This is an excellent career opportunity for an experienced Process Engineer with wastewater and biologics experience to grow your career in the wastewater industry. What's exciting about this position is that we work on custom solutions, so there are always interesting and unique process design engineering problems to solve. Also, everything in design and manufacturing occurs in our Lenexa, KS facility, so as a Process Engineer, you will get to enjoy all aspects of the process in person, from design - to watching it get built - to seeing it in actual operation. There will be occasional travel to help start and test wastewater treatment plants following installation. There are also opportunities to contribute to the R&D process and make improvements in product design!
Smith & Loveless, Inc. is known globally for engineering and manufacturing of water and wastewater transfer and treatment systems. We match engineering expertise with product ingenuity to maximize the investment. We are a Lenexa, KS-based company with over 65 successful years, serving the Industrial, Municipal, and International marketplace.
The WASTEWATER LEAD PROCESS ENGINEER is responsible for leading the design, manufacture, and installation of the Company’s industrial process filtration system products and product improvements including the development of drawings, specifications, and O&M manuals along with supporting and training users and developing documentation for record maintenance.
Specific duties include:
Perform biological wastewater process design reviews
Prepare process designs
Evaluate existing operational performance of plants
Develop new process designs and methods for R&D
Prepare and present papers/articles for conferences and trade publications
Occasionally meet with customers to define needs, test the product and consult onsite - will require some travel
Perform site analysis and develop recommendations
Evaluate wastewater processes
Provide process and operational training and support to users
Evaluate supplier information
Contribute to the development of O&M manuals
Manage 1-2 Process Engineers
Additional responsibilities include:
Direct and/or complete designs of the company's wastewater products including the process flow unit sizing, expected results, instrumentation, and control scheme, and physical layout to meet specific project orders.
Manage the work assigned on projects to maintain the project scope, budget, and schedule.
Review and understand code and/or regulatory issues that pertain to designs
Test prototypes or pilots in the field and write testing protocol.
Provide engineering support for filtration products and custom applications
Develop and implement new products and changes in existing products to improve the function, reduce cost, and improve quality.
Create and update O&M manuals, design manuals, engineering specifications, and other technical documentation.
Assist Manufacturing, Field Service, Sales, Costing, Purchasing and other departments with product questions, applications, and descriptions.
Complete load, sizing, and other calculations to support designs.
Perform start-up services for the filtration products.
Support and assist other departments with costing, specifications, drawings, application, etc.
Environmental Engineering Degree, Civil Engineering Degree (water/wastewater emphasis), or equivalent
Ph.D. is highly preferred
Minimum of 5 years experience designing biological wastewater treatment systems or similar processes
8 - 10 years of experience is preferred
For example: using BioWin and GPS-X process simulators, nutrient removal, sidestream treatment, integrated fixed film activated sludge (IFAS), MBBR - moving bed biofilm reactors.
Creative and good problem-solving skills
Ability to communicate technical information to a varied audience
Able to travel, both domestic and international
Ability to work with AutoCAD/Inventor drawings
A Great Place for Your Career
Be a part of the Smith & Loveless team, which develops smarter and more efficient ways to solve the world's environmental challenges. Based in metropolitan Kansas City, with offices and affiliates in suburban Denver, Los Angeles, Atlanta, London and Auckland, we design, engineer, manufacture, install, and service industry-leading solutions for the transfer, purification, and conservation of our world’s most precious resource, water.
As an industry leader in water treatment and pumping system solutions, Smith & Loveless offers challenging careers across various business and technical functions in diversified regional, national and international markets. Our careers provide opportunities for all kinds of people, from those in the beginning stages of their career all the way to experienced professionals.
With a diverse product line of solutions and equipment installed in more than 75 nations globally, Smith & Loveless employees enjoy our strong company reputation, innovative brands and a proud legacy of success of making the world a better place.
Our world headquarters are located in Lenexa, Kansas, a convenient drive from anywhere in the Kansas City area.
If you're looking for an exciting opportunity with a well-established industry leader providing water treatment and transfer equipment built to last, please contact us.
We are proud to offer our employees:
Life & AD&D Insurance
Short & Long Term Disability Insurance
Paid Vacation & Sick/Personal Time
Smith & Loveless is located within an easy driving distance from anywhere in the metro area.
We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
About Smith & Loveless, Inc.
Manufacturer of water and wastewater pumping and treatment equipment, in business over 60 years, located in Lenexa, KS.