Sr. Principal Materials Handling Engineer 6 ~ Houston, TX
Plans, schedules, conducts and leads broad and/or technically complex engineering assignments requiring judgment, independent evaluation, selection and significant adaptation and deviation from standard techniques and procedures.
Develops, plans, evaluates and recommends solutions for difficult problems related to materials handling systems.
Specifies, requisitions, evaluates, purchases, conducts meetings, approves, witness tests and ensures all procured equipment meets all performance, cost, schedule and expectations of the client.
Will represent Chief Engineer during absences.
As a minimum, the candidate shall possess a Bachelor of Science Degree (BS) in Mechanical Engineering (ME), Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) or other applicable degree field or other equivalent International Professional Degree. Any degree shall represent completion of a curriculum which is ABET accredited at the time of graduation. ABET = Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
Candidate shall have a minimum of 15 years applicable and demonstrable experience in the various required attributes and qualifications listed below. Must have at least 5 years with a major Engineering/Construction Company
TYPES OF MATERIALS HANDLING EQUIPMENT
Conveyors, stackers, reclaimers, feeders, pneumatic conveyors, bucket elevators, freight/passenger elevators, coker cranes, maintenance cranes and hoists, loading arms, and other miscellaneous materials handling related equipment.
TYPES OF ACTIVITIES
Create / Interpret / Apply / and/or Create:
Project Level - Concept development, Design Basis Documents, Logic Studies, Equipment Specifications and Industry Standards, Equipment Data Sheets, Inquiry and Purchase Requisitions, Pre-bid Meetings, Technical Evaluations, Pre-award Meeting, Kick-off meetings, Vendor Data Review, Shop inspections, Witness Testing and Field evaluation.
Department Level - Specification and standards development, scheduling, man-hour estimating and budget and manpower planning.
Proposal, Conceptual, BED, BEP, FEED, EPC, EPCm, PMC, Construction and/or in an Operating Refinery
INDUSTRY SEGMENTS (with product examples)
Refinery - Pet coke (sponge, shot, needle), calcined coke, sulfur
Power Generation (Conventional PC, Stokers, CFB, Gasifiers) - Coal, coke, limestone, ash, FGD sludge, woodchips, bark, rice hull and shaft, municipal solid waste, rubber tires
Polymers - polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene, PVC, polyester, etc
Chemicals - Fertilizers, TiO2, carbon black, etc
EXPECTATIONS OF THIS POSITION
The candidate should have a comprehensive knowledge in the field of Materials Handling as it applies to concept development, specification, evaluation, selection, and application of equipment used in the various Industry Segments noted.
The desired candidate shall be able to demonstrate experience having a primary proficiency with all types and varieties of Materials Handling Equipment. Such experience must have been obtained while on projects with a Manufacturer
Annual Salary: Open (DOE)