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"Chemical Engineers in Computing and Systems Technology, AIChE" <[log in to unmask]>
Beatriz Pineda <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 6 Feb 2013 16:08:32 -0500
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Praxair, Inc
Process Engineer
Houston, TX

You have your priorities...a successful career and an enriched life. And 
you donít want to have to choose between the two. At Praxair, Inc. we know 
that what you do is not who you are. We also know that career choices are 
life choices. We offer the perfect work-life balance. Take control of your 
life with Praxair, Inc... Take pride in accepting new challenges and 
experience the advantages of an environment that values your motivation 
and talents, inspiring you to broaden your skill sets. Your career will 
flourish in a culture that respects who you are. Break with tradition. 
Find a satisfying future with Praxair, Inc.

JOB PURPOSE: This position participates in the engineering design and/or 
execution of one or more projects.
SCOPE: This position operates under regular supervisory review. Performs 
engineering calculations, investigations and assigned tasks for subsets of 
large projects or complete small projects.
REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: Reports to an Engineering Manager or Director. 
Position has no direct reports.

Responsibilities include process design/development, commissioning, and 
operations support of world class projects for generation of hydrogen and 
synthesis gas. Accountabilities include process and equipment evaluation, 
selection and integration; technical risk assessment, proposal 
preparation, evaluation of new plant budgets, technical presentations, 
project execution, plant commissioning and evaluations, and process 
Specific Accountabilities include:
Process development and process design 
Functional equipment specification 
Functional control definition 
Commissioning and operation support of HYCO (Hydrogen and carbon monoxide) 
generation, purification and liquefaction processes 
Control valve & flow element sizing 
Technical risk analysis 
Safety assessment & documentation 
Plant troubleshooting

Additional Responsibilities Include:

Demonstrates creativity and ingenuity in applying engineering principles 
and practices. 
Develops, selects and implements engineering techniques and solutions to 
solve difficult problems. 
Participates in defining engineering approaches and in planning, 
prioritizing and scheduling work. 
Ensures successful completion of assigned project phases within the 
budgeted time and cost constraints. 
Prioritizes work and prepares engineering plans that accurately convey 
work sequence, priority and resource requirements. 
Reviews and checks project specific drawings and data sheets to ensure 
compliance with design criteria and standards and makes design 
May influences team members and promotes ideas to improve design and 
implementation practices. 
May analyze costs and benefits of various solutions then makes 
May lead field teams through installations, issue identification, analysis 
and repairs related to primary skill area. 
May write engineering specifications and performs engineering 
Directs preparation of appropriate documentation for assigned project 
phases and prepares required reports and summaries to communicate project 
progress or results. 
Interfaces with internal and external customers/suppliers. 
May provide technical and engineering support to Praxair regions and/or 
Applies and provides feedback on global engineering work processes. 
Provides technical guidance to newer professionals.


BS/MS in Chemical Engineering with 2-7 years Process Engineering 
experience working on capital projects in the refining/petrochemical, 
industrial gas, and/or steam generation industries. 
Experience in the following areas is considered a plus: 
hydrogen/methanol/syngas generation and purification; heat transfer and 
high temperature processes, waste heat recovery processes, and high 
pressure steam generation; hydrocarbon cryogenic processing; CO2 removal 
using amines; capital project commissioning, startup and performance 

Domestic and International travel is required.

How to Apply: Applications may be submitted by e-mail to: 
[log in to unmask], please note to state in your e-mail your salary 
expectations or you may visit our website at, job 
number #1300149.