Process Chemist

Posted 17 May 2023
Salary Negotiable
Job type Temporary
DisciplineOil and Gas Recruitment
Contact NameRaquel Fasci

Job description

We have a current opportunity for a Process Chemist on a temporary basis. The position will be based in Monaca, Pennsylvania. For further information about this position please apply.

General Accountabilities:

  • Reporting to the Analytical Lab Manager, the Process Chemist is responsible for providing support to the process units with a chemistry-based knowledge of stream and additive characteristics to ensure the effective application of process controls.
  • As part of the Analytical Lab team, the role is complemented and supported by the Quality Control functions.
  • The ultimate objective is to monitor process activities and recommend initiatives to maintain or improve product quality to ensure that product released from manufacturing meets specifications and fit-for-purpose requirements.

Support activities fit into the following categories:

  1. Liaison between Analytical Lab, Process Engineering, and Operations
  2. Identify opportunities to enhance process control reliability through appropriate data generation.
  3. Monitor process-data and apply technical knowledge to proactively avert product quality issues.
  4. Apply consistent quality practices across the site.

Specific Accountabilities

  • Manage (in conjunction with the Analytical Lab) the balance of process samples required for laboratory testing versus field laboratories and on-line analyzer.
  • Develop standards related to sample frequency, sampling location, testing turnaround and result reliability.
  • Ensure the needs of Operations data requirements are met in the most efficient, cost-effective manner, and interpreted to provide process units with timely, accurate data for decision-making.
  • Monitor process quality performance through the establishment of Key Performance Indicators.
  • Purpose is to evaluate the level of quality giveaway and risk in order to optimize the process financial contribution.
  • Maintain expertise in the chemistry associated with all process units.
  • Provide consultation for Process Engineering and Operations on process stream compositional chemistry issues and appropriate lab testing.
  • Maintain technical relationship with Technical Services for training and development.
  • Lead process project initiatives that are related to product quality.
  • Manage the effective application of on-line analyzers and field laboratories (selection, calibration and validation)
  • Establish quality-training requirements for process operators and coordinate the development of training procedures (data interpretation, and impact of process deviations on product quality).
  • Identify cost saving opportunists in the process operations.
  • Maintain current technical knowledge in on-line equipment developments.
  • Promote Quality Assurance systems to ensure effective application of quality processes and best practices.

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.