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Sr. Process Engineer (Refining)

LA, LA
PURPOSE AND ROLE:  
This is an advanced engineering opportunity position for employees for future company advancement which requires providing the organization with technical expertise on all aspects of process design and processing techniques used by the refinery to ensure the following: 
 
  • Utilize process design techniques to optimize unit design for assigned projects
  • Implement safety, environmental consciousness, and reliability into unit designs
  • Adopt principles of continuous improvement to drive out waste and inefficiency and enhance profitability

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 
  • Performs advanced engineering calculations (i.e., mass balances, energy balances, conversion calculations) to optimize equipment and insure product quality
  • Gathers, analyzes, and interprets unit test data to assist in troubleshooting operating problems and developing revised process designs
  • Generates and maintains an informational database on pertinent process variables for troubleshooting and optimization
  • Makes recommendations to improve unit yield and/or optimize energy consumption.
  • Track, monitor and develop process unit KPIs
  • Initiates and justifies new projects, additional monitoring, and improvements to the unit
  • Applies intensive and diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices in broad areas of assignments and related fields as part of optimizing process units
  • Requires the use of advanced techniques, modification and extension of theories and practices of the field and related sciences and disciplines
  • Consults with manager concerning unusual problems and developments including development of design changes.  Utilizing Management of Change processes
  • Develops and evaluates plans and criteria for a variety of projects within his/her responsibility area
  • Assesses the feasibility and soundness of proposed engineering evaluation tests, products, or equipment
  • Performs as a staff advisor and consultant to a technical specialty, a type of facility or equipment, or a program function
  • Maintains awareness of all Safety, Health and Environmental issues that impact the refinery unit design and personnel
  • Evaluates the economic feasibility of projects assigned and provides Process Engineering services during engineering, construction, and start-up of projects
  • May provide Process Engineering support during turnarounds
  • Provides technical support to operations during abnormal modes of operation
  • Other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS:
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering required
  • Preferred 5-10 years of experience in petroleum refinery process engineering, operations, and maintenance positions, experience in lube operation preferred

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS: 
  • Good communications skills required, ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedures manuals required
  • Process simulation experience a plus
  • Proficient user of MS Office Suite
  • Capable of demonstrating the necessary leadership that will make this individual successful in this role
  • Effective team skills that will make this individual successful in this role
  • Capability of working with all levels of the organization
  • Base oil manufacturing experience is a plus
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