- Project Management
- Process Engineering
Position Title: Field Application Engineer
Location: Tonawanda, NY / Southeast US
Reports to: CFES Lead Engineer
PeroxyChem is a global leader in peroxygen and adjacent chemistries. The company employs almost 600 people throughout the world, with facilities in North America, Europe and Asia. With an unyielding commitment to safety at its core and backed by an exceptional team, the company prides itself on exemplary customer service, product quality, reliability and technical service. PeroxyChem manufactures high quality products and innovative applications developed as a result of innovation and superior technical expertise. We supply customized chemistries for electronics, energy, environmental, food safety, pulp, paper, polymer, and other industrial and consumer markets. Learn more at www.peroxychem.com.
PeroxyChem employees enjoy competitive compensation, a menu of work/life benefits and opportunities to continue developing their skills and building their career. If you are ready to make a difference every day, PeroxyChem is ready to talk to you.
PeroxyChem is an Equal Opportunity Employer, EEO, AAE, MFDV and supports a drug-free workplace.
The Field Application Engineer is responsible for providing direct support, technical expertise and engineering services including, design, fabrication, equipment selection, installation, management of construction and start-up of storage and handling systems for existing and potential customers. Work will include proprietary application technologies and delivery systems for PeroxyChem products, participation in the development of the same, support of the distribution network, and support of some production plant processes. Product applications will include
industrial applications for hydrogen peroxide, peracetic acid, persulfates and other peroxygen compounds.
Requirements & Qualifications
BS in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related engineering field
Minimum 3-5 years of engineering experience
Experience with field engineering required (construction management, commissioning, startup)
Experience with process piping design preferred
Process engineering skills including flow calculations, process & instrumentation diagrams
Able to perform basic control system troubleshooting, collaborate with control systems
Understanding of project management, cost engineering, and process safety techniques
Familiar with chemistry/chemical engineering, able to work with chemistry R&D group for process design and process equipment selection
Understanding of material compatibility/corrosion impacts
Proven track record of building and managing strong customer relationships
Willingness to travel up to 50% during peak periods, international travel may be required
Strong communication skills
Experience working independently
Flexible and adaptable in a fast-paced environment
Risk and Hazard sensitive
Comprehensive Job Description
Duties & Responsibilities
Administer the implementation of programs, procedures, and measures to ensure work is in compliance with PeroxyChem’s safety standards as well as OSHA, NIOSH and other safety and health regulatory agencies.
Responsible for conducting business and tasks in accordance with PeroxyChem’s safety programs, including, the Responsible Care© Program as well as requirements directed by the Department Manager.
Provide customer training, oversight, and technical service including elements of occupational safety, process safety, use, application, storage, and handling.
Act as a technical liaison between PeroxyChem and its customers, including service companies.
Collaborate with Sales and Marketing team to provide technical sales support to customers, service companies, and end use customers including field work and technical sales calls.
Develop in-plant contacts with customers.
Provide routine technical support to internal and external customers for the PeroxyChem product lines as well as troubleshooting assistance for microbial control and delivery systems and their interfaces to customer processes.
Develop proprietary delivery systems and coordinate design of such with external equipment/instrument vendors for each unique application of PeroxyChem products.
Assist in the development of plant test methods and protocols for field application studies, including the direct participation in field trials with R&D and/or staff while providing the key interface between existing processes and desired applications.
Coordinate application tests, demonstrations, and implementation of final application systems in support of PeroxyChem’s products, including customer specific studies and internal and external testing to support EPA, FDA, or other registrations as required.
Provide Project Management from conception through product launch, including, equipment interfaces with OEM’s with each site’s needs.
Support the Corporate Field Engineering Services (CFES) department in day-to-day oversight and guidance.
Perform routine clerical duties such as trip reports, time sheets, expense reports, and processing and purchasing requisitions as needed for projects.
Conduct cost tracking, documentation, and manage scheduling of projects and installations, and to conduct market development estimates in order to ensure that projects remain on budget and are profitable.
Areas of Application
Individual will be exposed to a broad area of application work and their respective environments:
Beverage (aseptic, extended shelf-life, surface treatments)
Fruits and Vegetables
Deodorization of water & industrial water treatments
Air pollution control
Wastewater effluent treatment
Oil and Gas (including produced water)
Pulp and paper
Bulk storage, distribution and handling systems
Ability to handle more than one task at any given time.
Maintain excellent rapport and open communication with customers, both internal and external.
Support commercial initiatives while acting as a resource for successful commercialization.
Participate in commercial and research development teams.
Troubleshoot system problems at customer’s facilities.
Manage large-scale customer installations under aggressive timelines.
Prepare and deliver technical papers/presentations to customers and professional societies.
Capable of learning to work with little direct supervision in setting schedules to achieve selected goals.
Exposure to a wide range of manufacturing processes and application points for PeroxyChem’s chemicals.
Processing Plants: The position includes wide and varied exposure to chemicals, temperature variations, moving devices, and raw tissue, biological vectors, and pathogens. The individual must not be visually affected by food processing techniques or strong odors.
Lab: Exposure to fumes, dust, chemicals, biological vectors and pathogens.
Travel: Must be able to travel to customer facilities and communicate effectively.
Note: this description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities.