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COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Rule Specific Questions

Rule Specific Questions

ARE SEARCHES TIMED


Yes. There are time limits assigned for every level. Time will begin when the dog’s nose crosses the start line and will end when the handler calls “FINISH”. The assistant should be timing the searches and giving the team a 30-second warning. In consecutive searches, the time should stop when one search is completed (handler has called “FINISH”) and resume when the team crosses the next search area’s start line. In blank searches, time will stop when the handler calls “CLEAR”.




ARE THERE REQUIREMENTS IN HOW I INDICATE WE HAVE FOUND A HIDE


Yes. Handlers should call “ALERT” when they believe their dog has found a hide, regardless of whether they chose the Food, Paired or Odor Hide Track. Handlers may additionally raise their hand if they choose, however, calling a verbal “ALERT” is a requirement and one of the test items the team is scored on.




FALSE ALERTS – WHEN ARE THEY ALLOWED AND WHAT DO THEY COST


Handlers are permitted to call two false alerts in the Beginner and Novice levels of competition. Each false alert will cost the team 5-points. If a handler calls a third false alert in a search, they will receive a 0 score, will not qualify but will still receive their written feedback from the reviewer. If a handler calls a false alert at any other level ( Intermediate, Advanced, Master or Expert), they will receive a 0 score, will not qualify but will still receive written feedback from the Review Official.




WHAT SHOULD I DO WHEN I FIND ALL THE HIDES


Handlers should call “FINISH” when they believe their dog has found all the hides in the search area. This is one of the test items teams are scored on. Doing so will stop the time for all searches and if this was part of a consecutive search, the time would stop to allow the team to get to the next search area.




WHAT SHOULD I DO WHEN I THINK MY DOG HAS CLEARED A BLANK AREA


Handlers should call “CLEAR” when they believe their dog has cleared a blank search area. Doing so will stop the time and allow the team to move onto the next consecutive search or end that series of searches.




I HAVE A REACTIVE DOG...CAN WE STILL PARTICIPATE


Yes! We welcome reactive dogs! Scent Work can be extremely beneficial for these dogs and we want to reward you for playing this game with them. Safety must be our primary concern. This is why we drafted the rules to state search areas in the upper levels are "ideally a novel location". This means if you deem doing so would set your dog up to fail, please choose a different location where they can successfully search without making a behavioral mistake. You are your dog's advocate, do what you need to do to keep them safe.




I HAVE A PUPPY AND WE WANT TO PLAY


Great! If your little one is 6-months or older, you may absolutely submit an entry for them.




MY DOG IS DEAF, BLIND, USES A CART OR IS INTACT...CAN WE PLAY


Yes, yes and yes. We welcome ALL dogs to participate in Cyber Scent Work. These are the only dogs who are prohibited from participating:

  • Dogs under 6-months in age
  • Lactating bitches
  • Dogs with visible injuries
NOTE: Videos of ineligible dogs will not be accepted, scored or reviewed.




ARE THERE ANY PROHIBITED PIECES OF EQUIPMENT


Yes. While the dog is searching, they are barred from wearing the following pieces of equipment:

  • Prong collars
  • Choke collars
  • Head collars
  • Electronic/shock/bark collars
  • No-pull or front-clip harnesses
NOTE: Videos of dogs searching while wearing prohibited equipment will not be accepted, scored or reviewed.




I DO NOT LIVE IN THE UNITED STATES...


You are very much welcome to play! Cyber Scent Work is open to everyone and anyone who loves Scent Work around the globe! Just know the training feedback you receive will be in English. If your country uses a different set of target odors other than Birch, Anise or Clove, you are welcome to use those instead for the Paired Odor or Odor Tracks.




I HAVE MULTIPLE DOGS...MAY I REUSE A SEARCH AREA AND MOVE THE HIDES?


Yes! For instance, let's say you wanted to submit videos for Spot and Rover. Your assistant designs the search area and sets the hides. You run Spot. Your assistant may use the same search area but move the blind hides (the ones you do not know the location of) before you run Rover. Be sure to include the clip of the assistant pointing out where the new hide locations are for the Review Official. TIP: The assistant may want to wipe down the area where the hides were with Zero Odor or white vinegar and wait 15 minutes before you run your second dog.




TO CLARIFY, WE DESIGN THE SEARCHES AND ARE SCORED ON THAT TOO, RIGHT


Great question! For designing the search areas, handlers should partner with their assistants to choose where to search and what will be composed in the search area itself, being certain to follow the guidelines set out the Rules and Regulations. For example, let's say a handler has a dog who uses a cart. The handler, partnering with their assistant, chooses an exterior space to use for the search. However, the handler notices that there is also a steep staircase that leads to a basement access point. The handler should ensure that the assistant knows the staircase is out-of-play, the search area should NOT include the staricase and to NOT put any hides over there, as it would be unsafe for the dog. This is why we say handlers should partner with their assistants - you know your dog best. For scoring purposes, we do indeed include whether the search area follows the Rules and Regulations in our scoring. The reason being is that people are practicing right now with their dogs on their own or with friends. We want to ensure they are doing so in the best way possible (not designing unsafe search areas, etc.). This also allows gives the Review Official the opportunity to provide feedback on the search area itself, or how similar TRAINING exercises could be designed in the future to achieve certain goals. In essence, it provides another way for Review Officials to provide helpful training feedback in their review.





Definitions

Definitions

WHAT ARE CONSECUTIVE SEARCHES


This is when a dog and handler team are expected to go from one search directly to another within a given search element. For example, starting in the Advanced-level of competition, there should be two Interior searches set-up, Interior A → Interior B. A dog/handler team must complete Interior A and then immediately go into Interior B. Teams are permitted to do their designated start line routine (e.g. waiting at the start line for a few seconds to allow the dog to get focused on the search prior to starting) before they commence their second search. Teams are permitted to have breaks in-between different sets of consecutive searches (e.g. team completes Interior A → Interior B, takes a break and then does Exterior A → Exterior B). The timer will not resume until the dog’s nose crosses the next start line.




WHAT IS THE PURPOSE BEHIND DISTRACTORS


To test the dog’s ability to focus on the task at-hand and successfully locate all of the hides. Distractors must never be used to scare, startle or stress out the dog.




WHAT IS THE APPROPRIATE DOG REACTION TO DISTRACTORS


Dogs are permitted to show some interest in a distractor for upwards of 5-seconds. Afterwards, they should go back to work.




WHAT IS CONSIDERED A TOY DISTRACTOR


These may include any variety of balls (e.g., tennis balls, Chuck-It balls, etc.), ropes, stuffed dog toys, etc.




WHAT IS CONSIDERED A FOOD DISTRACTOR


Any foodstuff item that is safe to be consumed by dogs, meaning it may be human-specific or dog-specific treats or food. In the levels that require food distractors, these distractors MUST be contained within a plastic storage container or similar item to prevent the dog from being able to eat the food. No glass containers are permitted for safety reasons. Target odor hides (Birch, Anise and/or Clove) may NOT be placed inside a food distractor container. REMEMBER: Food distractors may NOT be used in the Food or Paired Odor Tracks.




WHAT IS CONSIDERED A PERSON DISTRACTOR


Any adult (18 years or older) human assistant(s). They may be seated, standing or moving around the search area. Person distractors are not to purposefully startle, scare or concern the dog. These are different people from the assistant calling “Yes” or “No”.




WHAT IS CONSIDERED A SOUND DISTRACTOR


Any item which emits a sound such as a handheld radio, animatronic item, children’s toy, etc. No recordings of common stress-inducing sounds should be used (e.g. thunder, fireworks, barking dogs, etc.). Sound distractors should NOT be used in a way to startle, scare or concern the dog.




WHAT IS CONSIDERED A MOVEMENT DISTRACTOR


Any item that will move while the dog is searching. This may include an animatronic item, a flag, tarp, sheet, etc. Movement distractors should NOT be used in a way that is meant to startle, scare or concern the dog.




WHAT IS A DISTANCE ODOR PUZZLE


This is when the handler is required to stay at the start line as their dog searches. The point of this puzzle is to test the dog’s ability to work away from the handler and for the handler to properly read their dog. This puzzle should be present in the Advanced level. Search areas may be delineated to show which search contains the distance puzzle.




WHAT IS THE SILLY HANDLER ODOR PUZZLE


This is where the handler will choose from a variety of strange movements and actions that they must do while their dog is working a search. The assistant will have a series of pieces of paper in a bucket or hat for the handler to choose from before they run. These will contain the actions the handler must perform. Some suggestions include: drunken handler, skipping handler, ballerina handler, t-rex handler, hopping handler, aerobics handler, singing handler and so on. The movements should NOT be done in such a way as to scare, startle or stress out the dog. This puzzle is designed to test the dog’s ability to stay focused on the task at-hand and not getting distracted by their handler. This odor puzzle should be present in at least one of the searches in all of the elements at the Master level.




WHAT IS THE ENDURANCE ODOR PUZZLE


This is when there are 5 or more hides within a given search area. The purpose of this odor puzzle is to test the dog’s endurance and the handler’s ability to read their dog. This odor puzzle should be present in one of the searches in the Interior and Exterior search elements at the Expert level.




WHAT IS THE PURPOSE BEHIND BLANK SEARCH AREAS


This is to test whether the dog is truly hunting for odor, can properly clear a space and whether the handler can properly read their dog.





Terms and Conditions

PROCESS SPECIALIST 1 - GREENVILLE, SC


This position is: Full Time

Position Location: Greenville, SC

Under close supervision, performs routine assignments which are clearly defined and require the application of standard process engineering theories, principles and concepts. Activities are directly initiated, supervised and reviewed by more senior level engineer.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

May provide some technical guidance for design personnel.

EDUCATION:

Requires at least a 4-year degree of Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering or Bachelor of Science with Chemical Engineering major.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

Entry-level position normally requiring 0 - 2 years of work experience in process design or related functional area. Passed the Engineer in Training (EIT) Exam, or fufilled all requirement to take the exam in a timely manner. Candidate must have experience with process simulations. Software experience includes ASPEN HYSYS, ProMax, PipeFlow.

TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Works with the client to develop detailed scopes of work for capital projects.
  • Conducts field trips to gather operating data and equipment information.
  • Develops piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs), line lists, and tie-in lists.
  • Designs / evaluates overpressure protection systems for new and existing equipment.
  • Performs basic process calculations.
  • Provides process information and design guidance to other engineering disciplines.
  • Participates in process safety reviews.
  • Candidate must be capable of working multiple projects at different phases of development at one time, OT may be required on occasion.
  • Prepares routine technical reports.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write clear and concise routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before clients or employees of the organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as algebraic equations, fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Occasionally, will conduct or participate in a field trip to an operating plant or construction site. This requires normal hearing, the ability to stand, walk, reach, climb and balance, clear close and distance vision, depth perception and the ability to focus. Lifting up to 25 pounds may be required.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Normal work environment will be a business office with moderate noise. Occasionally, may visit or be temporarily assigned to work in an operating plant or at a construction site. This may require exposure to outdoor weather conditions, loud noise, working near moving mechanical parts, electrical energy, construction equipment, vibration, fumes, chemicals and airborne particles.

Disclaimer

The job description, duties and responsibilities included in this classification are not intended to be exclusive, but are inclusive of all other duties or responsibilities which may from time to time be required as deemed necessary for the proper performance of the work in the sole discretion of the Company whether or not actually listed in the classification or any other classification. Job descriptions, duties and responsibilities may overlap and in some cases be identical to the job descriptions, duties and responsibilities listed in other classifications. The Company reserves the right to add, delete or otherwise change the job descriptions, duties and responsibilities in any classification at any time. The Company further reserves the right to waive one or more of the criteria for a classification in the case of a particular employee if in the Company's sole judgment such a waiver is warranted.

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2D/3D ELECTRICAL DESIGNER - GREENVILLE, SC


This position is: Full Time

Position Location: Greenville, SC

SCOPE:

Under general direction, performs moderately-difficult design assignments which require the application of advanced design techniques in accordance with company and industry standards and codes. Most assignments are performed with minimal guidance.

Drawing deliverables may be developed in either 2D or 3D environments depending on the project.

May be responsible for a group of designers/drafters assigned to a single project or working in a specialized field.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Establishes design criteria for assigned phase of a project requiring the application of basic engineering principles, material properties, and a familiarity with construction, installation, and maintenance procedures.
  • Assists with continued development of, and adherence to, department standards and specifications.
  • Possesses attention to details.
  • Performs lighting and wire way fill calculation
  • Generates detailed grounding drawings (Above/Below Ground)
  • Models electrical rooms
  • Models above and below ground industrial wire ways (Cable Tray, Raceway, Duct Banks, Trenches, etc.)
  • Models junction boxes, field panels, lighting and other miscellaneous items as required by project.
  • Provides sizing for starters, conductors, and cables.
  • Generates material take offs for capital cost estimates using plan drawings and/or 3D models.
  • Assists with procuring quotations and developing requisitions for instrumentation and electrical equipment.
  • Provides conceptual input to projects during the planning stages.
  • Prepares detail and layout drawings and sketches of unusual, complex, or original designs requiring the application of theoretical and practical engineering knowledge. Assignments regularly include determining material needs and performing necessary calculations using accepted formulas and references.
  • Works jointly with other discipline groups to model electrical and controls equipment within the overall project 3D model.
  • Reviews manufacturers' and or fabricators' prints for conformance with contract specification.
  • Provides junior-level design/drafting personnel with design sketches for preparation of finished design drawings, general layouts, and guidance in refining technical requirements.
  • Supports field assignments and leads field walk downs as required.
  • Provides technical guidance to lower-level design/drafting personnel and reviews completed assignments for accuracy.
  • Regularly interfaces with other departments, clients, vendors, and project specialists in order to support project production.
  • Performs other related tasks in support of project specialist that are non-routine and complex in nature, such as writing procedures and specifications; analyzing bids; compiling and analyzing various engineering design and/or test data, estimating, etc.
  • Performs certain administrative tasks, such as determining manpower requirements, establishing drawing schedules, assigning tasks to junior-level design/drafting personnel, etc.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively before clients or employees of the organization.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Occasionally may conduct or participate in a field trip to an operating plant or construction site. This requires normal hearing, the ability to walk, stand, reach, climb and balance, clear close and distance vision, depth perception and the ability to focus. Lifting up to 25 pounds may be required.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Normal work environment will be a business office with moderate noise. Occasionally may visit or be temporarily assigned to work in an operating plant or at a construction site. This may require exposure to outdoor weather conditions, loud noise, work near moving mechanical parts, electrical energy, construction equipment, vibrations, fumes, chemicals, and airborne particles.

REQUIREMENTS:

This is a lead design position. Normally requires a high school graduate with vocational/technical training in basic drafting technology and a minimum of 10-12 years related experience (or equivalent working knowledge/experience), or a 2 year degree in drafting or engineering technology and a minimum of 8-10 years related experience. Incumbent must demonstrate a sound understanding of design concepts with minimal engineering input and a proficiency in utilizing manual and computer-assisted techniques for moderately-difficult design applications. Incumbent must demonstrate a working knowledge of working in a 2D/3D CAD environment.

Experience with the following software is a plus:

  • AutoCAD Plant 3D
  • Navisworks
  • Electrical power system software such as SKM
  • Lighting design software

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SR. ELECTRICAL ENGINEER - GREENVILLE, SC


This position is: Full Time

Position Location: Greenville, SC

Scope:

Independently performs Electrical Engineering activities for all phases of Electrical development and equipment design for a project of moderate size and complexity. Must be fully competent in performing all conventional aspects of Electrical Engineering and application of independent judgment for the evaluation, selection, and substantial adaptation and modification of standard design engineering criteria, methods, and procedures. Assignments have objectives requiring the investigation of a number of variables. Periodic review of work done by less experienced engineers is required. Assignments require knowledge and understanding of Project Management requirements including staffing and scheduling.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Provides technical guidance and coordination of manpower for electrical engineering staff assigned to one or more projects. This position may be a supervisory role of groups within the department.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Meets with clients’ technical staff to discuss technical information and features.
  • Prepares sketches and performs calculations for a detailed segment of a project.
  • Conducts field trips to existing plants to gather operating data and equipment information.
  • Prepares equipment specifications, inquiry and purchase requisitions for approval.
  • Evaluates vendors’ bids and drawings to assure compliance with specifications.
  • Communicates equipment design to client and other design disciplines.
  • Reviews and approves design drawings for assigned segment of a project.
  • May participate in reviews of Process Flow Diagrams and Piping and Instrument Diagrams.
  • Participates in the preparation of equipment lists and load summaries.
  • Monitors subcontracted technical services' activities.
  • Participates in and is responsible for the preparation of design guides, guide specifications and contract proposals.
  • May supervise and direct the activities of other personnel working on one or more projects.
  • Provides input to estimates, proposals, scheduling, manpower planning, etc.
  • Participates in plant start-ups and field assignments as required.
  • Participates in equipment inspections at vendors' facilities.
  • The incumbent is responsible for making decisions and recommendations that are recognized as authoritative and have important impact on total design engineering activities.
  • May plan, organize and supervise design engineering activities for a major project (e.g., full-scope requiring the integration of two or more disciplines), two or more projects of significant size and complexity (e.g., continuing service projects requiring the integration of two or more disciplines), or several projects of moderate size and complexity (e.g., continuing service projects a single engineering disciplines).
  • Ensures that production of drawings, specifications, reports and analysis meet scope, schedule, cost, and quality requirements.
  • May participate with construction personnel concerning constructability issues as related to field conditions, sequencing and scheduling of construction activities.
  • May require foreign travel or assignments.

Language Skills:

Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific tables and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from clients, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to effectively present information to senior management.

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probabilities and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.

Physical Demand:

Occasionally may conduct or participate in a field trip to an operating plant or construction site to gather operating data and equipment information. This requires normal hearing, the ability to stand, walk, reach, climb and balance, clear close and distance vision, depth perception and the ability to focus. Lifting up to 25 pounds may be required.

Requirements:

Four year degree in Electrical Engineering.

Requires a minimum of 10 years experience in Electrical Engineering (or equivalent working knowledge/experience). Incumbent must be cognizant of the capabilities and limitations of various computer software packages and automated engineering and design equipment to effectively direct their use for diverse engineering assignments. This includes proficiency in utilizing various computer software packages. A strong pulp and paper background is a plus. Registration as a licensed professional engineer is required.

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INSTRUMENTATION SPECIALIST - RALEIGH, NC


Independently performs Instrument Design activities for all phases of instrument development and equipment design for a project of moderate size and complexity. Must be fully competent in performing all conventional aspects of Instrument Design and application of independent judgment for the evaluation, selection, and substantial adaptation and modification of standard design engineering criteria, methods, and procedures. Assignments have objectives requiring the investigation of a number of variables.

Will provide some technical guidance for less experienced drafting or engineering personnel.

  • Meets with clients’ technical staff to discuss technical information and features.
  • Prepares sketches and performs calculations for a detailed segment of a project.
  • Prepares equipment/instrument specifications, inquiry and purchase requisitions for approval.
  • Evaluates vendors’ bids and drawings to assure compliance with specifications.
  • Communicates equipment design to client and other disciplines.
  • Reviews and approves design drawings for assigned segment of a project.
  • Participates in reviews of Process Flow Diagrams and Piping and Instrument Diagrams.
  • Participates in the preparation of equipment lists, instrument index, loop sheets, I/O diagrams, panel drawings and specifications for instruments.
  • Monitors subcontracted technical services’ activities.
  • Participates in preparation of design guides, guide specifications, and contract proposals.
  • Participates in plant start-ups and field assignments as required.
  • Participates in equipment inspections at vendors’ facilities.
  • Ensures that production of drawings, specifications, reports and analysis meet scope, schedule, cost, and quality requirements.
  • May participate with construction personnel concerning constructability issues as related to field conditions, sequencing and scheduling of construction activities.

Language Skills:

Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific tables and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from clients, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to effectively present information to senior management.

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probabilities and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.

Physical Demand

Occasionally may conduct or participate in a field trip to an operating plant or construction site to gather operating data and equipment information. This requires normal hearing, the ability to stand, walk, reach, climb and balance, clear close and distance vision, depth perception and the ability to focus. Lifting up to 25 pounds may be required.

Education:

Requires high school diploma and normally requires a 4 year degree.

Requirements:

Requires a minimum of 7 years of experience in Instrumentation Design or related functional area (or equivalent working knowledge/experience). This includes proficiency in utilizing various computer software packages.

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JUNIOR MECHANICAL ENGINEER - GREENVILLE, SC


Job Description:

The position requires a medium degree of technical competence regarding the broad application of mechanical engineering principles to the development of new capabilities and/or solutions to the customers’ challenging needs.

In this role, you will be responsible for mechanical engineering and technical tasks to support design and construction of medium to large Capital Projects. Your work will include planning, design, analysis, and engineering inputs into the construction and maintenance of chemical plant facilities. You must be fully competent in performing all conventional aspects of Mechanical Engineering. You should also be capable of applying independent judgment to evaluate, select and modify engineering criteria, methods and procedures. You will take process flow diagrams created by chemical engineers to specify needed mechanical equipment that meet required temperature and pressure ranges. You will provide technical oversight during the actual field installation and commissioning of equipment.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Provides some technical guidance for less experienced designers and engineering personnel.

Specific Tasks:

  • Work with a multi-discipline engineering team to perform plant and project engineering.
  • Select equipment, materials, methods, write specifications, supervise and prepare mechanical drawings, control cost, and manage work to meet project schedules.
  • Meets with clients’ technical staff to discuss technical information and features.
  • Prepares sketches and performs calculations for a detailed segment of a project.
  • Conducts field trips to existing plants to gather operating data and equipment information.
  • Prepares equipment specifications and purchase requisitions for approval.
  • Evaluates vendors' bids and drawings to assure compliance with specifications.
  • Communicates equipment design to client and other design disciplines.
  • Reviews and approves design drawings for assigned segment of a project.
  • Participates in the preparation of equipment lists, piping line lists and specialty item lists.
  • Supervises and directs the activities of designers working on one or more projects.
  • Provides input to estimates, proposals, scheduling, et cetera

Education, Skills & Experience:

  • This Position requires a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited university.
  • 0-7 yrs. of progressive engineering experience including Design, Engineering and Construction
  • Registration as a licensed professional engineer should be a goal
  • Possess clear and concise verbal and written communication skills.
  • Self-motivated with ability to work in a team environment with a high level of attention to detail
  • Ability to meet required deadlines while simultaneously completing other tasks
  • Ability to develop and maintain expertise in CAD software for efficient production of engineering work.
  • Ability to create detailed scopes of work, and estimates.
  • Ability to direct design teams
  • Ability to review and approve design packages from equipment suppliers and design firms providing constructability input.
  • Ability to interface with site engineers, operations and maintenance teams.
  • Capable of creating required engineering documentation using Microsoft Office Suite products including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Project, and Access.
  • Experience in the design and construction of chemical manufacturing facilities that involve the use of acids, bases and solvents.
  • Experience with heat exchangers reactors, pumps, piping systems, vessels, and tanks.

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INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES


Each year, Ford, Bacon & Davis welcomes talented students into our acclaimed internship program. Our internship program is an opportunity for organic growth, attracting engineering’s top new talent and offering career specific experience in a wide range of industrial enterprises. Ford, Bacon & Davis interns get to work alongside experienced professionals and contribute to the success of real projects.

Our internship is designed to provide a forum for self-discovery and exploring career options. With this objective in mind, we aim to provide students with valuable, hands-on experience, enabling them to gain new skills as well as practical knowledge. In addition, when exploring their chosen field, students are encouraged to offer new ideas and a fresh perspective to our organization.

With eight offices spanning the Southeast, developing strong ties to the community, and adding insight to our industry, our program will set a student apart when the time comes for graduation and pursuing their chosen profession.

Our program targets top tier engineering students attending an accredited university who are ready to jump into the professional world. We value diverse individuals with inquisitive and creative minds; those who desire personal growth through challenging work experiences.

We are currently accepting resumes for junior or senior level engineering students who are majoring in Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical or Civil engineering.

APPLICANTS MUST BE LEGALLY AUTHORIZED TO WORK IN THE UNITED STATES.

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PROJECT LEAD/MECHANICAL LEAD ENGINEER - GREENVILLE, SC


This position is: Full Time

Position Location: Greenville, SC

Career Level: Mid Level to Senior

Travel: 20%

The position requires a high degree of technical competence regarding the broad application of mechanical engineering principles to the development of new capabilities and/or solutions to the customers’ challenging needs.

In this role, you will be responsible for mechanical engineering and technical tasks to support design and construction of medium to large Capital Projects. Your work will include planning, design, analysis, and engineering inputs into the construction and maintenance of chemical plant facilities. You must be fully competent in performing all conventional aspects of Mechanical Engineering. You should also be capable of applying independent judgment to evaluate, select and modify engineering criteria, methods and procedures. You will take part in developing process flow diagrams and specifying needed mechanical equipment that meet required temperature and pressure ranges. You will provide technical oversight during the actual field installation and commissioning of equipment.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Provides technical guidance and coordination of manpower for the staff assigned to one or more projects. Also act as Project Lead on one or more small projects.

Specific Tasks:

  • Work with a multi-discipline engineering team to perform plant and project engineering.
  • Select equipment, materials, methods, write specifications, supervise and prepare mechanical drawings, control cost, and manage work to meet project schedules.
  • Meets with clients’ technical staff to discuss technical information and features.
  • Prepares sketches and performs calculations for a detailed segment of a project.
  • Conducts field trips to existing plants to gather operating data and equipment information.
  • Prepares equipment specifications and purchase requisitions for approval.
  • Evaluates vendors' bids and drawings to assure compliance with specifications.
  • Communicates equipment design to client and other design disciplines.
  • Reviews and approves design drawings for assigned segment of a project.
  • Participates in the preparation of equipment lists, piping line lists and specialty item lists.
  • Supervises and directs the activities of designers working on one or more projects.
  • Provides input to estimates, proposals, scheduling, manpower planning, et cetera

Education, Skills & Experience:

  • This Positon requires a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited university.
  • (10)+ yrs of progressive engineering experience including Design, Engineering and Construction
  • Registration as a licensed professional engineer is preferred
  • Possess clear and concise verbal and written communication skills.
  • Self-motivated with ability to work in a team environment with a high level of attention to detail
  • Ability to meet required deadlines while simultaneously completing other tasks
  • Ability to develop and maintain expertise in CAD software for efficient production of engineering work.
  • Ability to create detailed project proposals, scopes of work, and estimates.
  • Ability to direct design teams
  • Ability to review and approve design packages from equipment suppliers and design firms providing constructability input.
  • Ability to interface with site engineers, operations and maintenance teams.
  • Capable of creating required engineering documentation using Microsoft Office Suite products including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Project, and Access.
  • Experience in the design and construction of chemical manufacturing facilities that involve the use of acids, bases and solvents.
  • Experience with heat exchangers reactors, pumps, piping systems, vessels, and tanks.
  • Experience with heavy industrial piping design and analysis.
  • Petroleum industry experience

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PROJECT LEAD/MECHANICAL LEAD ENGINEER - BATON ROUGE, LA


This position is: Full Time

Position Location: Greenville, SC

Career Level: Mid Level to Senior

Travel: 20%

The position requires a high degree of technical competence regarding the broad application of mechanical engineering principles to the development of new capabilities and/or solutions to the customers’ challenging needs.

In this role, you will be responsible for mechanical engineering and technical tasks to support design and construction of medium to large Capital Projects. Your work will include planning, design, analysis, and engineering inputs into the construction and maintenance of chemical plant facilities. You must be fully competent in performing all conventional aspects of Mechanical Engineering. You should also be capable of applying independent judgment to evaluate, select and modify engineering criteria, methods and procedures. You will take part in developing process flow diagrams and specifying needed mechanical equipment that meet required temperature and pressure ranges. You will provide technical oversight during the actual field installation and commissioning of equipment.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Provides technical guidance and coordination of manpower for the staff assigned to one or more projects. Also act as Project Lead on one or more small projects.

Specific Tasks:

  • Work with a multi-discipline engineering team to perform plant and project engineering.
  • Select equipment, materials, methods, write specifications, supervise and prepare mechanical drawings, control cost, and manage work to meet project schedules.
  • Meets with clients’ technical staff to discuss technical information and features.
  • Prepares sketches and performs calculations for a detailed segment of a project.
  • Conducts field trips to existing plants to gather operating data and equipment information.
  • Prepares equipment specifications and purchase requisitions for approval.
  • Evaluates vendors' bids and drawings to assure compliance with specifications.
  • Communicates equipment design to client and other design disciplines.
  • Reviews and approves design drawings for assigned segment of a project.
  • Participates in the preparation of equipment lists, piping line lists and specialty item lists.
  • Supervises and directs the activities of designers working on one or more projects.
  • Provides input to estimates, proposals, scheduling, manpower planning, et cetera

Education, Skills & Experience:

  • This Positon requires a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited university.
  • (10)+ yrs of progressive engineering experience including Design, Engineering and Construction
  • Registration as a licensed professional engineer is preferred
  • Possess clear and concise verbal and written communication skills.
  • Self-motivated with ability to work in a team environment with a high level of attention to detail
  • Ability to meet required deadlines while simultaneously completing other tasks
  • Ability to develop and maintain expertise in CAD software for efficient production of engineering work.
  • Ability to create detailed project proposals, scopes of work, and estimates.
  • Ability to direct design teams
  • Ability to review and approve design packages from equipment suppliers and design firms providing constructability input.
  • Ability to interface with site engineers, operations and maintenance teams.
  • Capable of creating required engineering documentation using Microsoft Office Suite products including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Project, and Access.
  • Experience in the design and construction of chemical manufacturing facilities that involve the use of acids, bases and solvents.
  • Experience with heat exchangers reactors, pumps, piping systems, vessels, and tanks.
  • Experience with heavy industrial piping design and analysis.
  • Petroleum industry experience

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JUNIOR MECHANICAL ENGINEER - BATON ROUGE, LA


Job Description: The position requires a medium degree of technical competence regarding the broad application of mechanical engineering principles to the development of new capabilities and/or solutions to the customers’ challenging needs. In this role, you will be responsible for mechanical engineering and technical tasks to support design and construction of medium to large Capital Projects. Your work will include planning, design, analysis, and engineering inputs into the construction and maintenance of chemical plant facilities. You must be fully competent in performing all conventional aspects of Mechanical Engineering. You should also be capable of applying independent judgment to evaluate, select and modify engineering criteria, methods and procedures. You will take process flow diagrams created by chemical engineers to specify needed mechanical equipment that meet required temperature and pressure ranges. You will provide technical oversight during the actual field installation and commissioning of equipment. Supervisory Responsibilities: Provides some technical guidance for less experienced designers and engineering personnel. Specific Tasks: Work with a multi-discipline engineering team to perform plant and project engineering. Select equipment, materials, methods, write specifications, supervise and prepare mechanical drawings, control cost, and manage work to meet project schedules. Meets with clients’ technical staff to discuss technical information and features. Prepares sketches and performs calculations for a detailed segment of a project. Conducts field trips to existing plants to gather operating data and equipment information. Prepares equipment specifications and purchase requisitions for approval. Evaluates vendors' bids and drawings to assure compliance with specifications. Communicates equipment design to client and other design disciplines. Reviews and approves design drawings for assigned segment of a project. Participates in the preparation of equipment lists, piping line lists and specialty item lists. Supervises and directs the activities of designers working on one or more projects. Provides input to estimates, proposals, scheduling, et cetera Education, Skills & Experience: This Position requires a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited university. 0-7 yrs. of progressive engineering experience including Design, Engineering and Construction Registration as a licensed professional engineer should be a goal Possess clear and concise verbal and written communication skills. Self-motivated with ability to work in a team environment with a high level of attention to detail Ability to meet required deadlines while simultaneously completing other tasks Ability to develop and maintain expertise in CAD software for efficient production of engineering work. Ability to create detailed scopes of work, and estimates. Ability to direct design teams Ability to review and approve design packages from equipment suppliers and design firms providing constructability input. Ability to interface with site engineers, operations and maintenance teams. Capable of creating required engineering documentation using Microsoft Office Suite products including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Project, and Access. Experience in the design and construction of chemical manufacturing facilities that involve the use of acids, bases and solvents. Experience with heat exchangers reactors, pumps, piping systems, vessels, and tanks. To submit your application, please click on the "APPLY NOW/Job Postings" icon above.




SR. PROCESS ENGINEER - BATON ROUGE, LA


PROCESS ENGINEER

This position is: Full Time

Job Summary:

The successful candidate will work in a team environment to perform the following: process design, relief valve sizing, develop heat and material balances, process flow diagrams and piping and instrument diagrams, size and specify large scale petroleum refining equipment including reactors, fired heaters, pumps, compressors, heat exchangers, fractionation towers, piping and related equipment. The technologies involved will be diverse and cutting edge, spanning all aspects of modern refinery and petrochemical operations.

Job Description:

• Developing flow diagrams, relief valve sizing, heat and material balances, process design and assessment of mechanical equipment, hydraulic modeling, and design of over-pressure protection for new and existing equipment

• Engineering and process design for pressure vessels, tanks, pumps, and compressors

• Manage front end development through to final appropriation

• Managing multiple project, budgets and scope changes

Qualifications:

• Candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering

• Candidate must have a minimum of five years experience in process engineering- including process design

• Candidate must have a background in refinery / petrochemical

• Candidate must be capable of working multiple projects at different phases of development at one time, OT may be required on occasion

• Candidate must have experience with process simulation

• Software experience includes ASPEN HYSYS, ProMax, PipeFlow

• Candidate must have excellent communication skills both- written and verbal.

• Candidate must be a self-starter, client focused, team player, and committed to technical excellence

• Critical thinking skills for problem solving, follow through

• Must be a registered Professional Engineer, or willing to commit to receiving one in a timely manner.

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SR. PROCESS ENGINEER - NEW ORLEANS, LA


PROCESS ENGINEER

This position is: Full Time

Job Summary:

The successful candidate will work in a team environment to perform the following: process design, relief valve sizing, develop heat and material balances, process flow diagrams and piping and instrument diagrams, size and specify large scale petroleum refining equipment including reactors, fired heaters, pumps, compressors, heat exchangers, fractionation towers, piping and related equipment. The technologies involved will be diverse and cutting edge, spanning all aspects of modern refinery and petrochemical operations.

Job Description:

• Developing flow diagrams, relief valve sizing, heat and material balances, process design and assessment of mechanical equipment, hydraulic modeling, and design of over-pressure protection for new and existing equipment

• Engineering and process design for pressure vessels, tanks, pumps, and compressors

• Manage front end development through to final appropriation

• Managing multiple project, budgets and scope changes

Qualifications:

• Candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering

• Candidate must have a minimum of five years experience in process engineering- including process design

• Candidate must have a background in refinery / petrochemical

• Candidate must be capable of working multiple projects at different phases of development at one time, OT may be required on occasion

• Candidate must have experience with process simulation

• Software experience includes ASPEN HYSYS, ProMax, PipeFlow

• Candidate must have excellent communication skills both- written and verbal.

• Candidate must be a self-starter, client focused, team player, and committed to technical excellence

• Critical thinking skills for problem solving, follow through

• Must be a registered Professional Engineer, or willing to commit to receiving one in a timely manner.

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2D/3D ELECTRICAL DESIGNER - RALEIGH, NC


This position is: Full Time

Position Location: Raleigh, NC

SCOPE:

Under general direction, performs moderately-difficult design assignments which require the application of advanced design techniques in accordance with company and industry standards and codes. Most assignments are performed with minimal guidance.

Drawing deliverables may be developed in either 2D or 3D environments depending on the project.

May be responsible for a group of designers/drafters assigned to a single project or working in a specialized field.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Establishes design criteria for assigned phase of a project requiring the application of basic engineering principles, material properties, and a familiarity with construction, installation, and maintenance procedures.
  • Assists with continued development of, and adherence to, department standards and specifications.
  • Possesses attention to details.
  • Performs lighting and wire way fill calculation
  • Generates detailed grounding drawings (Above/Below Ground)
  • Models electrical rooms
  • Models above and below ground industrial wire ways (Cable Tray, Raceway, Duct Banks, Trenches, etc.)
  • Models junction boxes, field panels, lighting and other miscellaneous items as required by project.
  • Provides sizing for starters, conductors, and cables.
  • Generates material take offs for capital cost estimates using plan drawings and/or 3D models.
  • Assists with procuring quotations and developing requisitions for instrumentation and electrical equipment.
  • Provides conceptual input to projects during the planning stages.
  • Prepares detail and layout drawings and sketches of unusual, complex, or original designs requiring the application of theoretical and practical engineering knowledge. Assignments regularly include determining material needs and performing necessary calculations using accepted formulas and references.
  • Works jointly with other discipline groups to model electrical and controls equipment within the overall project 3D model.
  • Reviews manufacturers' and or fabricators' prints for conformance with contract specification.
  • Provides junior-level design/drafting personnel with design sketches for preparation of finished design drawings, general layouts, and guidance in refining technical requirements.
  • Supports field assignments and leads field walk downs as required.
  • Provides technical guidance to lower-level design/drafting personnel and reviews completed assignments for accuracy.
  • Regularly interfaces with other departments, clients, vendors, and project specialists in order to support project production.
  • Performs other related tasks in support of project specialist that are non-routine and complex in nature, such as writing procedures and specifications; analyzing bids; compiling and analyzing various engineering design and/or test data, estimating, etc.
  • Performs certain administrative tasks, such as determining manpower requirements, establishing drawing schedules, assigning tasks to junior-level design/drafting personnel, etc.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively before clients or employees of the organization.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Occasionally may conduct or participate in a field trip to an operating plant or construction site. This requires normal hearing, the ability to walk, stand, reach, climb and balance, clear close and distance vision, depth perception and the ability to focus. Lifting up to 25 pounds may be required.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Normal work environment will be a business office with moderate noise. Occasionally may visit or be temporarily assigned to work in an operating plant or at a construction site. This may require exposure to outdoor weather conditions, loud noise, work near moving mechanical parts, electrical energy, construction equipment, vibrations, fumes, chemicals, and airborne particles.

REQUIREMENTS:

This is a lead design position. Normally requires a high school graduate with vocational/technical training in basic drafting technology and a minimum of 10-12 years related experience (or equivalent working knowledge/experience), or a 2 year degree in drafting or engineering technology and a minimum of 8-10 years related experience. Incumbent must demonstrate a sound understanding of design concepts with minimal engineering input and a proficiency in utilizing manual and computer-assisted techniques for moderately-difficult design applications. Incumbent must demonstrate a working knowledge of working in a 2D/3D CAD environment.

Experience with the following software is a plus:

  • AutoCAD Plant 3D
  • Navisworks
  • Electrical power system software such as SKM
  • Lighting design software

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JUNIOR MECHANICAL ENGINEER - RALEIGH, NC


Job Description:

The position requires a medium degree of technical competence regarding the broad application of mechanical engineering principles to the development of new capabilities and/or solutions to the customers’ challenging needs.

In this role, you will be responsible for mechanical engineering and technical tasks to support design and construction of medium to large Capital Projects. Your work will include planning, design, analysis, and engineering inputs into the construction and maintenance of chemical plant facilities. You must be fully competent in performing all conventional aspects of Mechanical Engineering. You should also be capable of applying independent judgment to evaluate, select and modify engineering criteria, methods and procedures. You will take process flow diagrams created by chemical engineers to specify needed mechanical equipment that meet required temperature and pressure ranges. You will provide technical oversight during the actual field installation and commissioning of equipment.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Provides some technical guidance for less experienced designers and engineering personnel.

Specific Tasks:

  • Work with a multi-discipline engineering team to perform plant and project engineering.
  • Select equipment, materials, methods, write specifications, supervise and prepare mechanical drawings, control cost, and manage work to meet project schedules.
  • Meets with clients’ technical staff to discuss technical information and features.
  • Prepares sketches and performs calculations for a detailed segment of a project.
  • Conducts field trips to existing plants to gather operating data and equipment information.
  • Prepares equipment specifications and purchase requisitions for approval.
  • Evaluates vendors' bids and drawings to assure compliance with specifications.
  • Communicates equipment design to client and other design disciplines.
  • Reviews and approves design drawings for assigned segment of a project.
  • Participates in the preparation of equipment lists, piping line lists and specialty item lists.
  • Supervises and directs the activities of designers working on one or more projects.
  • Provides input to estimates, proposals, scheduling, et cetera

Education, Skills & Experience:

  • This Position requires a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited university.
  • 0-7 yrs. of progressive engineering experience including Design, Engineering and Construction
  • Registration as a licensed professional engineer should be a goal
  • Possess clear and concise verbal and written communication skills.
  • Self-motivated with ability to work in a team environment with a high level of attention to detail
  • Ability to meet required deadlines while simultaneously completing other tasks
  • Ability to develop and maintain expertise in CAD software for efficient production of engineering work.
  • Ability to create detailed scopes of work, and estimates.
  • Ability to direct design teams
  • Ability to review and approve design packages from equipment suppliers and design firms providing constructability input.
  • Ability to interface with site engineers, operations and maintenance teams.
  • Capable of creating required engineering documentation using Microsoft Office Suite products including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Project, and Access.
  • Experience in the design and construction of chemical manufacturing facilities that involve the use of acids, bases and solvents.
  • Experience with heat exchangers reactors, pumps, piping systems, vessels, and tanks.

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PROJECT LEAD/MECHANICAL LEAD ENGINEER - RALEIGH, NC


This position is: Full Time

Position Location: Raleigh, NC

Career Level: Mid Level to Senior

Travel: 20%

The position requires a high degree of technical competence regarding the broad application of mechanical engineering principles to the development of new capabilities and/or solutions to the customers’ challenging needs.

In this role, you will be responsible for mechanical engineering and technical tasks to support design and construction of medium to large Capital Projects. Your work will include planning, design, analysis, and engineering inputs into the construction and maintenance of chemical plant facilities. You must be fully competent in performing all conventional aspects of Mechanical Engineering. You should also be capable of applying independent judgment to evaluate, select and modify engineering criteria, methods and procedures. You will take part in developing process flow diagrams and specifying needed mechanical equipment that meet required temperature and pressure ranges. You will provide technical oversight during the actual field installation and commissioning of equipment.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Provides technical guidance and coordination of manpower for the staff assigned to one or more projects. Also act as Project Lead on one or more small projects.

Specific Tasks:

  • Work with a multi-discipline engineering team to perform plant and project engineering.
  • Select equipment, materials, methods, write specifications, supervise and prepare mechanical drawings, control cost, and manage work to meet project schedules.
  • Meets with clients’ technical staff to discuss technical information and features.
  • Prepares sketches and performs calculations for a detailed segment of a project.
  • Conducts field trips to existing plants to gather operating data and equipment information.
  • Prepares equipment specifications and purchase requisitions for approval.
  • Evaluates vendors' bids and drawings to assure compliance with specifications.
  • Communicates equipment design to client and other design disciplines.
  • Reviews and approves design drawings for assigned segment of a project.
  • Participates in the preparation of equipment lists, piping line lists and specialty item lists.
  • Supervises and directs the activities of designers working on one or more projects.
  • Provides input to estimates, proposals, scheduling, manpower planning, et cetera

Education, Skills & Experience:

  • This Positon requires a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited university.
  • (10)+ yrs of progressive engineering experience including Design, Engineering and Construction
  • Registration as a licensed professional engineer is preferred
  • Possess clear and concise verbal and written communication skills.
  • Self-motivated with ability to work in a team environment with a high level of attention to detail
  • Ability to meet required deadlines while simultaneously completing other tasks
  • Ability to develop and maintain expertise in CAD software for efficient production of engineering work.
  • Ability to create detailed project proposals, scopes of work, and estimates.
  • Ability to direct design teams
  • Ability to review and approve design packages from equipment suppliers and design firms providing constructability input.
  • Ability to interface with site engineers, operations and maintenance teams.
  • Capable of creating required engineering documentation using Microsoft Office Suite products including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Project, and Access.
  • Experience in the design and construction of chemical manufacturing facilities that involve the use of acids, bases and solvents.
  • Experience with heat exchangers reactors, pumps, piping systems, vessels, and tanks.
  • Experience with heavy industrial piping design and analysis.
  • Petroleum industry experience

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SR. ELECTRICAL ENGINEER - RALEIGH, NC


This position is: Full Time

Position Location: Raleigh, NC

Scope:

Independently performs Electrical Engineering activities for all phases of Electrical development and equipment design for a project of moderate size and complexity. Must be fully competent in performing all conventional aspects of Electrical Engineering and application of independent judgment for the evaluation, selection, and substantial adaptation and modification of standard design engineering criteria, methods, and procedures. Assignments have objectives requiring the investigation of a number of variables. Periodic review of work done by less experienced engineers is required. Assignments require knowledge and understanding of Project Management requirements including staffing and scheduling.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Provides technical guidance and coordination of manpower for electrical engineering staff assigned to one or more projects. This position may be a supervisory role of groups within the department.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Meets with clients’ technical staff to discuss technical information and features.
  • Prepares sketches and performs calculations for a detailed segment of a project.
  • Conducts field trips to existing plants to gather operating data and equipment information.
  • Prepares equipment specifications, inquiry and purchase requisitions for approval.
  • Evaluates vendors’ bids and drawings to assure compliance with specifications.
  • Communicates equipment design to client and other design disciplines.
  • Reviews and approves design drawings for assigned segment of a project.
  • May participate in reviews of Process Flow Diagrams and Piping and Instrument Diagrams.
  • Participates in the preparation of equipment lists and load summaries.
  • Monitors subcontracted technical services' activities.
  • Participates in and is responsible for the preparation of design guides, guide specifications and contract proposals.
  • May supervise and direct the activities of other personnel working on one or more projects.
  • Provides input to estimates, proposals, scheduling, manpower planning, etc.
  • Participates in plant start-ups and field assignments as required.
  • Participates in equipment inspections at vendors' facilities.
  • The incumbent is responsible for making decisions and recommendations that are recognized as authoritative and have important impact on total design engineering activities.
  • May plan, organize and supervise design engineering activities for a major project (e.g., full-scope requiring the integration of two or more disciplines), two or more projects of significant size and complexity (e.g., continuing service projects requiring the integration of two or more disciplines), or several projects of moderate size and complexity (e.g., continuing service projects a single engineering disciplines).
  • Ensures that production of drawings, specifications, reports and analysis meet scope, schedule, cost, and quality requirements.
  • May participate with construction personnel concerning constructability issues as related to field conditions, sequencing and scheduling of construction activities.
  • May require foreign travel or assignments.

Language Skills:

Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific tables and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from clients, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to effectively present information to senior management.

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probabilities and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.

Physical Demand:

Occasionally may conduct or participate in a field trip to an operating plant or construction site to gather operating data and equipment information. This requires normal hearing, the ability to stand, walk, reach, climb and balance, clear close and distance vision, depth perception and the ability to focus. Lifting up to 25 pounds may be required.

Requirements:

Four year degree in Electrical Engineering.

Requires a minimum of 10 years experience in Electrical Engineering (or equivalent working knowledge/experience). Incumbent must be cognizant of the capabilities and limitations of various computer software packages and automated engineering and design equipment to effectively direct their use for diverse engineering assignments. This includes proficiency in utilizing various computer software packages. A strong pulp and paper background is a plus. Registration as a licensed professional engineer is required.

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ON-SITE PROJECT ENGINEER/MANAGER - BEAUFORT COUNTY, NC


This Position is: Full Time w/ benefits

Position Location: Beaufort County, North Carolina

Assignment Duration: 12 months

Job Description

The successful candidate will provide leadership for project development and execution. Deliver on commitments with respect to safety, cost, schedule, quality and capacity. Provide single point leadership during project execution and provide support to client engineering staff, and construction contractors. Deliver the project scope safely and be a role model for the project process and safety goals of the client. Working on site at the client’s facility participating on engineering projects from original concept to field completion, commissioning, and start-up, this includes working with other members of the Design/Engineering Team as well as other discipline groups within and external to the facility.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage scope development, FEED through final appropriation and field execution for projects ranging between $250K to $2MM TIC.
  • Manage adherence to schedule, budget and scope changes.
  • Offer innovative solutions to client.
  • Assist with bid packages, technical evaluations, and procurement of engineered equipment.
  • Capable to handle multiple projects at different phases of execution at one time.
  • Continuous improvement by leveraging best practices, client standards, and lessons learned.
  • Develop project execution plans.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to manage other discipline groups and safety aspects of the job.
  • Must be able to go into field to assess project requirements, climb stairs and ladders, etc.
  • Strong communication skills and teamwork-oriented.
  • Experience with engineering/design, procurement, and construction work process.
  • Assure Project Controls for the project stay within budget and schedule.

Requirements:

  • Degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering, preferred
  • 2-10 years of minimum experience, preferably on-site experience
  • Client focused
  • Committed to technical excellence
  • Critical thinking skills for problem solving
  • Strong technical writing skills
  • Refinery, petrochemical, or chemical industry experience a must
  • Registered North Carolina P.E. a plus, but not required

Conduct field trips as necessary to gather operating data and equipment information required to develop the project scope. This requires normal hearing, the ability to stand, walk, reach, climb and balance, clear close and distance vision, depth perception and the ability to focus. Lifting up to 25 pounds may be required.

All candidates must pass background checks, drug screening, qualify for issuance of TWIC credentials, and pass client site specific safety training requirements.

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CIVIL/STRUCTURAL DESIGNER - KINGSPORT, TN


SCOPE: Under general direction, performs routine to moderately-difficult design assignments which require the application of fundamental design techniques in accordance with company and industry standards and codes. Detailed instructions are provided by immediate supervisor for assignments requiring more complex design concepts. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Provides technical guidance to lower-level design/drafting personnel. EDUCATION: High school graduate with vo-tech training in basic drafting technology (or equivalent working knowledge/experience), or a 2-year degree in drafting/design technology. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE: This is the non supervisory, design position. Normally requires a high school graduate with vo-tech training in basic drafting technology and minimum 8 years related experience (or equivalent working knowledge/experience), or a 2 year degree in drafting/design in technology and 7 years related experience. Incumbent must demonstrate a sound understanding of design concepts with minimal engineering input and a proficiency in utilizing manual and computer-assisted techniques for moderately-difficult design applications. Normally includes senior level CADD operators having specialist skills in 3D CADD. TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Establishes design criteria for assigned phase of a project requiring the application of basic engineering principles, material properties, and a familiarity with construction, installation, and maintenance procedures.
  • Prepares detail and layout drawings and sketches of unusual, complex, or original designs requiring the application of theoretical and practical engineering knowledge. Assignments regularly include determining material needs and performing necessary calculations using accepted formulas and references.
  • Reviews manufacturers' or fabricators' prints for conformance with contract specifications.
  • Provides lower-level design/drafting personnel with design sketches for preparation of finished design drawings, general layouts, and guidance in refining technical requirements.
  • Supports field assignments and may lead field walkdowns as required.
  • Checks work assigned to lower-level design/drafting personnel.
  • Regularly interfaces with other departments, clients, vendors, and project engineers in order to support project production.
  • Performs other related tasks in support of project engineer, such as writing procedures and specifications, compiling and computing engineering data, estimating, etc.
  • May provide help with certain administrative tasks, such as determining manpower requirements, establishing drawing schedules, assigning tasks to lower-level design/drafting personnel, etc.
  • May provide conceptual input to projects during the planning stages.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before clients or employees of the organization. MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Occasionally may conduct or participate in a field trip to an operating plant or construction site. This requires normal hearing, the ability to stand, walk, reach, climb and balance, clear close and distance vision, depth perception and the ability to focus. Lifting up to 25 pounds may be required. WORK ENVIRONMENT: Normal work environment will be a business office with moderate noise. Occasionally may visit or be temporarily assigned to work in an operating plant or at a construction site. This may require exposure to outdoor weather conditions, loud noise, work near moving mechanical parts, electrical energy, construction equipment, vibration, fumes, chemicals and airborne particles. To submit your application, please click on the "APPLY NOW/Job Postings" icon above.




CIVIL STRUCTURAL ENGINEER - KINGSPORT, TN


SCOPE: Acts as a staff specialist in providing technical guidance for complex or unique assignments. The incumbent must be capable of diversified knowledge of design engineering principles and practices and independently making decisions on significant design engineering problems or methods. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for technical direction over a group of engineers or specialists. EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree in Civil/Structural Engineering from an ABET accredited curriculum, or equivalent. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE: Normally requires a minimum of 10 years of experience in Civil/Structural Engineering (or equivalent working knowledge/experience). Usually referred to as a lead position. Registration as a licensed professional engineer is required. Incumbent must be cognizant of the capabilities and limitations of various computer software packages and automated engineering and design equipment to effectively direct their use for diverse engineering assignments. TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Participates in the development of project design concepts and criteria.
  • Analyzes complex design problems requiring the development of new or improved techniques or procedures.
  • Consults with construction personnel concerning design constructability.
  • Monitors project progress for technical accuracy and adherence to schedule and budget.
  • Represents respective projects at meetings and conferences.
  • May plan, organize, and supervise design engineering activities for a project of significant size and complexly or two or more projects of moderate size and complexity.
  • Provides conceptual design input for preliminary project estimates.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of clients, managers, designers and engineers. MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Occasionally may conduct or participate in a field trip to an operating plant or construction site. This requires normal hearing, the ability to stand, walk, reach, climb and balance, clear close and distance vision, depth perception and the ability to focus. Lifting up to 25 pounds may be required. WORK ENVIRONMENT: Normal work environment will be a business office with moderate noise. Occasionally may visit or be temporarily assigned to work in an operating plant or at a construction site. This may require exposure to outdoor weather conditions, loud noise, work near moving mechanical parts, electrical energy, construction equipment, vibration, fumes, chemicals and airborne particles. To submit your application, please click on the "APPLY NOW/Job Postings" icon above.




JUNIOR ELECTRICAL ENGINEER - GREENVILLE, SC


Under limited supervision performs Electrical Engineering activities for all phases of Electrical development and equipment design for a project of moderate size and complexity. Assignments will require an understanding of electrical concepts and engineering design principals and are designed to further develop the incumbents job knowledge and abilities.

  • Prepares sketches and performs calculations for a detailed segment of a project.
  • Prepares equipment specifications, inquiry and purchase requisitions for approval.
  • Assists with evaluation of vendors’ bids and drawings to assure compliance with specifications.
  • Communicates equipment design to other design disciplines.
  • Reviews design drawings for assigned segment of a project.
  • May participate in reviews of Process Flow Diagrams and Piping and Instrument Diagrams.
  • Monitors subcontracted technical services' activities.
  • May participate in preparation of design guides, guide specifications and contract proposals.
  • May participate in plant start-ups and field assignments as required.
  • Participates in equipment inspections at vendors' facilities..
  • Ensures that production of drawings, specifications, reports and analysis meet scope, schedule, cost, and quality requirements.
  • May participate with construction personnel concerning constructability issues as related to field conditions, sequencing and scheduling of construction activities.
  • Experience performing arc flash software and studies is a plus.

Occasionally may conduct or participate in a field trip to an operating plant or construction site to gather operating data and equipment information. This requires normal hearing, the ability to stand, walk, reach, climb and balance, clear close and distance vision, depth perception and the ability to focus. Lifting up to 25 pounds may be required.

Requirements:

Four year degree in Electrical Engineering.

Requires a minimum of 2 years experience in Electrical Engineering (or equivalent working knowledge/experience).

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JUNIOR INSTRUMENT/ELECTRICAL DESIGNER - GREENVILLE, SC


SCOPE:

Under close supervision, performs routine assignments which require knowledge and skill in basic drafting techniques and procedures. Assignments will require a rudimentary understanding of electrical concepts and are designed to further develop the incumbents job knowledge and abilities.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepare simple engineering and construction drawings from sketches or verbal instructions utilizing computer assisted drafting design techniques.
  • Prepares drawings, including model section cuts and plans for markups.
  • Performs related fundamental engineering support tasks such as updating computer lists, filing documents, issuing or distributing drawings, making simple calculations, proof reading reports, downloading and cataloguing vendor documents for design and construction efforts, etc.
  • May utilize information from vendor prints, catalogs, technical manual, etc.
  • Support field assignments as required.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively before clients or employees of the organization.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Occasionally may conduct or participate in a field trip to an operating plant or construction site. This requires normal hearing, the ability to walk, stand, reach, climb and balance, clear close and distance vision, depth perception and the ability to focus. Lifting up to 25 pounds may be required.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Normal work environment will be a business office with moderate noise. Occasionally may visit or be temporarily assigned to work in an operating plant or at a construction site. This may require exposure to outdoor weather conditions, loud noise, work near moving mechanical parts, electrical energy, construction equipment, vibrations, fumes, chemicals, and airborne particles.

REQUIREMNETS:

Normally requires a high school graduate with vocational/technical training in basic drafting/design technology and typically 1 year related experience (or equivalent working knowledge/experience), or a 2 year degree in drafting/design or engineering technology and 0-1 years related experience. Incumbent must demonstrate a working knowledge of working in CAD design.

AutoCAD Plant 3D experience is a plus.

We are looking for coachable candidates who will take initiative and possess a “Can Do” attitude.

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ON-SITE PROCESS/PROJECT ENGINEER - WASHINGTON COUNTY, AL


Process Engineer / Project Engineer Job Description

The successful candidate will provide planning, design and construction expertise for Process engineering to include Front End Development. Working on site at the client’s facility participating on engineering projects from original concept to field follow-up, this includes working with other members of the on site Design/Engineering Team as well as other on site discipline groups within the facility.

As part of a multi-disciplinary team you will apply Process engineering capabilities to a variety of small Capital projects. The successful candidate will also perform as a Project Engineer when required.

Process Engineer Responsibilities:

  • Working with other on site members of the Clients Process Group as well as other discipline groups within the facility
  • Involved in various aspects of project planning, design and construction
  • Developing flow diagrams, heat and material balances, process design and assessment of mechanical equipment, hydraulic modeling, and design of over-pressure protection for new and existing equipment
  • Engineering and process design for pressure vessels, tanks, pumps, and compressors
  • Prepare manufacturing and purchasing specifications, including drawings, manufacturing briefs and procedures.
  • Preparing request for quote packages
  • Providing engineering support during construction
  • Provide technical direction to junior staff.

Project Engineer Responsibilities:

  • Manage front end development through to final appropriation
  • Managing multiple project, budgets and scope changes
  • Offering innovative solutions to clients through business development initiatives
  • Assist with bid packages
  • Capable of working multiple projects at different phases of development at one time

Skills & Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to work with other discipline groups and adhere to all safety standards
  • Must be able to go into field to assess project requirements, climb stairs and ladders, etc.
  • Strong communication skills and teamwork-oriented

Requirements:

  • Degree in Chemical Engineering
  • Experience with design, construction and technical reporting and documentation
  • Process simulation; HYSIS a plus
  • Client focused
  • Committed to technical excellence
  • Critical thinking skills for problem solving
  • Strong technical writing skills
  • Registered Louisiana P.E. a plus

Occasionally may conduct or participate in a field trip to an operating plant or construction site to gather project information. This requires normal hearing, the ability to stand, walk, reach, climb and balance, clear close and distance vision, depth perception and the ability to focus. Lifting up to 25 pounds may be required.

All candidates must pass background checks, drug screening and qualify for issuance of TWIC




ON-SITE SAFETY PROFESSIONAL/TECHNICIAN - EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH, LA


This position is: Full Time

Duration: ~12 months

No Per Diem

Responsibilities Include -

  • Contractor On-Boarding

  • Field Audits

  • Safety Meetings

  • Incident investigations and reviews

  • Documentation

  • Other Safety-Related Activities, as needed.

Requirements:

5+ years of demonstrated experience as a safety technician / safety professional in a manufacturing facility for construction projects.

Excellent Interpersonal skills

Computer Skills: MS Word, Excel

Normal hearing, the ability to stand, walk, reach, climb and balance, clear close and distance vision, depth perception and the ability to focus. Lifting up to 25 pounds may be required.

All candidates must pass background checks, drug screening and qualify for issuance of TWIC credentials.

To submit your application, please click on the "APPLY NOW/Job Postings" icon above.





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