Process Engineering Associates, LLC

Process Engineering Associates, LLC

Process Engineering Associates, LLC (PROCESS) was formed in January 1996 to provide process design, engineering, and safety services to any and all of the processing industries. Our concept was to specialize only in process engineering and hire only chemical engineers. This unique focus has allowed us to attract and retain some of the best chemical engineering talent available anywhere. PROCESS` personnel are experienced, highly-motivated chemical engineers with track records of significant achievement in the process engineering field. Our current staff includes over 50 highly qualified, full-time chemical engineers working out of 4 office locations in the U.S.

Company details

700 South Illinois Ave., Suite A-202 , Oak Ridge , 37830 Tennessee USA

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Business Type:
Engineering service provider
Industry Type:
Health and Safety - Health and Safety Consulting and Engineering
Market Focus:
Internationally (various countries)
Year Founded:
$10,000,000 US - $100,000,000 US

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Process Engineering Associates, LLC (PROCESS) is a chemical engineering company providing process design, applied chemical engineering, and process safety services to the petroleum refining, chemical production, alternative fuels, food grade products, nuclear materials processing, and all other process industries. PROCESS personnel are experienced, highly-motivated chemical engineers with track records of significant achievement in all facets of process engineering.

PROCESS is different in that we offer only process chemical engineering services - no EPC and no mechanical, electrical, structural, or civil services. Unlike most consulting firms, we apply our process engineering capabilities over the entire range of industrial processes and are totally independent and unbiased. We also routinely work as a subcontractor to these industries via more traditional engineering A/E or E/C firms.

With market conditions ever changing, we bring special benefits to our clients by offering high value process evaluation and engineering work at an extremely affordable price. PROCESS can do this because of our outstanding efficiency and focused effort. Check out a few of the Projects we have completed for $10,000 or less. PROCESS' technical staff have completed approximately 1,010 projects for over 215 different clients thus far.

PROCESS is different in that we are both 'niche' and 'broad'. 'Niche' in the sense that, unlike most traditional engineering companies, we offer only chemical process engineering services - no mechanical, electrical, civil, etc. 'Broad' in the sense that, unlike most consulting firms, we apply our process engineering capabilities over a wide range of industries - chemical, petroleum, waste treatment, alternative fuels, nuclear materials, power generation, and more. We also provide services to many traditional engineering firms. We even did some process improvements engineering for a golf course wastewater treatment system once!

A Philosophy Based on Experience
Our experience has taught us that if the design of the plant's process is less than optimal, or downright incorrect, then the client will be faced with years of effort and expenditures trying to recover from such problems. We believe in getting the process designed right the first time and know that we can do so better than most companies for two main reasons:

  • We specialize in process engineering only.... no civil, mechanical or electrical. Your process is our focus. It's what we do and all we do.
  • We hire only highly-qualified individuals that enjoy process engineering and have a proven track record of accomplishments. It is a requirement that all of our engineers have significant operations support experience so they understand, first hand, the real world issues that operators, technicians, maintenance personnel, and management face. We believe this experience is vitally important to providing the best possible results.

Our Goal
Our every day short-term goal is to get the job done on time, under budget and meet or exceed your expectations. Our long-term goal is to become the best chemical process engineering service provider in the world. We think we are well on our way...

Business Growth Strategy
We have multiple offices in the U.S. with future expansions in different geographical areas planned. Our strategy is simple - work hard, pay attention to the details, and control growth based on our ability to make such growth transparent to our customers. We will not sacrifice our service quality for the sake of growth.

Working with PROCESS
You will find all of our staff to be very customer-focused and very responsive. We realize that the way to earn and keep a customer's loyalty is by being very forthright, trustworthy, and providing affordable engineering services which create solutions that work every time. If your requirements are beyond our capability or available resources then we will tell you.

Employment with PROCESS
Can you imagine a place where your skills as a chemical engineer are fully utilized? Where you are continually challenged by working on entirely different processes on a routine basis? Where work hours are flexible and you control your salary by how much you work? A place without the bureaucracy and distractive trappings of a large corporation. You can even bring your bird dog to work if you like - we don't care, just perform exceptional work and keep your client happy. Such a place does exist .... Process Engineering Associates, LLC.

Employment at PROCESS offers the advantage of being part of an aggressive, growing process engineering company. Our company structure, philosophies, and performance-based (hourly) pay affords each individual the highest degree of professional freedom practical in our field of endeavor. Employees are encouraged through financial incentives and potential ownership positions to develop their own business prospects and ultimately their own entrepreneurial service areas.

One of our goals at PROCESS is to provide a challenging and rewarding career experience for our employees over the long term, not just a job. Unlike many engineering companies, PROCESS does not hire engineers by the batch to gear up for one large specific short-term project and then have a layoff after the project is complete. We would rather pass up opportunities than manage the company in this way. Instead, we selectively hire based on what we perceive as the sustainable long-term needs of our client base. This long-term approach to growth provides a stable and enjoyable environment in which to practice the trade we love - process engineering.