The process development engineer is responsible for designing and developing processes to optimize process flow, reduce variability within the process, improve operating capabilities, and help ensure workers' safety. Their main objective is to identify, develop, verify, and validate processes from their early developmental stages straight to implementation. Additionally, a process development engineer evaluates and analyzes current processes and provides recommendations as needed.
Process Development Engineer Tasks
Develop and maintain engineering documents like PFDs, PIDs, and mass and energy balances.
Analyze and optimize processes for small- and large-scale equipment and goods.
Develop and implement process technology for product manufacture.
Troubleshoot safety and quality problems, and make recommendations to mitigate problems.