Independently performs process engineering activities for
all phases of process development and plant design for a small project or
selected segment of a larger project.
Must be fully competent in performing all conventional aspects of
process engineering and application of independent judgment for the evaluation,
selection and substantial adaptation of standard process engineering methods
and procedures. Assignments have clear
and specific objectives which require periodic evaluation by a more senior
May provide some technical guidance to designers and less
experienced engineers or specialists.
Normally requires at least a 4 year degree of Bachelor of
Science in Chemical Engineering or Bachelor of Science with Chemical
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Requires a minimum of 4 years experience in process/design
engineering or related functional area (or equivalent working
knowledge/experience). This includes considerable experience in utilizing
various computer software packages and automated engineering and design
equipment. Registration as a licensed
professional engineer is preferred but is not required.
TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Meets with clients’ technical staff to develop
acceptable processes and control features.
Conducts field trips to existing plants to
gather operating data and equipment information.
Prepares equipment duty specifications.
Communicates process design to client and other
Participates in process safety reviews.
Prepares operators instruction manuals.
Participates in preparation of contract
Participates in plant start-ups.
Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business
periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures and governmental
regulations. Ability to write clear and concise
reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information
and respond to questions from groups of clients, managers, designers and
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as
probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plant and solid
geometry and trigonometry. Ability to
apply concepts such as algebraic equations, fractions, percentages, ratios and
proportions to practical situations.
Occasionally, will conduct or participate in a field trip to
an operating plant or construction site.
This requires normal hearing, the ability to stand, walk, reach, climb
and balance, clear close and distance vision, depth perception and the ability
to focus. Lifting up to 25 pounds may be required.
Normal work environment will be a business office with
moderate noise. Occasionally, may visit
or be temporarily assigned to work in an operating plant or at a construction
site. This may require exposure to
outdoor weather conditions, loud noise, work near moving mechanical parts,
electrical energy, construction equipment, vibration, fumes, chemicals and