Process Engineer

Pasadena, Texas, United States

Job Reference 1238946

Location Pasadena, Texas, United States

Industry Process - Chemicals

Function Engineering & Design

Job Type Contract

Date Added March 26, 2024

Airswift has been tasked by one of its major clients to look for a Process Engineer to work on year to year W2 contract in Pasadena, TX.


  • Provide Process Engineering Support to Projects and Special Studies by:
  • Leading the Front-End Loading Activities;
  • Technology evaluation and selection;
  • Preliminary design through detailed scope development;
  • Developing heat and material balances;
  • Preparing PFD's;
  • Preparing P&ID's;
  • Preparing equipment and instrument datasheets;
  • Preparing system package specification;
  • Preparing control narratives;
  • Direct and Supervise work and performance of contracted engineering firms' process engineering discipline to ensure accuracy;
  • Participating in PHA's;
  • Developing operating procedures;
  • Providing training to engineers and operator technicians;
  • Provide construction support and participate in PSSR's, commissioning and start-up;
  • Provide expertise in technology and chemical processing knowledge;
  • Review, improve and update corporate commandments, guidelines, specifications and best practices;
  • Provide support to manufacturing sites assisting with troubleshooting process issues based on experience and expertise;
  • Assure corporate policies, procedures, and standards are followed by yourself and by contractors working for you.


  • Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering with a minimum of 12 years functional experience, plant (production) engineering preferred, in the chemical industry.
  • Experience in chlor-alkali, brine treatment, caustic processes, and/or vinyl technology preferred.
  • Proficiency in process engineering principles and methods.
  • Ability to communicate with a broad spectrum of plant and corporate personnel.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Access).
  • Familiarity with SAP or equivalent computerized inventory management software.
  • Strong analytical/problem solving skills.
  • A proven team player capable of working in a multi-discipline team environment with a desire to share knowledge.
  • Excellent teamwork skills with the ability to effectively transfer technical expertise to less experienced professionals.
  • Ability to travel as required to support assignments. Travel is estimated at 25% on a yearly basis with the majority of travel being one to four-day trips to plant sites and engineering offices.
  • Ability to work weekends, and holidays and respond to callouts as needed.


Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in Chlor-Alkali technologies.
  • Experience in PVC technologies.
  • Experience in VCM and/or EDC manufacturing technologies.
  • Familiarity with process engineering software packages such as Aspen is a plus.

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