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Process Engineer

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Position Summary

SSOE is seeking a talented Process Engineer for our award-winning Hillsboro office. This Process Engineer will be responsible for performing a variety of routine engineering assignments on major projects or total engineering work on projects of smaller scope, within the semiconductor industry.

An ideal candidate for this role will be a self-starter, who is a creative problem solver and exhibits sound engineer practices.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform process equipment and piping design on projects.
  • Develop process system start-up and commissioning documentation. Including but not limited to ultrapure water treatment, chemical distribution and waste handling systems (UPW, acids, bases, solvents, etc.).
  • Execute process design from conceptual design and criteria development through construction document production and provide engineering support during construction
  • Perform a variety of engineering assignments under the direction of a supervisor with increasing responsibility based on performance.
  • Consult with supervisor to screen assignments for unusual or difficult problems and select appropriate methods and techniques to apply.
  • Draft interpretation of design into completed working drawings and apply engineering fundamentals to design.
  • Develop process flow diagrams, process and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs), system layout plans, equipment sizing and selection, and associated specification write-ups.
  • Interface with multiple engineering disciplines, project management, system owners, vendors and contractors via phone, email, and live meetings.
  • Perform engineering calculations and communicate on PC system.
  • Design chemical process systems utilizing pressure loss and stress analysis programs
  • May be assisted by a designer, but usually assumes no responsibility for direction of others.

Minimum Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree / DIRECT / 3-5

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Bachelor Degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering, which qualifies for licensure in the state of practice, is required.
  • Knowledge of chemical process systems control philosophy including P&ID development.
  • Experience with AutoCAD and Revit preferred. In-depth knowledge of fluid transfer, heat exchange, friction loss in piping systems, including design and operation. Previous experience with design of experiments and authoring of technical reports. Previous experience running computer-based simulations.
  • Semiconductor experience is preferred. System owner experience highly desirable.
  • Familiarity with applicable building codes and standards.
  • Experience with or strong desire to learn building information modeling (BIM) software is highly desirable.
  • Some travel may be required.
  • Valid driver’s license required.

About SSOE Group

As a nationally ranked design and construction management firm, SSOE focuses on delivering Great Client Service to clients through a full range of project delivery solutions. They have been named a "Great Workplace" (Great Place to Work®) and one of the "Best AEC Firms to Work For" (BD+C).

With 20 offices around the world, SSOE is known for making its clients successful by saving them time, trouble, and money. Over the company's 70-year history, it has earned a reputation for providing quality project solutions to semiconductor, automotive, food, chemical, glass, manufacturing, healthcare, power, and general building industries—with projects completed in 40 countries.

  • SSOE was founded in 1948.
  • We are a global project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management.
  • SSOE offers program management services from design through construction, to commissioning and start-up, for seamless project delivery.
  • 150 of our clients have been with us for over 20 years.

Equal Opportunity and Disability Accessibility Statement

SSOE is an equal opportunity employer and provides fair and equal treatment to all individuals, employees, and applicants for employment, regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, disability, genetic information, military / veteran status, or any other protected group status under federal, state, or local law. SSOE complies with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 and related laws. SSOE does not make employment decisions based upon any protected status under applicable federal, state, or local law.

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