Senior Process Engineer - Returnship Program in Allentown, PA

$100K - $150K(Ladders Estimates)

Air Products and Chemicals   •  

Allentown, PA 18101

Industry: Manufacturing & Automotive


8 - 10 years

Posted 61 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Position Description: The successful candidate will work in the North America Process Engineering team. We are primarily responsible for the process design and execution of large air separation units, hydrocarbon processing plants, liquid H2, helium production and liquefaction, CO/Syngas and large-scale steam methane reformers. The technologies supported are split between both high temperature processes and cryogenic processes.

Our team executes designs that span all Industrial Gases for the varying markets that Air Products serves. We support both Product Teams (Process Gas and ASU) in development of new products as well as executing mature technology offerings.

We also support our internal customers: Americas Operations, Equipment Sales and Plant Support (ESPS) and the Pipeline group.

The successful candidate will assume a Process engineering role with the initial focus on executing cryogenic plant designs. Future work will likely include SMR/HyCO and other related high temperature processes if the skill set is appropriate.

The successful candidate may be asked to support work in our other engineering offices in Hersham (UK), Shanghai (China), and Pune (India).

Principal Accountabilities / Responsibilities:

  • Support the Product Teams in synthesis, selection and evaluation of process cycles for optimum plant cost and power
  • Generate/refine Heat & Material Balances (HMBs) using ASPEN+ process simulator
  • Develop/refine plant Process Flow Diagrams (PFDs)
  • Perform detailed equipment design calculations and specifications for front-end adsorption purification systems, cryogenic heat exchangers, and distillation columns for engineer-to-order opportunities
  • Perform/refine calculations and write duty specifications for machinery, vessels, control valves, relief devices, and other instruments
  • Support P&ID development, operability reviews and hazard reviews
  • Support model reviews, complete coldbox inspections
  • Interface with third party SMR equipment supplier
  • Support plant start-up and lead plant performance testing
  • Support Operations and ESPS with evaluations, calculations, studies as requested
  • Domestic and international travel to customer locations and to plant sites is expected about 15 percent of the time.


To be successful as part of the North America Process Engineering team, candidates must:

  • Be self-motivated and have good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Support a variety of projects within budgeted hours and to schedule
  • Have a strong understanding of thermodynamics and be able to adapt knowledge to new applications
  • Develop a working relationship with The Product Line Teams as well as other groups within the Central Engineering Teams (Controls, Systems, Machinery, etc.)
  • Have good commercial and fiscal awareness and actively seek lowest cost alternatives
  • Motivate and supervise less experienced engineers
  • B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering (preferred) or Mechanical Engineering
  • 7 - 10 years prior experience in Process, Operations, Process Systems, or Controls is preferred.

Valid Through: 2019-9-13