Process Engineer

Westlake , Louisiana, United States

Job Reference 1191191

Location Westlake , Louisiana, United States

Industry Process - Chemicals

Function Engineering & Design

Job Type Contract

Date Added October 6, 2023

Airswift has been tasked by our chemical industry client in Lake Charles, LA to seek a long-term contract to hire Process Engineer for their site.


  • Learn process and technology of assigned unit
  • Attend morning meetings of the assigned unit to maintain communication with operations personnel
  • Support development of a capital budget
  • Participate in brainstorming sessions to generate ideas for improvements
  • Prepare high level scopes
  • Perform economic calculations for project screening
  • Provide process engineering support under close supervision for assigned projects from conception through start-up
  • Work with a team to identify scope of work
  • Perform process engineering calculations as needed to support development of work scope (process simulations, hydraulic calculations, size equipment and valves, provide process conditions for instrumentation, etc.)
  • Redline P&ID's
  • Start equipment and instrumentation specification sheets by filling in process conditions
  • Prepare scope of work
  • Complete Preliminary Environmental Questionnaire and Engineering Service Request Form
  • Review project cost estimate
  • Support AFE development
  • Review civil, mechanical, and instrumentation & electrical packages ("Issue for Review and Comment" and "Issue for Approval") from a process engineering perspective
  • Prepare, lead, and/or participate in Process Hazard Analysis I Layer of Protection Analysis (PHA I LOPA)
  • Initiate and manage "Management of Change" (MOC) for assigned projects
  • Create, update, review, and/or support development of process safety information as needed (procedures, chemical interaction matrix, operator training, etc
  • Lead and/or participate in Pre-Startup Safety Reviews
  • Follow up on PSSR action items to ensure completion in a timely manner
  • Manage multiple projects
  • Analyze and troubleshoot specific plant operating problems as requested by the Operations Management
  • Provide support during plant upsets, shutdowns, turnarounds, and startups
  • Lead and/or participate in incident reviews
  • Follow up on and/or complete assigned action items from the Root Cause Analysis in a timely manner
  • Comply with all Company policies and procedures
  • Fundamentally focused on safety in all aspects of work life
  • Promptly report Safety, Health or Environmental issues or incidents to management
  • Some of the work may be required in the operating units which can require usage of required PPE


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to touch, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear
  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus      



  • A current, valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card is required
  • B.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering; 2+ years of full-time work experience in chemical plant

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