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Lab Tech- Pilot Plant Operator

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 02/03/2015
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (09/03/15)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
a major oil and gas operator

The Role:
Purpose:
• The individual is responsible for the operation, troubleshooting and maintenance of the microreactor units supporting the testing and development of new and commercial catalysts.
• The individual will support the Criterion business, Research and Development and Technical Service and plays a critical role by providing assistance to Project Leads through the delivery of timely, accurate and reproducible reactor data.

Accountability:
• Support Goal Zero and HSSE performance. Safety practices and procedures including LOTO, PSM, PTW, PPE, MOC, HEMP, Hazop, safety inspections and operating, procedures.
• Work with Scientists and team members on setting and executing work priorities. Unit startups/shutdowns, catalyst loading and unloading, maintain lined-out operations.
• Manage multiple units, provide timely and accurate activity results.
• Data collection and management. Proactive troubleshooting and problem solving.
• Equipment maintenance, calibration and validation. Procurement activities including tracking and ordering of equipment and consumables.
• Working safely with hazardous chemicals, including hydrogen and H2S, at high
temperatures and pressures.

Educational qualification:
• Demonstrated Goal Zero mindset and experience with WTC safety practices and procedures.
• Prior experience with the operation of pilot plant or other reactor systems with demonstrated troubleshooting and equipment maintenance skills.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• A minimum of 7 years experience running chemical pilot plants
• Knowledge of control systems for complex pilot plants
• Expertise in performing various field activities such as charging feed, collecting samples and
• Ability to respond to deviations from normal operations calmly under stressful situations
• Expertise on chemical process operations, including HSSE aspects. HSSE minded
• products and checking local readings, etc.
• Knowledge of handling abnormal process situations
• Expertise in computer controlled operations
• Ability to safely diagnose and correct operational issues
• Knowledge of and adherence to all life saving rules, especially the ones associated with pilot plant operation
• Proper communication is absolutely critical in this position, both with operational
team members as well as proper logging of observations and actions taken during
your shift.
• Able to calmly and safely respond to process upsets.
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