Process Engineer - Puget, WA

Shell - Puget Sound Ref, Washington

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Job ID 128215BR_EN

The Process Engineer is responsible for providing technical process engineering support such that the safe, environmentally sound, reliable and profitable operation of the units to which s/he is assigned is assured. The Senior Process Engineer is expected to:

  • Be a proactive participant in the Field Support Team (FST), working closely with Operations, Maintenance, Inspection, and the other Engineering disciplines to ensure thorough and complete communication of process issues to the team.
  • Play an integral role in unit troubleshooting, taking the lead when necessary to facilitate problem resolution when the problem encountered is technical in nature and requires a Process Engineer's knowledge and expertise.
  • Provide leadership in the identification of key process variables and in establishing safe upper and lower limits of those variables. This should be done with input from Operations, Inspection and the various other engineering disciplines.
  • Identify opportunities to improve unit safety, environmental performance, reliability, and profitability and develop those opportunities as resources allow, or escalate awareness of the opportunity and seek additional resources as appropriate.
  • Participate as necessary in unit PHAs, Bow Ties, and CCD Reviews and when appropriate, lead Management of Change (MOC) reviews.
  • Utilize Risk-Based Decision-Making skills in prioritizing work and communicating incentive to Management and to the FST.
  • Work closely and effectively with P&T Specialists and other discipline experts.
  • Keep Tech and Ops Management apprised of problematic unit conditions and issues as they arise.
  • Maintain a Process Engineering Proactive Monitoring Workbook for each area s/he is responsible for.
  • Maintain proactive monitoring variables, trends, tools, and overall unit proactive monitoring plan to facilitate the performance of the Ensure Safe Production (ESP) process.
  • Spend appropriate time in the field in order to maintain a good awareness of operating issues and concerns.
  • Train console operators on heat and material balances, control of separation processes, and other unit operations.
  • The Operations Support Engineer is typically assigned specific Process Units to support as part of an area Production Team. At times, the OSE may instead be assigned to key studies, projects and improvement activities.
  • The successful candidate will join the Puget Sound Refinery Process Engineering Team and will be assigned an operations support area basis experience and need.

Required Qualifications

  • Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required; Chemical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering is an advantage
  • Minimum of three (3) years experience in refining/chemical plant technology support.
  • Good knowledge of refining processes in general (Crude Units, Conversion units, etc.).
  • Knowledge in Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) Technology a plus.
  • Working knowledge of process control systems and theory.
  • Knowledge of corrosion mechanisms as they apply to the processes being supported and of the materials, process controls and methods to mitigate those mechanisms.
  • Previous assignment as Project /Operations Support Engineer.
  • The individual must be proficient in the use of spreadsheets, computer and simulation models.

Preferred Qualifications


Company Description

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with about 84,000 employees across more than 70 countries. We aim to meet the world’s growing need for more and cleaner energy solutions in ways that are economically, environmentally and socially responsible. We have expertise in exploration, production, refining and marketing of oil and natural gas, and the manufacturing and marketing of chemicals.

As a global energy company operating in a challenging world, we set high standards of performance and ethical behaviors. We are judged by how we act and how we live up to our core values of honesty, integrity and respect for people. Our Business Principles are based on these. They promote trust, openness, teamwork and professionalism, as well as pride in what we do and how we conduct business.

Building on our core values, we aspire to sustain a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels respected and valued, from our employees to our customers and partners. A diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment are vital to our success, leading to greater innovation and better energy solutions.

Additional Information

  • Job ID
  • Post Date
    Jan 5, 2020
  • Employee Type
  • Relocation Eligible
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