Chemical Engineer III

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  • Post Date: Sep 10, 2019
  • Start Date: 9/10/2019
  • Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description

Chemical Engineer III

Location: Rochester, NY
Job Type: Full Time
Experience: Experienced Professional
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes Relocation Assistance: Yes, within US only Travel Requirements: No Significant travel

The Chemical Engineer III is responsible for working under the direction of the engineering program manager to create equipment, functional, and operational designs of chemical process systems to be built and installed at locations in support of expanded or new manufacturing operations. On each project, the Chemical Engineer is tasked with creating multiple alternative designs of process sub-systems (chemical reactors, delivery systems, safety, material handling, etc.) which aim to meet the established capability, capacity, and cost requirements for the project. The output of this work will be incorporated into the overall design architecture of the entire capital project to create an optimal chemical operation.

The ideal candidate is an accomplished Engineer with a strong bias for hands-on detailed engineering and requirements-driven design decisions. A key attribute is the ability to combine knowledge of chemical product- process design, specific equipment capability/limitations, and real-world capital installation experience to create process flow and equipment designs which meet project requirements in a realistic, cost-effective manner.

This role will be based in Rochester, NY, and will report directly to the Executive Vice President of Commercialization, Development, Quality, and Manufacturing. This role will additionally require close collaboration with three (3) leaders of our clients technical teams who are focused on capital program activities in Development, Quality Control, and Manufacturing.

Executional Responsibilities:

  • Use project functional requirements to design and develop new chemical process systems in an industrial chemical environment across Pilot and Manufacturing scales.
  • Design specific, detailed chemical process sub-systems such as material prep and delivery systems, synthesis reactors, tank mixing, filtration, separation, dispensing/packaging, CIP cleaning, etc.
  • Perform basic engineering investigations, calculations, process designs, equipment searches/specifications, etc., to create process flow diagrams, process instrumentation diagrams, specific hardware selections, and process capability assessments.
  • Work independently on detailed sub-system designs and evaluations under the direct supervision of overall program leader providing strategic and technical guidance.
  • Work collaboratively across three different technical groups to share progress, ideas, and assessments of various alternate designs.
  • Perform basic cost/benefit/performance trade-off analyses among various candidate system designs to achieve the most cost-efficient design.
  • Assess shop-floor and construction implications (operations, maintenance, utilities, lean workflow) when developing and designing hardware systems.
  • Implement electrical/instrumentation designs of in-process data collection, feedback control loops, and automation where appropriate.
  • Clearly organize and present process designs and test results data which justify the design methodologies used and how design proposals meet the project requirements.
  • Perform some hands-on work for assembling prototype equipment, developing and executing fit-out testing and debug, and performing process accreditations of prototype and final full-scale installed hardware systems on the shop floor.
  • Must be proficient in MS Office applications, especially Excel.

Ideal Candidate Possesses:

  • Demonstrated experience in delivering engineering designs and solutions which meet specific project requirements in a timely and cost-effective manner
  • Background in design and installation of chemical process equipment in real-world shop floor manufacturing environments
  • A 'test quickly, fail quickly, fix quickly' approach, recognizing this is required to make ambitious progress in a dynamic field where innovation and speed are necessary
  • Engineering fundamentals (highly analytical & methodical)
  • Complex problem-solving skills (explores all options, then converges)
  • Organized and attention-to-detail approach (strong tactical execution)
  • Collaborative mindset (works well with peers across many functions within a company)


  • Minimum Bachelor of Science in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering.
  • 5 to 10 years of practical work experience as an Engineer in the chemical industry.

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Market-based compensation
  • Long-term equity incentives
  • Comprehensive medical, vision and dental benefits with 100% of plan premiums and deductibles paid by the company
  • Generous paid time-off benefits

Contact Details

Name: Meghan Aylett

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