Process Modeling Engineer

Pineville, United States of America

Job title:  Process Modeling Engineer

Job location: 11007 Nations Ford Rd. Pineville, NC 28134 (relocation offered)

Work Setting: In office setting, M-F

Travel: Attending technical conferences and doing presentations. When a new product is installed (mostly outside of the USA) in a facility, they will be traveling to observe the installation. (Up to 20% is a possibility, currently the travel is lower than that.

 Compensation: $95,000 to $115,000 + 401k match up to 6%, profit sharing, OT eligible, tuition reimbursement, long-term incentive plans

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, + Company Paid : Life, AD&D, Dependent Life Insurance, Short-Term & Long-Term Disability, EAP

Education / Certifications:  Chemical Engineering or Metallurgical Engineering background or preferred. Or related field.

Required Experience: This person would need to be an expert / high command of thermodynamics, heat transfer, and reaction kinetics. Must know how to read code. (must be interested in computer modeling of chemical processes / plant simulation)

Preferred Experience: Proficient in Qt, working knowledge of C++.  Proficiency in process flow sheeting programs like AspenPlus is a good indicator of aptitude.


Job Description:

We are professionals who want to make a difference! We are the world leader for clean and reliable ironmaking solutions for steelmakers in the fastest growing sector of the steel industry. We live by our purpose- To love and serve others. Our global team believes in a dynamic, collaborative working environment powered by a culture of teamwork and a commitment to give back to both our teammates and the community. We ask a lot of our teammates, which is why we give so much in return with an excellent benefit package, matching 401(k) and flexible work policy.

We are based in Charlotte, North Carolina with global offices in the United Kingdom, China, India, and Dubai. We are wholly owned by Kobe Steel, Ltd.

The Process Modeling Engineer will assist in the design & execution of technology development programs and plant process performance analysis. This role will become an expert on the existing proprietary calculation tools and maintain / improve / extend their capability.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Understand, maintain, and improve the existing suite of proprietary calculation tools.
  • Develop in depth knowledge of our in-house software.
  • Develop programs in Qt, C++ or MS EXCEL for process modeling and data analysis. The engineer will specify the required calculations and validate the outputs. The coding will be completed by a computer programmer if necessary.
  • Assist in the analysis and development of new flowsheets and equipment designs.
  • Develop gas, water, and solids mass and energy balances.
  • Participate in plant start-ups and plant troubleshooting.
  • Manage the development and implementation of assigned Technology Improvement Program (TIP) activities, New Technology Notices (NTN), and other RTD activities.
  • Design detailed test plans, equipment designs, test procedures, and evaluation methods as required for assigned RTD activities.
  • Document RTD activities through the issuance of the applicable RTD reports (TIP, NTN, etc.).

Skills/Abilities:

Required:

  • Strong understanding of thermodynamics, heat transfer, and reaction kinetics
  • Proficient in C++ in the Visual Studio development environment, or other applicable environment
  • Ability to define program architecture based on based on the program function / feature requests
  • Ability to generate and maintain documentation and manuals for the programs
  • Ability to perform calculations in the field of Chemical Engineering (e.g.: Heat and Material Balances, fluid dynamics, reactive system calculations)
  • Knowledge of process development covering the range from process modeling/bench scale trials to commercial plant implementation and design
  • Strong analytical thinking and problem solving
  • Ability to set priorities and organize resources to fulfill requirements in a timely manner
  • Competent in Microsoft Office Products Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint

Preferred:

  • Proficient in Qt (or similar GUI development tool)
  • Proficient in Fortran
  • Working knowledge of AspenPlus or similar process modeling software Software development, design, documentation, and revision control

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors degree in chemical, metallurgical, materials, or mechanical engineering discipline.
  • Experience programming in computer / computational modeling of reactive processes and validation of the calculation
  • Minimum 4 years experience in process engineering design, or similar applicable experience

Travel Requirements:

  • 5% to 25% International and Domestic to conferences, meetings, and industrial plant sites

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be physically able to move around inside and outside of the facility including climbing stairs
  • Able to reach above shoulders and to lift 20 lb.
  • Ability to move around a project site, including climbing structures

Other Duties:

Please note this position description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.



 


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