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[Chemical Engineer] Chemical Engineer

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DUTIES: Provides engineering support for chemical and process systems. Identifies system concepts and determines system functional and technical requirements, develops and analyses process flowsheets, conducts process analyses, monitors system performance, troubleshoots and resolves problems and ensures operation within technical and safety basis requirements. Proposes and development process/system improvements including flowsheet changes, equipment upgrades and plant modifications. As Design Authority, prepares system modification input documents, provides technical input (e.g. for procedure development) and approves work packages, and advises operations/maintenance/project management for optimizing day to day operations. Generates facility design description documents and system design descriptions, conducts major technical alternative studies.

Engineering support services include engineering analysis, walkdowns, design development and generation of design output documents and process flow diagrams.

Engineering services will be provided using Savannah River Remediation Company (SRR) and Savannah River Site (SRS) processes and procedures. Programmatic guidance will be provided by SRR.

Additional Job Requirements

Provide process planning for the preparation and qualification of the feed to be processed at the vitrification plant

Devise the detailed sequence of the washing and chemical adjustments needed to process the raw sludge within the available operating window

Provide technical assistance for aluminum dissolution flowsheet development and execution

Utilize techniques developed to project sludge settling behavior that is key to sequencing washing steps

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: BS Degree in Chemical Engineering and five (5) years minimum experience or registration as a Professional Engineer in Chemical Engineering.

Experience in Nuclear Waste Processing, Sludge settling, decanting, Aluminum Dissolution is considered a plus.

Communications:

Must have strong oral and written communication skills. Teamwork skills are important in the highly-matrixed project environment.

Experience/Skills:

Candidate must demonstration five (5) years experience in Chemical Engineering in nuclear or chemical industry. Candidate must have working knowledge of National Codes and Standards. Candidate must have ability to walkdown systems in the field. Experience with unit operations such as settling, aluminum dissolution, filtration, Fluidized bed steam reforming, ion exchanges systems, vitrification systems or nuclear/hazardous waste processing preferred.

Work Hours: This is a part-time, estimated 25 hrs/week position.

Area Security Access:

A security clearance is not initially required; however, candidate must be capable of obtaining an L clearance if required to perform assigned duties.


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