Sr. R&D Engineer

Research & Development/Sciences
067618 Requisition #




Koch-Glitsch is a global leader in the design and manufacture of state of the art mass transfer and mist elimination products for chemical, petrochemical, refining, gas processing, pharmaceutical and specialty industries.  We have an immediate need for a Sr. R&D Engineer based out of Wichita, KS.


A Day In The Life Typically Includes:

  • R&D projects:  Project planning & management, managing fabrication of prototypes, overseeing the installation of equipment, configuring the control system, data collection, interpretation of the data, modeling, report writing
  • Development of hydraulic and mass transfer models and overseeing the implementation of these models in software packages
  • Developing new mass transfer equipment
  • Scanning the public domain for promising technologies
  • Managing groups of engineers and technicians in executing R&D projects
  • Writing papers and making presentations
  • Occasional customer visits
What You Will Need:
Basic Qualifications:
  • Five (5) or more years’ post university experience in an industrial R&D environment with a focus on distillation/absorption/stripping process technology and equipment
  • Experience working with people with varying skill levels to achieve corporate objectives
  • Project management experience
  • Hands-on experience in a facility that distils volatile, flammable mixtures
  • In-depth knowledge of mass transfer processes and mass transfer equipment as well as experience in building mechanistic models
  • Professional writing and presentation experience
Physical requirements:
  • Willing and able to climb ladders, carry up to 50 pounds, and entering confined spaces (towers)
  • Willing and able to pass a pre-employment physical test


What Will Put You Ahead?

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree in Chemical Engineering with specialization in thermal separation process technology/equipment
  • Experience driving digital transformation of process industries or platforms
  • Experience in configuring control systems




Fred Koch and L. E. Winkler formed the Winkler-Koch Engineering Company in 1925 to design and supervise installation of refining equipment. Fred Koch then formed Koch Engineering in 1945. From the initial FLEXITRAY® valve tray, the product line expanded over time to include additional tray designs, tower packings, mist eliminators, and pollution control equipment. Glitsch, Inc. was originally founded by Fritz W. Glitsch, Sr. in 1912 as a machine shop. The first GLITSCH ''Truss-Type'' Bubble Cap Trays were designed, constructed, and placed into service in January 1939. The simplicity and adaptability of these trays opened up numerous opportunities for customers worldwide and led to the development of new tray designs.

In 1997, Koch-Glitsch was formed when these two respected competitors combined their technologies, products, and services to become the global leader in developing, engineering, designing, and manufacturing conventional and high performance mass transfer, mist elimination, and liquid-liquid separation equipment. Today, Koch-Glitsch products and tower designs set the standard worldwide.

Headquartered in Wichita, Kansas, Koch-Glitsch continues to grow through the design and commercialization of innovative products, strategic acquisitions, and its focus on operational excellence. Koch-Glitsch has offices in 18 countries so our customers can count on a quick response to any inquiry.

Koch-Glitsch's industry leadership can also be attributed to its on-going commitment to research and development. Koch-Glitsch holds an impressive number of patents and maintains state of the art facilities to carry out distillation and mist elimination studies on a wide variety of equipment, compounds, and mixtures. Koch-Glitsch also has the largest distillation pilot plant and distributor test stand in the world on site at its Wichita headquarters.

Koch-Glitsch has achieved business success by having employees who act with integrity, focus on compliance excellence and create real long-term value for our customers and society. These principles are part of Market Based Management® (MBM®), a unique business and management philosophy that sets Koch-Glitsch apart from other companies in its industry. Koch-Glitsch is seeking individuals who share these values and want to be part of a winning team. For more information about Koch-Glitsch, visit our Web site at


Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
Equal Opportunity Employer.
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

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