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Company: Air Products
Location: Allentown
Posted on: September 14, 2020

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Air Products (NYSE:APD) is a world-leading Industrial Gases company in operation for over 75 years, has an immediate opening in our Air Separation Unit (ASU) Cryogenics Technology team for a creative and inquisitive mechanical engineer based at our Corporate Headquarters in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

The Company's core industrial gases business provides atmospheric and process gases and related equipment to manufacturing markets, including refining and petrochemical, metals, electronics, and food and beverage. Air Products is also the world's leading supplier of liquefied natural gas process technology and equipment.

ASU Cryogenics Technology Team is a part of Air Separation Technology organization. Air Products Air Separation (ASU) business relies heavily on the team to improve the competitiveness in our air separation offerings and implement new technologies into our plants. The team delivers competitive cryogenic technology advancements for air separation across all ASU product lines, including structured packing, heat exchangers, reboilers, and column internals. The research engineers in the team works in collaboration with the entire Air Separation Technology and Product Line teams to deliver full plant solutions from the laboratory to the field.

This position requires a mechanical engineer with a strong background in structural analysis and a broad knowledge of mechanical engineering fundamentals to design fabricated structures and mechanical components. The candidate will be required to solve a variety of problems, which may involve high cycle fatigue, thermal stress, post-yield behavior, high temperature creep, flow maldistribution, fluidization, solids handling, etc. This position involves up to 15% travel to global locations. The successful candidate will perform engineering work in support of new technology and lower cost products. The candidate will work as part of a cross-functional research, engineering and manufacturing team, designing concept to completion of process equipment, system components and manufacturing systems. In addition to analysis and testing of a new design, support for fabrication, construction, and project startup maybe required.

Existing project areas where the candidate can expect to be involved include:

  • Lead research programs to develop state of art designs for heat and mass transfer units for air separation plants.
  • Design and develop warm/cold vessels, adsorption equipment and distillation column internals for air separation systems.
  • Improve manufacturing performance by identifying opportunities for automating operations, focusing on advanced manufacturing technologies and tools that are driven or enhanced by integrated information technology; smart manufacturing.
  • Perform stress and structural support analysis in support of various technology areas.
  • Design laboratory and process equipment for the analysis of liquid distribution, mass and heat transfer, as well as fatigue and stress analyses.
  • Lead laboratory and pilot-scale test programs
  • Lead external collaborations with vendors, universities, and test facilities for advancing mechanical capabilities
  • Write technical and scientific reports, project proposals, conference papers and presenting at academic and industrial events.

    While no pre-existing knowledge of specific processes, software, or fabrication methods is required, the candidate will be expected to learn them as needed for specific projects. To that end, the following skills will be beneficial:

    • Understanding of adsorption, distillation, or heat exchange processes
    • Experience with cryogenic equipment, cyclic equipment (pressure swing/temperature swing) design and manufacturing
    • Experience with 3D CAD software including solid modeling (preferably with solidworks)
    • Experience with finite element analysis (preferably with Ansys Workbench)
    • Knowledge of machining techniques, fabrication methods and welding processes
    • Experience with pressure vessel and piping codes, including design-by-analysis methods
    • Experience working with vendors on prototype and initial mechanical designs
    • Experience with additive manufacturing technology

      Qualifications / Skills

      • Minimum BS in mechanical engineering, MS or PhD is preferred
      • 8-10 years' experience performing technical mechanical engineering work
      • Broad mechanical engineering fundamentals
      • Ability to function well in a multi-disciplinary team environment.

        • Track record of safety in a laboratory or plant environment
        • Strong verbal and written communications skills

          To learn more, visit About Air Products.

          Air Products offers a comprehensive benefits package including paid holidays/vacation, affordable medical, dental, life insurance and retirement plans.

          We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those applicants who are being considered for an interview, or are currently employed by Air Products, will be contacted.

          Air Products is an Equal Opportunity Employer (U.S.) You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, citizenship, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or veteran status.

          Employment Type

          North America - Exempt

          Employment Status

          Full Time

          Type of Relocation Benefits Provided





          United States


          North America


          Global Engrg Mfg Technology & Equipment

          Business Sector / Division

          Global Gases Technology

Keywords: Air Products, Allentown , SENIOR MECHANICAL ENGINEER, Engineering , Allentown, Pennsylvania

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