Job Detail: Senior Process Engineer

Job Order #10527

Post Date Job Tile Location Category
6/4/2019 Senior Process Engineer Baton Rouge - Louisiana Chemicals/Petrochemicals


Walker Elliott is engaged to locate a Senior Process Engineer for our client in the Baton Rouge, LA area. This position reports to Engineering Manager.


Key Tasks:

  • Works daily with Area Team members under the direction of the area production superintendent to accomplish plant objectives in the following priority areas of Safety, Environmental, Quality, Reliability, Production, Efficiency, Cost Reduction and Innovation.
  • Performs and/or initiates effective and timely engineering and technical studies to troubleshoot known plant problems, predict impending problems and to optimize plant operations in the above priority areas.
  • Performs and/or contributes to thorough process reviews, Hazard and Operability Studies (Hazops) and “What If” analyses on current operations and on proposed changes to plant equipment, processes and systems via the plant Process Safety Management of Change (MOC) process.
  • Closely monitors real time and historical plant data from log sheets, data historian, lab analysis, walk throughs, etc. to detect abnormalities and to optimize plant operations.
  • Tracks and reports compressor / turbine/ pump/ exchanger efficiencies, pressure drop surveys and catalyst evaluations.
  • Interacts daily with operators and shift supervisors to learn and share knowledge of the plant operations and to meld “reality’ with “theoretical”.
  • Closely monitors quality of raw materials, process chemicals, catalysts, finished products and water treatment processes.
  • Performs and/or contributes to Root Cause Failure Analyses (RCFA) and incident investigations and completes assigned action items on schedule.
  • Performs and/or facilitates training for operations personnel as needed.
  • Ensures that Process Flow Diagrams (PFD’s), Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P & ID’s), Steam Balances and Standard Operating Procedures are complete and up-to-date.
  • Performs process design and equipment sizing calculations for piping, exchangers, separators, PSVs, valves, and other process equipment
  • Promotes and contributes to successful implementation of projects by providing accurate, timely and thorough design input / design review and by facilitating close coordination and communications with area personnel.
  • Promotes and contributes to site Manufacturing Excellence and Operations Driven Reliability (ODR) processes.
  • Identifies and facilitates implementation of production, reliability, efficiency and cost improvement opportunities.
  • Researches and evaluates industry technology advancements, other plant experiences and innovative ideas. Develops and maintains networks with other industry plants.
  • Performs special studies / projects as directed by the Engineering Manager.
  • Ensures proper loading of vessels during catalyst, desiccant, packing and gauze changes.
  • Acts as the project manager for capital projects as needed.
  • Performs environmental calculations as needed
  • Participates in site safety programs


  • Strong commitment to safety
  • Integrity
  • Critical Thinking
  • Results oriented
  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills
  • Comfort in a manufacturing environment
  • Technology and writing

Essential Qualifications:

  • BS Degree in Chemical or Mechanical engineering discipline
  • 10+ years engineering experience in the chemical process industry
  • Strong and proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite and Engineering software
  • Must possess valid driver's license with a satisfactory driving record that meets company standards
  • Ability to obtain a TWIC (Transportation Worker Identification Credential) card
  • Successful completion and passing of company pre-employment background check, drug screen and other related testing
  • Effectively communicate, orally (face to face and by telephone) and in writing, in English with coworkers, contractors, government officials and Senior Management
  • Read and understand written material (in English), including use and understanding of basic advanced numerical calculations
  • Ability to complete HAZ-MAT, DOT, Confined Space, and Lockout/Tagout training

Do not apply unless you are authorized to work in the United States for any employer as client company cannot sponsor or transfer visas at this time.

Walker Elliott is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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