Why did you join Air Products?
My internship with the company was challenging and very rewarding. I worked with people of all engineering backgrounds to successfully complete my project which would be used by the team even after my internship. I made lasting relationships with all the people I met that summer and knew I wanted to come back and develop my career with the company!
Why do you love working at Air Products? What is it that keeps you working at Air Products?
My Air Products colleagues and managers have fostered my development into a more well-rounded engineer through knowledge-sharing and mentoring as well as understanding and leveraging each individual’s skills to be able to successfully complete a project. I love working with people of all different backgrounds and learning something new each time I approach a problem.
Please describe your career at Air Products to date.
I have worked in the business, operations and engineering teams in my three years with the company working in Texas, California and now Pennsylvania! I started off in commercial technology working with customers as well as the business, finance and operations groups to grow our customer base in Gulf Region. For my second assignment I then worked as the operations engineer supporting three H2 and CO2 plants. For my final assignment in the career development program, I supported 4 H2 plants in Northern and Southern California as the process engineer. Currently, I am an LNG process engineer in which I get to use my operations background to help me design LNG plants.
Tell me about the most intriguing/satisfying thing(s) you’ve been involved in since you’ve been at Air Products.
My most satisfying experience so far has been my contribution in one of the largest outages for the company in California. I was thrilled to be a part of key decision making during the outage and being responsible for catalyst and exchanger scopes for the plant. It was a very rewarding experience to see that everyone’s contribution makes a notable and quantifiable difference once the plant is back up.
What career advice would you give to those just starting out in their engineering careers?
Don’t be afraid to ask questions as well as give suggestions. I’ve seen firsthand that some of the best solutions come from people asking questions others were afraid to ask and/or suggesting something that was different than what has been done in the past.
Please explain what you do (in your current and/or previous job) contributes to sustainability?
I help design LNG plants which cool natural gas to about -160 °C. By shrinking the natural gas volume 600 times the gas can be transported much easier and quicker – bringing gas that is in abundance in remote areas to areas that need the fuel. The plants are designed to have very low to no emissions – any boil off gas is reused in the plant as fuel.
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