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Chemical Development Engineer
Buffalo, NY

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Process Development Engineer

Location: Buffalo, NY

 

Description:

Job: This job is based at a facility that supports the sale and engineering of all gases including oxygen and nitrogen. This site has research, project engineering, tech service and sales. This person will work in a group of six engineers that support the combustion of Oxygen . Job includes 25% is travel to customer sites, 37% is pilot plant work running experiments, 38% is office work. Oxygen is now being used in combustion furnaces to produce glass, steel, and cement to replace natural gas which contains 20% oxygen and 80% nitrogen and waste, the oxygen burns 100% clean. The creative part of this job is developing a brand-new technology for the combustion of oxygen including new injection techniques, process control techniques, and new burner designs. Responsibilities also include working with application engineer and customers to develop a process to convert from Natural Gas to Oxygen which will include equipment specification, using stage gating methods, cost estimates and startup of new equipment. Linde does have vendors who fabricate their pilot plant equipment and Linde does act as consultants for customers on full scale burners. This group does have a computer simulation person so this person should not aspire to be a simulation expert.

 

Requirements:

  • B.S./M.S./PhD Chemical Engineering
  • 5+ years out of chemicals, combustion, refining, or gases
  • Proven track record of developing creative new processes and process optimization
  • Pluses for stage gating, furnaces, process design, and financial analysis  


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