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Beatriz Pineda <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:27:23 -0400
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Job Description: Primarily 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
Hydrogen/Carbon Monoxide (HyCO) plant operations. Candidate will pro-
actively monitor different HyCO plants on a day to day basis to identify
operational gaps and opportunities for efficiency improvement. 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. Candidate must have excellent people skills and is expected
to coordinate with multiple organizations in Praxair such as operations,
engineering, R&D, business development, etc.

Requirements and Qualifications: BS, MS or PhD in Chemical Engineering
with 5+ years of experience in advanced process control and optimization
*Functional and working knowledge of model-based advanced (centralized
multivariable) process control & optimization theory.
*Experience with model predictive control software (DMC+, SMOC, RMPCT)
and/or mathematical modeling and optimization software (RTOpt, AMS
Optimizer Suite, CPLEX, GAMS) preferred.
*Plant operating or new plant start-up experience - i.e. functional
process knowledge
*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 techniques
*Experience using various programming languages, e.g. FORTRAN, Visual
Basic, C, C++
Candidate must be capable of leading a small project execution team.
Ability to work on multiple projects at a time and mentoring junior
engineers is desired. 25% domestic and international travel is typical.

How to Apply: Applications may be submitted by visiting our website or emailing them to [log in to unmask]