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Houston, TX

JOB SUMMARY: Performs engineering functions on site in support of existing production requirements, new product development, and capital improvement projects.

Plant Operations:
Assist operations team in troubleshooting production related issues
Identify opportunities to lower production costs and batch cycle times
Evaluate plant processing capabilities and limitations
Work with process chemists to resolve production issues
Work with maintenance team to resolve equipment issues
Work with HSE team to resolve safety/environmental issues
Provide Process Safety Management (PSM) support

Project Management:
Evaluate projects for technical and economic feasibility
Identify and design required equipment for project execution
Identify potential processing hazards and quality control issues
Work with maintenance/construction and operations to effect equipment availability
Identify potential process changes and implement for production optimization
Write operational procedures and conduct Operations team training
Coordinate/provide for PSM requirements
Work with operations team and customer during start-up to identify problems and achieve success

Customer Relations:
Communicate project related information
Work with customers and sales to resolve issues and/or complaints
Identify opportunities for improvement
Work with customer to ensure successful operation of new and ongoing projects

Management and Supervision:
Technical oversight of multiple reactor operating unit
Organize resources to facilitate execution of multiple concurrent projects

REPORTS TO: Plant Manager

BS Degree in Chemical Engineering, advanced degree a plus. Extensive experience in chemical processing environment including at least 5 years’ experience in the Chemical Tolling Industry.
Both batch and continuous processing, distillation, filtration, and solids handling.
Experience with Flares, Oxidizers, and Wastewater Treatment Plants are a plus.
Pilot Plant experience preferred.
Strong Chemistry knowledge; Alkoxylation, Maleation, Esterification, and Amine-acid Reactions
Extensive PSM experience required, including participation in Process Hazard Analysis,
Management of Change and Pre-Startup Safety Reviews
RCM experience is a plus
Strong troubleshooting skills to promote efficiency improvements
Strong Leadership skills
Capability with Aspen or ChemCAD distillation simulation preferred
Strong verbal and written communication

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, resins/coatings, or closely related industry. You must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident, and you must reside in the USA.

Key Words: process engineer, chemical design engineer, chemical engineer, development engineer, controls engineer, instrumentation engineer, chemical engineering, process engineer, process control engineer, process development engineer, process controls engineer, instrumentation engineer, chemical engineering, process engineer, process control engineer, ChE, petrochemical, refinery, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, process plant, operations, maintenance.

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