Apple & Associates, Inc.
115,000 - $145,000
We are currently looking for a dynamic individual to work as a Process Engineer located in the Beaumont, TX area. In this role, you will play a critical role in the success of the companies processing unit. You will provide leadership and innovation to ensure that the unit is run safely and efficiently. You will also communicate with various levels of the organization to ensure targets are met and daily activities are managed properly.
What will be expected from you?
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 operability.
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
Essential functions require presence in the workplace on a regular basis and an ability to work extra hours if needed. If applicable, ability to work overtime may be needed to ensure required staffing capacity to meet daily production objectives.
Work collaboratively with team members with different backgrounds and perspectives
Assists other employees in accomplishments company goals. Follows instructions and performs other duties as may be assigned by supervisor.
Participates in Environmental, Health & Safety initiatives as set forth by the company. Participates in and completes company-required training programs.
What are we looking for in the ideal candidate?
Bachelor Degree in Chemical Engineering and 7 plus years of experience in a petrochemical or refining facility is required
Preference to work in a Technical role
Must possess or be able to obtain TWIC card.
Must have a level of proficiency with Internet, Email, and Microsoft programs
Strong writing/verbal communication and presentation skills
Strong planning and organizational skills
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 and experience with Aspen Plus or equivalent process simulating software
Proven troubleshooting ability.
At Apple & Associates, we understand that relationships are what make us stand apart. Whether you are a client or a candidate, you are an extension of the Apple & Associates’ family. Many of our recruiters have been with the company since its earliest days. They take great pride in the relationships they build; always emphasizing high standards, ethics and quality service. Our President, Debi Apple started her recruiting career in Aiken, South Carolina. She quickly became a top producer and leading authority in recruiting for the medical device, pharmaceutical and consumer product industries. Her passion and drive led her to open Apple & Associates in 1993. Under her leadership, Apple & Associates has grown to be one of the leading recruiting firms in these industries. Our company is proud to represent two of the largest medical device and pharmaceutical companies in the U.S., Covidien (formerly known as Tyco Healthcare) and our first and longtime client, Becton Dickinson. Now headquartered in Chapin, South Carolina, Apple & Associates has offices from coast to coast, offering regional recruiting expertise throughout the U.S. and Latin America. Our searches and permanent placements represent all levels, from CEO to staff level positions.