Associate Process Engineer
Houston, TX

Provide technical support on MPT process technologies in the area of process engineering. Provide technical support to personnel in all disciplines to further improve product design and performance. Contribute to all quality-related initiatives.


§ Prioritize, organize and efficiently complete daily work requirements for ever-changing external customer inquiries as well as internal customers

§ Prepare accurate calculations, some of which are non-standard, PFDs, P&IDs, proposal estimates, and specifications on-time and within budget

§ Respond to client needs in a timely manner with technically sound positions

§ Calculate material and heat balance data for specified technology

§ Calculate flow requirements and size piping and pumps in accordance with industry practices, MPT standards and Customer standards (where applicable)

§ Fill in process and materials data on equipment datasheets

§ Develop Process Flow Diagrams for specified technology

§ Conduct P&ID walk downs of Merichem manufactured technologies

§ Utilize specified software, models and spreadsheets to size proprietary equipment

§ Develop Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID’s) for specified technology

§ Assist Principal, Senior Process Engineers and Process Engineers developing assigned project deliverables

§ Achieve individual performance goals that are set by Supervisor

§ Continuously improve skills and abilities to better perform required duties/responsibilities.

§ Continuously improve our commitment to excellence in Environmental, Health, Safety, and Security performance

§ Other duties as assigned by management


§ Bachelor of Engineering degree required

§ Bachelor of Chemical Engineering or Petroleum Engineering degree preferred

§ Minimum 0-2 years of technical experience working in a refinery, petrochemical, gas processing, E&C company or related industry required, which includes internships and summer work.

§ Specialized software or other knowledge such as Promax, ChemCad, Microsoft Office preferred

§ Engineering background in refinery or petrochemical environment with an understanding of PFD’s, P&ID’s, equipment and instruments sizing, and development of basic engineering packages preferred

§ Process simulation experience preferred

§ Excellent verbal and written communication skills

§ Ability to gather data, set priorities, and meet deadlines

§ Able to work efficiently in a team environment. Position requires providing support to a variety of departments and levels within the organization


§ This position has no supervisory responsibility


§ Able to work an agreed upon standard schedule and additional hours as job duties demand


§ Travel 20% or more domestic and international

§ Must have a current, valid driver's license and passport

§ Able to be insurable under our company's liability insurance policy


Physical demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Environment and physical effort

§ Able to work in an office environment

§ Able to maintain focus and analyze data

§ Site visits to refineries and chemical plants

§ Able to sit and use a computer for extended periods of time

§ Able to speak and communicate proficiently

§ Able to climb stairs and lift up to 20 pounds and exert force

§ Able to use hands to grasp objects

§ Able to see clearly judge distance and spatial relationships to distinguish objects as they are.

§ Routine physical exertion. Standing for moderate periods, walking, climbing

§ Job requires visits to oil refineries and Merichem Shop which may require climbing ladders up to 50 ft. on equipment

§ Able to use personal protective equipment (PPE)

§ Hazards:
o May be in an environment where toxic chemicals may be present

o Site visits in refineries and chemical plants may include exposure to materials such as caustic, strong acids and hydrocarbons, potential for H2S exposure and requirements for additional testing (e.g. PPE, drug)

OTHER DUTIES: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.