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Process Engineer at NES Fircroft

Process Engineer

NES Fircroft Portland Full-Time
$120,000 - $135,000/Year
Position Title: Process Engineer
Location: Portland, OR 
Work Schedule: Hybrid, partial remote work from home
Job Type: Permanent

NES Fircroft is a leading global technical recruitment company providing professional contract and permanent staff to a diverse world-wide client base within the energy industry. Our client, a chemicals renewable technology company, has a permanent opportunity for a Process Engineer to work a hybrid position based near the Portland, OR/ Tigard, OR area.  


Our client is paving the way to solve the waste plastic problem of the world. This is an exciting role to be involved with R&D and a demonstration unit to be able to test processes in real-time. The ideal candidate will have experience with established chemical manufacturer process with a preference for working in the entrepreneurial culture of an early stage, rapidly growing company – thriving in a dynamic and challenging environment where excellent interpersonal.


Reporting directly to our Director of Engineering, your primary objective will be to assist/lead in design, review, validate and implement thermal/chemical polymer recycling systems that safely, reliably, and efficiently process a variety of discarded polymer-based feedstock into valuable products in complete compliance with environmental, health and safety regulations. 

  • Design and Optimize process systems for the Company process, utilizing good engineering practices.
  • Technical Lead role for project(s) from Pre-Front End Engineering to Detailed Design/Commission/Startup.
  • Create and modify engineering documents such as heat and mass balance, process flow diagrams, process and instrumentation diagram, equipment lists and datasheets, and other basic engineering process design documents with support from engineering team.
  • Evaluate and Review engineering documentation for completeness from EPC and other third parties.
  • Support engineering team in the execution of projects through each phase from feasibility study to commissioning and plant operation.
  • Support optimization efforts to include process data review, root cause analysis and solutions development.
  • Support construction, commissioning, performance testing, and troubleshooting efforts at deployed facilities.
  • Develop experiments with R&D, evaluate results to drive changes to and implementation with future designs.

  • BS in Chemical Engineering related discipline from an accredited university. BS in other engineering disciplines with chemical process experience.
  • Five (5) years of experience developing and deploying chemical process systems.
  • Experience with front end design of capital projects, P&IDs, SOPs.
  • Understanding of Chemical processes, elementary process control/instrumentation and Process Safety to include HAZOP required.
  • Understanding of elementary mechanical and electrical (incl Thermal process) functions preferred.
  • Comfortable with PC-based software tools, such as the MS-Office® suite, MS Project, and process engineering software such as ChemCAD or ASPEN.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in root cause analysis, time/project management and adaptability to changing priorities.
  • Demonstrates a system thinking approach.


  • Excellent business acumen, commitment to teamwork, and results driven
  • Superior interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Self-confident, proactive, and strong problem-solving skills
  • Impeccable personal and professional ethics

This is an excellent opportunity to become part of a Project Developer who is driving forward innovative solutions with green energy projects that improve sustainability and create a carbon free footprint. The successful applicant will receive a competitive annual compensation package, medical benefits for self and dependents, PTO, holidays, and opportunity to gain advanced career progression. On top of receiving competitive compensation, the candidate will have the ability to work a hybrid role, part time work from home. For more information on this opportunity or others, please contact [ Email address blocked ] . 

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide.With more than 100 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.


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