The Chemical Engineer's responsibilities are to review design and be involved in construction, commissioning, and startup of a renewable diesel plant. Future responsibilities are for evaluating opportunities for improved efficiency, production throughput and safety in plant and manufacturing facilities. The Chemical Engineer is also responsible for developing, designing, and planning equipment and piping layouts.
- Review detailed engineering company design submittals, especially heat & material balance (HMB), process flow diagrams (PFDs), piping & instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs), utility summaries, battery limits schedules, and equipment specifications.
- Develops capital project scope, design and cost benefit analysis.
- Improve upon and optimize existing processes to achieve higher safety, quality, capacity, flexibility, and reduced cost to meet customer expectations.
- Provide senior level engineering capability for process evaluation, optimization of renewable diesel plant operations, project design, start-up, troubleshooting, and testing of process units.
- Perform studies on the effects of operating variables on product quality, yield and profitability.
- Write process specifications for problem solving, optimization, or new projects. These include HMBs, PFDs, and P&IDs, equipment specification, and instrumentation specifications.
- Participate in the implementation of key process safety management programs including Management of Change, Process Hazard Analysis, PreStartup Safety Review and Process Safety Information. Lead these activities as needed.
- Lead the development of both small and large capital projects as assigned.
- Make recommendations for capital investments throughout Seaboard Energy.
- Partner closely with Production and Maintenance departments to ensure the optimal resolution of operating problems.
- Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering required.
- 5+ years of experience in oil refining or renewable fuels required
- Experience in the design and/or operation of diesel hydrotreaters preferred.
- Previous experience in the development of HMBs, PFDs, and P&IDs required.
- A working knowledge of applicable codes and standards, including ANSI, ASME, and API required.
- Previous experience with performing pump hydraulics, line sizing, and pump curve evaluation. Ability to size control valves and relief valves preferred.
- Experience developing equipment specifications for equipment such as pumps, vessels, and heat exchangers, and experience evaluation quotations.
- Experience with Process Safety Management preferred.
- Ability to perform normal chemical engineering calculations such as fluid dynamics and heat transfer.
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint required. Experience with CADD is a plus.