The Process Engineer is responsible for the development and continuous improvement of industrial processes to maintain efficiency and maximize profitability including process control and process operations. The Process Engineer will focus on the front end loading and process design work to develop and implement capital projects for the manufacturing facilities. This role also serves as a technical resource for engineering, research and development, and manufacturing for information on technology evaluation, most effective technology and similar. Provides recommendations for process improvements in safety, rates, yields, operating cost and quality.
Identification of Opportunities through Use of Continuous Improvement Tools (65%)
Performs and executes engineering activities to address identified gaps
Maintains and develops related departmental capital and expense job reports and communications including benefit/financial analysis, schedules, operating costs and schedule
Supports capital project engineering efforts: PFD & PID development, equipment selection and specifications, commissioning procedures and activities, startup, shutdown and operating procedures
Support Construction Activities (20%)
Responsible for safety observations, installation inspections and advising on corrective actions
Innovation Solutions Development (15%)
Looks for and researches innovative solutions both incremental and breakthrough in the areas of optimization, new technology or products
Freedom to Act:
Make recommendations on major scope changes / equipment additions.
Make own decisions on design required to meet process objectives within agreed upon scope.
Develop on own FEL 1 design to meet project objectives.
Decisions on how to manage process team, assign resources, accomplish work load.
Education and Experience Required:
Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) from four-year college or university in engineering
Five years of combined project and process engineering experience
Education and Experience Preferred:
Advanced degree in Engineering or Business Administration
Other (knowledge, skills and abilities):
Strong knowledge of process engineering fundamentals and unit operations
Ability to operate independently and effectively in a multidisciplinary team
Ability to work successfully in a manufacturing environment
Ability to communicate in both written and verbal format; ability to communicate and work across functions
Problem solving skills
Advanced knowledge of all relevant health and safety regulations
Strong technical skills and an excellent analytical thinker.
Knowledge of engineering tools (cost analysis, fluid mechanics, mechanical equipment design, heat and energy balance, project planning)
Knowledge of instrumentation and process control systems
Knowledge of Engineering Operating Disciplines.
Ability to function independently.
Demonstrated ability to work with multifunctional teams and personnel
Strong prioritization and time management skills.
Excellent organization skills and attention to detail
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Standard work hours with some overtime required for project support, etc.
Time split between office location and plant environment
Some travel required, including occasional travel internationally.