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Process development involves multiple aspects associated with identifying a new process concept and developing it into a commercial application commensurate with the business strategy. New process concepts can include new active materials, new chemistry, new feed or product, or new unit operations/process configuration. The role of the process development engineer is to identify, evaluate and develop process configurations options and then determine the critical steps for establishing the commercial process readiness for the leading option. The process development engineer may also focus on execution of the scale-up of the technology utilizing tools such as advanced modeling, pilot plant experimentation and scaling data to reduce technical risks needed to ensure successful commercialization.
Primary job functions include one or more of the following:
Identify and screen new process concepts to meet future business needs. Develop options to ensure advantage of technology based on understanding of ExxonMobil and industry wide strategic opportunities
Evaluate new process configuration options via flowsheet synthesis to identify leading configuration options which warrant further development
Assess how the envisioned technology will best integrate into existing operations and the implications integration has on the process configuration
Identify and execute methodology to assess commercial feasibility of the concept before carrying into development
Determine key parameters for process scale-up to commercial volumes from the pilot or demo scale. Integrate scale-up and overall development strategy for high complexity developments
Establish and execute experimental and/or modeling plans (including building and leveraging appropriate tools) to address critical technical uncertainties in the technology commercialization
Identify and define key process/plant integration issues. Develop plans to address through interfaces with partner projects and/or engineering organization
Optimize process consistent with business/program objectives
Influence and guide product specification setting
Actively seek out and engage third parties where they provide competitive advantage as part of the development
Skills and Qualifications
Strong analytical, communication and collaboration skills
Strong skills in Aspen or equivalent flow sheeting software
Experience in Technoeconomic analysis of current and novel processes
An ExxonMobil career is one designed to last. Our commitment to you runs deep: our employees grow personally and professionally, with benefits built on our core categories of health, security, finance, and life.
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Pension Plan: Enrollment is automatic and at no cost to you. The basic benefit is a monthly annuity to be paid to you in retirement for the rest of your life
Savings Plan: You can contribute between 6% and 20% of your pay and are encouraged to enroll right away. If you contribute at least 6% to your savings plan, the Company will contribute a 7% match
Workplace Flexibility: We have several programs such as “Flex your Day”, providing ad-hoc flexibility around when and where you work, as well as longer-term programs such as leaves of absence and part-time work
Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans.
Culture of Health: Programs and resources to support your wellbeing
Employee Health Advisory Program: Provides confidential professional counseling for you and your family, including tools and resources promoting mental health and resiliency at no additional cost to you
Disability Plan: Income replacement for when you cannot work due to illness or injury occurring on or off the job. Enrollment is automatic and at no cost to you