A-Gas Americas
  • 16-Sep-2019 to 15-Dec-2019 (EST)
  • Operations -Direct
  • Bowling Green, OH, USA
  • Full Time

Project Engineer

Company Description

A-Gas is the global expert in the supply and full life-cycle management of specialty chemicals and gases, providing refrigerants, blowing agents, fire protection agents and carbon credit offsets to our customers around the world.   With industry leading recovery, reclamation, and gas processing technologies, A-Gas continues to lead the industry in developing cutting-edge solutions designed to protect the environment.  The recent integration of Rapid Recovery and Diversified Pure Chem reinforce our continued commitment to our customers and the industry in which we serve.  Together we become the number one provider in the end-to-end supply and reclamation service for our customers.   

Job Purpose

Manage engineering projects; design new equipment and improve and increase the capacity of existing equipment so as to support the company in achieving business goals, thus expanding and increasing profitability. Strive to work to all necessary safety and environmental standards ensuring you are sharing your technical knowledge. Set site mechanical working and equipment standards.

Reports to

Director of Engineering 

Primary Work Location

Bowling Green, OH 

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead projects for the design, specification and build of new equipment so as to support the company in achieving business goals, thus expanding and increasing profitability.
  • Act as the project manager on all aspects of engineering projects including, but not limited to: budget preparation, project planning with timelines, risk assessments, supervision of construction phases, progress chasing, contractor organization, and preparation of work instructions.
  • Provide support and technical evaluation for the purchase of capital equipment including cylinders and valves, maintaining good communication with purchasing staff, to ensure purchase of suitable equipment
  • Coach members of our team and deliver training for site staff where necessary to ensure the site personnel are working to the latest operational standards.
  • Support the team in maintaining site equipment, ensuring that systems are electrically and mechanically safe, calibrated, functioning to design and within test. Support the team with repairs for the whole site and equipment development so that all equipment is operating at a high aesthetic standard.
  • Ensure risk assessments and hazard identification are carried out for all tasks being undertaken by you, your colleagues and sub-contractors under your direct control. Implement any necessary control measures and risk assessments
  • Provide support and technical evaluation for the purchase of capital equipment including cylinders and valves, maintaining good communication with purchasing staff, to ensure purchase of suitable equipment
  • Coach members of our team and deliver training for site staff where necessary to ensure the site personnel are working to the latest operational standards.
  • Support the team in maintaining site equipment, ensuring that systems are electrically and mechanically safe, calibrated, functioning to design and within test. Support the team with repairs for the whole site and equipment development so that all equipment is operating at a high aesthetic standard.
  • Ensure risk assessments and hazard identification are carried out for all tasks being undertaken by you, your colleagues and sub-contractors under your direct control. Implement any necessary control measures and risk assessments
  • Use the lockout, tag-out, try-out system to ensure personal and team safety.
  • Ensure that both yourself and all colleagues within your team work in accordance with all company policies relating to health and safety.
  • Any other tasks as required

Experience, Knowledge and Qualifications

  • Essential
    • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field 
    • At least 2 years' experience of working in operational/chemical processing environment
    • Previous experience/knowledge of the oil and/or gas sector
    • Experience of managing engineering projects from concept to delivery
    • Experience of using AutoCAD or similar
    • Industrial safety experience including working at height legislation
    • Computer literate with Word, Excel and Project
  • Desirable
    • Understanding of chemical processing technique such as fractional distillation
    • Understanding of electrical and civil engineering
    • Experience of pressurized liquefied gas systems
    • Experience in specification of high pressure gas systems
    • PLC programming / specification experience
    • Electrical or mechanical apprenticeship
    • Have a detailed understanding of relevant industry standards TPED etc.
    • Experience of routine maintenance tasks
    • Sub-contract management experience
    • C&G 2079 F-Gas certificate, category 1 and 2

Skills and Competencies

  • Task and project
    • A planned and methodical approach, documenting lists of outstanding tasks; able to structure and schedule tasks appropriately
    • Able to develop efficient processes, consider and manage projects successfully and identify and manage risk responsibly
    • Able to analyse problems and implement effective solutions
    • Able to make effective decisions, seeking advice when required, able to appreciate different perspectives and the wider business implications
    • Demonstrates a good attention to detail
  • Leadership, teamwork and communication
    • Work co-operatively with others on multidisciplinary projects: exchanging information and supporting colleagues to achieve goals.
    • Able to work well within a team and build relationships both internally and externally
    • Use actions that indicate a consideration for feelings and the needs of others; has awareness of others and the environment and of your impact on these.
    • Ability to make yourself understood when communicating verbally and in writing; can communicate legibly and concisely
  • Self-management and motivation
    • Ability to demonstrate talent in a range of different activities as well as being able to adapt to new situations whether that be changing environments or adapting to conflicting priorities
    • Uses own initiative to complete a task
    • Takes responsibility for professional development and ensuring knowledge is up to date; a desire to maintain and teach high levels of electrical engineering standards

Has a style of working that fits with the SPOT ON values: Sense of fun, Sense of purpose, Professionalism, Leadership, Openness, Honesty, Trust, and Respect

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