Process Engineer from Acara Solutions

Job Type
Energy and Utilities
Acara Solutions
Oakfield, NY 14125
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.
  • Plans, develops, directs, and coordinates gas processes.
  • Create or revise accurate, detailed P&ID drawings, BOM’s, and other engineering documentation as required
  • Performs 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 & ASTM
  • Standards 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 manuals
  • Collaborate with design team to meet project specifications and deadlines.
  • Responsible for proper interpretation of design specifications and drawings and preparation of project specification
  • Provide 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 equipment
  • Flare and thermal oxidizers
  • Knowledge and understanding of ICE ( Internal Combustion Engine), crankcase ventilation system, compressors/blowers, Expansion joints & HVAC systems
  • Knowledge and understanding of Fluid flow principles, Thermal Systems, Mechanical design & Structural analysis
  • Commitment to excellence and high standards
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Basic competence in subordinates’ duties and tasks
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills
  • Ability to manage priorities and workflow
  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm
  • Acute attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and organize projects
  • Proficient on Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
  • Proven ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Good judgement with the ability to make timely and sound decisions
  • Creative, 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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