Nexus Circular – Mechanical Engineer – Advanced Recycling

Job Summary / Purpose

Nexus Circular is the commercial leader in advanced recycling technology that converts landfill-bound plastics into circular feedstocks for the production of sustainable virgin plastics for packaging and other applications. Nexus Circular’s end-to-end solution is economically validated as demonstrated by consistent bulk sales of high quality, ISCC Plus circular feedstocks for virgin plastic production. Aligned with global partners who seek proven scalable solutions to meet ambitious plastic circularity goals, Nexus Circular is rapidly expanding its innovation footprint worldwide, moving decisively to address the complex challenges of plastics accumulation in the environment.

Nexus has built an outstanding culture. We are looking for people to contribute to a fast-paced, environmentally committed business that is focused on growth and sustainability. We are very collaborative, transparent, data driven, value diverse perspectives and are looking for constructive initiatives and new ideas. We are looking for self-starters and independent thinkers who work collaboratively in teams. Given the growth stage of Nexus, we are also looking for people who are comfortable moving between strategic thinking and executing those ideas to take Nexus to the next level.

The Atlanta plant is the first of many plants for Nexus and is where we currently operate the company’s initial commercial production facility. The Atlanta plant is doubling its capacity over the next 12 months with its next generation technology as well as extensive growth in the Company overall with the building of new sites.

Role Overview

We are seeking an experienced Mechanical Engineer to join our team and support the development of engineering and construction packages for facility expansion and buildouts. The role will be the primary lead on specification of fixed/rotating equipment including pumps, piping, storage tanks, and pressure vessels.

This role reports to Nexus Circular’s Lead Mechanical Engineer in Atlanta, GA.


  • Design and specify piping systems between unit operations.
  • Specify process equipment including pumps, tanks, and vessels.
  • Review and approve Vendor/Contractor vessel calculations.
  • Make recommendations on other equipment as necessary based on relevant codes and standards.
  • Develop maintenance procedures for pumps, tanks, vessels, and piping for reliable operation.
  • Develop inspection plans for pumps, tanks, vessels, and piping.
  • Ensure designs and details are safe for field erection and use, with constructability in mind.
  • Participate in the review of Management of Changes, PHA Action Requests, Construction Information Requests, and Change Order Requests.
  • Lead equipment vendor qualification process for new fabricators.
  • Assist with local, state, and federal permitting applications.
  • Potential to travel to other Nexus locations as required (~10%).


  • BS in Mechanical Engineering


  • Previous experience designing chemical process operations.
  • 5+ years’ experience with piping design and specification.
  • 5+ years Previous experience with fixed/rotating equipment design and specification.
  • 5+ years Previous experience with API standards related to pumps, tanks, vessels, and piping (API 510, 570, 650, 653).

Knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Self-starter with strong initiative
  • Ability to manage multiple projects on different timelines.
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced, purpose-driven, collaborative environment
  • Skills needed to operate and maintain equipment.
  • Demonstrate a strong desire to learn manufacturing processes.


  • Eligible to contribute to Company’s Traditional 401(k) and Roth 401(k) upon hire with Company Match
  • Professional Development and Mentor Programs plus Ongoing Training Resources
  • Medical, Dental and Vision coverage at 100% for employee only levels.
  • Multiple comprehensive coverage levels for Medical, Dental, & Vision
  • Group Health & Wellness Program, plus special savings on retail items, travel, entertainment, and more through Insperity Works
  • Flexible Spending Accounts and Health Savings Accounts
  • Basic and AD&D Life Insurance
  • Voluntary benefits, including short-term and long-term disability insurance, accident, critical illness, and hospital confinement insurance.

Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of this position.

Nexus Circular Is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual’s age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law. Nexus Circular provides reasonable accommodations when requested by a qualified applicant with a disability unless such accommodations would cause an undue hardship.

Statement to Third-Party Agencies: Nexus Circular only accepts resumes from agencies with which we formally engage their services. Please do not forward any resumes, as Nexus Circular is not responsible for any fees or charges associated with unsolicited resumes.