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  • Job reference: RMS0123304

Process Engineer

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Ohio
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 29/04/2013
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (06/05/13)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
Our client, a major international operator, is looking to hire at its major Oil and Gas refinery in Ohio.

The Role:
Our client's Process Engineering team has a challenging and rewarding opportunity available for a Process Engineer.

As the successful candidate, you will be responsible for providing process engineering support to maintain and improve profitability of an assigned refinery process area. You will work closely with the Operations Department to troubleshoot major process related problems that require technical expertise and experience. Your main focus will be on assigned capital and expense projects including feasibility studies, economic justification, Authorization for Expenditure (AFE) preparation, startup and initial troubleshooting.

This is an excellent opportunity to use your extensive experience and technical expertise by:
•Monitoring assigned process unit key performance indicators (KPI's), conducting appropriate tests, analyzing data and recommending changes to improve profitability.
•Preparing quarterly KPI reports for all assigned process units.
•Acting as a project leader on assigned capital and expense projects from conceptual design to detailed engineering. May include continuing as project leader until project completion.
•Providing technical assistance to Operations relative to troubleshooting operating problems, developing alternative solutions and promoting acceptance of the best alternative.
•Coordinating fixed bed catalyst change outs for the assigned process units.
•Supporting the Refinery Process Safety Management (PSM) program including participation in unit HAZOPS, Piping & Instrumentation Diagram (P&ID) Reviews, Risk Management Plan (RMP), Project Safety Reviews (PSR's), and Management of Change (MOC) meetings.
•Liaising with corporate technical staff, outside contractors, chemical and catalyst vendors and suppliers.
•Keeping management informed of project status and other key activities as requested.
•Studying technical reports and published information to keep abreast of latest technical developments and confers with licensors as appropriate.
•Attending outside training seminars and industry conferences as appropriate.
•Working on-call on a 24 hour basis for unusual process operations, maintenance or other emergencies.
There is potential travel time of up to 10%.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Our ideal candidate has the following qualifications:
•Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering
•Designation as a "Professional Engineer" would be an asset, as would membership with the American Institute of Chemical Engineers
•3+ years of refinery process unit engineering experience would be an asset
•Project Management experience would be a definite asset
•Previous experience in implementing Process Safety Management (PSM) programs would be a definite asset
•Experience with HYSIS process simulation tools, Hazards and Operability Studies (HAZOPS), and Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) would be beneficial
•Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
•Ability to set priorities and work in a multi-task environment
•Demonstrated ability to evaluate and apply new technologies
•Possess knowledge in and experience with safe work practices in an oil refinery environment accompanied by a superior safety attitude
•Well-developed communication
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