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Honeywell Chemical Engr III in Des Plaines, Illinois

The future is what you make it.

When you join Honeywell, you become a member of our global team of thinkers, innovators, dreamers and doers who make the things that make the future.

UOP is an international supplier of process technology, products, engineered systems and technical services to the petroleum refining, petrochemical, gas processing and energy industries and is a leader in the research and development of petroleum and petrochemical processing. Our broad objectives center on the continual development and improvement of petroleum refining, petrochemical, gas production, energy, and chemical production technology.

We offer a state-of-the-art environment along with exciting career opportunities and highly competitive compensation. In addition, we provide a comprehensive benefits program which includes medical and dental coverage, 401 (k), pension plan, life and disability insurance and tuition reimbursement plans.

This is an exciting and unique opportunity to work in the U.S. and around the world as part of a Field Operating Service (FOS) team, supported by technology experts from UOP’s Operating Technical Service. FOS advisors are on-site prior, during and after the initial start-up of UOP technologies. They help to ensure that the plant and operators are ready for commissioning. Advisors are also involved in the start-up and test runs that demonstrate guarantees and are accountable for process, equipment, refining and petrochemical insight and assist customers in resolving engineering and operating issues.

UOP advisors may remain at a site for a few days to several months before moving to the next assignment. For each start-up, advisors work with a number of UOP-licensed processes and a variety of individuals within and outside of UOP. The experience gained from each assignment, and the subsequent interaction with other UOP employees, provide a solid background for assessing and solving problems encountered in each situation in various locations around the world.

As advisors gain experience, they have opportunities to advance to positions of increased accountability within the FOS organization. After the experience they’ve gained in FOS, engineers may choose to pursue positions in UOP’s Operating Technical Service, Engineering, Equipment, Development, Manufacturing or Sales groups. Which ever career path is pursued, the experience gained in FOS is key to both personal development and the ability to contribute towards the continued success of our customers.

This position will serve as a subset to the Process Technical Advisor position. This role will specifically focus on the instrumentation packages as such this role will have more direct hands-on customer interaction.

Key Responsibilities:

• Completing a detailed instrument checkout of new UOP process units prior to initial start up in order to assure that the completed unit conforms to UOP specifications as contained in the Schedule A package.

• Providing field technical assistance and field support for development activities in commercial units.

• Providing feedback including suggested improvements on UOP process designs

• Troubleshooting and recommending solutions while also addressing improvement and innovative problem solving.

• Following required safety procedures.

• Coordinating commissioning instrument activities

• Transferring technology to customers operating and engineering staff

• Reviewing emergency and normal operating procedures with customer instrument personnel

• Advising customer instrument personnel on the establishment and maintenance of the various process variables and instrument control loops necessary to achieve safe and efficient operations

• Collecting and working up of unit operating data and laboratory results

• Monitoring and advising on process operating conditions

• Advising customer personnel during the performance of various activities routine to the long-term operations of a UOP process unit

• Advising customers on scheduling, procedures, normal operating variables and response to emergency situations and unscheduled process changes, under the guidance of the Chief Technical Advisor if available


•B.S. in Chemical or Electrical Engineering, or related engineering discipline

•Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the petrochemical, gas processing or refining industry


•Experience with at least one of the following UOP technologies (Catalytic Reforming, Hydrocracking, Hydrotreating, FCC, Merox Treating, HF Alkylation, Paraffin Isomerization, Adsorptive Separations (Parex and Molex), Xylene Isomerization and other Aromatics processing, Cumene and Ethyl Benzene) is preferred.

•Willingness to travel internationally and domestically and reside onsite for long uninterrupted periods of time. (Typical assignments are four to six months but one day to one year possible.)

•Flexibility to work hours that are dictated by customer requirements and assignment scope

•Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills

•Strong customer focus, and the ability to work as part of a team

•Ability to work in a physically challenging environment

•Ability to commit to be on the road at least 36 months.

•Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel and Word.

•Ability to interact with customers on a global basis.


Honeywell is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, religion, or veteran status.