Acara Solutions is currently searching for a Process Engineer for our client in Oakfield, NY!
This Process/ Chemical Engineer position will be responsible for creating PIDs/PFDs for landfill gas to energy facilities (LFGTE) and High BTU/RNG facilities using AutoCAD. The design of LFGTE plants and High BTU/RNG facilities will include GA layout, PFD, PIDs, BOM, 2D bid drawings, routing/piping subsystem, and Construction drawings. The designer will create project specifications along with Instrumentation specs, MOC & SOP.
RESPONSIBILITIES:Plans, develops, directs, and coordinates gas processes.Create or revise accurate, detailed P&ID drawings, BOM’s, and other engineering documentation as requiredPerforms design calculations and prepares equipment or material specifications. Solicit bids from equipment suppliers, and assist in procurement of mechanical equipment and instrumentation.Develops, evaluates, and improves gas processing methods; modifies processes to improve safety and product quality, and/or reduce costs.Designs and develops forms and instructions for recording, evaluating, and reporting quality and reliability data.Compiles quality data, establishes regular communication of data, and facilitates action plans to ensure continuous improvement of quality, cost, and delivery.Analyzes and plans work force utilization, space requirements, workflow; designs layout of equipment, and workspace for maximum efficiency.Conducts process and production failure investigations; implements corrective actions; prepares reports to communicate problem/resolution/progress.Stops or postpones gas processing if quality and/or regulatory concerns are identified or suspected; coordinates resolution.Compiles and writes training materials; develops and conducts training sessions.Works collaboratively with personnel at the gas processing plants to troubleshoot issues and develop gas process maintenance practices (routine and preventable).Evaluates technology needs, selection and integration for the gas processing plants.Interfaces with outside vendors to determine product specifications; coordinates purchase of equipment, materials, and/or parts; evaluates products to ensure they meet specifications and quality standards.Assist in reviewing the submittals from the contractors.Maintains knowledge of the ASME, AGA, and AISC, OSHA & ASTMStandards Process Piping Design, Materials, Fabrication and Specifications leading to construction documents.Works closely with all engineering disciplines as well as operations staff to fully understand each process and provide design input regarding process improvement, reliability, and safety.Approach designs with safety and long term serviceability as top priorities.Estimates production schedules, outages schedules staffing requirements, and related costs to provide information for management decisions.Estimates future gas processing requirements and potential.Analyzes data for process investigations, productivity improvements, cost analysis, regulatory filings; documents and communicates results.Technically competent to make decisions on proper equipment selection and application with regard to cost, value, application suitability, safety, and reliability.Preparation of instruction and operation manualsCollaborate with design team to meet project specifications and deadlines.Responsible for proper interpretation of design specifications and drawings and preparation of project specificationProvide the engineering support to operations (LFGTE and High BTU/RNG plants) in design, Instrumentation troubleshooting and maintenance areas.
Required Skills / Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) in Chemical or Process Engineering or equivalent in related field.A minimum of 5 years of related experience in landfill gas to energy, High BTU/ RNG, oil refinery, chemical process, gas process and/or technical experience. And knowledge of ASME, AISC,OSHA & ASTM standards.A minimum of 5 years of using AutoCAD
Preferred Skills / Qualifications:The following specific technical experience is desirable: Gas processing using membrane, pressure swing adsorption, and solvent adsorption processes.Gas compression equipmentFlare and thermal oxidizersKnowledge and understanding of ICE ( Internal Combustion Engine), crankcase ventilation system, compressors/blowers, Expansion joints & HVAC systemsKnowledge and understanding of Fluid flow principles, Thermal Systems, Mechanical design & Structural analysisCommitment to excellence and high standardsExcellent written and oral communication skillsBasic competence in subordinates’ duties and tasksStrong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skillsAbility to manage priorities and workflow Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasmAcute attention to detailDemonstrated ability to plan and organize projectsProficient on Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)Proven ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlinesGood judgement with the ability to make timely and sound decisionsCreative, flexible, and innovative team player Working knowledge of data collection, data analysis, evaluation, and scientific method.Working knowledge and understanding of the basic principles, theories, concepts, and practices in the applicable area of processing engineering/technical specialization.Experience communicating accurately and frequently with supervisors, manager and engineering team.
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