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Bridgestone Americas, Inc PSM Senior Process Engineer in Mesa, Arizona

  • Provide technical process and equipment guidance to the pilot plant operations team

  • Develop new products and processes

  • Collaborate with lab personnel to conduct lab scale trials

  • Conduct in-plant process/equipment trials and data analysis

  • Design new or modify existing equipment

  • Develop, program, and implement process control logic changes

  • Support capital projects - equipment specification, quotes, P&ID updates, control logic updates, hazard reviews, installation reviews, commissioning, etc.

  • Lead, participate and document risk assessments and HazOps

  • Lead root cause investigations and develop corrective actions

  • Conduct equipment trials at vendor's site

  • Act as PSM MOC Coordinator

  • Complete monthly air permit compliance reports, quarterly research reports, assigned monthly safety inspections/audits

  • Summarize and present data to management

  • Liaise with other departments and sites to provide professional support and advice

Desirable skills

  • Programming Rockwell Plant PAX (ladder logic and function block) and working with associated Factory Talk software (Historian, Alarm & event, etc.)

  • Leading small capital projects (< $250,000)

  • Leading HazOp reviews

  • Software: Aspen Plus, Autocad, JMP

  • Design of Experiments (DOE) and data analysis

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering

  • Five years process engineering experience in a PSM chemical plant environment

  • Capital project experience

  • Rockwell process automation experience

  • Performing heat & material balances

  • Process scale-up

  • Ability to work independently and be self-directed

Typically requires a minimum of 5 years of related experience with a bachelor's degree; or 3 years and a master's degree; or a PhD without experience; or equivalent work experience

This position is located at Bridgestone's BioRubber Process Research Center (BPRC) in Mesa, Arizona. This is a unique opportunity to join a Research Pilot facility and an amazing team! The PSM Senior Process Engineer role is critical to achieving the following high-level goals of the BPRC: 1) Lead the overall process development (biomass handling, solvent extraction, rubber purification, solvent recovery, etc.) of extracting natural rubber from Guayule at pilot/demonstration scale 2) Lead the development of new processes and products associated with Guayule 3) Lead the scale-up of the pilot plant processes to commercial scale To see more about this project, you can view a quick YouTube video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkTopAcOqJI

Wherever you work and whatever role you fill, when you represent the Bridgestone name you know that you are a valued teammate who is part of our larger mission to Serve Society with Superior Quality. We start by offering each teammate more than just a salary. We provide formal training, competitive performance incentives, paid vacation and holidays, healthcare packages for full-time and part-time employees, and a 401k plan to help build your future. We believe people can only provide superior service and quality to others when they are allowed to bring their whole selves to work and know they are supported. We believe in championing all perspectives, individuals and teams because we understand the importance of seeing the world and our business through many different lenses. We are building a team as diverse as the world we serve. So, show us what you are made of. Show us the smart stuff, the tough stuff, the bold, beautiful and brave stuff. Because who you are is what we need. Bridgestone Americas, Inc. is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee and is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation headquartered in Japan. Bridgestone Americas and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and market a wide range of Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand products to address the needs of a broad range of customers and industries.

Bridgestone is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. It is our policy to consider for employment all individuals regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.