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Louisville, KY

Brief Job Description: Develop technical knowledge of the processes practiced at this location to become a plant resource for continuous improvement for the manufacture of Organotin compounds for Advastab and Thermolite PVC stabilizers, Fascat Catalyst and glass coatings.

Scoping capital and expense projects to meet operations improvement goals.
Managing small to medium capital projects (typically < $1MM)
Finding solutions for low-cost operations and options for increased production rates
Assisting operations with root cause analysis, including troubleshooting and making recommendations to resolve plant process issues
Data acquisition and evaluation from data historian
Evaluating existing and new processes for safety impact
Facilitating Process Hazard Analysis
Control System (Allen Bradley) troubleshooting and programming.
Providing material and energy balances
Process development for new products; taking lab scale to pilot plant scale and defining commercial plant scale.
Pilot plant planning and testing to improve existing products as well as to support small scale commercial production.
Developing design basis for and sizing new equipment such as heat exchangers, dryers, reactors etc.
Modeling involving distillation, heat transfer, reaction, and other common chemical engineering unit operations.
Pressure relief design basis
Conducting feasibility analysis including cost estimates for manufacturing new products
Networking to obtain industry best practices.
Teamwork and good communication with peers to reach goals with all involved.
Use of process modeling tools
Equipment design tools

PHA leader experience
Use of engineering tools for pressure drop calculations, developing heat and material balances, sizing equipment such as pumps and heat exchangers

Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering
Working Conditions
The Process Technology Engineer works in an office environment for research and document generation. Visits the commercial plant for data gathering and process evaluation and works in a Pilot Plant with hands-on operation for training and setup. Must be able to climb stairs and navigate around operating equipment.

NOTE: We have opportunities similar to this one with a number of Fortune 500 clients in the chemical, petrochemical, refining, and coatings/resins sectors. They/We are always looking for candidates with credentials and experience similar to the above. We have positions for engineers who are seeking an opportunity to move in operations, engineering, or production. So if the location or responsibilities of this position do not satisfy your present career desires, let us hear from you anyway, as other unadvertised positions may be of interest to you. We DO NOT contact our client companies on your behalf without your approval.

CAVEATS: Your experience must be as a direct employee of an operating chemical, refining, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, or closely related industry. You must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident, and you must reside in the USA.

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