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Job Summary

Advanced Search Group, Inc
Schenectady, NY 12301
Job Type
Full Time
Education Level
Bachelor's Degree
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)
90,000.00 - 130,000.00 $ /year
10% Bonus Opportunity
Job Reference Code

Process Development / Process Design Engineer - Chemicals

About the Job

Long time client with a great history and very low turn over and high employee satisfaction level.
This opportunity is a unique combination of a Process Development Engineer and a Process Design / Project Engineering position.

This is a 100 + year old company and they are global and with their new President they are looking for continued growth even with years of continued record sales and profits. They are introducing new products to the market and apply new and improved manufacturing techniques.
EXPERIENCE: BS Chemical Engineer with 10 – 25 years of experience for the chemical process industry with variety of unit operations.  Though this position is a combination of Process Development ( Pilot Plant scale- up) and Process Project Engineering ( P&ID’s Flow Diagrams and Heat and Material Balances) they would ideally had both types of experiences this candidate should have development experience the design part is secondary. They do however want someone who has plant experience not someone who has just sat behind a desk.
Below is the clients description.

Title:  Process Engineer

Dept: Corporate Strategy – Global Process Engineering


Education and Experience:

·       B.S. Chem. Eng. from ABET accredited program minimum.  Graduate level engineering or business education is beneficial.

·       10-25years of experience typical

Critical Corporate Competencies:

·       People Leadership – Builds team cohesiveness.

·       Teamwork – Builds collaboration by reinforcing shared values and norms.

·       Communication- Shares information in a clear and concise style and encourages others viewpoints.

·       Well Networked- Builds relationships internally and externally.

·       Simplification- Identifies ways to streamline or improve process efficiencies.

·       Creative Thinking- Is open to innovative ideas that support positive business results, thinks outside the box.

·       Customer Mindset – Executes projects to meet customer needs and timing.

·       Sense of Urgency- Conveys the importance of accomplishing goals.

·       Prioritization – Uses time effectively and effectively manages distractions.

·       Get Things Done- Maintains a consistent and high level of productivity.

·       Commitment to Global Results – Demonstrates vested interest in  global business results

·       Positive Attitude- Consistently exhibits a positive attitude internally and externally

·       Navigating Ambiguity- Accepts change by adapting work style and methods to new conditions

Specific Functional Competencies:

·       Ability to use sound engineering principles to solve technical design and process development problems.

·       Extensive knowledge of instrumentation, control systems, and processing equipment typically employed in the chemical manufacturing industry.

·       Effective and experienced at participating in and leading team based projects.

·       Well organized and able to work with limited oversight.

General Description:

Designing and specifying existing and new product/plant/process projects including calculations, flow diagrams, mass and energy balances, and equipment specifications in accordance with company standards and legal requirements.  Responsible for implementation and maintenance of the  Quality System.



·       It is required of the Process Engineer to be responsible for his/her own safety and the safety of others at all times.

·       Adhere to all applicable EH&S regulations and Engineering Standards.  Participate as needed in safety audits, incident investigations, PHA/HAZOP studies.  Ensure company and statutory EHS standards are maintained, including Responsible Care.

·       Complete all assigned and required safety training in a timely manner.

·       To participate or lead, as required, safety audits/inspections, event investigations, PHA/HAZOP studies, Six Sigma teams, project management teams, and project briefings.  Ensure company and statutory EHS standards are maintained including Responsible Care.

·       To maintain, develop, and apply standards that ensure compliance with legislation, Responsible Care, and in fulfillment with the Shareholder’s expectations.

Process Development:

·       Conceptual design and economic evaluation of processes or modifications and, with R&D personnel, to aid the smooth transition of projects from the laboratory to pilot plant to production, by identifying plant/process requirements, progression and commissioning of plant/process modifications.

·       Development of equipment performance specifications.

·       Providing heat and material balances for processes or process modifications.

·       Pilot Plant and/or equipment testing of a process or process step

·       Alternative raw material evaluations.

·       Lead contract manufacturing evaluations.

·       Detailed engineering review and Process Manual writing and to participate in various engineering aspects of capital projects.

·       Start-up supervision of a new process or modification at pilot or commercial scale.

·       With other specialist engineers and managers in the U.S. and other SI Group sites, to serve as a technical lead in the design, implementation, and improvement of new and existing projects and processes.

·       Fulfill TSCA responsibilities as defined in the document titled “TSCA Compliance Management System Manual 2- TCMS Standard Operation Procedures by Job Title.

·       Maintain relationships with plant and equipment suppliers, specialists, and consultants including various university faculty, and contactors of various disciplines.

·       Provide support, as needed, in all areas to the Director – Global Process Development.


·       Understand the ISO9001 Quality System/ISO14000 Safety System and how it affects or impacts their job functions and what requirements are needed in their job functions to comply with these system.

Skill Development:

·       Maintain competency in using job specific tools such as Aspen, Autocad, pipeline planner, etc.

·       To participate in training courses and/or in-house training in support of the role and to keep abreast of developments in chemical engineering by attending specialist meetings and exhibitions and by reviewing technical literature.


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