Principal Engineer - Process

Location: Baytown, TX, United States
Date Posted: 13-01-2019
The position provides continuous process engineering support to monitor, maintain and improve unit operations in order to gain efficiency improvements, reduce cost, improve sustainability, provide s operations and maximize profitability. Member of local and global process engineering community for the technology of assigned units.

Major Tasks and Responsibilities:
  • Monitor day to day unit operation, support and lead process troubleshooting efforts and coordinate the resolution of technical process related issues within the unit.
  • Leads the continuous development of the process technology and the optimization of multiple processing units. Responsible for all process improvement efforts and costs savings (yield/quality improvements, waste reduction, throughput, energy savings, defect elimination and other related activities). Leads team for site wide projects and initiatives.
  • Responsible for providing technical expertise to unit HAZOPs, assessments, audits, incident reviews, etc. and ensuring the safety concept of the unit is maintained/improved. 
  • Responsible for providing technical expertise for scope definition and account for technical acceptance of plant modifications which can include small projects and mid-size/large projects, as appropriate. Ability to lead projects as appropriate.
  • Proficient knowledge of unit operations in assigned area to provide fill in support for manufacturing expert. 
  • Secure the safety and reliability of units through technical improvement measures. Coordinate APC and DE efforts to reduce process variability and improve reliability and costs.
  • Supports the Venture Manager on capital projects in assigned area. Responsible for developing justification for capital investments and utilizes available capital monies to garner the biggest benefit of the resource.
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering or related degree with 6+ years’ experience OR
  • Master’s in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering or related degree with 4+ years’ experience OR
  • PhD in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering or related degree with 2+ years’ experience
  • RCA/DE/FMEA/RCM Methodologies.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • 2-10 years combined experience in engineering and/or manufacturing
  • Knowledge in technical good practices and Standards
  • Six Sigma Green Belt Certification
  • Proven track record of working in project and/or maintenance roles,(including turn-around) within the chemical industry
  • Strong technical and economical competencies
  • Broad knowledge of rotating and static equipment through experience, expert training and self-study
  • SAP-FAM competence
  • Financial Magnitude to describe the importance of the position
  • NSP > 5-10
  • CRV 150-300MM
Essential Knowledge and Skills:
  • High level of organizational and process management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact across all levels of the organization.
  • Excellent troubleshooting analytical and problem solving skills, ability to apply rigorous logic
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities with multi discipline knowledge (Technology, PCT, Chemistry)
  • Good knowledge of engineer tools and skills in technical Software
  • Good understanding of supporting processes associated with operations,& maintenance of a plant
  • Local language as well as very good English skills
Candidate Must Have:           
  • Bachelor's degree (Mechanical or Chemical)
  • 6+ years experience
 Additional Information : Six Sigma Green Belt
For immediate consideration, please submit a recent resume in MS Word format in addition to a recent resume in MS Word format in addition to a detailed cover letter with salary expectations.
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