Updates to our popular Project Approach

We are happy to publish our revised 3-Phase Project Approach document.  Over the course of many successful projects, we have revised and updated the estimate cost range upon completion of each phase.  This approach has worked on many successful projects at CEI.

We welcome any comments or feedback to continue to improve our process and our project approach for our diverse client base.

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Welcome Jonathan Haws

Welcome Jonathan Haws to Creative Engineers, Inc. Jon has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Penn State, and an eye for process improvement and problem solving. He has varied experience that will be put to immediate use! He has worked with very thin plastic films, a variety of adhesives, and has also done skid system design/build/startups. Jon is just the kind of practical hands-on engineer that our customers desire.

Welcome Luke Baldwin

Welcome Luke Baldwin to Creative Engineers, Inc. As a mechanical technician, Luke will put his organization, problem solving, and hands-on skills to work for our varied customers. Luke has experience with mechanical, electrical, and piping systems. His background in leadership roles and customer service, coupled with his hard-working attitude will serve our customers well. Welcome Luke!

Alkali Metals Training Class June 2018

Thank you to all who attended our class this summer! Nothing says summer like a nice metal fire! We learned how to take care of that with hands-on training! We also discussed design approaches for buildings, systems, and equipment. We learned all about alkali metal properties and hazards, and also practiced safe techniques for small spill cleanup.

Stay tuned for the schedule of the next class!

Electrical/Automation Engineer

The Electrical/Automation Engineer at Creative Engineers, Inc. will be involved in a wide variety of projects at our facilities or at customer locations.  We work with our customers in a very collaborative mode, designing and building systems, specifying equipment, developing detailed P&IDs and specifications, and everything else necessary to meet the needs of the project and customer.

Electrical/Automation Engineer is primarily responsible for

  • Development of Process and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs)
  • Writing and reviewing detailed specifications
  • Working with vendors to specify and purchase instrumentation, PLCs, data acquisition systems, control panel devices, and other electrical items
  • Designing control panels, automation systems, and electrical systems to support process automation or skid systems
  • Design motor controls and specify motor control centers and other power systems under 600 VAC
  • Assuring design compliance with US National Electrical Code (NEC)
  • Performing commissioning and electrical troubleshooting of wiring, programming, electrical systems, pilot plants, skids, and full-scale production systems
  • Performing hands-on activities such as small control panel construction, small system wiring projects, and instrument calibration

Additionally, the Electrical/Automation Engineer will have the opportunity to get involved in

  • Actively participating in our Safety Program
  • Marketing our services/capabilities
  • Assisting in preparation of proposals for clients
  • Purchasing and expediting
  • Interfacing with customers and contractors
  • Operating chemical systems

Education/Experience/Skill Requirements

  • BS or MS in Electrical Engineering or Control Engineering
  • A minimum of five years related experience (especially, experience working in a chemical plant, chemical plant design, or factory automation)
  • Willingness to travel approximately 25% of time to customer sites
  • Highly motivated and the ability to work independently
  • Allen Bradley PLC and HMI programming a plus
  • National Instruments LabVIEW and DAQ experience a plus
  • Professional Engineers License a plus
  • Proficient with AutoCAD from Autodesk is a plus
  • Ability to have a home office is a plus

In addition to daily technical and business challenges in a dynamic work environment, CEI offers a competitive salary, bonus program, exceptional medical coverage, and retirement plans.

New Fluoropolymer Etchant Products

Creative Engineers, Inc. (CEI) is proud to announce three standard types of sodium-based etching solutions.  These sodium naphthalene complexes react with the surface layers of most fluorinated polymers to allow them to be bonded to many materials.  C-Etch M is our latest product, featuring sodium content at 4% wt. or better, and a flash point of 100.4 deg. F.  Please see our new product brochure for additional details.

Process/Project Engineer

The Process/Project Engineer at Creative Engineers, Inc. plays a very important role in the successful execution of our projects. We work with our customers in a very collaborative mode, designing and building systems, specifying equipment, developing detailed P&IDs, and everything else necessary to meet the needs of the project and customer.

Process/Project Engineer is primarily responsible for
• Calculating mass and energy balances
• Design of custom equipment
• Specifying and buying equipment
• Designing pipe systems and skid systems
• Participating in and conducting experiments and process trials
• Assisting in commissioning of pilot plants, skid, and full-scale production systems

Additionally, the Process/Project Engineer will have the opportunity to get involved in
• Developing P&ID’s and PFD’s
• Actively participating in our Safety Program
• Marketing our services/capabilities
• Assisting in preparation of proposals for clients
• Purchasing and expediting
• Interfacing with customers and contractors
• Process control specifications

Education/Experience/Skill Requirements
• BS or MS in Chemical, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering
• A minimum of ten (ten) years related experience required (experience working in a chemical plant or work in chemical plant design).
Experience in a manufacturing environment is essential.
• Willingness to travel approximately 25% of time to customer sites
• Highly motivated and the ability to work independently
• Professional Engineers License a plus
• Proficient with AutoCAD from Autodesk is a plus
• Ability to have a home office is a plus

In addition to daily technical and business challenges in a dynamic work environment, CEI offers a competitive salary, bonus program, exceptional medical coverage, and retirement plans.

Travis Hale

Welcome Travis Hale

Creative Engineers, Inc. welcomes Travis Hale to our Greenville, SC office! Travis has over 25 years of experience since graduation from The University of South Carolina in Chemical Engineering. Travis’ broad perspective will help our customers with environmental testing, regulatory compliance, safety programs, process scale-up, hazard assessment, and all sorts of process engineering. Travis has deep technical knowledge in silicone, silica, silanes, sub-micron particle suspensions, synthesis reactions, wastewater processing, and metal catalysts. We look forward to having Travis help our customers in the Greenville area and all around the world.

Alkali Metals Safety Training January 2018

Alkali Metals Safety Training

Today we had our first Alkali Metals Safety Training in the new year! Thank you to all who attended!  As part of the event we also demonstrated our pump test rig by pumping NaK with one of our four-stage EM pumps.  We discussed design approaches for buildings, systems, and equipment. We learned how to contain or extinguish a metal fire and had hands-on training. We also practiced safe techniques for small spill cleanup.

Stay tuned for the schedule of the next class!