Process Engineer- Acrylo Reaction Section - New Orleans, Louisiana United States - 20262

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Job #: 20262
Title: Process Engineer- Acrylo Reaction Section
Job Location: New Orleans, Louisiana - United States
Employment Type:
Salary: contact recruiter for details
Other Compensation: 9-10% bonus
Employer Will Recruit From: Nationwide
Relocation Paid?: Yes


Process Engineer- Acrylo Reaction Section

New Orleans, LA (Relocation Provided)



Individual will be part of a newly-formed Process Technology Team (PTT). The PTT is responsible for providing production/process engineering support for three chemical manufacturing units plus a utilities department. Working closely with the operation’s group, actions are to be identified to reduce usage and energy consumption, improve yields, minimize waste and increase occupancy from a process engineering view while maintaining or improving safety and environmental compliance. Additionally, all work must be vetted prior to implementation to ensure compliance with all environmental and Process Safety Management (PSM) requirements.

The Hiring Company’s facility is just outside of New Orleans, Louisiana. It manufactures high quality Acrylonitrile Hydrogen Cyanide, Melamine, Oleum, Sulfuric Acid, Acrylamide, Methyl Methacrylate, Ammonia and Methacrylic Acid that are used in a variety of everyday applications. They are experts at converting energy into industrial chemicals on a large scale. The facility sits on 800 acres with approximately 460 employees with annual payroll of $ 44 million and annual spend of 350 Million or more making 2.5 billion pounds of annual production. 



  • Quickly establish working relationships with operations staff and build knowledge of operating unit chemistry and process technology
  • Perform EVOP and DOE studies with lab and commercial-scale fluidized bed reactors.
  • Utilization of process automation software and CFD modeling to simulate fluidized bed reactor operation.
  • Identify opportunities for process control improvements and applications for advanced process control applications.
  • Use of statistical principles and software to mine, analyze and relate key process data & variables.
  • Identify needs for new or updated instrumentation or process analyzers.
  • Design equipment and develop technical scope for retrofits and new equipment additions.
  • Formulate PFD’s and Material/Energy Balances as needed.
  • Develop & recommend changes to operating procedures as needed for plant trials or changes in operating conditions/targets; provide operator training and unit coverage as necessary.
  • Provide project updates to the PTT, plant management and operations.
  • Support the professional development of junior engineers through mentorship and coaching.
  • Provide process engineering expertise in RCA, PHA, MOC and PSM activities.



  • Possess high-energy leadership and ability to drive initiatives to completion.
  • Successful implementation of process improvement projects and ideas.
  • Must be a critical thinker and problem solver with the ability to innovate with exceptional focus on improving costs.
  • Ability to effectively communicate to technical staff and front-line workers.
  • Successful employment of statistical methods towards process improvements.
  • Use of financial analysis to drive decision making.



  • BS in Chemical Engineering or related degree.
  • 10+ years of related experience in a chemical, petrochemical or petroleum production/refining facility.
  • Experience with continuous operations, fluidized bed reactors and distillation.
  • Expertise in Aspen and Hysis automation software.
  • Experience with advanced process control applications and model development.
  • Expertise in statistical principles and tools.
  • Knowledge of current chemical engineering technology.



  • Training in lean concepts or six sigma certification.
  • Knowledge of DeltaV DCS platform and PI historian.
  • MS in Chemical Engineering.
  • Experience in acrylonitrile, melamine or urea chemistries a plus.

University - Bachelor's Degree/3-4 Year Degree