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Wastewater Process Engineer, Gigafactory Texas

Company: Tesla
Location: Austin
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

The Role
Tesla Factory Engineering is looking for a Wastewater and Speciality Water Systems Design Engineer to join our Process Design team in Austin, TX. The process design team strives to create the factory of the future by bringing conceptual designs to life, producing cutting-edge detailed designs of chemical and utility systems that are fully integrated with manufacturing processes. As a Wastewater Process Engineer, you will play a critical role in our efforts to accelerate the world's transition to sustainable energy.

--- Apply engineering fundamentals and a broad set of process engineering tools to solve technical problems and create novel detailed designs for Wastewater and Specialty Water systems such as wastewater, reverse osmosis water, deionized water systems, as well as associated treatment chemicals like sulfuric acid, sodium hydroxide and calcium hydroxide systems
--- Provide process engineering support to operations to help resolve process bottlenecks and other long-standing issues
--- Provide technical expertise to the engineering/design team and other groups within Tesla as a subject matter expect (SME).
--- Lead front-end and detailed process designs including the following deliverables
o Scope development and Basis of Design document development
o PFDs, P&IDs, and 3D pipe design development, including pressure drop analysis, Aspen simulation where required, pressure relief valve calculations, and Pipe-Flo modeling
o Develop and maintain Sequence of Operations / Controls Narrative documents
--- Participate in field construction and commissioning activities by serving as the point of contact for technical questions and real-time issue resolution
--- Review process design work performed by others on the Process Team to ensure every design maintains the highest level of quality, including P&ID's, plan drawings, and single line iso's, review and/or update master piping and equipment specifications
--- Mentor less experienced engineers on the team

--- Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering
--- 7+ years of experience in wastewater and specialty water systems Process Design, Process Improvement or Operations within a high-tech industry such as semiconductor, specialty chemical, solar, battery, etc. A combination of experience with an owner operator and an EPC firm is highly desired
--- Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) in Texas is required or the ability to obtain comity licensure within 6 months
--- Subject matter expertise related to OSHA requirements for hazardous systems and maintenance access, ASME pressure vessel and piping codes, NFPA codes such as NFPA 30 and 55, and relevant building codes
--- Ability to lead or participate in reactive chemical process hazard evaluations and HAZOP reviews of PSM-covered and other hazardous chemical systems
--- Working knowledge of AutoCAD, Navisworks, Bluebeam, Aspen Plus, Aspen HYSYS, and Pipe-Flo. Design engineers are not required to use Revit, but Revit experience is a plus
--- Working knowledge and experience with permitting of wastewater systems
--- Ability to adapt, multi-task and prioritize work in a fast-paced environment with evolving changes in design requirements
--- A positive, "do the impossible" attitude and ability to communicate with peers and stakeholders at all levels including piping designers, stress engineers, other engineering disciplines, customers, and executives

Keywords: Tesla, Austin , Wastewater Process Engineer, Gigafactory Texas, Engineering , Austin, Texas

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