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The EERC welcomes Jason Novak to the position of Technology Development Operator. Jason works on project teams to set up, construct, operate, and maintain bench- and pilot-scale equipment for EERC clients. He also fabricates new equipment and/or modifies standard equipment when projects call for it. His work assists project managers and principal investigators in obtaining needed project data and results for our customers.

Jason previously worked in the beverage industry for Coca-Cola in Grand Forks and for a drilling company in the Bakken for 6 years. He has taken coursework toward a Bachelor of Business Administration degree at the University of North Dakota.

“Being able to work in the energy field researching and improving how we utilize modern practices is what interested me in the Technology Development Operator job at the EERC,” Jason said. He said he especially likes the people and environment at the EERC and said that everyone is eager to help him get acclimated.

Jason is engaged, and a few of his hobbies are hunting, fishing, golfing, and snow skiing.