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Search Enterprises, Inc. Houston Full-Time
$105,000.00 - $130,000.00 / year
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This Engineer  will play a critical role in the success of processing unit and will provide leadership and innovation to ensure that the unit is run safely and efficiently.  In addition will also communicate with various levels of the organization to ensure targets are met and daily activities are managed properly. 

  • Identify projects to improve the overall profitability of operating units, and interface with Business Teams to improve profitability and evaluate new opportunities.     
  • Conduct process scope development for capital projects (justifications, conceptual design, etc.) 
  • Review proposed capital work for technical feasibility and function.
  • Participate in/lead incident investigations to improve plant safety, eliminate environmental releases and operability.
  • Work on process improvements or capital improvements that will increase production, reduce energy usage, optimize unit economics, reduce operating costs, and reduce by-products/off-spec production.
  • Conduct process simulations and modeling of the operating areas.
  • Provide technical support to Operation and Maintenance groups and assist in the resolution of unit process issues including selection of specific products (catalyst, inhibitors, etc.) for improved unit performance for capital project.
  • Participate in Process Safety Management, including Hazard and Operability Studies (HAZOP), Pre-Startup Safety Reviews (PSSR) in the corporate Behavior Based Safety Program and additional programs as deemed appropriate.
  • Provide support in development of unit operating procedures and standard operation conditions    
  • Ensure compliance with all corporate procedures and guidelines.  Make sure that annual required training is completed on-time.   
  • Participate in Six Sigma Process and serve as Green Belt for unit improvements
  • Work collaboratively with team members with different backgrounds and perspectives
  • Assists other employees in accomplishments of company goals. 

Bachelor Degree in Chemical Engineering  and experience in a chemical, petrochemical or refining facility is required.  
  • Preference to work in a Technical role.
  • Proven analytical thinker with conceptual understanding and ability of applying experiences and knowledge to identify best solutions.
  • Able to solve complex problems and identifying the appropriate resources.
  • Knowledge of sound engineering practices.
  • Knowledge with Aspen Plus or equivalent process simulating software ideal.
  • Proven troubleshooting ability.
  • Must have a level of proficiency with Internet, Email, and Microsoft programs.
  • Strong writing/verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills.

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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