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Process Engineer Specialty Chemicals

Company: Job Juncture
Location: Pensacola
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

POSITION OVERVIEWThe Specialty Chemicals Process Engineer will focus on maximizing the companies carbon credit potential resulting from the abatement of greenhouse gases from Adipic & Nitric Acid plants. A secondary responsibility will be to lead new process and product development for both near-term and long-term growth opportunities within the Specialty Chemicals product portfolio. This position offers a challenging environment with opportunities for growth in technical experience and personal development.TARGETED OUTCOMES

  • Identifies and develops process solutions which meet the performance and flexibility needs of the business.
  • Develop a collaborative working relationship with Site Leadership and the Manufacturing organization.
  • Utilize Six Sigma and Operational Excellence principles to drive process to best demonstrated, Entitlement, performance in the areas of capacity, yields, energy, safety, quality, and sustainability.
  • Develops creative process designs for new chemicals business with phased capital approaches.
  • Applies approved design practices, work processes, and design tools to develop innovative, cost-effective solutions.
  • Effectively applies the new technology development and project stage-gate processes to complete project deliverables.KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Work closely with multiple internal and external parties to develop a strategy to maximize carbon credit potential for the organization.
    • Actively participate in the implementation of new greenhouse gas abatement technologies across the organization
    • Provide process engineering packages to deliver the Capital AOP
    • Develop innovative process designs that support business objectives
    • Proactively manage project milestone delivery, identify potential obstacles and issues, devise contingency plans, and engage stakeholders at necessary decision points
    • Develop process flow diagrams, heat & mass balances, piping & instrument diagrams, equipment specifications, and economic estimates from initial concept to final design
    • Model processes as part of the overall sizing/design processes Maintain product and company reputation by complying with federal and state regulations Improve safety & environmental performance, design for inherent process safety, leverage industry best practices and RAGAGEP in process designs
    • Monitor work for compliance to applicable codes and accepted engineering practices and standards.TEAM
      • Reports to:  Sr. Engineering Manager, Specialty Chemicals 

        Location Pensacola Florida Sun Fun Year aroundRequirements:REQUIRED EXPERIENCE
        • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering. Advanced degree considered a plus.
        • 10+ years of combined R&D and Process Engineering experience within the chemicals/petrochemical industry. Lower level of experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis based on relevant experience.REQUIRED SKILLS
          • Knowledge of computer systems and software related to process control and optimization.
          • At a minimum, candidate should have experience with Aspen suite of software’s, Excel spreadsheet functions with macros; JMP, SAS, or Minitab, or a similar statistical analysis program; and data collection programs.
          • Self-motivated leader, capable of leading process design teams and interfacing with cross functional teams.
          • Strong technical and analytical skills with the ability to innovate and creatively solve complex problems.
          • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work with cross-functional teams to take an idea from concept to commercialization.
          • Ability to influence senior management.
          • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
          • Proven track record of delivering results.
          • Proficient in applying basic chemical engineering principals such as heat transfer, vapor-liquid equilibria, mass transfer, solids separation, chemical reactions, fluid flow mechanics, and thermodynamics to the process design of new or modified chemical production facilities.
          • Proficient in the process design of equipment including pressure vessels, distillation columns, heat exchangers, pumps, compressors, control valves, atmospheric tanks, solids separation equipment, pressure relief devices, etc.
          • Proficient in the use of process design software and simulation packages such as Aspen HYSYS.PREFERRED SKILLS
            • Experience with interpreting and following EPA regulations for emissions monitoring such as 40 CFR PART 75 (CEMS, DAHS, RATA, Missing Data Substitution).
            • Experience with process auditing and implementing compliance plans.
            • Petrochemical process design – slurry reactors, distillation design, heat exchangers.
            • Specialty chemicals process design - batch reactors, solids separation, crystallization, centrifuges.
            • Specific experience with Aspen Plus, Aspen EDR, AFT Software (Fathom & Arrow), and iPRSM.
            • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple priorities.
            • Experience using Six-Sigma tools.
            • Previous manufacturing experience and closure of PHA items.
            • Process design of projects $500k - $50M
            • Expertise and industry subject matter expert – industry standards committees, AIChE, new process/product development, etc.
            • PE license. 

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