Sunday, February 7, 2010

Optimization/Process Engineer

The Cooper River Plant is located on the U.S. east coast, about 15 miles north of Charleston, South Carolina, and is home to one of the world's largest single purified terephthalic acid (PTA) units. PTA is the preferred intermediate used in the manufacture of polyester resin for fibers, films, and packaging. The plant has two production units and associated shipping, utility and waste treatment facilities. The facility is set on 5,900 acres with nearly one-third consisting of wetlands.

The Process Engineer will be responsible for unit troubleshooting, process engineering support and capital projects required to sustain and improve unit operations.

• A minimum of Bachelor's degree in chemical engineering.
• A minimum of 4 years of experience as a Chemical Engineer working in a chemical plant, refinery or equivalent.
• Proficient experience with troubleshooting process equipment and associated piping instruments (heat exchangers, pumps, vessels, compressors, etc.).
• Performance Bias - Focuses effort and prioritises work to deliver business value - Skillful
• Performance Bias - Bias for action - does things before being asked to or forced to by events - Skillful
• Taking the lead - Uses a range of styles to influence and gain enrolment - Skillful
• Partnership and Teamworking - Builds networks to enhance effectiveness and share knowledge - Skillful
• Partnership and Teamworking - Actively engages and respects contributions of others, in face to face or virtual meetings - Skillful
• Wise Decisions - Progresses issues, even when only partial information is available - Skillful
• Wise Decisions - Considers the merits of differing positions or opposing viewpoints - Skillful
• Innovation - Thinks outside normal limits, takes unusual perspectives, challenges traditional thinking - Skillful

Our business is the exploration, production, refining, trading and distribution of energy. This is what we do, and we do it on a truly global scale. With a workforce of nearly 100,000 employees, BP operates with business activities and customers in more than 100 countries across six continents. Every day, we serve millions of customers around the world. We are continually looking for talented, committed and ambitious people to help us shape the face of energy for the future.

The Aromatics and Acetyls strategic performance unit (A&A SPU) sits within the Refining and Marketing segment of the BP Group. It is a global manufacturing and marketing petrochemicals business, with operations in Asia, Europe and the US. Globally our Aromatics and Acetyls productions have leading proprietary technology in these areas, and benefit from strong positions in the established US and European markets and the growing Asian markets.

The A&A business comprises manufacturing sites in the US, Europe and Asia. There are 6 wholly-owned manufacturing sites in the US, Belgium, United Kingdom and Malaysia, and 7 joint-venture manufactory sites in China, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia and Taiwan. Specifically, Asia centered on China is the focal and strategic development region for A&A business.

If you are selected for the position, your employment will be contingent upon submission to and successful completion of a post-offer/pre-placement drug and alcohol screening as well as pre-placement verification of the information and qualifications provided during the selection process.

BP is an equal opportunity employer.

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