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Process Development Engineer

Job Location: College Park, Maryland

Job Type: Full-Time

Responsibilities and Accountabilities:


  • Becomes a technical expert in the catalyst process and leads and participates in all process engineering activities.

  • Provides technical expertise in the design, specification, selection, and operation of equipment along with providing guidance on safe operating limits.

  • Ensures all work is done in a safe manner consistent with company, local, state, federal and health, safety and environmental regulations and procedures.

  • Establishes and executes manufacturing plans. Takes active ownership of assigned projects to drive and continuously process improvements to operations through day-to-day activities.

  • Proposes and executes capital projects for the catalyst plant including development of the individual funding requests and the annual capex budget for submittal.

  • Collaborates on technology with R&D personnel including trial development and execution.

  • Organizes analytical tests and consults with other specialists outside of the facility to solve operating issues.  Provides emergency troubleshooting and operations support.

  • Supervise and mentor technicians or other engineers. Contributes effectively toward team goals, exhibits influence within a work group and continues to develop proficiency in the competency areas critical to success in the role.

Qualification Required:


  • BS Engineering (CHE preferred)

  • 3-5 years’ experience in catalyst manufacturing/chemical plant

  • Professional Engineer License preferred but not required

  • Experience with mechanical and control system design, project management, and instrumentation

  • This position requires an understanding of the plant processes and operations along with utilization of engineering knowledge

  • Strong problem solving and organizational skills

  • Good communication skills to be able to communicate with all levels of people inside and outside the organization

  • Must relate well to others and be capable of effectively leading and influencing multi-disciplinary teams

  • Ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple tasks in parallel

  • Ability to learn and stay abreast of industry changes

  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residency required




  • Competitive salary rate commensurate with experience

  • Company and floating holidays, vacation and paid sick leave


Equal Opportunity Employer Statement:


HighT-Tech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to diversity in the workplace. Our management team is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities, and general treatment during employment.

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