The Sr. Process Engineer position will provide process engineering expertise for new process designs, and provide solutions that may include design packages with mass and energy balances, PFD’s, P&ID’, and equipment specifications; along with P&ID updates to reflect changes. Provide technical support for on-site installation, including assistance with the DCS integration and programming. Assist with troubleshooting issues at operating plants and develop solutions that are timely and cost effective.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES:
Design, plan plant layout, and assist customer engaged in constructing, controlling, and improving equipment to carry out ethanol processes on an industrial scale.
Support research to develop new and improved ethanol manufacturing processes, including P&ID and equipment specification development.
Develop material and energy balances for new and developing processes.
Analyze product/process data identifying opportunities for improvement and cost reduction.
Provide technical support on any production/product issues as required.
Provide support for installation and start-up of new processes and equipment.
Design processes to control movement and storage of solids, liquids, and gases.
Design and plan measurement and control strategies for ethanol plants based on data collected in laboratory experiments, pilot plant operations, and industrial scale operations.
Determine most effective arrangement of unit operations exercising judgment to compromise between process requirements, economic evaluation, operator effectiveness, and physical and health hazards.
Provide engineering support to internal and external customers for troubleshooting process related problems using scientific theories and principles.
Apply principles of chemical engineering to solve environmental problems.
Lead the process engineering designs on assigned projects.
Evaluate new development opportunities with integrated team members.
Collaborate with Automation and Operations to assist in developing SOP’s and control narratives on new processes and technology.
Mentor junior engineers.
Bachelor degree in mechanical engineering or related discipline required.
PE license required.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE:
Minimum of 15 years’ experience in process engineering or related experience required
Possess excellent computer skills utilizing MS Office products, Adobe, AutoCAD, and ChemCAD software.
Demonstrates attention to detail.
Possess excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills to convey information to internal and external customers.
Ability to manage work and projects with minimal supervision.
Acts with honesty and integrity.
Possess fluent verbal and written skills in the English language.
PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS OF THIS POSITION:
Frequent site visits required, 25% travel required or as needed. Ability to sit for long periods of time. Able to view computer screen for lengths at a time. Must be able to speak and listen clearly. Fine visual acuity to read for accuracy. May be exposed to loud noises, wet and humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic chemicals, extreme hot and cold depending on weather conditions. May be required to work in high, precarious places.
This job may require lifting of up to 25 pounds occasionally.