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Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. SENIOR PRINCIPAL MECHANICAL ENGINEER - CRYO VESSELS in Buffalo, US, New York

42700BRReq No.:42700BRJob Description and Qualifications: At Air Products, our purpose is to bring people together to reimagine what’s possible, collaborate and innovate solutions to the world’s most significant energy and environmental sustainability challenges. Grow with us as we embark on building tomorrow together by being the safest, most diverse and most profitable industrial gas company in the world.

Reimagine What’s Possible

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., a Fortune 500 manufacturer of industrial gases, has an immediate opportunity for a Senior Principal Mechanical Engineer – Cryo Vessels at our Corporate Headquarters in Allentown, Pennsylvania and Houston, Texas.

Air Products is a world-leading Industrial Gases company having both Process Gas applications and Gasification Technology and has been in operation for over 75 years. We have multiple product lines, over 750 production facilities in over 50 countries, and serve over 30 different industries, creating broad opportunities for growth and development. And, we are growing!

We pride ourselves on being an innovative technology company that cultivates an environment of collaboration and inclusion. We need and seek out people who are dedicated and driven to create the future. People with passion and commitment to get it right and a never ending desire to innovate, learn, improve and contribute. Sound like you?

The Mechanical Equipment Design team, which is part of our Global Engineering organization, is looking for a Sr. Pr. Mechanical engineer to support the design of air separation equipment for both Air Products owned plants and those that are engineered and constructed for others. You will support both in house designed and manufactured equipment as well as items purchased from third-party suppliers.

Principle accountabilities:

  • Single Point of Contact (SPOC) for Air Product fabricated Distillation Columns and ancillary equipment for our Liquid Hydrogen (LHy) and Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) Technologies, including creating Estimates, Execution Strategies, and Technical Risk Statements.

  • Detailed mechanical engineering of cryogenic distillation columns, internals and other cryogenic equipment that Air Products fabricates in house.

  • Completing pressure boundary calculations to meet specific codes (e.g. ASME). Detailed analysis of wind, seismic, shipping and support designs are also required.

  • Specification of various non-rotating equipment including brazed aluminum heat exchangers, V-wire screens, demisters.

  • Review and validate supplier calculations and drawing for purchased equipment compliance to codes and specifications.

  • Interaction with Air Products China, Malaysia, and Florida fabrication facility including occasional shop visits.

  • Vendor inspections and construction/start-up support may be required which include trips to vendors and plant locations worldwide.

  • Support of product development and R&D initiatives is also a requirement.

  • Actively collaborate with internal AP teams and external third-parties to meet project commitments, costs, and schedules. Support equipment and labor estimates for proposed projects and bidding activities.

    Minimum proficiencies and qualifications:

  • BS or MS in Mechanical Engineering from ABET accredited program

  • Must qualify as “Responsible Charge” per ASME BPVC Section VIII, Division 1 Appendix 47

  • Registered Professional Engineer in at least one state of the United States a plus

  • 15 years’ experience in engineering/design of pressure vessels or similar. Preferably in Air Separation, HYCO, Liquid Hydrogen, or Liquified Natural Gas field.

  • Strong technical skills in the design of pressure vessels and heat exchangers

  • Strong working knowledge of pressure vessel and heat exchanger design codes including ASME BPVC Section VIII, GB, GOST, KGSC, etc.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability for travel to plant sites, EPC offices, and vendor shops (expected travel up to 10%)

  • Experience with manufacturing design and fabrication drawings

  • Experience with pressure vessel design software such as COMPRESS

  • Experience with stress analysis software such as AutoPIPE, Caesar, FEA etc. is preferred

  • Experience with Fatigue analysis is a plus

  • Code Committee memberships are desirable

    We are the world’s largest hydrogen producer with over 80 years of industrial gas experience. We are hydrogen experts delivering safe, end-to-end solutions, investing in real, clean energy projects at scale, and driving the industry forward to generate a cleaner future.

    At Air Products, we work in an environment where we put safety first, diversity is essential, inclusion is our culture, and each person knows they belong and matter. To learn more, visit   About Air Products. (https://www.airproducts.com/company)

    We offer a comprehensive benefits package including paid holidays and vacation, affordable medical, dental, life insurance and retirement plans. You will be eligible for benefits and also be 100% vested in your retirement benefits on your first day of employment.

    We are 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.

    Air Products is committed to working with and providing a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you have a disability and you believe you need a reasonable accommodation to search for a job opening or to submit an online application, please e-mail us at talent@airproducts.com . General application status inquiries are not answered by this mailbox rather you’ll receive an e-mail directly from our Career Center and/or the Talent Acquisition Specialist.

#INDGBDJob Title:SENIOR PRINCIPAL MECHANICAL ENGINEER - CRYO VESSELSEmployment Status:Full TimeLocation:US-NY-Buffalo, US-PA-Trexlertown (Corporate HQ) (0905), US-TX-HoustonCountry:United StatesRegion:North AmericaOrganization:Global Engrg Mfg Technology & Equipment Business Sector / Division:Americas EPC