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Process Engineer

Company: Tech Providers Inc.
Location: Getzville
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Title: Process Engineer
Duration: 12 Months Contract
Location: Getzville, NY 14068

The ideal candidate: Engineering background, who has preferably worked in an engineering capacity (plant or maintenance engineer for example) at a (preferably) food/beverage/pharma production facility.
Ability to use pump and valve sizing, can read a P&ID and understands a little about utilities.
Ideal candidate would be from FMCG company or an engineering design firm, a process engineer, process engineer or project manager with engineering background.
5+ years of experience.
we need someone who can hit the ground running with active projects.
Management will consider years of experience secondary to exposure to P&ID, - -and valve sizing.

Job Description: Working on both projects and bid proposals, the Process Engineer is responsible for the process design of equipment systems, or parts thereof. The Process Engineer is responsible for:
developing a process design which meets the requirements of the proposal or project
ensuring design phase outputs are delivered in line with the time schedule and quality requirements
providing technical support regarding process design aspects throughout project and bid lifecycles
undertaking other technical tasks as required (e.g. site surveys, feasibility studies, support to sales, etc)
In general, the Process Engineer will work as part of a team and will collaborate closely with other team members and functional disciplines to ensure successful delivery of the project or bid scope.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities
The primary role will be to undertake process engineering design tasks on projects or proposals, including:
Safety & Environment Ensuring that, with respect to the scope of works for which Client are responsible:
Plant designs are safe
Environmental impacts of designs have been considered appropriately
Participating in relevant reviews, as defined in client procedures and, additionally, customer contracts, and ensuring that her/his resultant actions have been completed. (Example reviews include: Design Reviews, Risk Assessments.)
Ensuring compliance with local legislation and regulations (for the locality of the plant/process) which apply to engineering design (e.g. EU Machinery Directive, EU PED Directive)
Acting in a safe fashion, particularly when operating outside of the known office environment (e.g. on customer and supplier sites)

Process Design Tasks Generating process solutions and defining their characteristics in terms of:
Process flowsheets
P&ID diagrams
Equipment specifications
Equipment list
Process descriptions
Functional design specifications
Process operating instructions
KPIs / expected performance
Product input/output requirements
Utilities requirements
Adhering to client procedures, and utilising applicable tools and design standards, during the development of process designs
Completing design calculations (e.g. pipe diameter sizing, pump sizing, thermal calculations, etc) to support process design and equipment selection
Ensuring that tasks are completed in accordance with the project schedule, to the required quality and within the allocated budget

Design Ownership Ensuring that the design, for which they are responsible, is functional, and is executed in line with:
Applicable legislation and regulations
Customer contractual requirements (or, in case of proposal, RFQ/URS requirements) Client references, standards and best practices, where applicable
Ensuring that design output is complete and of a consistent standard. Examples include ensuring that:
Documentation (e.g. P&IDs, FDS) utilises common standards across the project/proposal and that it is delivered to a consistent level in terms of content and quality Project specific equipment catalogues are used to support item selection
Ensuring all scope elements/sub-systems for which they are responsible integrate coherently and that external interfaces are clearly understood and defined
Considering economic factors with a view to ensuring that the overall project is delivered on budget

Communication & Team Working Undertaking technical discussions with customers and suppliers
Attending relevant project or proposal meetings e.g.:
Launch/kick-off meetings
Progress reviews
Design reviews
Communicating information to stakeholders in a timely fashion
Supporting other disciplines, during the design phase, to achieve project or proposal deliverables e.g.
Supply Chain (e.g. initial specification, review of supplier quotes, purchase requisitions, etc)
Mechanical design (e.g. supporting plant layouts & 3D modelling)
Automation & electrical design (e.g. FDS reviews, attendance at software simulation)
Supporting Installation & Commissioning team during the site execution phase e.g.: communicating design intent highlighting critical installation requirements assisting with resolution of design issues supporting acceptance testing and KPI trials
Assisting with hand-over of design information to Aftermarket team

Documentation Preparing process operating instructions
Ensuring that all design information is captured, stored and maintained, in the allocated location, in a structured and accessible fashion
Compiling Operating & Maintenance Manuals, including preparation of spares lists
Assisting in compilation of Technical Files, or equivalent, as defined by relevant legislation (e.g. EU Machinery Directive)

Additional Sales Support & Proposals Tasks Attending pre-contact customer meetings to provide technical support to the sales team
Undertaking pre-contract studies (e.g. feasibility, plant utilisation, site surveys)
Reviewing technical aspects of quotation text

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Fluent English both spoken and written
Good communication skills
Ability to work on multiple tasks, within a matrix environment
Ability and willingness to work and build relationships with colleagues across multiple functions and geographically diverse sites
Good analytical and problem-solving skills
Good initiative and ability to work independently
The ability to meet high performance standards in a team whilst maintaining ethics and integrity

Education and Experience Degree level qualification in appropriate engineering discipline (e.g. Process, Chemical, Mechanical)
Engineering design experience in Dairy, Food, Beverage, Pharmaceutical and/or other hygienic industries
Understanding of hygienic design principles, particularly relating to process engineering design
Experience / understanding of systems designed for clean-in-place (CIP)
Experience of working within, and leading, a technically oriented team
Full driving license a strong advantage
Good level of competence in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
Experience of AutoCAD beneficial
SAP experience beneficial

Keywords: Tech Providers Inc., Buffalo , Process Engineer, Engineering , Getzville, New York

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