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Praxair, Inc. is a Fortune 300 company with annual sales of over $8 
billion. The company supplies atmospheric, process and specialty gases, 
high-performance coatings, and related services and technologies to 
customers worldwide. We are currently seeking an Advanced Process Control 
Engineer to work at our Technology Center located in Tonawanda, NY.

Our selected candidate will be responsible for applying chemical 
engineering, system optimization, statistical and control principles in 
designing and implementing advanced process control and optimization 
applications. Specifically, this will entail conceptualizing, defining, 
designing, simulating, commissioning and supporting technical control 
aspects of air separation units (ASU) or Hydrogen/Carbon Monoxide (HyCO) 
plant operations. Areas of involvement will include process modeling and 
dynamic analysis, state-of-the-art model predictive control, plant-wide 
control, real time optimization and performance monitoring of plant 
production efficiency.

This challenging position requires project-specific deliverables on a 
quarterly cycle.  Will be responsible for project design decisions 
and delivering results quickly while meeting performance, schedule and 
budget constraints. 
Requirements include:
A BS, MS or PhD in Chemical Engineering and at least 5 years of experience 
in advanced process control and optimization  
Functional and working knowledge of model-based advanced (centralized 
multivariable) process control & optimization theory 
Plant operating or new plant start-up experience - i.e. functional process 
Basic familiarity with plant instrumentation systems, primary control loop 
tuning, safety and work procedures in a plant environment and statistical 
principles for use in plant data analysis.
Working knowledge of steady-state and dynamic process analysis using 
off-line process simulation tools and computer control optimization 
Experience using various programming languages, e.g. FORTRAN, Visual 
Basic, C, C++

Experience with model predictive control software (DMC+, SMOC, RMPCT) 
and/or mathematical modeling and optimization software (RTOpt, AMS 
Optimizer Suite, CPLEX, GAMS) is preferred. You must be capable of leading 
a small project execution team; the ability to work on multiple projects 
at a time and mentoring junior engineers is desired.

 We offer an attractive salary and benefits package and an environment 
that encourages professional growth. To apply, please go to; click on ?Career Opportunities?, 'Search for 
Experienced Professional Career Opportunities? and the job title, or 
search by job number (0702589). 

Key words: advanced process control, optimization, DMC+, SMOC, RMPCT, 
RTOpt, AMS Optimizer, CPLEX, GAMS.
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