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UOP, a Honeywell company headquartered in Des Plaines, Illinois, is a leading international licensor of processing technology and supplier of engineering services, catalysts and adsorbents, equipment, specialty materials and digital solutions for the global refining, gas processing and petrochemical industries. With more than a century of leadership in hydrocarbon processing technologies, UOP has led six revolutions in technology that transformed our industry. For more information visit www.uop.com.
We are currently looking for an Experienced Field Advisor for our Chemical Engineer I position within UOP.
This is an exciting and unique opportunity to work in the U.S. and around the world as part of a Field Operating Service (FOS) team, supported by technology experts from UOP’s Operating Technical Service. FOS advisors are on-site prior, during and after the initial start-up of UOP technologies. They help to ensure that the plant and operators are ready for commissioning. Advisors are also involved in the start-up and test runs that demonstrate guarantees and are accountable for process, equipment, refining and petrochemical insight and assist customers in resolving engineering and operating issues.
UOP advisors may remain at a site for a few days to several months before moving to the next assignment. For each start-up, advisors work with several UOP-licensed processes and with a variety of individuals within and outside of UOP. The experience gained from each assignment, and the subsequent interaction with other UOP employees, provide a solid background for assessing and solving problems encountered in each situation in various locations around the world.
As advisors gain experience, they have opportunities to advance to positions of increased accountability within the FOS organization. Once the experience has been gained in FOS, engineers may choose to pursue positions in UOP’s Technical Service, Engineering, Equipment, Development, Manufacturing or Sales groups. Regardless of the path they choose the experience gained in FOS is key to both personal development and the ability to contribute towards the continued success of our customers.
This position will serve as a subset to the Process Technical Advisor position. This role will specifically focus on the instrumentation packages, as such this role will have more direct hands-on customer interaction.
Completing a detailed instrument checkout of new UOP process units prior to initial startup, in order to assure that the completed unit conforms to UOP specifications as contained in the Schedule A package
Coordinating commissioning instrument activities including loop and functional testing of instruments
Advising customer instrument personnel on the establishment and maintenance of the various process variables and instrument control loops necessary to achieve safe and efficient operations
Troubleshooting and recommending solutions while also addressing improvement and innovative problem solving
Tuning and optimization of control loops
Reviewing emergency and normal operating procedures with customer instrument personnel transferring technology to customers operating and engineering staff
Following required safety procedures
Providing feedback including suggested improvements on UOP process designs
Providing field technical assistance and field support for development activities in commercial units
Monitoring and advising on process operating conditions
Advising customer personnel during the performance of various activities routine to the long-term operations of a UOP process unit
Advising customers on scheduling, procedures, normal operating variables and response to emergency situations and unscheduled process changes, under the guidance of the Chief Technical Advisor if available
Traveling for the duration of a project
YOU MUST HAVE
Bachelor’s degree in chemical or engineering discipline
1+ years of experience in the Petrochemical, Gas processing or Refining industry
The ability to commit to 100% full-time travel for the duration of a project
Experience with typical refinery field instrumentation, and various PLC and DCS vendor systems is preferred
Willingness to travel internationally and domestically and reside onsite for long uninterrupted periods of time (typical assignments are four to six months – Some assignments can last for one day and other assignments one year)
Flexibility to work hours that are dictated by customer requirements and assignment scope
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel and Word
Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills
Strong customer focus, and the ability to work as part of a team
Proficiency in written and verbal English
Ability to commit to Field Services at least 36 months
Ability to work in a physically challenging environment
Ability to interact with customers on a global basis
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