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Senior Chemical Research Engineer

Company: CTI Education Group
Location: Wichita
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description - Senior Chemical Research Engineer (00021792) Senior Chemical Research Engineer - 00021792 Contribute. Grow. Lead...withOxyChem. Looking for a challenge? Desire to achieve your true potential?OxyChem is a growing, action-oriented, safety driven chemical manufacturingcompany continually striving to be the best in the business while stayingfocused on environmental protection. The secret to our success has and willcontinue to be our people. Occidental Chemical Corporation(OxyChem) is a leading North American manufacturer of polyvinyl chloride (PVC)resins, chlorine and caustic soda - key building blocks for a variety ofindispensable products such as plastics, pharmaceuticals and water treatmentchemicals. Other OxyChem products include caustic potash, chlorinated organics,sodium silicates, chlorinated isocyanurates and calcium chloride. OxyChem'smarket position is among the top three producers in the United States in 2017for the principal products it manufactures and markets. Based in Dallas, Texas,the company has manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Canada and Latin America. In a fast-pacedindustry that demands precision, we create a supportive workplace where thesafety and well-being of our employees are paramount. We are committed torewarding top performers, offering very competitive pay and benefits, andproviding tremendous career development opportunities. We are looking for anexperienced and self-motivated individual to fill the position of Research Engineer within our Technologyorganization. The work location is atour Technology Center in Wichita, Kansas. This position is responsible for leading R&Dactivities to support OxyChem's Business objectives. Maintainas our highest priority, the protection of the environment, the health andsafety of our employees, customers, and the communities in which we operateand/or transport our products. Understandand work in accordance with all site safety and environmental procedures Adhereto the use of personal protective equipment as required. Perform assigned engineering tasks using standardprocedures. Design chemical plant processes utilizing both classical unitoperations and new technologies. Supervises start-up operation of plant andpilot plant processes. Develops specifications for chemical processingequipment. Determine full scaleequipment specifications from pilot scale testing. Design and manage experimental studies at pilotscale to design new chemical processes and/or make recommendations forimprovement to existing plant processes. Generate fixed capital and operating costs forchemical processes and complete economic evaluations as assigned on potential newproducts, plant modifications and expansions. Perform mass and energy balance calculations toevaluate process schemes, develop equipment specifications, and completeeconomic studies. Prepare chemical process information including,process descriptions, process flow diagrams (PFD's), piping and instrumentationdrawings (P&ID's) and equipment specifications. Prepare technical process information for plantpersonnel to commission and operate chemical manufacturing or environmentalfacilities. Monitor laboratory research results on assignedprojects and performs engineering evaluations based on preliminary processschemes and economics to develop recommendations. Identify,recommend, and manage research activities to develop new products, improveexisting products, reduce manufacturing costs, improve safety, improve quality,or reduce environmental impact of OxyChem products. Produceclear, concise, accurate, and timely written and oral reports in whichconclusions and recommendations are effectively supported by analytical and/orresearch data and supporting literature. Leadthe Technical Center's Process Safety Management (PSM) program includingexecution of Process Hazard Analyses (PHA's), compliance with Management ofChange (MOC) requirements, pre-start up safety reviews (PSSR's) and fullyinvestigate incidents. BS, MS, or PhD In Chemical Engineering or related field, from an accredited institution. Minimum of 3+ years of experience in chemical manufacturing or other related process engineering position. Working knowledge of chemical engineering principles and practices. Ability to prepare process flow diagrams and piping & equipment drawings. Ability to plan, design, and lead pilot scale projects, analyze data and draw conclusions from the results. Good problem solving and organizational skills. Good written and verbal communication skills. Comfortable presenting information to all levels of management, and customers. Self-motivated with the ability to work efficiently with minimal supervision. Good interpersonal skills. Must be able to work in teams. Must be able to handle multiple complex issues at the same time. Proficient in MS Office and process simulator applications, such as Aspen. May require domestic travel as required to support assignments. Physical requirements - Must be able to lift 40 pounds, climb ladders, and stairs. Walking, bending, stooping is required. Must be able to wear personal protective equipment as required. Must be able to respond to visual and audible alarms. Additional Desired Qualifications Candidates with experience in Chlor-alkali production, Chlorination chemistry, Photochemistry, or Organic Chemistry will be given preferential consideration. EIT certification or PE license a plus. Possess an advanced understanding of chemical engineering and technical expertise to the planning and execution of significant, complex, or innovative technologies related to the synthesis, manufacture, and applications of organic and inorganic chemicals. Experience in an industrial R&D or Technology organization. Experience in intellectual property protection such as patent, copyright, and trademark. Experience in Process Safety Management administration. Subject to applicable law, Occidental requires all U.S. based new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment unless they have received an exception based on an approved request for a medical or religious reasonable accommodation Occidental is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, political preference, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Keywords: CTI Education Group, Wichita , Senior Chemical Research Engineer, Engineering , Wichita, Kansas

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