Technical Services EngineerThursday, 08 September 2011
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Assist in establishing R&D strategy and plans for Thiogro technology improvements
Provide input to specific R&D plans based on research work completed to date and operational experience of new licensees.
Work with IFDC and other research institution professional staff to outline specific research plans for the coming period and obtain related R&D cost estimates and timing proposals.
Oversee Thiogro technology R&D test runs at IFDC and contribute to results interpretation.
Work with Thiogro licensees to achieve target sulphur-in-Thiogro products while meeting company health,safety and environmental standards
Work with professional staff at IFDC,P&T and the Thiogro licensees to assimilate R&D results from their tests and production runs,and to recommend further R&D steps to improve Thiogro technology
Provide input to R&D at P&T laboratories related to understanding the properties of sulphur in Thiogro during various stages of the production process
Work with designated engineering companies to produce technology installation drawings and specifications for various fertilizer plant configurations.
Provide expert advice to new licensees on the installation and safe operation of Thiogro technology
Provide hands-on Thiogro technology trouble-shooting services to SEF licensees should they experience operational issues
Execute R&D and licensee plant and performance test trials in support of agreed plans for new Thiogro fertilizer products
Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer.
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field
Minimum 5 years experience in the fertilizer industry, knowledge of fertilizer production processes, and fertilizer products
Minimum 5 years experience in sulphur handling and forming, in depth knowledge of sulphur properties and behavior
Proven experience in executing research and development programs, and working with associated professional staff
Proven knowledge of the international sulphur marketing business, key markets, sulphur market dynamics, demand enhancement strategy, market participants, supply/demand history and current direction
Demonstrated understanding of plant nutrient science and soil science
Proven experience in the process for taking technology developments from laboratory bench-scale to full commercial plant scale
Proven experience in how to successfully execute R&D programs
Working effectively with R&D and engineering professionals
Sound relational skills and some marketing skills as they relate to development of sound licensee relationships with Shell and the Thiogro Project team
Ability to interact/communicate effectively with licensee personnel from plant operators to plant technical management
Application Deadline: Thursday 06 October 2011
Number of Vacancies: 1
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