BAE Systems, one of the world's leading defense contractors and a stable Fortune 500 company, is hiring a Principal Process Chemical Engineer to support our explosives manufacturing facility at the Holston Army Ammunition Plant in Kingsport, TN. This position will reside within the Modernization Engineering Department (Design and Commissioning / Project Engineering / Capital Improvements group).
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES - Principal Process Chemical Engineer:
Performs one or more of the following process engineering functions:
a. Prepare engineering hour estimates for pricing proposals.
b. Be an active member of a project team and effectively communicate and interface with various engineering disciplines.
c. Develop scope of work for capital projects.
d. Develop Process Flow Diagrams and Heat & Material Balances for new processes.
e. Develop new and revise existing Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams.
f. Develop new and revise existing Interlock Narratives.
g. Identify / Calculate Process Data for new instrumentation and equipment.
h. Participate in Hazard Analyses.
i. Conduct various calculations for process design (i.e. relief, pump sizing, and heat transfer)
j. Provide field support for construction phase of projects.
k. Provide field support for interlock checkout.
l. Troubleshoot process, instrumentation, and equipment problems.
m. Provide field support for startup commissioning activities
n. Walk down and redline “as-built” all process documents after project has been completed.
Typical Education & Experience
Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 6 years work experience or equivalent experience
Required Skills and Education
- Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering
- 6+ years of relevant experience
- Experience in Process Chemical Design
- Process Flow Diagram development
- Heat and Material Balance development
- Piping and Instrumentation Diagram development (P&ID)
Preferred Skills and Education
- Professional Engineering License in TN
- Experience on major ($1M+) Capital Projects
- Hazard Analysis including HAZOP, PHA, FMEA, etc.
- 10+ years relevant experience
- Autodesk AutoCAD & Plant3D P&ID experience
- ChemCAD experience
- AFT Fathom & Arrow experience
About BAE Systems Platforms & Services
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