SENIOR PROCESS ENGINEER - CAREER RETURNSHIP PROGRAM

Air Products - Allentown, PA3.8

Full-time | TemporaryEstimated: $74,000 - $95,000 a year
EducationSkills
The Career Returnship Program (CRP) at Air Products is a 16-week paid program for experienced professionals returning to the workforce after a career break. The program is designed for women and men who have at least 5 years of professional experience and taken an extended break from their engineering career for any reason. If you meet these criteria, we encourage you to apply. At the end of the program, for successful participants, we are prepared to offer full-time employment.

Position Description: The successful candidate will work in the North America Process Engineering team. We are primarily responsible for the process design and execution of large air separation units, hydrocarbon processing plants, liquid H2, helium production and liquefaction, CO/Syngas and large-scale steam methane reformers. The technologies supported are split between both high temperature processes and cryogenic processes.

Our team executes designs that span all Industrial Gases for the varying markets that Air Products serves. We support both Product Teams (Process Gas and ASU) in development of new products as well as executing mature technology offerings.

We also support our internal customers: Americas Operations, Equipment Sales and Plant Support (ESPS) and the Pipeline group.

The successful candidate will assume a Process engineering role with the initial focus on executing cryogenic plant designs. Future work will likely include SMR/HyCO and other related high temperature processes if the skill set is appropriate.

The successful candidate may be asked to support work in our other engineering offices in Hersham (UK), Shanghai (China), and Pune (India).

Principal Accountabilities / Responsibilities:
Support the Product Teams in synthesis, selection and evaluation of process cycles for optimum plant cost and power
Generate/refine Heat & Material Balances (HMBs) using ASPEN+ process simulator
Develop/refine plant Process Flow Diagrams (PFDs)
Perform detailed equipment design calculations and specifications for front-end adsorption purification systems, cryogenic heat exchangers, and distillation columns for engineer-to-order opportunities
Perform/refine calculations and write duty specifications for machinery, vessels, control valves, relief devices, and other instruments
Support P&ID development, operability reviews and hazard reviews
Support model reviews, complete coldbox inspections
Interface with third party SMR equipment supplier
Support plant start-up and lead plant performance testing
Support Operations and ESPS with evaluations, calculations, studies as requested
Domestic and international travel to customer locations and to plant sites is expected about 15 percent of the time.

Qualifications:
To be successful as part of the North America Process Engineering team, candidates must:
Be self-motivated and have good interpersonal and communication skills
Support a variety of projects within budgeted hours and to schedule
Have a strong understanding of thermodynamics and be able to adapt knowledge to new applications
Develop a working relationship with The Product Line Teams as well as other groups within the Central Engineering Teams (Controls, Systems, Machinery, etc.)
Have good commercial and fiscal awareness and actively seek lowest cost alternatives
Motivate and supervise less experienced engineers
B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering (preferred) or Mechanical Engineering
7 - 10 years prior experience in Process, Operations, Process Systems, or Controls is preferred
We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those applicants who are being considered for an interview, or are currently employed by Air Products, will be contacted.

To learn more, visit About Air Products

Air Products is an Equal Opportunity Employer (U.S.) All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, citizenship, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or veteran status.

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