Project Engineer
Lancaster, PA Pelletron
Job Type

Pelletron, part of the IPEG Industrial Group, is the global leading supplier for dust removal systems for plastic processors and plastics manufacturers. Besides the plastics industry, the dedusting technology is also used in the food, mineral and recycling industries. In 2003, the company began to expand into the pneumatic conveying field and developed a new pressure conveying process, trade named pellcon3®. Pelletron has a wide range of pneumatic conveying components such as rotary valves, diverter valves and shut-off valves, specially designed for conveying of pellets and powders. The Pellbow®, a special pipe elbow, another Pelletron invention, is used in the plastics industry to prevent dust and streamers in the conveying process.


The Project Engineer is responsible for the complete technical and commercial execution of engineered systems projects, each ranging from several thousand dollars to several million dollars in value, including preparation of all detail engineering work, customer and vendor communications, drawings and engineering document review, and overall project financial performance. This position will report to the Director of Engineering and is located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Review and understand detailed customer specifications and apply all relevant key requirements to the project detailed design; have working knowledge of ASME/ANSI standards including piping and pressure vessels; familiarity with DIN and/or API specifications is a plus;
  • Review and update/modify process flow diagrams and P&IDs to meet project design requirements; use the project P&IDs as the central tool for developing the system design and for ensuring system design is consistent with the customer’s requirements;
  • Prepare data sheets and detailed specifications for equipment including but not limited to blowers, compressors, centrifugal fans, heat exchangers, dust collectors, inline filters, cyclones, silos, hoppers/bins, pressure vessels, butterfly valves, slide gate valves, process piping systems and components, instrumentation, and controls and electrical systems;
  • Develop system general arrangement and equipment arrangement concept layouts; work directly with the Design Department to generate all required layouts, arrangements, and equipment assembly drawings; check Design Department drawings before submittal to customer;
  • Prepare RFQs, contact suppliers, and clarify technical requirements in order to get pricing quotations for external equipment; work closely with Purchasing Dept. to select suppliers and manufacture third-party equipment;
  • Review and fully understand the project commercial contract, and prepare and maintain the corresponding detailed project schedule and cost tracking documentation;
  • Oversee and drive the project schedule and especially maintain key milestone dates including document submittals, equipment shipments, and receipt of progress payments; update the project schedule throughout the life of the project and communicate to the customer and all key stakeholders;
  • Maintain clear and professional communication with customers, sub-suppliers, and internal stake holders, including proper written follow-up of all official contract notifications, document submittals, change requests, and questions/requests for information; follow up all communications in a timely manner;
  • Travel as required to customer offices, jobsite, and vendor locations as necessary;
  • Provide field start-up support for assigned projects as necessary.

Qualifications and Work Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or related field;
  • Min. five (5) years of related experience in the handling of engineered systems projects, ideally with pneumatic conveying, bulk material handling, and/or dust removal systems;
  • Chemical plant and/or EPC company experience is a strong plus;
  • Ability to read, interpret, and develop process flow diagrams, P&IDs, general arrangement and plant layout drawings, piping isometric drawings, equipment data sheets, detailed specifications, and other detailed technical documentation;
  • Write effective communications and speak effectively, both one-on-one and in groups with customers, sub-suppliers, and internal stakeholders;
  • MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Project); working knowledge of AutoCAD is a plus;
  • Experience with SAP is a plus.

The IPEG Industrial Group is a family of leading brands serving the global plastics, recycling and industrial heat transfer markets. IPEG, Inc. is a corporate entity which provides best-in-class manufacturing and business support services to its brands in order to create a competitive advantage for each of the brands to drive better solutions for customers.

At IPEG, we focus on two things: Customers and Employees. And we have a saying that if we do right by both of them, everything else takes care of itself. We have formalized this into IPEG’s Purpose: To foster excellence and inspire confidence in our customers and employees.

IPEG offers an outstanding compensation and benefits package including profit sharing, bonus plans, 401(k) with company match, medical insurance, dental, vision, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, health club reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, employee assistance, wellness program and employee referral bonus program.

IPEG, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and offers employment opportunities to all qualified persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability (except where physical or mental abilities are a bona fide occupational requirement), veteran status, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, HIV-positive status, possession of the sickle cell trait, genetic characteristics, political views, and any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws.