Process Engineer

Golden, CO
Full Time
Entry Level
TDA Research, Inc. is located outside Denver, Colorado with research offices in Wheat Ridge and Golden.  We have a staff of 100+ mainly engineers and scientists who develop cutting edge chemical processes, materials, and hardware for customers in the defense, aerospace, energy and chemical industries.  TDA’s objective is to carry out research that leads to commercial products, several products that are the result of our research have gone into production or large-scale use, and others are nearing commercialization.

TDA is looking for a Process Engineer with a strong passion for new technology/process development. Our fast-paced work environment offers a myriad of opportunities for a self-motivated, multi-faceted process engineer. The Process Engineer will work with project leaders and research engineers to support designing new process concepts, commercial demonstration units, and full-scale systems. This position may be required to work with various hazardous materials, such as compressed gases, cryogenic liquids, acids, bases, oxidizers, solvents, vacuum pump oils, and other hazardous chemicals. The employee will receive specialized safety training and be an active member of the safety and spill teams.

Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Develop process designs of real and conceptual processes for various applications including CO2 capture and gas separations and purification
  • Perform engineering calculations under the supervision of Senior Process Engineers
  • Markup and update existing PFD’s, P&ID’s, and drawings as requested
  • Participate in design reviews, HAZOP studies, and system FAT during the process development
  • Provide in-office and on-site engineering support for start-up, field demonstrations, performance testing, and routine maintenance activities
  • Collect and analyze process and operating data from field test units
  • Convey complex information clearly and concisely
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Strong grasp of fundamental thermodynamic, heat transfer, and mass transfer principles including separations
  • Experience preparing heat and material balances, PFD’s and P&ID’s
  • Proficient at equipment and pipe sizing, specifying process equipment such as blowers, compressors, pumps, heat exchangers, vacuum systems, and gas-solid and gas-liquid contactors
  • Effective communication with engineering and equipment vendors
  • Familiarity with industrial safety procedures
  • Foundational understanding of system controls and basic plant layout principles
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to track documents
  • Excellent communication skills with efficient visualization techniques
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and be flexible to manage and execute multiple projects in parallel
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Process simulation, any software but Symmetry is preferred
  • Experience with gas purification processes especially TSA, VSA, and PSA systems
  • Experience with pilot plant design, construction, run planning, and operation
  • Experience with scaling up engineering and pilot scale processes to demonstration and commercial scale designs
  • Participation in safety and operational hazard analysis and familiarity with best practices
  • Experience with plant cost analysis and technoeconomic analysis
  • Design experience with carbon capture processes is a plus
  • Experience with Symmetry (formerly VMGSim) or other process simulation software and AutoCAD P&ID development
  • Strong technical writing skills
Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from an accredited university
  • 0-7 years of process design experience
Physical Demands:
  • Lift 40 pounds.
  • Sit, stand, or kneel for extended periods of time.
  • Ascend and descend stairs and ladders

Local candidates only, no relocation or sponsorship offered.

The annual salary range is $90,000-$145,000, plus the complete benefits package.

In accordance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, actual compensation is subject to variation due to factors as education, experience, skill set, and/or location.

TDA Research, Inc. offers a complete benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance/STD/LTD, 401(k) plan with employer match and a generous amount of paid time off.

If you would like to request assistance with the application or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact [email protected].

TDA Research, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Females / Minority / Veterans / Disabled / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity / Religion / National Origin

To view our Equal Opportunity Statement, please visit the TDA Careers Page.

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