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Senior Process Engineer

The Process Controls Engineer provides technical expertise for new and existing Advanced Process Control (APC) and Real Time Optimization applications in a refinery environment. This includes preparing functional specifications, process step testing, process model building, developing inferential models, control configuration/ programming, commissioning, operator training and documentation. 


  • Identifying, developing and implementing new advanced control and optimization configurations to capture economic benefits. 
  • Providing support to Project and Process Engineering in review of process control and safety systems design including participation in PHA, P&ID review, and MOC processes/ procedures. 
  • Performing engineering studies, reviewing/administering contractor proposals and other tasks as assigned. 
  • Working closely with Operations and Planning Departments to realize control/optimization objectives through daily monitoring of APC/Optimizer performance. 
  • Managing and leading projects involving in-house and contractor resources. 
  • Evaluating new technologies. 
  • Mentoring less experienced engineers. 


Minimal Requirements: 

  • Bachelor of Science degree or higher in Chemical Engineering 
  • 5+ years of experience developing and implementing Advanced Process Control (APC) applications 
  • 1+ years of experience with PHA, MOC processes 
  • Willing and able to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC). Information can be found at 
  • Must be willing and able, with or without reasonable accommodation, to perform/comply with the following: 
    • Ability to work overtime (including weekends, holidays, and rotating shifts) 
    • Ability to lift 30 pounds 
    • Ability to work in enclosed spaces such as tanks and silos o Ability to work safely near large, hot, high-speed machines 
    • Ability to work around chemicals, including acids and bases 
    • Ability to wear Nomex fire-retardant clothing and personal protective equipment (such as steel-toe shoes, ear/eye protection) 
    • Ability to maintain face daily so -that a respirator/face mask can seal properly 
    • Ability to be on call 
    • Ability to work outside in harsh weather conditions 
    • Ability to work with petroleum products that are under high pressure and heat 
    • Ability to lift, climb, walk, kneel, and squat on a regular basis o Ability to read technical procedures, materials and drawings in English 

Highly Preferred: 

  • Experience with AspenTech DMCPlus, SmartStep, AspenIQ, AspenWatch and Honeywell TPS/ Experion. 
  • Strong refinery process and economic knowledge, demonstrated understanding of crude, conversion unit and blending operations 
  • Knowledge of industrial safe working practices and standards 
  • Production Planning exposure, refinery optimization mindset 
  • Experience with refinery wide optimization software GDOT 
  • Ability to extract margin opportunities from existing advanced applications 
  • Excellent planning, organizational and communications skills 
  • Ability to complete complex assignments in a timely manner 
  • Ability to meet project schedules and costs with minimal supervision 
  • Strong leadership skills 

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