Process Engineer – Ethanol Plant-23001GR@ Valero Energy

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Job Description:

  • Provides oversight of the fleet ethanol operation by reviewing, studying, problem-solving, and trouble-shooting the fleet systems and equipment and provides recommendations.
  • Analyzes and interprets data for opportunities to improve production, efficiencies, yields and operating costs. Generate reports summarizing findings.
  • Develops and monitors KPI for process equipment and provides recommendations for improved operations.
  • Improves the process by recommending changes in operations, controls, equipment, procedures, parameters, operational theory and other related items.
  • Provides onsite support for execution and operation of recommended process changes.
  • Prepares justification, cost estimates and other project documents as required for approval.
  • Provides support for process trials at ethanol plants through development, execution and evaluation of results.
  • Develops technical specifications to procure equipment and services.
  • Provides oversight of installation, startup and performance testing of multiple projects concurrently.
  • Performs design work and supervision for other assigned tasks to ensure they are completed safely, accurately and efficiently.
  • Serves as a technical resource for fleet operations.
  • Supports, leads, and mentors site engineers on plant specific projects.
  • Champions fleet process design through technical design and team building.
  • Completes requirements for compliance with OSHA Process Safety Management Regulations including but not limited to the maintenance documentations such as P&IDs, SOPs, operating limits and equipment specifications.
  • Provides support and expertise in Turnaround  execution.

This position is salaried exempt status, which means you are not eligible for overtime pay.




  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher level degree) in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering preferred.
  • At least two years of related engineering experience required.
  • Process Design experience preferred.
  • Operations support experience preferred.
  • Experience in ethanol production, chemical processing, food processing, oil refining, or power plant preferred.
  • Experience with engineering programs (i.e., CAD, SAP, ASPEN) preferred.
  • Experience using Word and Excel preferred.

Experience Level: Mid-Senior
Work From: Onsite

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