• Luna Technologies
  • $86,275.00 -162,390.00/year*
  • Portland , OR
  • Engineering
  • Full-Time
  • 4301 NW Oxbridge Dr

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Lead Process Control Engineer

Luna Technologies is hiring a Lead Chemical Process Engineer to perform the design, implementation, testing, startup, and lifecycle support of pilot-scale chemical processing systems.

We are a small startup company founded in 2016. The Lead Chemical Process Engineer is a new position that will be taking over responsibilities from our Principal Engineer and Lead Manufacturing Engineer as well as taking on new responsibilities as the company grows. As a subject matter expert and innovator, the Lead Chemical Process Engineer is expected to continue improving our equipment capabilities including capacity, quality, reliability, and safety. As a senior-level engineer, this position is expected to execute chemical processing projects from concept through P&ID design, equipment specification, detail design, manufacturing, installation and start-up, and lifecycle support. Candidates must understand batch and continuous process control strategies deployed in Class 1 Division 1 areas and should be able to work both independently and closely with other team members.


  • Provide process engineering design and support to several chemical processes.
  • Follow design process through P&ID development, to component sizing and specification, to sub-system level testing, to manufacturing and full-scale testing.
  • Work closely with controls engineers to develop process controls strategies and software.
  • Maintain operating procedures and provide training tools for process operators.
  • Provide process troubleshooting and technical direction to clients. (On-site when necessary).
  • Conduct the commissioning / start-up of equipment at the client facility when necessary.
  • Train process operators at client facility when necessary.
  • Recommend procedural changes, equipment modifications or recipe adjustments as needed to improve product /process.
  • Monitor and maximize process capabilities (quality, cycle times, costs, etc.) for existing products and processes.
  • Provide support for regulatory compliance.
  • Understand the scope, budget and schedule for your projects.

Minimum Requirements

  • BS Degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering (other related fields accepted)
  • Minimum 3 years working in one or more of the following areas: Chemicals, Petrochemicals, and/or Manufacturing.
  • Knowledge of process instrumentation and control systems.
  • Proficient with reactor and distillation column design and pump and heat exchanger sizing.
  • Proficient with P&ID software (Solidworks Electrical preferred).
  • Proficient in CAD modelling (Solidworks preferred).
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Access, PowerPoint and Excel).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Must have the demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Ability to travel for routine, short-duration (two to three days), and other business events.
  • Must be comfortable working in cannabis extraction facilities (client facilities).

About the Company

Luna Technologies is a state-of-the-art cannabis oil extraction equipment manufacturer. We develop forward-thinking industry technology that supports our belief in the medical and social benefits of clean, consistent product. Our meticulously designed equipment fosters a superior level of workplace safety for the end-user. And, as an Earth-conscious team, we set engineering goals to decrease energy consumption; and reduce greenhouse gas and noxious emissions. Our advanced hydrocarbon extraction method sets a new standard for safety, quality, and consistency.

Associated topics: chemical, chemical engineering, coatings, nutrition, pha, phenolic, plastics, polymer, polymer synthesis, polyurethane

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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