Process Engineer

Texas, United States

Posted on 11/26/2019

Position Details




Manufacturing & Dist / Chemical



Job Level:

Experienced Professional (Non-Manager)


Bachelor's Degree

Reference ID:


We have an immediate opportunity for a Process Engineer to join a client that is a world leader in carbon and graphite materials at their refinery. Think sunshine, white sandy beaches, low cost of living and great saltwater fishing, as the position is located on the beautiful gulf coast in TX! Don't hesitate if this sounds good to you, cause if you snooze, you lose!


This excellent position offers a competitive compensation plan and complete benefits package including, medical, dental, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a defined contribution plan, a 401(k) plan with company matching. Relocation support is provided to the Texas Gulf Coast.




  • Provide engineering to improve existing manufacturing processes and capabilities.
  • Implementation of system upgrades and modifications, including reviewing and preparing documentation.
  • Liaison with manufacturing team at all levels to resolve technical issues, applying your skills to design, optimize and troubleshoot equipment.
  • Provide engineering to improve existing manufacturing processes and capabilities.
  • Assess options for plant expansion or reconfiguration by developing and testing process simulation models
  • Work includes, process problem solving and troubleshooting for day to day operations.
  • Assist/lead in developing process models and financial models
  • Perform root cause analysis and develop countermeasure action plans
  • Creates documentation including SOP’s, training, validation of equipment, and reports.
  • Develop of process flow diagrams, block flow diagrams, system design parameters, and design or rating of equipment and apparatus such as heat exchangers, vessels, reactors, etc.
  • Provide process engineering for initial scoping of engineer projects and provide process review of detailed design of engineering projects.
  • Directs activities to ensure the project progresses on schedule and within budget.
  • Ensure each process plant is set up to provide maximum output levels and efficiency;
  • Identify emerging technologies for future implementation
  • Implement new manufacturing processes for existing and new products.
  • Maintains knowledge of all processes and equipment and acts as engineering resource.
  • Optimize current processes including performance consistency and cost effectiveness.
  • Verify product sampling, identification and traceability
  • Responsible for heat and material balance, development and use of process simulation.
  • Uses situation, potential problem, and decision analyses, risk assessments, DMAIC, LEAN methodologies.




  • BS in chemical or petroleum engineering
  • Minimum 5+ years related experience in refining or chemical process industry.

    Must have a strong background in supporting, upgrading and optimizing operating plant processes.  Experience in chemical process design alone will not qualify you.

    Must have a strong understanding of process, mechanical and electrical engineering practices and processes, including mass and energy transfer and fluid flow.

    Knowledgeable in process, mechanical and electrical engineering practices and processes, including mass and energy transfer and fluid flow.

  • Skilled with chemical plant / refinery process equipment operation, problem solving and troubleshooting.
  • Quality Assurance practices and procedures expertise
  • Experience as a team leader in identifying and resolving issues.
  • Candidate must be skilled in increasing product quality and improving production efficiency 
  • Able to support plants which are in continuous operation


    Process modeling software experience


    Advanced education is a plus


    Professional Certifications are a plus