Chemical Engineer - Process Plants
Honeywell - Des Plaines, IL

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UOP is a business unit within Honeywell's PMT strategic business group . UOP is a worldwide leader in developing, commercializing and supplying innovative process technology, catalyst and separation systems, products and services. In the area of petroleum/petrochemical processing, virtually every refinery in the world employs at least one of our 75 processes. Our expertise extends to research and development, process technology, molecular sieves and adsorbents, catalysts, specialty chemicals, process plants and equipment, engineering, technical services and manufacturing. For more information, please visit .

PROCESS ENGINEER - Career Development Engineer Plan - Process Plants Technology Center

Position Overview/Responsibilities :
This position will be in the Process Plants Technology Center . This Center is responsible for the design, supply, development and commissioning of Process systems utilizing Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA), membranes and other technologies which meet company and customer specifications. This position would be ideal for an individual who would enjoy having a mix of office and field responsibilities. It also offers the opportunity to design systems and then see the results of your work by being involved in checkout and commissioning. We are interested in candidates who are flexible, take initiative, possess good communication skills, enjoy doing hands on work in the field and have an interest in process engineering, controls and instrumentation. This position offers a career minded individual an excellent opportunity for growth and advancement.

Training Plan

First 6 months – one year – Development Engineer / PSA Process Sales Support

Learn PSA fundamentals preparing performance and cost estimates and potentially doing a short assignment in the Pilot Plant Area within R&D

  • Perform data analysis
  • Understand simulation tools
  • Gain understanding of PSA applications and markets served
  • Work with experienced engineers in preparing designs for commercial units
  • Gain understanding of adsorption fundamentals and adsorption processes
  • Provide PSA system selection and performance estimates
  • Interact with the PSA pilot plants and R&D skill centers
One year (approx.) – Process Plants Technology Center, Process Engineer training.

Prepare for process design and system start-up assignments by on-the-job training including participation in field work

  • Learn PSA and membrane process design and hydraulics
  • Prepare Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID’s)
  • Learn to specify and procure equipment and instrumentation
  • Learn Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) programming and Wonderware (user interface) design
  • Learn Control Panel design
  • Perform Control Panel Inspection and Testing at vendor shops
Following this training period candidate should expect to spend minimum 3 years participating in system checkout and start up spending up to 50 % of their time in the field.


You will be part of a process group working on projects individually or as part of a team. Responsibilities are as follows:

FIELD SERVICES - Field support requires on-site responsibility lasting from two to six weeks depending on project complexity.

Provide field checkout start-up services on new and revamped units. Including working closely with the client's plant engineers on calibration and tuning of various components.
Provide field technical assistance in troubleshooting customer units.
Follow recommended safety procedures and UOP company policies.
Provide feedback including suggested improvements on UOP process and process control designs.
Manage business expenses to meet both project and cost center budgets.


Perform PLC programming utilizing developed program standards.
Perform MMI (User Interface) design.
Perform the basic engineering design including Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID's) for customer projects
Size piping and control valves and perform hydraulics.
Work with equipment vendors on specifications and procurement of equipment.
Complete assigned project work per the agreed budget and schedule.
Keep Project Manager informed of progress on assigned tasks. Bring any problems with man-hour overruns or schedule delays to the Project Manager as early as possible.
Attend and participate in project team meetings.
Contribute and participate in customer meetings as assigned and agreed with the Project Manager.
Application of current design practices and tools for completion of assigned tasks.
Document all calculations and work processes in a clear, concise format.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering, from an accredited college or university
Additional Qualifications:
  • Ability to work independently
  • Able and willing to travel 50% of the time
  • Excellent communication skills
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