Process Engineer

Must have experience working with process instrumentation


The main objective of this role is to support the Catalyst R&D organization by providing engineering in terms of process safety, process design, project management and upkeep of equipment and technical documentation. With scientists and equipment operators as your customer, you will be responsible for developing, overseeing construction, maintaining, and retrofitting small to mid-capital laboratory and pilot scale equipment that is often one of a kind. One of the primary focuses of this role is to provide prompt service to the R&D staff on all smaller, lower capital projects to ensure that equipment functionality and uptime is maximized.

Key Responsibilities

  • Interface with EH&S and contribute to safety reviews for new and modified equipment

  • Responsible for keeping technical drawing packages up to date and in accordance with internal specifications and standards

  • Work with scientists and operators to define scope and requirements for new equipment or existing equipment to be repurposed

  • Create piping and mechanical designs per customer requirements and Company internal standards

  • Specify mechanical equipment and instrumentation.

  • Work with vendors and place orders as necessary

  • Generate process flow diagrams, piping and instrumentation diagrams, bill of materials, functional specification documents

  • Generate scope of work and request for proposal documents when dealing with internal or external contractors

  • Discover safer, innovative, leaner, and less expensive solutions to deploy in existing processes


  • Bachelor?s degree in a technical engineering discipline such as mechanical, chemical, or similar engineering field

  • 3+ years hands on and/or technical design experience in a plant, pilot plant, or R&D setting

  • Strong CAD skills for P&ID and mechanical part drawings

  • Experience working with automation systems, PLCs, data acquisition systems

  • Training in Six Sigma or Lean preferable

  • Knowledge of Kaizen, 5S Experience or training in statistical process control Ability to multitask and prioritize a wide range of projects from smaller engineering maintenance requests to capital projects

  • General understanding of power and circuitry, ranging from 12VDC to 480VAC Understanding of machining and welding feasibility for various types of alloys

  • Knowledge of chemical and temperature compatibility of components, specifically high temperature alloys

  • Experience with pressure vessels or vacuum systems and associated safety equipment

  • Knowledge of combustion engines is a plus Knowledge and experience in fluid flow / mechanics / dynamics

  • Ability to interface with scientists, equipment operators, vendors and contractors

  • Critical path management/forward thinking mindset

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