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Job Responsibilities

Engineering Development Program (EDP) is Air Products’ graduate training and development program. Its purpose is to develop Air Products’ future engineers, managers and leaders by providing opportunities for fresh graduates (EDP engineers) to learn the Company’s business, products, technologies and operating methods in their early careers through a series of rotational assignments.

The EDP engineer will fulfill 3 x 8 months technical based assignments in different production groups within plant shift operation, process, process safety, control & instrument, Machinery, maintenance, advance control & digital technology, Plant project & reliability, Plant management system etc. rotation. The locations for these assignments could be Shanghai, Nanjing, Xi’an, Yulin, Weinan, Dalian, Tianjin, Guangzhou or other cities in China.

Every EDP engineer is assigned a senior manager as a mentor to guide and advise them as they progress through the program.

For each assignment, the specific learning, project-related objectives and job description will be discussed, agreed and commented at the beginning between EDP and the assignment manager. The emphasis for each assignment will be on on-the-job training.

Day to day support on plant optimization through advanced controls and data management services to site staff and office-based engineers. Daily support SPIDER (Diagnostic Efficiency Optimization and Reliability Improvement) room apps.

Identify, develop and design improved operating and control strategies to achieve productivity targets. Develop tracking programs and metrics for plant optimization and efficiency, and controller on-stream. Monitor the targets against expected performance. Areas of emphasis include: manufacturing cost reduction, waste handling and reduction, raw materials, utilities consumption/cost/supply, production process reliability and capacity expansions.

Develop PPM (Plant Performance Monitoring) and provide technical support in a daily basis.

Provide Advanced Controls (MPC, IP21 & APACS) design, implementation and plant tuning support.

Develop advanced control project scope, estimate project cost and benefit, develop capital expenditure authorization document and propose appropriate execution strategy for best fit with resources and benefits case. Execute projects with small GO teams or as part of a larger GEM capital project team. Execute project work to the defined budget and agreed schedule.

The EDP engineer is encouraged to seek advice, coaching and support from their colleagues.

At the end of the rotations, each EDP will have the opportunity to assume a fulltime role as designated position by the hiring department.


Recent postgraduate, with Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in engineering or other various technical disciplines.

Intern experience in engineering program/project is preferred.

Excellent attitude to take on hand-on job and would learn practice skill at site besides of function knowledge in paper.

Excellent English skills, both written and oral; skillful in use of PC software tools.

Open, proactive and willing to learn mindset.

Learning and Practice travel will be required. Most travel will be in China mainland but might not be limited if you could learn quickly and take ownership & responsibility individually.