The Process Engineer is responsible for providing process operations review and evaluation in support of Supply Operations goals and objectives. This position is under the general direction of the Manager Technical Services. Assignments may include bench, pilot and full scale evaluations of current and future treatment processes.
PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES & ACTIVITIES
- Conducts and evaluates water treatment process studies through bench, pilot and full scale facilities (surface water treatment plants and well supplies) to determine process modification impacts on water quality, facility operations and overall costs. Prepares clear and concise reports summarizing conclusions and recommendations and presents to upper level management as appropriate.
- Continuously reviews current water treatment practices and makes recommendations for operating modifications that improve water quality, increase operating flexibility and reduce costs. Sets facility specific targets for coagulation, process operating parameters, etc.
- Provides technical assistance to the operating staff to increase treatment efficiency. Uses department metrics to demonstrate progress achieving department/company initiatives. Maintains current knowledge of treatment scenarios at each of Aquarion’s treatment facilities.
- Maintains current knowledge of new and innovative treatment techniques and updates operating staff of new developments in technology. Reviews new technology as appropriate in terms implementation into current treatment operations.
- Interfaces with outside agencies as necessary to obtain information affecting process modifications and implementations. These contacts would include various regulatory agencies, research organizations, universities and other water companies.
- Functions as an education resource on water treatment issues. Prepares and presents periodic in-house seminars on various treatment topics.
- Assists director and supervisors with preparation of operating, maintenance and capital budgets.
- Leads a task force, or improvement team, participates in the CIP program as a team member.
- May assume temporary responsibility of an individual work group or the department, when required, in the absence of the primary supervisor or director. May be called upon during emergencies for technical assistance.
- Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations related to design and operation.
KNOW HOW: (Education, Experience, Certification required, etc.)
- The following combination of education and experience is required: 1. BS in Engineering and five years of appropriate experience, or 2. MS. In Engineering or Physical Sciences and two years of appropriate experience.
- Thorough knowledge of the fundamental aspects of conventional and advanced water treatment processes.
- Ability to work independently to resolve complex water treatment issues, present technical data in a concise and meaningful manner, and implement or assist in the implementation of solutions.
- Ability to perform basic water quality analyses for process control and compliance.
PROBLEM SOLVING: (Situations are identical; similar; differing; variable, nonrecurring)
Responsible for the conception, execution and implementation of complex water quality investigations. Must be able to incorporate findings of these investigations into day to day operations.
ACCOUNTABILITY (Assist others, share responsibility, fully responsible, direct others):
- Primarily responsible for all water treatment process investigations.
- Accountable to Manager Technical Services
- Responsible for making water treatment process modifications affecting all of Aquarion customers.
- Responsible for direction/input on projects up to $50 million.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $86,000.00 to $92,000.00 /year
- United States (Preferred)