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Senior Process Engineer

NPAworldwide Recruitment Network

Last Updated: 5/25/23

Job Description

Job description:


The Senior Process Engineer is responsible for providing daily support
to the companys Refinery Operations, including process monitoring and
optimization, Process Safety Management, and environmental compliance
activities. The primary focus of this position is to support the
operations (24/7) organizations with prompt and proactive
troubleshooting, large-scale maintenance/retrofit/upgrade, and
optimization support through all facets of operation. A primary goal for
the Senior Process Engineer is to support unit operation to create the
optimum value from the complex assets in a safe and compliant manner.


The physical demands described herein are representative of those that
must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential
functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly
required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit;
reach with hands and arms; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.
The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, climb or balance.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and
occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision
abilities required by this job include the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here represent those an
employee encounter while performing this job's essential functions.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work environment is in a busy office setting. The noise level in
the work environment is usually moderate. While performing the duties
of this job, the employee may be frequently exposed to outside weather
conditions and may be required to travel in small and large commercial


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (and other duties as assigned)

Establish performance monitoring programs for pump, heater, vessel,
exchanger, instrumentation, etc., for predictive failures and project
planning. These programs will be maintained and monitored by Operations.

Identify inspection guidelines/requirements for process unit and
establish Refinery critical process conditions and catalyst reactivity
having to do with daily efficiencies and planning in order to help
maximize operations profitability.

Provide technical process support and training to Operations personnel
as required.

Assist in troubleshooting refinery upsets, identifying root causes, and
contribute to the cause-and-effect analysis to produce
workable/cost-effective fixes.

Provides technical input into the development and implementation of
operator training, operating manuals, management of change (MOC)
development, process hazard analysis (PHAs), layers of protection
analysis (LOPA), and piping and instrumentation diagram/drawing (P&ID)

Participate in and, at times, lead capital project conceptualization,
estimate and justifications/approval process, and assist with follow-up
analyses to determine investment performance vs. business case.

Promote company safety culture by identifying and reporting any unsafe
or questionable conditions.

Develop in-depth knowledge of existing SIS/BMS and management of
NOL/SOL/SDL limits and recommend changes/improvements.

Identify and assist with the implementation of "Best Practices" between
company refineries and other companies' refinery complexes.

Assist the companys Compliance Group's Mechanical Integrity efforts to
improve equipment files and P&ID accuracy.


The companys core competencies include Leading Self, Leading People and
Leading the Organization. In addition to the core competency model, the
framework includes competencies specific to the various levels of
positions within the company.

Customer Focus

Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal
and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it
for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind;
establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and
gains their trust and respect. In this instance, "customers" include,
but are not strictly limited to, refinery staff/operations and the
Corporate Office and its employees.

Drive for Results

Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and
consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented;
steadfastly pushes self and others for commonsense and cost-effective

Problem Solving

Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve complex problems with effective
solutions; probes all fruitful sources for answers; can see hidden
problems; is excellent at honest analysis; looks beyond the obvious and
doesn't stop at the first answers.

Time Management

Uses time effectively and efficiently, concentrating his/her efforts on
the more important priorities as they arise while simultaneously
maintaining progress on other work/projects.



S. Degree in Engineering in Process, Chemical, Petroleum, or other
petroleum refining-related technical degree from an accredited


Five years of work experience in the same or related position preferred.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating
and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, engineering drawings,
P&IDs, etc. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability
to speak effectively before groups of employees or customers.


Must understand and employ advanced mathematical concepts to solve
complex engineering problems, correctly interpret data, and
design/specify new systems and equipment.


Ability to exercise creative problem-solving skills and analytical
thinking abilities to arrive at the most appropriate and efficient
solution. Apply common sense understanding and engineering best
practices to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or
diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete
variables in standardized situations.

Perform other such duties as assigned.

Why is This a Great Opportunity:

South Central Alaska is a dynamic location, with mountains surrounding and abundant wildlife and waterways across the area. There is easy access to year-around outdoor activities including boating, general aviation, hiking, hunting, fishing, skiing, 4-wheeling, and snow-machining. The schools and university campuses in the area offer great education opportunities, cultural activities and provide a center for the community to grow.

Company Details

Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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