05 Jan, 2022

Process Design Engineer

  • Merck
  • Allentown, PA, USA
Process Designer, Process Engineer Chemicals

Job Description

The Process Design Engineer will provide Process Engineering support for EMD Electronics globally. The successful candidate will become a member of the Process Solutions team within Process Development Engineering. Support will be distributed among large capital projects, process improvements in existing plants, and general process engineering support.

The principal accountabilities include the development of front-end process designs for novel chemistries starting with detailed process descriptions as the sound basis for deriving Process Flow Diagrams and Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams. The full package includes e.g. heat and material balances as well as comprehensive equipment, valve, and instrument datasheets.

You are used to interface with Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) firms during bid and project execution phases while ensuring that designs and specifications meet Corporate Engineering and Safety Standards. You are keen on collaborating with Research & Development to transition new technologies to plant-scale and you show the acumen of providing Process Engineering support to Operations to help resolve process bottlenecks and other long-standing issues.


Who You Are:


Basic Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering with 10+ years of experience in Process Design and/or Process Improvement.
  • Advanced knowledge in first-principles based models and simulations for design and for implementation of advanced controls strategies.
  • Good organization and time management, teamwork, and communication skills.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • An advanced degree is a plus.
  • Experience in supporting plant commissioning activities and participating in plant start-ups.
  • Experience in mentoring of less experienced engineers.
  • Position requires 10-20% travel, both domestic and international.



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