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APC Engineer

Company: Linde
Location: Tonawanda
Posted on: November 19, 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 www.lindeus.com .

POSITION QUALIFICATION SUMMARY:

As the APC Engineer in the Center of Excellence you will be responsible for identifying and implementing cost reduction opportunities in collaboration with the ROC (Remote Operating Centers) and Regional, Segment and Global productivity center specialists. Specifically, you will implement advanced control strategies using model predictive control (MPC), fuzzy logic control (FLC), and Real Time Optimization (RTO) software on Linde's air separation, carbon dioxide or hydrogen plants.

The successful candidate will have a solid background in Chemical/Biochemical engineering, along with experience in modern control theory, statistical analysis, process modelling, and systems optimization. Experience in related chemical process industries like pulp and paper, oil and gas, refining, specialty chemicals is required. You will have accountability for overall system efficiency and champion KPIs that measure the overall "health" of the installed base of APC applications. The focus is primarily on reducing variable costs and will require a good understanding of Linde's plant operating philosophy.

You will also interface with Global Operations and Regional/Segment Operations Engineering support teams to ensure these applications perform at peak efficiency. You will provide guidance for optimal plant configurations using model-based optimization tools. The ability and desire to work in a fast-paced chemical plant operations environment is necessary.

Qualifications:

Salary and Job Level Commensurate with Experience

Basic:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemical/Biochemical Engineering
  • 5+ years of experience demonstrating knowledge of industrial model-based advanced (centralized multivariable) process control & optimization
  • Experience with commercial model predictive control software like Aspen DMC, Honeywell Profit Suite (RMPCT), Yokogawa PACE is required. Successful candidates will have deployed multiple MPC applications on chemical process units
  • Domestic and international travel up to 25% required. Travel is in blocks of 2-3 weeks spread over the year.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at a time
  • Ability to work in close collaboration with multi-functional teams (diverse personnel in operations, engineering, R&D, procurement, safety, distribution, etc.)
  • International project experience; cultural and interpersonal sensitivity
    Preferred:
    • Master's or PhD Degree in Chemical/Biochemical Engineering
    • Experience with plant instrumentation systems (Rockwell, Siemens, Delta V, Honeywell, Yokogawa, etc.)
    • Experience with mathematical modeling and optimization software (Matlab, Unisim, Aspen Online (RTO), AVEVA Process Optimization (ROMeo), GAMS, Aspen Hysys, AspenPlus etc.)
    • Background in usage and deployment of OTS systems
    • Good understanding of statistical principles like PCA/PLS, correlation and regression analysis etc. for use in plant data analysis
    • Candidates with experience using any programming language, e.g. Python, Visual Basic, C, C++, C#, FORTRAN
    • Multi-lingual
      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 , APC Engineer, Engineering , Tonawanda, New York

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