Chemical Plant Engineer
California - Los Angeles
Reports To
Plant Manager
FLSA Classification

Job Function

Combined process and field engineering for operating plant, plus new process development.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Troubleshoot operating unit operations
  • Design and/or specify equipment to meet all applicable environmental and safety regulations
  • Field engineering ability to set up sequence, sketches, and requirements for equipment installation
  • Prepare start up manual/check list and provide operator training
  • Select instrumentation
  • Specify materials of construction
  • Perform equilibrium calculations on existing and proposed processes for debottlenecking and evaluation studies
  • Evaluate/select contractor services; supervise same
  • Participate in HAZOP studies.
  • Prepare process flow sheet and P & I drawings
  • Evaluate consultant abilities for contract services selection
  • Travel and limited stay at other locations for operations assistance.

This Position includes:

Health insurance including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Health Savings Account (HSA) & Flexible Spending Account (FSA). 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan and Employee Stock Purchasing Plan offered. Additional benefits include Vacation, Sick, Holiday time off as well as a Wellness program.  


Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications

Skills & Qualifications

  • Ability to perform vapor-liquid equilibrium calculations with or without software
  • Ability to define, collect, and analyze operating data for troubleshooting/design
  • Ability to specify mechanical design of new equipment, or modify existing equipment
  • Write technical reports clearly, concisely, and informatively
  • Spreadsheet ability essential
  • Conserves organizational resources
  • Displays original thinking and creativity; generates suggestions for improving work
  • Understands rotating, equilibrium, and reaction equipment
  • Self- starter; assume responsibility of own work.  Little contracting out or delegating to others
  • Fast track projects the norm; must meet deadlines
  • Must also pass post‐offer drug test, background check and other appropriate tests as required

Education Requirements

BS ChE from accredited college.

Experience Requirements

Five years’ experience in operating chemical plant with direct production responsibility.

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