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R&D Metals Applications Engineer

Company: Linde
Location: Tonawanda
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Linde is a leading global industrial gases and engineering company with 2021 sales of $31 billion. We live our mission of making our world more productive every day by providing high-quality solutions, technologies and services which are making our customers more successful and helping to sustain and protect our planet. The company serves a variety of end markets including chemicals & refining, food & beverage, electronics, healthcare, manufacturing, and primary metals. Linde's industrial gases are used in countless applications, from life-saving oxygen for hospitals to high-purity & specialty gases for electronics manufacturing, hydrogen for clean fuels and much more. Linde also delivers state-of-the-art gas processing solutions to support customer expansion, efficiency improvements and emissions reductions. For more information about the company, please visit our website at POSITION QUALIFICATION SUMMARY: In this role you will be a member of the R&D Metals Applications team and be responsible for the identification, development, demonstration, and commercialization of new combustion and/or metal-making technologies of commercial value to Linde. This will require working closely with external customers, R&D and Business Development personnel as well as other organizations within Linde. The successful candidate must demonstrate high levels of leadership capability, a focus on safety, strong verbal and written communication skills, a team-oriented focus, and an ability to find innovative technical solutions that best meet the needs of the customer. This will require that they stay abreast of new technology developments in their field of expertise and actively contribute ideas for new programs. They must possess the ability to work with minimal supervision with guidance in the most complex situations and have strong execution and project management skills. Only individuals having industrial experience developing and implementing novel technologies in pyro-metallurgical and/or primary metal-making industries will be considered. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Evaluate ideas on technical and commercial merit and in the context of the industrial gas business and propose new technologies and solutions that lead to new development programs.
  • Inform decisions and strategies for existing development programs and for enhancing the technical strength of the department.
  • Work within and across organizational and company boundaries to plan, lead and coordinate R&D project development activities from program inception to completion and acceptance.
  • Design and conduct testing and/or demonstration of new technologies in Praxair combustion lab and at customer industrial facilities. Evaluate experimental data and develop scientific and engineering understanding.
  • Will be recognized internally as a key technical contributor to one or more fields of expertise.
  • Research and understand the intellectual property landscape and identify opportunities around key areas of expertise, new technologies and processes. Prepare invention disclosures and supporting research for intellectual property protection.
  • Work under minimal supervision with guidance only in the most complex situations.
  • Write reports and making recommendations to management as to future directions of development programs. Present results to customers and at internal/external technical meetings.
  • Support field demonstrations and commercialization of metals and combustion technologies worldwide QUALIFICATIONS: Basic:
    • Master's Degree in Chemical, Mechanical, Industrial or Metallurgical Engineering (or other similar discipline) with more than 5 years of relevant industrial experience working in pyro-metallurgical and/or primary metal-making industries OR a PhD Degree in Chemical, Mechanical, Industrial or Metallurgical Engineering (or other similar discipline) with more than 3 years of relevant industrial experience working in pyro-metallurgical and/or primary metal-making industries
    • Experience focused on blast furnace/direct reduced iron ironmaking processes
    • Proven record of successfully developing and commercially deploying novel technologies.
    • Strong fundamental knowledge of process design, unit operations, mass & energy balances, heat transfer, combustion and reaction engineering is essential. Working experience with METSIM/UNISIM process simulation software an asset.
    • Creativity with excellent interpersonal and oral/written communication skills.
    • An independent and results oriented disposition with the demonstrated ability to successfully execute R&D projects in an industrial environment.
    • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time (domestic and international) Preferred:
      • Ph.D. Degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering
      • Experience working in the Industrial Gases and or primary metal-making industries.
      • Industrial experience in Steel or Iron-making research and development. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other reason prohibited by applicable law.

Keywords: Linde, Tonawanda , R&D Metals Applications Engineer, Engineering , Tonawanda, New York

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