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Tonawanda, New York - USD Full Time Posted: Monday, 17 July 2017
Praxair, Inc. is a Fortune 300 company, which supplies gases and advanced technologies to a wide variety of industries. We are the largest industrial gases company in North and South America and one of the largest in the world. Praxair has operations in more than 30 countries, and 2016 sales exceeded $11 billion.

As one of the most innovative companies in the world, Praxair makes our planet more productive by helping customers increase productivity, improve product quality, lower costs and contribute to a cleaner environment.


The Prepurification R&D Engineer will work to develop and implement adsorption based systems for prepurification of air prior to liquefaction and distillation in air separation plants. Job responsibilities encompass both to develop new technologies and to improve existing designs. The employee will be expected to develop new R&D programs to reduce cost, increase productivity and efficiency, and improve prepurifier performance and reliability. The employee will also have the opportunity to prepare prepurifier designs and to provide operation support. The incumbent must be creative person with drive to develop new concepts and take them from inception to commercialization. Domestic and international travel up to 15% should be expected.


. Lead and participate in prepurification programs in a stage-gated process from concept development to commercialization

. Develop, design and innovate new technologies through pilot plant and lab testing, process modeling and simulation, prepurifier field operations

. Design of prepurification systems and processes, support of field implementation and confirmation of initial performance

. Monitor system performance, assist operations with troubleshooting and identify means of improving performance and reliability in existing units

. Contribute to Praxair Intellectual Property, develop patent portfolio and provide competitive assessment

. Apply advanced engineering skills and tools to solve challenging problems by working with diverse program teams in a collaborative environment

. MS/PhD in Chemical Engineering

. 2 or more years of research experience in the area of gas separation, adsorption and purification

. Familiarity with adsorption-based gas separation/purification systems and cyclic adsorption processes through modeling and/or pilot operation

. Experience in adsorption process modeling using in-house or commercial tools such as Aspen, gProms, etc.

. Familiarity with adsorption material characterization techniques such as isotherm and breakthrough apparatus, TGA, KF, XRD, FTIR

. Ability to travel plant sites to assist technology commercialization and troubleshoot

. Excellent verbal and written communication skills

. Proven track record of success, teamwork and innovation

Salary and Job Level Commensurate with Experience

Posted by StartWire

Tonawanda, New York, United States of America
Praxair, Inc.
Praxair, Inc.
7/17/2017 10:37:04 AM

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