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Process Engineer (2002176) – Palmyra, MO
Where the Chemistry Happens
BASF's Hannibal, Missouri Plant is one of the world's leading producers of agricultural chemicals, and we are seeking a Process Engineer to join the team.
As a Process Engineer, you will act as a manufacturing liaison between operations and project engineering for site capital projects. You will provide engineering analysis and support on a site basis for development of basic and detailed design of capital projects, as well as additions or modifications to existing facilities.
For further information on Agricultural Products with BASF, please select:
BASF: Create Chemistry with the Agricultural Products Division
Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent
Formula for Success
Leveraging your education in Chemical Engineering and your direct process engineering experience and/or your intern/co-op experience, you will identify and recommend process improvements, provide process troubleshooting, and process optimization to improve manufacturing efficiency, plant capacity, and process safety. Demonstrating your basic understanding of process equipment design and operation; including pumps, heat exchangers, columns, vessels, etc., you will perform process studies to identify, develop, and implement process improvements and cost reductions for existing chemical processes and incineration/utility areas. You will also use this knowledge as you perform detailed process design for capital projects.Your experience with distributive controls systems (particularly Delta V or Honeywell) will be a valued asset as you support pressure safety valve sizing and reviews for new expansions and changes to existing processes.Your unwavering commitment to safety will be evident as you support safety concept design for existing and new facilities.Your effective verbal and written communication skills will serve you well as you interface with operations to provide technical support and recommendations on methods and improvements to eliminate problems.Utilizing your basic understanding of chemical processes and unit operations (continuous and batch), you will provide operations support in the form of start-up assistance, process troubleshooting, and process control automation, maintenance, and design & implementation. Your good working knowledge of programs associated with process simulation, heat exchanger design, pipe network modeling, and emergency relief system design. (Examples include: Aspen Plus, Chemcad, CC Therm, Pipe-Flo) will be critical as you develop process simulations, material and energy balance analysis. Using your solid organizational skills, you will prepare PFD's (Process Flow Diagrams), P&ID's (Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams) and process specifications for equipment and instruments.Applying your excellent computer skills, you will prepare documentation for, and participate in, project technical reviews, design reviews, project step reviews, incident investigations, audits, and HAZOP studies.Taking initiative, you will review work performed by outside contractor process/project engineers as needed for completion of the above responsibilities.Your working knowledge of OSHA Process Safety Management will be necessary as you provide environmental technical support for waste treatment/waste minimization efforts, Title V, LDAR - Leak Detection and Repair, PAI-MACT, HWC MACT and other EHS&S regulatory issues. This position is part of a job family. If selected, you will be hired at a level that matches your knowledge, skills, abilities and experience.
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