials
  • Occasional travel to customer facilities to provide technical service
  • Production support of new and existing products

Qualifications:

  • At least 3 years of work experience or equivalent training in paint and coating formulation
  • Other Skills required

Candidate should have good analytical skills and be comfortable doing hands-on formulation in a laboratory environment.

Works with production to conduct pilot plant manufacturing and support scale-up activities.

Required to support manufacturing for issues in production, review all production batch tickets with manufacturing and provide training to operators and supervisors concerning new raw materials and new chemistries.

Responsible for understanding GIT’s procedures for securing intellectual property; responsible for appropriately recording laboratory results for use in developing intellectual property.

Develops and maintains relationships to guarantee effective utilization of “Best Practices” for technologies within the scope of the job.

Experience/Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, with a master degree is preferable
  • 2+ years of industrial laboratory experience preferred
  • Ability to define, and implement ideas and solutions
  • Strong mathematical/laboratory skills
  • Mechanically inclined
  • Computer competency including knowledge and ability to utilize Microsoft Office and other required software
  • Good oral and written communications skills
  • Experience with high-temperature coatings preferred
  • Experience with ISO 9001 preferred
  • Experience with Product Vision or Batchmaster or similar ERP software preferred.

R&D Chemist

Department: Research and Development

Anticipated Start Date: January 5, 2018

Preferred laboratory experience and/or proficiencies in the following:

  • Analytics
    • Wet chemistry
    • The expectation is for the position to develop into an expert role within R&D
  • Inorganics
    • Inorganic and composite materials experience including synthesis, drying, extrusion, and dispersions techniques
    • Characterization of Inorganic and composite materials (mechanical property testing, BET, XRD, etc.)
    • PARR or other high pressure steel reactors
    • Process development laboratory
  • Process
    • Organic Synthesis research experience including the use of laboratory scale autoclaves, glassware reactors, distillation and mechanical skills to assemble reactors
    • Pilot plant or process/operations (DCS, handling materials, process safety)
    • Gas chromatography (GC) experience preferred
  • Inks, Paints, Coatings
    • Product application performance testing, such as emulsion polymerization
    • Implementing new application tests
    • Supporting new product development for IPC application areas

Job Requirements:

  • Responsible for integrity and operation of company equipment, and adherence to safety, health, and environmental procedures
  • Responsible for safely conducting a broad spectrum of laboratory experiments, for properly maintaining GIT’s equipment, and for the generation and communication of reliable, properly-documented data for lead scientists
  • Understands technical requirements and recommends R&D objectives, defines what is needed in terms of equipment, etc. and sets appropriate project goals with supervisor and project teams to meet technical needs
  • Provides technical support to research group within R&D and leads focused technical initiatives within the research group
  • Works with production to conduct pilot plant manufacturing and support scale-up activities. Required to support manufacturing for issues in production, review all production batch tickets with manufacturing and provide training to operators and supervisors concerning new raw materials and new chemistries.
  • Responsible for understanding GIT’s procedures for securing intellectual property; responsible for appropriately recording laboratory results for use in developing intellectual property
  • Develops and maintains relationships to guarantee effective utilization of “Best Practices” for technologies within the scope of the job

Experience/Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, with a master degree, is preferable
  • 2+ years of industrial laboratory experience preferred
  • Ability to define, and implement ideas and solutions
  • Strong mathematical/laboratory skills
  • Mechanically inclined
  • Computer competency including knowledge and ability to utilize Microsoft Office and other required software
  • Good oral and written communications skills

How to Apply

If this sounds like you, please submit your resume and cover letter in Word or PDF format by 5:00 pm on Friday, December 14, 2018, to info@grapheneenterprise.ca, quoting the preferred position in the subject line.

GIT Selected as Ocean Exchange Finalist for $100,000 WWL Orcelle Award

This year’s finalists are from five different countries:

  • Graphite Innovations and Technology (Nova Scotia, Canada) – GIT developed marine coating materials which utilize graphene to create a formula that protects ship hulls from corrosion and biofouling.
  • Ashored Innovations (Nova Scotia, Canada) – Ashored’s MOBI (Modular Ocean Based Instrument) system is a bottom-bound ropeless fishing system that prevents whale entanglements and trap loss, where damaged traps become ocean waste.
  • Blue Nalu (CA, USA) – Blue Nalu is a pioneer in cellular aquaculture, in which living cells are isolated from fish tissue, placed into culture media for proliferation, and then assembled into fresh and frozen seafood products.
  • Coral Vita (Freeport, Bahamas) – Coral Vita’s land-based farms integrate new methods to accelerate coral growth, while enhancing resiliency to changing environmental conditions.
  • Hoopers Island Oyster Co (MD, USA) – Hooper’s Island Oyster Co developed a vertically integrated oyster aquaculture system that provides new and established growers with seed, grow-out equipment, and processing equipment to support oyster-preneurs.
  • Jolt Energy Storage Technologies (MI, USA) – Jolt developed a new and highly scalable battery technology where no expensive catalysts or selective membranes are required.
  • MicroSynbiotiX (Cork, Ireland) – MicroSynbiotiX helps solve the current fish vaccine challenge by engineering microalgae to lock the vaccine in the biomass which is a natural part of the fish diet and an essential dietary element in the early development of shrimp and fin-fish.
  • OceanComm (IL, USA) – OceanComm has developed a wireless underwater modem that offers communication similar to Wi-Fi, negating the need for tethered communication links.
  • Osmo Systems (CA, USA) – The Osmobot integrates a series of well-proven photochemical sensors into a single, low-cost robust probe, improving aquaculture management and monitoring.
  • Pajarito Powder (NM, USA) – Pajarito Powder developed catalyst and engineered catalyst supports for improved Proton Exchange Membranes in fuel cells and electrolyzers, facilitating energy-dense onboard energy storage of electricity.
  • Sailing for Sustainability S4S (Suva, Fiji) – Drawing on designs of the one of the greatest innovations of the Pacific Islanders, the proa boat, and using modern materials, S4S created a low-cost cargo and passenger sailing proa for last mile connection to scattered island communities around the world, helping solve logistics issues and saving the culture of island life.
  • ThisFish Inc. (British Columbia, Canada) – Built for the seafood processing sector, Tally is simple, user-friendly software that enables companies to digitize all their production, traceability and quality control data, using visual data dashboards and data analytics.

GIT will be competing in the first of two $100,000 USD awards:

  • The WWL Orcelle® Award 2018 will be given to the solution that can make our (WW) logistic operations more sustainable by advancing high-efficiency or zero-emission technologies that are commercially viable.
  • The Neptune Award 2018 will be given to the solution that advances our understanding of the ocean and that helps minimize our impact on these resources, even while using them for human benefit, resulting in more resilient bodies of water, including healthy marine life and coastlines.

2018 Orcelle® and Neptune Review Team


“GIT is very excited for this opportunity that Ocean Exchange has provided us,” says GIT co-founder Marciel Gaier (who will be presenting at the competition). “Not only for the opportunity to present and possibly win $100,000, but also for growing our network and gaining new contacts in our target market of the shipping and logistics industry.”


About The Wallenius Wilhelmsen Group

The Wallenius Wilhelmsen group (OEX: WWL) is a market leader in RoRo shipping and vehicle logistics, transporting cars, trucks, rolling equipment and breakbulk around the world. The company operates around 130 vessels servicing 32 trade routes to six continents and operates a global inland distribution network, 77 processing centres, and 13 marine terminals. The Wallenius Wilhelmsen group consists of Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Solutions, EUKOR and ARC. The group is headquartered in Oslo, Norway with 7.500 employees in 29 countries worldwide. Read more at walleniuswilhelmsen.com

About Ocean Exchange

OceanExchange.org is a 501c3 with the sole mission to help advance the adoption of solutions in the field of sustainability. Ocean Exchange seeks solutions with working prototypes that reduce waste and the use of nature’s resources while increasing productivity and respecting cultures around the world. Read more at oceanexchange.org

About Graphite Innovation and Technologies

Graphite Innovation & Technologies Inc. (GIT) is a leading Canadian materials engineering firm focused on delivering disruptive uses for graphene and graphite ingredients.

Graphite Innovation & Technologies Inc. (GIT) works in partnership with its customers using its proprietary “bottom-up” process for the production of high specification graphene. Graphite Innovation & Technologies Inc. (GIT) owns the intellectual property and know-how behind this process. We provide dispersion and product integration expertise, to deliver solutions for a wide range of applications.

Visit GIT at the Graphene 2018 Conference in Germany

Graphite Innovation and Technologies (GIT) will be exhibiting at the Graphene 2018 conference in Dresden, Germany from June 26-29.

GIT is among a select few Canadian companies represented at the conference and is the only Nova Scotian company to have a presence at the largest European event in graphene and 2D materials.

Stop by the Canadian Pavillion exhibition space on the show floor and visit Mo A. to learn more about our GrapheneCoat™ product and disruptive graphene solutions.

Over the past 7 editions, the Graphene Conference strengthened its position as the main meeting point of the graphene community worldwide. Highlights of the conference include 82 confirmed speakers and a wide range of sessions and panels to discuss applications for graphene products.

To learn more about the Graphene 2018 conference, please click here.

GIT Launches Pilot Program for Disruptive Marine Coating

Halifax, Nova Scotia — Graphite Innovation and Technologies Inc. (GIT) is pleased to announce that it has launched an international strategic pilot program for its innovative marine coating, GrapheneCoat™. The objective is to develop strengthened partnerships in new markets.

“We are very excited to offer this program to potential parties around the world,” said GIT co-founder Mo Algermozi. “There’s been a large interest from the international community and the program will allow us to fulfil that interest.”

The program is open to all parties searching for a disruptive marine coating that will reduce biofouling and corrosion.

GrapheneCoat™ is GIT’s innovative marine coating which utilizes graphene to create a formula that works to protect ship hulls from corrosion and biofouling. In turn, it helps to increase fuel efficiencies and the longevity of boat hulls. By discouraging the growth of organisms, the innovative coatings drastically improve the performance of a boat over its lifetime.

“GIT is positioning this program as an opportunity for collaboration with potential strategic partners, however big or small they may be,” explained GIT co-founder Marciel Gaier. “It will give us better insight into individual user needs and also gather important feedback as we launch GrapheneCoat™ commercially later this year.”

The pilot program is a strategic product development initiative for GIT and is not a sales program. GIT is offering successful recipients access to materials at a significantly reduced cost. The collection of testimonials and results data is expected.

How it Works

Applications are being accepted on an ongoing basis throughout 2018. Those selected for an interview will be contacted to learn more about individual needs and an assessment will be conducted.

Eligibility
  • Interest in partnering with an innovative materials technology company
  • Have a need for anti-biofouling and/or non-corrosive marine coatings
  • Passionate about reducing harmful toxins in the marine environment
  • Looking to reduce costs related to maintenance and/or fuel consumption (drag reduction)
Apply

To apply for the program, click here.

About Graphite Innovation and Technologies

Graphite Innovation & Technologies Inc. (GIT) is a leading Canadian materials engineering firm focused on delivering disruptive uses for graphene and graphite ingredients.

Graphite Innovation & Technologies Inc. (GIT) works in partnership with its customers using its proprietary “bottom-up” process for the production of high specification graphene. Graphite Innovation & Technologies Inc. (GIT) owns the intellectual property and know-how behind this process. We provide dispersion and product integration expertise, to deliver solutions for a wide range of applications.

GIT Co-Founder Speaking at Seminar Series in Newfoundland

Graphite Innovation and Technologies (GIT) co-founder, Marciel Gaier, is speaking tomorrow (February 27, 2018) at the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Gaier is a guest speaker at the university’s Lunchtime Seminar Series event. He will be delivering an insightful lecture about environmentally friendly anti-fouling coatings, specifically GIT’s innovative GrapheneCoat™ product. Those in attendance will learn more about how GIT has used alternative approaches in materials science to address major issues in the marine coating industry.