Wisconsin Energy Institute

Process Engineer

Date Published: 

May 30, 2013

Position Type: 


Job Location: 

Jefferson, WI

Job Description: 

Valero Renewables is a subsidiary of Valero Energy Corporation, which is a Fortune 500 company based in San Antonio and the world’s largest independent petroleum refiner. Valero was the first traditional refiner to enter large-scale ethanol production. Now one of America’s largest ethanol producers, Valero Renewables has 10 plants in seven Midwestern states and annual production capacity of 1.2 billion gallons.

We are recruiting for a Process Engineer to join the team at our Valero Jefferson Ethanol Plant in Jefferson, Wisconsin. This position will plan, direct, and coordinate activities concerned with design, modification, and operation of process equipment in the ethanol plant by performing the following duties personally or by coordinating the activities of operations, and maintenance and contract personnel.


•Support the operation of the plant by reviewing, studying, problem-solving, and trouble-shooting the plant systems and equipment and by recommending modifications or new equipment to improve operations.

•Plans and implements capital projects relating to process improvements and plant expansions.

•Coordinates project documentation including P&ID updates, operating procedures, training, equipment files, project files, all drawings.

•Develops plant specifications for equipment, piping, electrical, instrumentation, etc.


•Bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.) in engineering required. Chemical or bio systems preferred. Candidates with a degree in mechanical engineering may be considered.

•A minimum of two years related engineering experience required.

•Experience in corn processing, chemical, or petrochemical environment preferred.

•Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings. Possesses a thorough understanding of fundamental theories of heat and mass transfer, fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, separations, and control systems.

Position and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Job Application Deadline: 

June 30, 2013