Process Safety Engineer

Requisition Number:  16074
Company:  Westinghouse Electric Co
Location: 

Burr Ridge, IL, US, 60527

Are you interested in being part of an innovative team that supports Westinghouse’s mission to provide clean energy solutions? At Westinghouse, we recognize that our employees are our most valuable asset and we seek to identify, attract and recruit the most qualified talent while recognizing and encouraging the value of diversity in the global workplace.

 

Fauske & Associates, LLC (FAI) is a Westinghouse Electric Company affiliated company located in Burr Ridge, Illinois, approximately 20 miles southwest of downtown Chicago.  The company was founded in 1980 and has brought a high tech capability to the understanding of issues related to both nuclear reactor safety and chemical reactor safety.  The principals and staff are recognized in the nuclear and chemical industries for phenomenological modeling and development of tools related to the prevention and accommodation of chemical and nuclear plant accidents.  The services provided to customers all around the world for the last 30 years are unique and specialized.  They reflect the skill and knowledge of a group of individuals dedicated to providing the best means of protecting mankind and the environment.

 

Please note relocation assistance is not provided for this position. 

 

FAI was the principal research contractor for the Design Institute for Emergency Relief Systems (DIERS).  A primary purpose of that effort was evaluation of emergency relief vent requirements, including energy and gas release rates for systems under upset conditions, and the effect of two phase flow on the emergency discharge process.  The DIERS program resulted in the development of a bench scale low thermal inertia adiabatic calorimeter, which was first commercialized as the Vent Sizing Package (VSP).  Later improvements led to the VSP2.  The Reactive System Screening Tool (RSST) was introduced by FAI in 1989 to provide an easy, inexpensive approach to the DIERS testing methodology.  Recent enhancements led to the Advanced Reactive Systems Screening Tool (ARSST) in 1999.  FAI uses the VSP2 and ARSST calorimeters to characterize chemical systems and design emergency pressure relief systems.

 

FAI has openings in the Chicago area for a Process Safety Engineer in their Thermal Hazards Group. 

 

Your Day-to-Day:

  • Provide direct engineering support to operations covering all aspects of reactive chemical hazards as they pertain to process safety
  • Communicate with clients in order to determine project scope required to solve their process safety problems
  • Analyze and develop proposals, renew business opportunities, and contribute to implementing strategic plans
  • Design and execute a number of experimental techniques to gather thermal data for reactive materials
  • Analyze data from associated experiments and use data to perform engineering calculations
  • Make recommendations to clients regarding the sizing of emergency relief systems and thermal stability of self-reactive chemicals
  • Technical writing in order to communicate experimental and calculational results in a professional, yet easy to understand way
  • Provide training to users, or potential users, on the operation of calorimeters and associated engineering analysis
  • Support the implementation of quality programs such as ISO 17025 and ISO 9001
  • Support marketing efforts by periodically contributing blogs and newsletter articles
  • Suggest opportunities for process improvements and cost savings
  • Exhibit an everyday commitment to safety

 

Who You Are:

As a successful candidate, you will bring the following to the team:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Chemical, Nuclear, Mechanical) or equivalent required
  • 0-3 years of experience in process safety industry
  • Excellent technical writing and oral communication skills
  • Execute projects in a timely manner with the ability to multitask
  • Experience with C++, Fortran, Visual Basic, MathCAD, and/or python preferred

 

Why Westinghouse?

Westinghouse Electric Company is the global nuclear energy industry’s first choice for safe, clean, and efficient energy solutions. We enable our delivery of this vision by living our value system:

  • Safety and Quality
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Customer Focus and Innovation
  • Speed and Passion to Win
  • Teamwork and Accountability

 

Westinghouse offers competitive benefits to all our employees around the globe to keep them healthy and enhance their well-being.  In the U.S. the following are representative of what we offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Health, Wellness and Income Protection Benefits
  • 401(k) Savings Plan with Company Match
  • Paid Vacations and Holidays
  • Opportunities for Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Educational Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Referral Program

 

While our Global Headquarters are located in Cranberry Township, PA, we have over 9,000 employees working at locations in 19 different countries. You can learn more by visiting http://www.westinghousenuclear.com.

 

EOE of Minorities / Females / Vets / Disability.

 

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