Process Research Engineer


Huizhou, GD, CN

Company:  ExxonMobil

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for coupling fundamental knowledge of catalysis and kinetics with reaction/process engineering skills to develop and scale-up new process technology and/or new catalytic systems.
    Interface with business units and program leaders to develop technical targets.
  • Apply the principles of mass and heat transfer to concept development. Employ process simulation and thermodynamics software as required.
  • Specify, design, install, and commission new equipment/technology required to scale-up processes from small laboratory scale to commercial application. Evaluate and design unit/equipment modifications.
  • Conduct process and catalyst development experiments at laboratory and pilot plant scale. Troubleshoot units and equipment.
  • Monitor and optimize the efficiency, output, and safety of lab and pilot plant operations.
  • Collect, analyze, and interpret data from lab, pilot plant, and commercial operations. Apply models as appropriate.
  • Ensure that all aspects of process operations meet specified internal and external regulations/standards including safety and environmental regulations/standards.
  • Document results, prepare reports, and present work product.
  • Evaluate and manage research program costs and schedule.
  • Leverage and work cooperatively with others to efficiently achieve general interest team solutions.
  • Participate in cross-discipline scale-up and commercial operation teams to ensure smooth technology handoff.
  • Originate novel patentable concepts, leading to the development of intellectual property assets.

General Qualifications

  • Process simulation
  • Process design/engineering
  • Process development and scale-up
  • Heterogeneous catalysis
  • Kinetic model development and application
  • Reactor development and design
  • Competitive technology analysis
  • Project management and stewardship
  • Project economics
  • Hydrocarbon and/or Polymer processing knowledge
  • Plant operations
  • Intellectual property assessment/procurement

Professional Skills / Requirements

  • Education –Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Polymer, Polymer Engineering, Material Chemistry, Material science or equivalent major, PhD preferred
  • Professional experience in one of the following areas is highly preferable:

              catalyst design and synthesis, organometallics (organic chemistry or inorganic chemistry), organic synthesis, polymerization, modeling for chemistry, polymer or polymerization (such as MD, DFT, etc.)

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Chemical Engineering
  • Good communication skills, and able to communicate through oral or written English
  • Capable of independent laboratory work and apply scientific method
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, multicultural and team environment, strong organizational skills
  • Be prepared to travel globally and work across international boundaries, if necessary
  • Enthusiastic, team player, "can-do" attitude, flexible and willing to learn
  • Creative thinking, embrace challenge

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