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R&D Heat Transfer Engineer

R&D Heat Transfer Engineer
Description
For more than 100 years, Praxair has taken something as fundamental as air and turned it into ways to make steel cheaper, hydrocarbons more accessible, chemical plants safer and more efficient, and health care more effective and more widely available? in short, to supply more goods and services to more people around the world\.
Praxair is a Fortune 300 company with products and technology that impact more than 20 different industries\. We?re one of the world?s largest industrial gases businesses, and you see our work every day, often without realizing it\.
POSITION SUMMARY:
In this role you will be a member of the Heat Transfer R&D group with ample opportunities to work and collaborate with diverse groups of internal stake holders such as engineering, operations, procurement and R&D as well as external ones including suppliers, development partners and research consortiums\. You will gain experience with and learn state\-of\-the\-art practices in heat exchanger technology to assume a technical leadership role with respect to development, design, engineering, selection as well as qualification of heat exchangers and manufacturers\.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:
+ Lead conceptualization, development and economic evaluation of impactful heat transfer research and development programs
+ Stay on top of state\-of\-the\-art developments in heat transfer technology and if appropriate champion their adoption
+ Participate in cross\-functional efforts to improve total cost of ownership of industrial gas plants
+ Conduct risk reviews of new designs and if required implement adequate mitigations
+ Lead heat exchanger technology solution supplier identification and qualification process
+ Facilitate communication between suppliers and internal stake holders
+ Design and specify heat exchangers to meet process requirements and design standards
+ Review heat exchanger specifications/ drawings/ engineering design memorandums
+ Maintain and upgrade heat exchanger design and rating tools as required
+ Provide technical support/ inputs to engineering and operations as needed
+ Carryout performance analysis/ troubleshooting of heat exchangers installed in the field
Qualifications
\(Salary and Job Level Commensurate with Experience\)
Basic:
+ Master?s degree in Mechanical OR Chemical Engineering
+ 3 or more years of experience working for heat transfer research & development or heat exchanger design or industrial gases processes/ unit operations
+ Publications demonstrating prior research experience
+ Ability to travel up to 25% of the time as needed \(domestic and international\)
+ Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
+ Self\-starter with a focus on safety
Preferred:
+ PhD in Mechanical OR Chemical Engineering
+ 5 or more years of experience working for heat transfer research & development, heat exchanger design or industrial gases processes/ unit operations
+ Working knowledge of heat exchanger thermo\-hydraulic design software such as HTRI Xchanger Suite/ Aspen EDR
+ Working knowledge of process simulation software such as UniSim
+ Familiarity/Experience with Brazed Aluminum Heat Exchangers, Shell & Tube Heat Exchangers, Air Coolers, and/or Extended Surface Intercoolers
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status\.
Job Research & Development
Primary Location New York\-Tonawanda
Schedule Full\-time
Req ID: 18000408


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