RTI is an independent organization dedicated to conducting innovative, multidisciplinary research that improves the human condition. With a worldwide staff of more than 5,000 people, RTI offers innovative research and development and a full spectrum of multidisciplinary services in health and pharmaceuticals, advanced technology, survey and statistics, education and training, economic and social development, and the environment. Universities in North Carolina founded RTI in 1958 as the first scientific organization in and centerpiece of the Research Triangle Park.
We are seeking an entry level process engineer to assist with R&D activities on an array energy technology projects. Project scale ranges from bench to pilot, in a variety of environments. The engineer must be knowledgeable in problem solving techniques, equipment selection, continuous and batch processing, and control systems. This position may require hours outside of the standard 8-5 workday.
Operate small to medium scale process equipment
Assemble/modify simple process systems
Maintain equipment and tools
Develop level of understanding necessary to troubleshoot controls systems
Data analysis and reporting
Process optimization/waste reduction
Occasionally lift up to 50 lbs
Work in both indoor and outdoor environments including hot/cold/loud
Take joint responsibility for safety of personnel
Maintain an orderly workspace
Who we are looking for:
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering
0-5 years of experience
Knowledge of process safety and chemical process design in continuous and/or batch operation
Familiarity with proper hand tool techniques
Ability stay on task and see projects through to completion
Strong interpersonal, leadership, and communication skills (oral and written).
Physical and mental demands of this role include those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, as outlined above. Examples include: remaining in a stationary position for long periods of time; operating a computer and other office machinery; thinking, learning, and concentrating effectively and frequently communicating with other people, both within RTI and outside of RTI; frequently moving about inside and travel between offices and laboratories; frequently conducting laboratory site inspections (if applicable), ability to handle the stress associated in meeting frequent, multiple and tight deadlines, ability to work in excess of 40 hours per week as workload and deadlines may require, consistent demonstration of mental stability and ability to have regular, reliable and predictable attendance.
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