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Lead Process Engineer

   Closing Date: Apr. 30, 2018

Employer:Big West Oil
Job Location: North Salt Lake - Davis County
Employment Type:Full Time


The Process Engineers report to the Process Lead Engineer who is responsible for helping the process group proactively identify problems and develop solutions with a goal of maximizing on unit stream time and optimizing unit economics in a safe and environmentally responsible manner. In addition to leading the process group the lead engineer also is directly responsible for the several process areas.


• Develop individual and team goals on a yearly basis with regular goal reviews to assess progress of direct reports
• Hire and administer the chemical engineering intern program
• Plan and schedule monthly process optimization meetings
• Develop and mentor process engineers providing training and developmental opportunities

• Ensure that units are operated safely and employees comply with all safety procedures and standards
• Participate in unit PHAs
• Help the unit supervisor ensure that all incidents and near misses are reported
• Participate in yearly certification of SOPs
• Lead and/or participate in assigned incident investigations
• Ensure completion of assigned PHA recommendations
• Ensure completion of assigned incident recommendations
• Ensure MOCs are in place and that PSSR and training is completed for all process changes.
• Ensure safety walk throughs are completed for all turnarounds
• Support completion of recommendations from the PSM Audit, Alky QRA, siting study, and API-751 Audit, etc

Administration of Operations Personnel
• Assist in the development and implementation of unit specific training for operations as requested by the Training Department or Unit Supervisor
• Support the development of red tag training for emergency SOPs

Unit Operations
• Monitor unit performance and be available by phone to discuss operator questions and concerns
• Troubleshoot and resolve operational issues
• Participate and be proficient in unit start-ups and shut downs
• Attend morning and afternoon daily operations meetings and the 11 AM daily maintenance meeting as needed
• Track and monitor catalyst/chemical performance and usage

• MOC originator is to work with operations to create blind lists for projects
• Submit a unit incident log every month to the Technical Manager for LPO analysis
• Write operational reports for major events like shutdowns and catalyst change-outs
• Prepare summary report for monthly review with management (Unit Optimization Meeting)
• Provide data to technology suppliers, catalyst vendors, etc. coordinate periodic meetings to review with management
• Maintain and improve unit mass balances
• Support Unit Supervisor in maintaining SOPs
• Improve and maintain P&IDs
• Support major capital projects
• Identify projects to improve performance and eliminate bottlenecks. Scope projects for handoff to project engineering
• Develop royalty reports annually
• Submit work list every month to the Technical Manager
• Support other engineers as needed
• Identify with Technical Manager appropriate training to develop skills
• Develop and keep unit PI screens up to date

• Ensure all TAR work is complete and correct
• Working with Operations Unit Supervisor, develop shutdown and start-up times
• Review the start-up and shutdown SOPs and ensure that they are adequate for the TAR
• Attend TAR meetings and provide support to the TAR planning group to develop an accurate worklist
• Provide process engineering support for TAR maintenance/projects
• Write the MOCs for the TAR unless projects are specifically assigned to Project Engineering
• Write work requests in Maximo for TA work and give it a TA designation
• Develop loading diagrams and oversee catalyst loading
• Write TAR reports


Education and Experience Requirements
• BS in Chemical Engineering
• Minimum 10 years’ experience in process engineering
• Minimum 2 years’ supervisory experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Requirements
• Self-directed
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Actively works to improve areas of responsibility
• Works constructively with a wide variety of personality and skill sets
• Effectively manages the challenges of a changing and improving work environment
• Produces results
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