Process Engineer Full-time

at Gladieux Metals Recycling, LLC in Freeport, TX (Published at January-14-2020)

Position Summary:  

Support processing and Administration by providing timely and accurate information.  Responsible for optimizing all process activities to ensure vanadium pentoxide and molybdenum trioxide are recovered in a safe, cost effective manner.

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Perform mass and heat balance calculations.
  • Perform sampling surveys to determine how plant unit operations are performing.
  • Participate in planning for appropriate blend of plant feed.
  • Support operations by developing operating setpoints and the appropriate measurement techniques for operators.
  • Maintain shift-wise metallurgical balance for metals accounting.
  • Help develop safety procedures to be employed by workers operating equipment or working in close proximity to on-going chemical reactions.
  • Help prepare estimates of production, production costs and production progress reports for management.
  • Perform laboratory studies of modified or new unit operations, test proposed changes in bench scale or pilot scale equipment
  • Participate in the design and plan layout of equipment for new processes.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  •  Competent at using Excel and Word. 
  • Possible use of specialty material balance and process modeling software. 
  • Use of AutoCad preferred but not required

 Education & Experience:

  • BS or MS in Chemical or Metallurgical Engineering.
  • A minimum of five years of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for this position.
  • Successful completion of background check and drug screen.

Essential Physical Functions:

Must be able to:

  • Push, pull and lift a minimum of 50 pounds.
  • Lift, pull and push materials and equipment to complete assigned job tasks.
  • Stand, sit, walk, reach, bend, squat, kneel, and climb stairs/ladders for an entire shift.
  • Pass respirator fit test and employment physical including a drug and alcohol test.
  • Wear safety gear and required PPE.

Working Conditions:

  • Work will be performed in a plant facility, outdoors in all weather conditions to include extreme heat, cold, wind and precipitation.
  • Work may be performed in tight, confined spaces that require appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • Regularly exposed to dust, noise, odors, chemicals and fumes. Appropriate PPE will be provided and employees are required to wear designated PPE at all times.
  • Overtime, nights, weekends and holidays may be required as needed to meet production goals.


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