Develop and assess advanced process control technology for Praxair’s air
separation and hydrogen plants, including model predictive control, real
time optimization and related technologies. The associate will have the
opportunity to make a significant global impact to Praxair’s business and
push the boundaries of control and optimization application development.
They will be involved in technology development programs from concept
initiation through commercialization, and be expected to work closely with
the Operations, Engineering and Business organizations globally. As a
result, they will be required to develop a credible business case for new
technology programs, actively participate in the technical development,
and lead multi-disciplinary project execution teams. They will also be
expected to stay abreast of new technology developments in their field of
expertise, and actively contribute ideas for new R&D programs. They will
also manage partnerships and development programs with external vendors
The ideal candidate will have a PhD degree in Chemical Engineering with a
specialization in advanced process control and optimization. They should
also have at least five years of industrial experience in applying
advanced process control technology in an industrial setting. Outstanding
candidates with less industrial experience will also be considered.
Related background in statistical process control and data mining is also
valuable. The candidate should not only exhibit technical excellence, but
be able to champion new ideas and technology within Praxair. To do this
effectively, the candidate needs to demonstrate high levels of enthusiasm
and leadership capability, strong verbal and written communication skills,
a team-oriented focus, and an ability to find innovative technical
solutions that best meet the needs of the customer. The candidate should
be willing to travel globally, and be comfortable in interfacing with
people from a variety of cultures and business backgrounds.
Interested candidates can apply under the "Careers" section at
www.praxair.com, job ID 1000771.