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R & D Process Engineer
Location: , California (United States)
$75,000 - $150,000
Employment Type: Full Time (Experienced)
Job ID: 10967
Data collection, data interpretation and analysis, and report
Devise computer models to determine the effect of process changes on large scale
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
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
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
Construction support activities including responding to submittals and
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;
M.S. in engineering with 15+ yrs of R&D and/or engineering experience;
Ph.D. in an engineering field with 10+ yrs of R & D and/or engineering
Strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills; sound understanding of
engineering and/or chemistry principles and their creative application
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
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
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
Excellent speaking, writing and organizational skills;