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Senior Chemical Engineer
Jolon, CA  Posted: 6/25/2020


PTS Advance is looking for Senior Chemical Engineer to work and live in Monterey County. As Lead Chemical Engineer, you will be an integral part of a team of engineers developing a process that turns waste into energy.  This position will assist with commissioning and plant start-up activities at a future commercial gasification facility and further develop and improve the technology for future commercial systems. This is a direct hire position with great benefits and bonus.
Job Duties/Responsibilities:
·        Principal responsibility for overall plant energy & material balance, equipment specifications and overall system Capex vs. Opex optimization.
·        Work closely with other engineering disciplines (especially mechanical and controls & instrumentation) to deliver a plant fit for purpose that meets technology milestones.
·        Be a subject matter expert for gasification and related supporting technologies. Review trends and ensure latest information and knowledge is institutionalized.\Project management responsibility for designated projects.
·        Work closely with mechanical group to integrate process design requirements with limitations and regulations for design and operation of equipment.
·        Travel (within CA and out of state) to project sites and/or vendors and consulting groups.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Microsoft Project.
  • Strong experience in process modeling principles and practice and relevant software packages (e.g. Aspen, ChemCad, HSC).
  • Utilize and modify the existing Gasification process simulation using Aspen – review suitability of modeling tools and update or modify as required.
  • Strong experience designing and conducting pilot/small scale technology demonstration and testing to produce data for model validation, scale up and techno-economic evaluations.
  • Conduct techno-economic evaluations of novel and existing technologies, including engagement with outside equipment vendors, production of H&MB models, cost analysis, value engineering, plant availability, and presentation of results to management.
  • Understanding of mechanical engineering aspects for process equipment and designs.
  • Understanding of controls and instrumentation process needs.
Education and Experience
  • B.S in chemical engineering. An advanced degree or other relevant experience demonstrating deep immersion in new technologies would be a distinct advantage.
  • 12 years of process development experience with proven experience translating novel technologies from the research to the commercial setting.
  • Strong gasification experience is strongly desired.
  • Experience with Oxygen (design for use, cleaning and inspection) and Hydrogen (design for use) would be a significant advantage. 1 year (Preferred)
Other Requirements
  • Must pass military background checks to access US Military facilities.
  • Must have acceptable results for post-offer background checks, drug screen, and medical tests/exams.
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without sponsorship.
* PTS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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