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Executive Leadership Solutions
stephen pickering
(800) 485-9726
R & D Process Engineer
Location: , California (United States)
Compensation Range: $75,000 - $150,000
Employment Type: Full Time (Experienced) Job ID: 10967

Job Details:

Position Responsibilities:


Data collection, data interpretation and analysis, and report writing. 

Devise computer models to determine the effect of process changes on large scale production economics.

Design, construction, installation, and operation of laboratory, bench and/or pilot process research systems.

Design/Fabrication including the review of engineering calculations and drawings of prototypes of new systems/equipment or associated parts. 

Calibration, maintenance, and troubleshooting of process components, instrumentation, and equipment in a timely, efficient manner to ensure safety and operational upkeep. 

Creation and adherence to budgets and timelines for R&D

Available to travel to customer sites and venders and interact positively with internal and external customers

Plan how to move lab tests into a pilot production phase, then onto large-scale industrial processing.

Interface with other internal engineering disciplines (Chemical, Mechanical, Civil/Structural, Electrical, Instrumentation, Automation, Architecture, etc.) to ensure a coordinated design and complete engineering deliverables.

Interface with management, customers and vendors to define project scope, resolve technical issues, and assist with preparation of procurement documents.

Size and select equipment, materials, and process systems.

Check vendor drawings to ensure design accuracy and compliance with specifications.

Construction support activities including responding to submittals and RFIs.

Design, Execution, and Analysis of both screening and comparative experiments in conjunction with laboratory personnel.


Experience and Skills:

B.S. in chemical, mechanical, or biochemical engineering - or a closely-related field is required, preferably with 20+ years of R&D and/or engineering experience; or

M.S. in engineering with 15+ yrs of R&D and/or engineering experience; or  

Ph.D. in an engineering field with 10+ yrs of R & D and/or engineering experience

Strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills; sound understanding of engineering and/or chemistry principles and their creative application on-the-job.

Strong mechanical aptitude; ability to understand and follow machine drawings, blueprints, and process diagrams. 

Computer skills required, with strong proficiency in Microsoft Office software. Skill with CHEMCAD, AutoCAD, and/or Visio is desirable. 

Excellent communication skills; ability to work either independently or in a team environment with results-oriented efficiency and focus.

Excellent organizational skills with ability to prioritize and work effectively on multiple tasks. 

Process simulation experience with HYSYS, Aspen Plus, CHEMCAD or other software a plus.

Licensed PE or EIT is a plus.

The characteristics described below are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing duties of this job, would occasionally be required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop or kneel, talk and hear, and use fingers and hands to feel objects, tools or controls.

Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Non-Standard schedules may be necessary as workloads dictate. This may include afterhours work, weekdays, weekends and/or holidays.

Ability to work and make decisions in a fast-paced, changing environment.

Excellent speaking, writing and organizational skills;