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Process Engineer

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Understand Process Control Elements within the operating environment to optimize the process and troubleshoot operational issues.
  • Analyzes operating procedures, equipment, and machinery functions to improve material efficiency and improve product quality.
  • Collaborate with operators and maintenance personnel to influence the activities of workers who operate and control such equipment as condensers, absorption and evaporation towers, pumps, valves, tanks, boilers, compressors, piping, etc. to effect required chemical or physical change.
  • Performs tests and takes measurements throughout stages of production to determine degree of control over variables such as temperature, density, pH, specific gravity, and pressure.
  • Supports capital projects with designs, plant layout, and oversees workers and contractors engaged in constructing, controlling, and improving equipment to carry out chemical processes on commercial scale.  Able to develop cost and scope of work details, FEED studies, engineering design packages, and create AFE ‘s for funding approval.
  • Conducts research to develop new and improved chemical manufacturing processes.
  • Designs equipment to control movement, storage, and loading of liquids and gases, including refrigerants.
  • Determines most effective use of unit operations exercising judgment to compromise between safety, process requirements, economic evaluation, operator effectiveness, and physical and health hazards.
  • Understands the requirements of operating and documenting changes within a PSM covered facility.
  • Applies principles of chemical engineering to provide technical assistance to Environmental Department to solve environmental problems.  
  • Can read, edit, and create P&ID’s, ISO drawings, vessel and piping system drawings, instrument lists, while working with a drafter.
Qualification Requirements:  
To perform this job successfully, and individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering (B.S.) from a four-year college or university; and two to ten years related experience in a chemical manufacturing facility or training. Prefer direct engineering experience in a nitrogen, ammonia, and or ammonium nitrate plant.  
  • Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations.  Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.
  • Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.  Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.  
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