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Process Engineer (Petrochemical Industry)

Houston, TX | Operations

Job Description

Process Engineer (Petrochemical Industry)


We are looking for a Process Engineer that has ten years of experience in the petrochemical industry.

This position is with a midstream pipeline and storage company.


Educational Requirements:

BS in Chemical Engineering.

Qualifications and/or Experience Required:

Minimum 10+ years experience in the petrochemical industry.

Well versed in Chemical Processes and Equipment, Related Chemistry, Sciences and Mathematics, including reactions, distillation, and fluid dynamics.

Experience in supporting a production unit and helping operations solve day to day operational issues.

Experienced in finding opportunities to improve processes, efficiencies, cost reduction and de-bottleneck. Experienced in Standard Operating Procedure development and the Management of Change Process.

Being able to work across Engineering Disciplines, Mechanical Engineering experiences.

Advanced PC and Modeling Skills. Experience in leading PHA’s and Root Cause Analysis a plus.

   Duties and Tasks

• Develop safety procedures to be employed by workers operating equipment or working in close proximity to on-going chemical reactions.

• Troubleshoot problems with chemical manufacturing processes.

• Evaluate chemical equipment and processes to identify ways to optimize performance or to ensure compliance with safety and environmental regulations.

• Conduct research to develop new and improved chemical manufacturing processes.

• Determine most effective arrangement of operations such as mixing, crushing, heat transfer, distillation, and drying.

• Perform tests and monitor performance of processes throughout stages of production to determine degree of control over variables such as temperature, flow, level, pressure, density and specific gravity.

• Design and plan layout of equipment.

• Prepare estimate of production costs and production progress reports for management.

• Design measurement and control systems for chemical plants based on data collected in laboratory experiments and in pilot plant operations.

• Develop processes to separate components of liquids or gases or generate electrical currents using controlled chemical processes.

• Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.

• Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

• Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

• Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

• Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.

• Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.

• Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.

• Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.

• Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.

Ability to respond to issues after hours and weekends is required.


Technology Used in this Occupation:

• Analytical or scientific software — Chempute Software Engineer's Aide SINET; G&P Engineering Software EngVert; SoftLab PHEdesign; Thermal Analysis Systems The Energy Analyst

• Computer aided design CAD software — CD-adapco STAR-CAD; SolidWorks CAD software

• Data base user interface and query software — Chempute Software E-Notebook; G&P Engineering Software PhysProps; Microsoft Access; Relational database software


Relocation Provided

Must be authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship

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