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PROCESS ENGINEER at Search Enterprises, Inc.


Search Enterprises, Inc. North Houston, TX, TX Full-Time
$110,000.00 - $120,000.00 / year
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The Process Engineer works closely with Production Engineers, Design Engineers and Process Chemists in cross-disciplinary teams to ensure that process plants are set up to provide maximum output levels and efficient running of production facility. Engineering duties include:

Leads development, scale-up, and implementation of new processes and products or de-bottle-necking of existing processes, equipment, and their configurations to support company growth.

Works with Process Chemists from lab scale proof-of-concept to pilot demonstrations for reliable scaling data gathering.

Develops Process Safety Information & Technical Packages to support design, build, and scale up.

Works with Design Engineers to develop, specify, and complete equipment configurations and installations on-time; considers employed materials, operating windows, desired product ranges, and relevant process technologies within appropriate regulatory, quality, and economic considerations.

Initiates and/or champions MOC design reviews and addresses Action Items; supports EH&S and PSM compliance/improvement needs for the plant.

Assists Operations in commissioning and validating new processes and plants for target product ranges and efficiencies; includes developing in-process metrics, monitoring run progress, and troubleshooting.

Evaluates process feasibility/fit, make versus buy cost, and COGs determinations and recommends insourcing (internal) or outsourcing (tolling), the latter of which may require some travel.

Matches fitness-for-use requirements to process measurements and set points; assists Quality in ensuring target product levels are sustained in production.

Evaluates process and product variation data and identifies quality improvement opportunities using trended data, or simulation and statistical SPC tools.

Assesses process development, plant reconfiguration, or expansion options by developing and testing process simulation models; propose quantifiable/scope of value add versus cost tradeoffs for justification.

Ensures relevant safety and efficiency considerations related to the project operator, the environment, the process, and the product(s) are considered, documented, and communicated for all stages.

Chemical Engineering degree with experience in a chemical, petrochemical or related plant environment with knowledge of Process Safety Management programs in plant operations. In addition:

 Highly proficient with chemical manufacturing unit equipment operation and equipment & process trouble shooting.

 Experience supporting/leading a production unit.

 Capable of leading process incident RCAs and addressing assigned Corrective Actions and PHA Recommendation Items.

 Independent management of projects.

 Ideally some knowledge of successful process scale-up and implementation in chemical operations

 Requires good oral and written communication and time management skills.

 Ideally having some practical knowledge of DCS or PLC plant control systems and associated programming to support manufacturing needs.

 Unit operations include distillation and formulation.

NOTE: We have opportunities similar to this one with a number of Fortune 500 clients in the chemical, refining and pharmaceutical 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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