KOCH CHEM TECH (Membrane/John Zink/Koch-Glitsch/KHT/KSPS/OPD/Knight)
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Optimized Process Designs, LLC (OPD) is a name in the natural gas industry that has become synonymous with quality design and construction, competitive pricing, and on time delivery of processing, treating, and compression facilities.

Incorporated in 1980, OPD is still managed by its original founders whose reputation for honesty, integrity and technical excellence is unmatched in the industry. Although generally thought of as a smaller E & C firm, OPD has successfully completed several projects in excess of $500MM on a turnkey basis. In 1997, OPD became a Koch Chemical Technology Group company, which further enhanced OPD's reputation and increased its financial strength.

OPD has a key advantage in being able to supply construction services, as well as engineering/procurement. This enables clients to have a ''one stop shop'' for the overall project, providing increased efficiency and avoiding potential interface problems. OPD's industry experience, flexibility, and personal attention have made us a preferred vendor with our clients. Our tight knit, highly productive, team atmosphere makes OPD a great place to work. This environment has allowed us to attract and maintain exceptional employees and build long lasting client relationships, which will help to ensure our long term business success.

OPD has an opening for a Process Engineer at our Katy, TX facility located at 25610 Clay Rd.
Brief Summary of Duties
  • Develop designs for Natural Gas Industry including simulations for gas and liquid treating systems using a variety of solvents;
    • Gas dehydration designs using glycols and solid desiccants;
    • Hydrocarbon liquid drying using solid desiccants;
    • Gas compression;
    • Natural gas liquids recovery designs employing the various process schemes such as straight refrigeration, refrigerated JT, JT only, and various cryogenic designs to meet client specifications;
    • Liquid fractionation designs for the separation of the raw liquid into its various components meeting client specifications;
  • Utilize AspenTech HYSYS and BR&E PROMAX simulation software as well as Microsoft Office software
  • Utilize rating programs for mass transfer equipment;
  • Complete process design working as a team member to complete process and mechanical specification sheets for equipment, such as pumps, air coolers, exchangers, separation vessels, and fractionation column rating sheets for the mass transfer internals.
  • Responsible for the completion of design sizing calculations for all separation equipment, hydraulic calculations, line sizing calculations, control valve sizing and other process design related tasks;
  • write start-up and operating manuals, attend and assist in Process Hazard Analysis meetings for projects, and attend start-ups for plants when requested.
Required Work Experience, Skills & Education
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Natural Gas Engineering or Chemical Engineering.
  • Working knowledge of a Process simulator such as AspenTech HYSYS, PROMAX and KG Tower Design
  • 3+ years of experience with equipment rating as well as preparation of data sheets for equipment such as heat exchangers, pumps & distillation columns


Preferred Work Experience, Skills and Education
  • Master's Degree or higher in Natural Gas Engineering or Chemical Engineering
  • 3+ years of experience designing natural gas plants and performing simulations
  • 10+ years of experience involved in all aspects of design
  • 7+ years of experience with equipment rating as well as preparation of data sheets for equipment such as heat exchangers, pumps & distillation columns
  • Professional Engineer license
  • Knowledge in the use of Excel, Microsoft Word, Database Programs, etc is a plus
  • Experience in PSV and Control valve sizing is a plus
  • Experience developing and/or mentoring a team

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
We are an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

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