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JOB DESCRIPTION

Full time, direct position. Reports to Engineering Manager. Smaller facility, and opportunity for the incumbent to work with multiple responsibilities.

DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for proposing, developing, and leading plant capital projects to improve HSE, quality, capacity, efficiency, reliability, cost position, or operability. 

  • Provide technical guidance for process improvement, maintenance of process technology, and to ensure the efficiency and quality of the production process. 

  • Responsible for complying with all HESQ policies & practices including ISO-9001 and ISO-45001; this includes compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements. (For example, OSHA, EPA, TCEQ, etc.)

  • Provides technical leadership for both long and short-term process improvements.

  • Determines and assesses potential areas of process improvements, develop cost effective solutions, and communicate proposals to upper management. 

  • Apply state-of-the-art and innovative management techniques and engineering solutions, including information systems and process engineering approaches to resolve process technology issues, to achieve process improvement, and HES program objectives on schedule.

  • Develop, implement, and maintain programs to improve quality, increase production rates, improve raw material yields, and reduce production costs while maintaining effective and safe operations.

  • Provide Process Engineering support to all departments.

  • Develop scope/proposals, and preliminary cost estimates, project economics (ROI), and schedules.

  • Perform and/or manage front-end loading (FEL) design.

  • Develop and conduct operator training, including writing of initial SOP’s, in support of projects and changes in operational techniques.

  • Recommend, develop, and implement DCS and SIS control schemes, graphics, etc.

  • Lead the commissioning and system startup for plant projects.

  • Initiate, plan, and direct plant trials and write reports.

  • Loss control responsibilities which include conducting inspections and audits related to the Loss Control program as assigned, participating in and/or leading when required, Hazard Reviews, Incident Investigations, Root Cause Analysis, Management of Change (MOC) or Pre-Startup Safety Review activities, recommending safety improvements, completion of safety action items as assigned, completing required regulatory training, and compliance with all applicable regulations.

  • Initiate and follow MOC’s when assigned as the owner and provide technical resource for other MOC’s.

  • Updating of plant Process Safety Information (PSI) documentation as required (P&ID’s, PFD’s, Heat and Material Balances, Process Descriptions, etc.).

  • Maintain awareness of relevant technical and engineering practices/advances and of current and future safety and environmental legislation.

  • Provide support on off-hours as part of the On-Call Rotation.

 

REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering.

  • 5 years’ experience in a Chemical/Petrochemical plant environment.

  • Must possess excellent organizational skills and multi-tasking ability.

  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision.

  • Team player with a positive attitude.

  • Ability to understand and use DCS, PLC logic, and SIS programming.

  • Proven Process Engineering technical skill in sizing valves, pumps, flow meters, piping, etc.

  • Ability to communicate and write effectively with both Management and Operators.

  • Working knowledge of OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) regulations.

  • Experience in specifying process equipment (pumps, filters, exchangers, etc.) and instrumentation (valves, flow meters, transmitters, etc.) is preferred.

  • Working knowledge of federal, state, and local HES related laws and regulations as they affect the plant are preferred.