Process Engineer Job Summary
To provide the technical know-how necessary to operate with the most efficient use of raw materials and services, to meet quality and regulatory standards; to develop and implement process improvements including safety and process control systems; and to develop and implement programs to ensure operators have the appropriate skills to perform their tasks safely and effectively.
Responsibilities & Duties
–Utilizes Distributive Control System within the operating environment to optimize the process and troubleshoot operational issues.
–Analyzes operating procedures and equipment and machinery functions to improve raw material efficiency and improve product quality.
–Directs activities of employees who operate and control such equipment as condensers, absorption and evaporation towers, pumps, valves, tanks, boilers, compressors, pipelines, etc. to effect required chemical or physical change.
—Performs tests and takes measurements throughout stages of production to determine degree of control over variables such as temperature, density, specific gravity, and pressure.
–Supports capital projects with designs, plant layout, and oversees workers engaged in constructing, controlling, and improving equipment to carry out chemical processes on commercial scale.
–Designs equipment to control movement, storage, and packaging of liquids, and gases.
–Determines most effective use of unit operations exercising judgment to compromise between process requirements, economic evaluation, operator effectiveness, and physical and health hazards.
–Applies principles of chemical engineering to provide technical assistance to the production units, and Environmental Department to solve environmental problems.
Required Knowledge, Abilities & Skills
–Education and/or Experience: Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering (B. S.) from four-year college or university; and three to ten years related experience in a Chemical Manufacturing Facility and/or training.
–Prefer direct engineering experience in a Nitrogen, Ammonia, and/or Ammonia Nitrate plant.