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Process Combustion Corporation (PCC) is growing. Fast. So are the opportunities in our fast-track project, combustion equipment company. PCC’s success is directly related to our team-oriented approach, and commitment to hire and recognize quality individuals. We take pride in our most important asset: Our employees.

PCC is looking for highly motivated, talented and dependable individuals to lead the way in the combustion and thermal oxidation field. Current open positions are listed below.

PCC is a highly reputable and respected company in the combustion/oxidation engineering and pollution control field servicing several industries including the global chemicals, petrochemicals, pharmaceutical, and engineered wood products. All projects, large and small, are based on high engineering standards, strict quality control, firm delivery schedules, stringent environmental regulations, and overall project management. PCC’s mission is to apply their know-how, with confidence, to design, engineer, install and service high-tech, energy-efficient, dependable combustion/oxidation and pollution control systems that provide cost effective environmental solutions for their global customers. They work hard to achieve mutually rewarding, long-term relationships with their clients and suppliers and continuously develop new technologies to meet emerging market needs.

Automation and Electronics Engineer

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Sales team in quoting electrical portions of projects
  • Review customer specifications and incorporate them into electrical design using indicated electronic devices
  • Responsible for electrical and control system design, specification, testing, and customer demonstration (Factory Acceptance Testing)
  • Use of AutoCAD Electrical for the development of Electrical Drawings and electrical Bill of Materials
  • Requisitioning of the Electrical Bill of Materials
  • PLC Programming of Allen Bradley systems
  • Generation of Sequence of Operations, Cause & Effect, and Control Logic Diagrams
  • Panel designing, wiring, and checkout. Panel corrective wiring when required.
  • Field service/start up, consisting of electrical/mechanical setup, checkout, commissioning, troubleshooting, equipment replacement and repair, training, etc
  • Phone based troubleshooting support for customers
  • Skid checkout, consisting of checking for electronic functionality and configuring the instruments on the skid
  • Loose instrument checkout and calibration checks

 

Desired Knowledge / Experience / Skills / Abilities:

  • Knowledge and understanding of industrial process instrumentation and controls including pressure regulators, flow meters, dampers & flow control valves, safety shut off valves, transmitters, thermocouples, etc..
  • Experience with Combustion Systems (burners, air heaters, oxidizers, boilers, etc)
  • Ability to prioritize activities and effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Safety focused with experience working in an industrial process plant environment
  • Confident and Curious problem solver who can think and deliver under pressure
  • Strong people skills and the ability to build long term relationships with customers and suppliers

 

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to meet the travel demands of the position with up to 3 weeks per month of domestic and international travel
  • Must be able to work long hours in a hot environment; standing, walking, and lifting up to 15 pounds.
  • Must be able to climb up to 8 flights of stairs on equipment platforms multiple times daily

Supervisory Responsibility

  • None

Work Environment

  • Office
  • Work in and around chemical and other industrial plants near heavy machinery and high temperature thermal oxidizers and heaters None

Travel Requirements:

  • Applicant must have US passport and willingness to travel internationally
  • This position requires travel to PCC customer sites for design reviews, equipment commissioning, and start ups. Typical travel is approximately 25% - with peaks and lulls.
  • Travel duration for a typical start up is 7-10 days for small domestic projects and approximately 25 days for larger projects in China.
  • During the next 18 months, 3-4 multi-week trips to China should be anticipated during a very high Operations Temp period.

If you are interested and meet the above requirements, contact Chris Riemer, Operations Manager, at criemer@pcc-group.com

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Mechanical Drafter/Designer

Responsibility and authority: 

  • Utilizes Computer Assisted Drafting (CAD) system or equivalent to complete assignments in support of Project Engineers.
    • Primary area of emphasis is 2D using AutoCAD.
    • Secondary system is SolidWorks.
  • Develop new Models and Drawings for projects as required by Sales and Project Engineer. This will include the layout, design, and detail of projects per verbal and written instructions.
  • Typical PCC equipment drawing packages include the following:
    • General Arrangement (layout of equipment and ducting in a designated plot area)
    • Piping and Instrumentation Diagram (schematic design)
    • Piping (pipe skids and interconnecting piping)
    • Fabrication (detail drawings of all equipment)
    • Refractory (design and description of refractory material)
    • Equipment Loading and Anchor Bolt Layouts
    • Structural (platform, ladder and support steel)
  • Assisting in the maintenance of product standards and master drawings as well as files on assigned projects.
  • Prepares various drawings of parts, assemblies, and products, including various views, sectional profiles, irregular or reverse views, hidden lines and small intricate details.
  • Makes arithmetic computations using standard formulas.
  • Check own and other Drafter/Designer's drawings for accuracy.

 

Minimum Knowledge / Experience / Skills / Abilities:

  • Associate's Degree in Drafting or equivalent combination of experience
  • AutoCAD experience 3-5 years of AutoCAD 2012 or higher
  • SolidWorks experience 2-3 years required or equivalent
  • Steel Design and Fabrication
  • Piping Design and Fabrication
  • Ability to transition 2D drawings into 3D models
  • Strong communications skills and ability to take direction and provide feedback
  • Critical thinker who can make strong recommendations and apply sound judgement

If you are interested and meet the above requirements, contact Chris Riemer, Operations Manager, at criemer@pcc-group.com

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Project Manager

General Duties:  Serves as the internal PCC project lead and the customer’s primary interface for the design, procurement, and installation of PCC systems.  Engages with the customer throughout the project life cycle to manage post-purchase order scope modifications, overcome execution challenges, and broadly communicate project status and delivery risks.  Coordinates core project engineering tasks and integrates PCC technical and support staff capabilities in accordance with established procedures to ensure safety, consistency, efficiency, and quality.  Operates as a committed member of the PCC team dedicated to continuous learning and improvement. Performs other duties as assigned by the Operations Manager.

 

Specific Responsibilities:  Drives project delivery and effectively communicates progress through the 3 major phases of the PCC Project Management process:  Design, Procurement, and Installation.

 

  • Acts as the Single Point of Entry into PCC for the project customer
  • Masters project requirements to include customer specifications
  • Develops a Project Management Plan appropriate for the project scope
  • Maintains regular and recurring customer contact
  • Secures “out-sourced” engineering disciplines from external resources as necessary
  • Quickly elevates disputes to the appropriate level for quick resolution
  • Executes Change Management process
  • Reports project progress and milestones in accordance with established procedures
  • Utilizes the Technology Group’s “Design Memo” as a guideline to perform mechanical design including thermal calculations, refractory selection, structural design, and development of general arrangement drawings, P&ID’s, nozzle schedules, fabrication drawings, pipe skid drawings, installation drawings, and installation and operation manuals.
  • Integrates Process, IC&E, CAD, Engineering, and Procurement groups to orchestrate design and project delivery
  • Incorporates project specifications into comprehensive scope of work documents that combine both the technical and “flow down” commercial requirements for major equipment contracts.
  • Coordinates with Project Engineering for the development of mechanical designs including thermal calculations, refractory selection, structural design, and development of general arrangement drawings, P&ID’s, nozzle schedules, fabrication drawings, pipe skid drawings, installation drawings, and installation and operation manuals.
  • Receives, reviews, and approves vendor documentation
  • Reviews vendor quotes for technical acceptability and provides feedback to Purchasing
  • Works with Vendors to ensure timely flow of all Quality Documentation to the customer.
  • Navigates projects deliverables through required Quality Control events
  • Leads After Action Reviews after equipment shipping and upon project completion
  • Gathers customer feedback after equipment shipping and upon project completion
  • Performs logistical and administrative duties as required to deliver the project on schedule
  • Maintains and closes out Project Files for historical reference
  • Team Player who – during project lulls - selflessly contributes time, talents, and expertise to support colleagues.

If you are interested and meet the above requirements, contact Chris Riemer, Operations Manager, at criemer@pcc-group.com

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Market/Customer Development Territory Manager  - Gulf Coast Region

Job Description:

PCC is seeking a highly motivated, experienced air pollution control capital equipment market development individual to develop and promote our products within the US market (Gulf Coast Region preferred).  This position demands an experienced and confident professional who can develop new opportunities while further expanding existing customer relationships.  The ideal candidate is a self-starter and top producer with a proven track record in prospecting, client management, and the desire to win.

Business Development/Territory Manager Key Success Factors:

  • Manage and implement market development activities with focus on the promotion of PCC products to new customers.
  • Generate new opportunities through marketing initiatives and networking.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and decision-making capabilities
  • Ability to be forward-thinking and strategic to cultivate and develop opportunities for PCC.
  • Manage relationships throughout the entire marketing cycle, from initial contact to issue of a purchase order.
  • Collaboration with and support the PCC Application Engineering/Sales team as required.
  • Must possess excellent Interpersonal skills. A strong presenter and communicator.
  • Ability to manage multiple marketing opportunities concurrently and actively manage pipeline development of those opportunities
  • Must be an Enthusiastic self-starter, results oriented and accountable for his or her actions.
  • Must be self-confident, with humility and empathy. Possess a positive and proactive style.
  • Must be a committed team player – work with cross-functional groups/teams to ensure PCC’s interests are at the forefront.
  • Able to take and act upon direction from management.

Requirements:

  • Technical background required. Chemical or Mechanical engineering degree preferred.
  • Must have large, air pollution control, capital equipment experience.
  • Must have experience with air pollution control (APC) equipment, i.e. thermal oxidizers, RTO’s, FTO’s etc.
  • Minimum 5+ years selling and market customer development experience required.
  • Preferred location is Southeast/Gulf Coast. (TX, LA, OK).
  • Highly motivated, self-starter, team player – Ability to work with minimal supervision in a remote, home office environment.

An attractive compensation package will be offered including an annual base salary, annual target bonus opportunity and competitive benefits package. Contact Mike Foggia, Business Development Manager.

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About PCC

Since its founding in 1969, PCC has been providing its global customers with combustion heat transfer and pollution control system expertise from its headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (USA).  PCC designs, engineers, and supplies thermal oxidizers, afterburners, incineration systems, specialty combustion systems and bio-oxidation technologies that provide environmental treatment of gaseous and liquid waste streams generated from a wide range of industrial and municipal processes.

PCC’s engineers are experienced in process design, process engineering, material selection, refractory design, instrumentation and controls, commissioning and start up service, and project management.  PCC has custom designed systems ranging from $5,000 to over $15 million.  There’s no combustion application PCC cannot handle.

PCC excels in providing fully integrated solutions to meet our customers’ toughest air pollution control challenges.  Our expertise and experience in gaseous & liquid waste incineration, VOC destruction, and acid gas systems is complemented by knowledge, understanding and practical know-how of heat recovery boilers, heat exchangers, wet scrubbers, baghouses, and electrostatic precipitators.

We serve industries including Chemical, Petrochemical, refining, automobile, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, textile, rubber, metals, wood products, sulfur, carbon, and the pulp and paper industries.

Benefits

PCC offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including health and life insurance, dental and vision insurance, and 401(k).

PCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).

Process Combustion Corporation provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. PCC complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

PCC expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of PCC’ employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.

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Process Combustion Corporation (PCC) has designed, supplied combustion, heat transfer & pollution control systems worldwide. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, USA; with offices in Beijing, China; and London, England; PCC is recognized as a global leader in pollution control systems. Our creative designs minimize system costs, especially energy consumption, while meeting environmental regulations.

About PCC

Since its founding in 1969, PCC has been providing its global customers with combustion heat transfer and pollution control system expertise from its headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (USA). PCC designs, engineers, and supplies thermal oxidizers, afterburners, incineration systems, specialty combustion systems and bio-oxidation technologies that provide environmental treatment of gaseous and liquid waste streams generated from a wide range of industrial and municipal processes.

PCC’s engineers are experienced in process design, process engineering, material selection, refractory design, instrumentation and controls, commissioning and start-up service, and project management. PCC has custom designed systems ranging from $5,000 to over $15 million. There’s no combustion application PCC cannot handle.

PCC excels in providing fully integrated solutions to meet our customers’ toughest air pollution control challenges. Our expertise and experience in gaseous & liquid waste incineration, VOC destruction, and acid gas systems is complemented by knowledge, understanding and practical know-how of heat recovery boilers, heat exchangers, wet scrubbers, baghouses, and electrostatic precipitators.

We serve industries including Chemical, Petrochemical, Refining, Automobile, Pharmaceutical, Manufacturing, Textile, Rubber, Metals, Wood Products, Sulfur, Carbon, and the Pulp and Paper industries.

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Situated in the South Hills area of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, approximately 45 minutes from Greater Pittsburgh International Airport, PCC offers challenging technical work in a small company atmosphere. We encourage personal growth, yet emphasize “team.”

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