Duke Energy Engineer III - System Owner - Air Separation Unit (ASU) in Edwardsport, Indiana

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Position Summary

This position is located at the IGCC facility near Edwardsport, Indiana.

The System Owner will report to the Area Technical Superintendent and is responsible for daily oversight of process equipment with emphasis on equipment performance, technical troubleshooting, and communication of required and recommended maintenance practices. Experience with power generation, gasification technology, or oil/chemical refining, is preferred. Additionally, this position will assess, propose, and complete improvement projects consistent with departmental goals and participate in the implementation of Process Safety Management (PSM) practices for this area.


  • Provide technical assistance/troubleshooting in resolving design, operation and maintenance problems and contact internal and external experts as required.

  • Work within a team environment to provide support of plant equipment.

  • The successful candidate must possess the ability to work independently with minimal direct supervision.

  • Successful candidate should model Environmental, Health, and Safety principles, focus on unit availability and reliability, and develop simple engineering solutions to complex problems.

  • Successful candidate should exhibit willingness to provide leadership and mentoring to less senior engineers and CO-OP students.

  • Other duties include the preparation of various professional reports and documents such as specifications, calculations, procedures, and equipment evaluations.

  • Conducts engineering and related studies.

  • Strives to continually improve job-related, technical, engineering and professional knowledge, skills and performance.

  • Participation in Process Safety Management activities such as management of change, process hazard analyses, and incident investigations.

    Working Conditions

  • Office and plant environment with exposures to hot and cold temperatures, noise, fly-ash, coal dust, fumes, confined spaces, and extreme heights, working around pressurized, rotating, and energized equipment.

  • Base work hours are dayshift, 8 hours per day; 5 days per week, additional overtime may be required to support projects, plant outages and emergent problems

Basic/Required Qualifications

  • Graduation from a four-year college or university with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering from an ABET accredited program.

  • Minimum of 4 years of engineering experience.

Desired Qualifications

  • Successful completion of Fundamentals of Engineering Exam or Professional Engineering License

  • Demonstrated ability to perform process support and field troubleshooting of equipment.

  • Understanding of basic engineering theories and principles.

  • Understanding of basic practices of researching engineering and design issues, evaluating alternatives, making sound recommendations and preparing and presenting recommendations

  • Demonstrated familiarity with coal gasification and associated equipment.

  • Demonstrated experience with high energy piping

  • Demonstrated familiarity with cryogenic air separation processes and associated equipment.

  • Demonstrated ability and experience with material handling equipment including but not limited to conveyor systems.

  • Demonstrated ability to create, review and comment on equipment specifications and drawings

  • Demonstrated organizational/planning skills, with ability to multi-task and set work priorities

  • Demonstrated ability to develop simple engineering solutions to complex problems, while satisfying applicable code requirements

  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills with craft, supervision, engineering, and management personnel

  • Demonstrated familiarity with ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel, API, OSHA, ASTM and ANSI Code requirements

  • Experience and demonstrated written and oral communications skills, including the ability to present information, facilitate meetings and provide direction to others.

  • Familiarity with PdM/CBM practices, including vibration, flow, thermal, tribology, electrical, etc.

  • Proficient understanding of thermodynamic principles, heat and mass balances, and steam properties.

  • Proficient in applying principles of project management.

  • Experience with working in a PSM covered facility.

  • Adaptable to various work environments and work cultures.

  • Willingness to attend training classes to further technical aptitude, as well as conduct training classes to help broaden knowledge base and experience.

  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills with craft, supervision, engineering, and management personnel.

Specific Requirements

  • Mandatory Hearing Protection Program

  • Ability to satisfactorily meet the physical job requirements including walking, bending, kneeling, pushing, pulling, climbing ladders, working in hot or cold temperatures, exposure to dust, exposure to noise, and lifting up to 50 lbs.

  • Must pass respiratory physical, and be able to wear all required PPE (including but not limited to full- and half-face respirators and safety harness)

  • Work weekends, holidays, overtime and callouts as needed

Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable)Yes

Represented/Union PositionNo

Visa Sponsored PositionNo

Posting Expiration Date

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

All job postings expire at 12:01 AM on the posting expiration date.

Please note that in order to be considered for this position, you must possess all of the basic/required qualifications.

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