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PROCESS ENGINEER

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides technical support for plant operation. Provides process engineering support for plant on capital projects, from conception to start up.
Attend the morning meeting of the assigned area to maintain communication.
Analyzes and troubleshoots specific plant operating problems.
Optimizes unit operations as assigned. Supports plant shutdowns with strong technical input.
Provides process engineering support for various plant capital projects from conception through start-up. Function as Project Sponsor on specific capital projects, providing detailed scope of work, management of change, plan review and approval, functional checkout plan and start-up/commissioning procedures.
Performs engineering studies.
Performs and oversees plant experiments for new raw material qualifications and product development projects
Writes and reviews Standard Operating Procedures.
Assists in developing new and updating P&IDs, Site Standards (procedures), and Emergency Procedures.
Participates and documents Incident Reviews (IR). Participates in Department Incident Reviews (DIR). Prepares, participates, and/or leads Process Hazard Analysis/Level of Protection Analysis (PHA/LOPA). Share in the PHA recommendation assignments.
Provides information/calculations to support budgeting and cost control efforts
Serves as project leader for Continuous Improvement projects and track monthly benefits in Power Steering.
Participates in rotating On-call duties for the site, as plant experience is obtained and assessed to be adequate by supervision. Is available after hours by phone (or otherwise) for consultation and/or possible call-out for plant problems or emergencies
Ensures all activities are done in a manner that respects safety and the environment and/or meets quality objectives.
Performs duties in a manner that protects personal safety as well as the safety of all personnel on site. Whenever appropriate, promptly reports Safety, Health or Environmental incidents or issues to management so the situation can be corrected. Attends Safety Meetings to help prevent off site and job accidents.

REQUIREMENTS:
Degree in Chemical Engineering.
Experience in petrochemical plant operations or technology.

SENIOR PRODUCTION ENGINEER

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides chemical engineering expertise of polymerization and compounding process units in the areas of safety, capacity, yields, energy consumption, and quality.
Supports safety programs via participation/leadership in PHAs, FMEAs, LOPAs, MOCs, incident investigations, and resolution of action items.
Unit production expert and provides technical knowledge and troubleshooting assistance to manufacturing engineers and operations.
Serves as Manufacturing Representative on capital project teams.
Provides process design for small capital and/or expense projects.
Generates process improvement innovative ideas and works with necessary groups to validate the feasibility of those ideas.

REQUIREMENTS:
Degree in Chemical Engineering.
Knowledge of process engineering and operations for chemical or polymer processes.

PROCESS ENGINEER

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Supports the technical direction of the plant and develops and executes capital and process projects.
Standardize equipment, processes, and controls to support safety, product, and growth strategies.
Responsible for troubleshooting production related issues to resolve complex manufacturing and process related issues.
Support HSE management systems, PSM, technical audit programs, and engineering risk assessment programs.
Knowledgeable in and stays current on specialty chemicals industry technology including distillation, separations, process controls, mass and energy transfer and general process equipment design. Familiarity with chemical process equipment including mechanical vacuum systems, heat exchangers, cooling towers, hot oil systems, pumps, instrumentation, and distributed control systems.

REQUIREMENTS:
Degree in Chemical Engineering with specialty chemicals manufacturing experience (or similar).
Experience in distillation, PSM, Capital Project management, process improvement (lean/six sigma).
Strong understanding of DCS systems, simulation, statistics and data analysis.
Office/specialty chemicals plant environment.
Limited travel may be required.

MANUFACTURING ENGINEER(S)

OVERVIEW:
The manufacturing engineer is responsible for unit operating performance (production, raw material usage, energy usage, quality, daily performance tracking, troubleshooting, and basic unit optimization). Drive real time unit performance in these areas and with respect to yields, usages, reliability, and quality. Maintain accurate accounting of all unit production losses and drive actions to correct.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Monitor unit performance by tracking key process indicators (KPI’s) and key operating parameters (KOP’s).
Maintenance of performance tracking tools to include setpoint or target changes.
Basic troubleshooting and optimization of the process to address gaps identified through daily performance monitoring.
Accounting and categorization of daily production losses.
Drive targeted actions in response to performance gaps in KPI’s as well as production losses.
Assist in tracking of unit regulatory compliance.
Facilitation of MOCs originating from unit needs.
Lead or assist in delivering technical training to operators.
Assist with production planning, tracking, and closing.
Maintain unit process safety information (PSI).
Interface with production engineering, process engineering, and other site business teams.
Optimize the current process using operational entitlement models.
Implement advanced performance tracking tools.
Implement new technology projects.
Execute annual productivity plans.
Escalate technical issues which are too complex to handle within the unit.
Escalate technical issues which require advanced modelling.
Initiate projects to improve the process.

REQUIREMENTS:
Degree in Chemical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering.
Experience working in a Manufacturing Engineer role.
Working knowledge of simulation products, heat transfer, hydraulics, etc.
Strong knowledge of Process Safety Management.
Proven technical and analytical skills with the ability to innovate and solve complex problems.
Willingness to provide after-hours support when needed.

DESIRED CERTIFICATION:
Certified Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt.

PROJECT ENGINEER

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Conceive, present, design, and oversee projects for domestic and international facilities. Minimal travel to other sites as needed.
Project will entail improving processes, updating process equipment, improving current facilities, and designing plant additions and new plants.
Work within the standards of ASME, BOCA, IFC, NEC, NFPA, and OSHA.
Spends time in production to fully understand the needs of personnel, the processes, and equipment.
Supervise mechanical and electrical contractors during construction and installation of process systems.
Work will be independent and collaborative.

REQUIREMENTS:
Degree in an engineering discipline and engineering experience in an industrial environment.
Experience with Solvent-based products and equipment.
Understanding of government regulations in an industrial setting.
Proficiency in CAD and Microsoft Office.
Proven mechanical aptitude and strong understanding of mechanical systems (dust collection, pumps, bearings, heat transfer, manufacturing equipment, etc.).

MANUFACTURING RELIABILITY ENGINEER

Candidate must have worked in a chemical process plant troubleshooting all types of equipment issues. They need to understand how pumps, gearboxes, conveyors, etc. operate and what leads to them failing.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Process Design, Commissioning, and Production Support:
Establish and maintain planned and predictive maintenance programs for equipment.
Set parameters for amount and type of maintenance performed within the programs.
Develop Equipment Criticality Index for site assets.
Analyze records, troubleshoot equipment problems, and make procedure recommendations to operations and maintenance.
Work with the Maintenance Supervisor to help manage the maintenance and project teams during plant outages.
Analyze work orders for equipment, prepare cost and schedule estimates, and make recommendations as to the methodology, equipment, and material requirements.
Determine root cause and specify method of repair for plant equipment.
Document projects and technical work by setting up necessary files and preparing appropriate records and reports.
Coordinate the creation of the spare parts list and lubrication list for the entire plant.
Maintain liaison with outside contractors, suppliers, and representatives of other companies on matters of mutual interest involving rotating equipment and general maintenance as well as compliance with standards, specifications and regulations.
Participate in recommending and requisitioning equipment, tools, materials and spare parts.
Lead projects as assigned by Engineering Manager for projects up to $1M.
Work with Maintenance Supervisors to manage rotating equipment’s PM schedule.
Assist Maintenance Supervisor in prioritizing, planning, scheduling and executing repairs, replacements, projects and other maintenance activities.
Participate in Process Hazard Analysis studies (PHA).
Provide mechanical engineering input to HAZOP study.
Develop engineering solutions to repetitive failures and all other problems that adversely affect plant operations, including capacity, quality, cost or regulatory compliance issues.
This individual will be a backup to the Maintenance Supervisor for directing in-field supervision of plant mechanics and contractors.

Plant Records:
Monitor plant operating conditions using existing technology and methods. Suggest and develop new tools for this effort.
Establish working knowledge of business information system (JD Edwards).

REPORTS TO: Maintenance Manager.

REQUIREMENTS:
Experience in a chemical plant environment.
Experience with maintenance CMMS systems (JDE, SAP).
Experience working with and troubleshooting all types of chemical equipment including pumps, gearboxes, heat exchangers, filters, fans, etc.
Detailed knowledge of design Codes and industry standards as applied to chemical facilities, Process Safety Management (PSM), Management of Change process (MOC), and Capital Value Process (CVP).
Project engineering and/or experience leading projects is a plus.
PHA – Preliminary hazards analysis
RCA – Root Cause Analysis
FMEA – Failure modes and effects analysis
CA – Criticality analysis
SFMEA – Simplified failure modes and effects analysis
MI – Mechanical Integrity
Strong safety and environmental performance.

SITE DIRECTOR

SUMMARY: To lead and develop the site to deliver sustainable, competitive manufacturing performance. Ensure that the manufacturing strategy and plans for the site are built into the business strategy and appropriate progress is delivered to improve business performance. Ensure asset integrity and SHE performance meet the company and regulatory requirements.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Direct all manufacturing, materials, and distribution activities by optimizing production, material movements in a cost-effective manner while promoting a culture of continuous improvement.
Develop and maintain a best of class manufacturing organization which leads the industry in regulatory compliance, quality, safety, and manufacturing costs.
Provide strategic direction for the operational area to meet the financial goals set out in the annual budget plan and other strategic objectives.
Manage and provide leadership for compliance with Health, Safety & Environment issues and for all federal, state, local, and corporate regulatory compliance requirements.
Responsible for maintaining quality and HSE certifications as required.
Provide direction on the achievement of strategic goals and objectives. Conduct operational staff meetings to present goals and convert into process and individual goals.
Provide all direct reports with career growth opportunities by training in specific jobs and cross training in jobs which have close functional responsibilities. Develop direct reports to assume accountability for their area of responsibility.
Direct site engineering activities including execution of the capital plan for the site by monitoring submissions, tracking status, and reviewing submitted projects for compliance to corporate guidelines and objectives.

REQUIREMENTS:
Plant Leadership experience in a manufacturing environment with proven background of increasing responsibility and across several disciplines (i.e., production, safety, engineering, etc.), preferably in a chemical processing facility.
Experience leading, influencing, building, and developing a diverse and cross-functional team across various levels and skill sets.

OPERATIONS MANAGER

SCOPE OF THE POSITION: The Operations Manager will be in charge of 2 local sites. Ensures the safe operation of the facility, ensures environmental compliance, is accountable for achievement of plant performance objectives and product quality, and monitors plant expenditures and budget. Oversees some activities (i.e., manufacturing, maintenance) with his/her direct reports and will manage/direct others (i.e. quality, EHS, engineers) in coordination with the site Quality Manager, EHS supervisor and Engineering group representative. He/she will also ensure the satisfaction of customers by delivering product on time (working directly or indirectly with Logistics and Customer Service department). The incumbent is also responsible for managing the site CAPEX program. This is the top management position at the facility.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Perform hands on operator and maintenance duties as required, e.g., making batches, loading trucks, repair of equipment, etc.
Provide motivation, guidance, and direction in all plant activities.
Approve spending and other actions.
Assure product quality and product deliveries meets customers’ requirements.
Assist at other plant locations when possible.
Provide technical support for customers as required.
Ensure proper staffing of the plant.
Drive continuous improvement in all aspects of the site operations.
Focus on Continuous Improvement activities/projects to support value-addition and cost reductions.
Interface with other personnel regarding safety, EHS audits and addressing EHS issues.
Responsible for the overall safety performance at the site/plant.
Perform routine daily plant walks to monitor activities and safety issues.
Periodically audit work being performed to ensure that all policies, standards, and procedures are being followed.
Serve as the management representative for the site’s Responsible Care program.
Ensure timely reporting, investigation, and corrective action for EHS incidents.
Ensure timely closure of IMS action items.
Assure site compliance with all federal, state, and local regulatory requirements.
Assist in the preparation of site-specific safety and maintenance procedures.
Interface with customers, regulators, and personnel on quality audits, and on addressing quality issues.
Serve as the management representative for the site’s ISO program.
Represent the site in customer audits.
Assist in or provide resources for quality investigations and corrective actions.
Assure plant is maintaining requisite ISO records & assure site compliance with ISO and NSF requirements.
Assist in the preparation of site-specific quality procedures.
Report and communicate site performance; prepare plans.
Prepare and present periodic reports on production, spending, reliability, EHS, Capex, etc.
Prepare weekly performance reports, annual production plans, maintenance PM and outage plans, and capital and period cost spending plans.
Interface with sales and marketing to ensure site goals are aligned with the business goals.
Participate in periodic planning meetings.
Review production orders and schedules to ensure material (type, quantity, and specification) is available for scheduled orders.
Provide site resources for maintaining a living production and shipping plan that is consistent with the business plans.

REPORTS: There will be 10 employees reporting to this position from both the plants.

REQUIREMENTS:
Degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering.
Hands-on experience in chemical plant operations and maintenance.
Advanced proficiency in using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel etc.).

TRAVEL: Primary travel (up to 5%) within region to assist with vacation/sick coverage.

SENIOR PROCESS/PROJECT ENGINEER

RESPONSIBILITIES:
The primary purpose of this position is to support plant operations by improving existing production processes and introducing new production processes.
Leads and supports Company’s Safety Vision, Mission, and Values.
Promote safety in all aspects of operations to improve the safety record at this facility and throughout the company; includes work performed by contractors.
Perform project-engineering activities that include the design, procurement, installation, commissioning, and start-up of new processing equipment or systems.
Continuously evaluate, recommend, and implement improvements to the plant processes and operating procedures.
Promote the production of products that meet or exceed customer expectations, e.g., through participation in audits and investigations.
Lead engineering efforts to support the Environmental, Health and Safety Manager to ensure site compliance with state and federal regulations and standards (OSHA Construction & General Industry standards, OSHA PSM, RMP, RCRA, DNR, EPA, Title V/PSD, OCPSF, Dept. of Commerce, NFPA and NEC standards).
Coordinate and direct process hazard analysis which include PHA level selection and completion of the required checklists/templates and engineering MOC action items associated with the introduction of new products/processes. Basic data requirements include mass & energy balances/process kinetics, current equipment lists and drawings, process flow diagrams, relief vent sizing calculations, etc. per the OSHA PSM defined element.
Lead engineering efforts to support Food Safety and SQF initiatives and projects.
Support Sales and Marketing activities and provide technical assistance through interfaces with customers.
Support daily production activities by monitoring process performance, trouble-shooting problems, and, as needed, implementing corrective actions.
Uphold company's Standard of Excellence through a continuous commitment to maintain quality facilities and provide quality products and services to internal and external customers.
Create operating procedures and training for new equipment and processes.
Assist in leading and mentoring the activities of process/project engineers and engineering co-ops & interns.
Assist in the proper maintenance of plant equipment as a technical resource.
Work with site management to maintain workload balances. Provides back-up support as necessary.
Supports effective communication with all company departments where responsibilities overlap to ensure success of the branch team.

REPORTS TO: The Regional Engineer Manager. There are no direct reports for this role except for 3-4 interns.

GROWTH: This person will be groomed for the Regional Engineering Manager role.

REQUIREMENTS:
Degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering.
Project Management education/experience.
Batch experience or experience with sulfur burners.
Process-Engineering and/or Project Engineering experience in chemical-processing industry.
Direct technical management experience (interfacing with contractors).

CONTROLS SYSTEM ENGINEER

SUMMARY: This position is responsible for providing controls engineering support to the additives manufacturing plant. This includes day to day manufacturing support, continuous improvement, and capital project implementation.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Insures that all process operations are carried out in a safe manner and meet regulatory and industry standards.
Designs and develops new control systems.
Tests, maintains, and modifies existing systems including technical network infrastructure.
Develops and maintains a 5 year rolling plan to upgrade and maintain process control equipment.
Provides training to operations personnel as needed.
Analyzes, specifies, develops, and recommends design approaches, and equipment modifications necessary to meet production requirements for new or improved products and/or processes.
Assists in investigations and corrective actions for process incident investigations.
Supports process development process and process optimization efforts.
Provides training for plant personnel as required.
Participates in emergency response as defined in the program and training capability.
Provides leadership for establishing and maintaining a safe work environment. Proactively addresses and corrects all unsafe behaviors and conditions.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS:
Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)
Advanced Process Control (APC),
S88 Batch Control Systems
Safety regulations, safe work practice used in the chemical industry, Process Safety Management.
Operation of batch processes and associated auxiliary equipment used in the chemical industry.
Process instrumentation and industrial control systems including PLC programming, HMI Visualizations and Server infrastructure.
Motor controls, HMIs and VFDs.

REQUIREMENTS:
Degree in Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or equivalent.
Experience in programming and maintaining plant centralized control systems.
Experience in a Chemical or Liquid Manufacturing environment a plus.

PROCESS ENGINEER

OVERVIEW: The primary purpose of this position is to support plant operations by improving existing production processes and introducing new production processes. Also perform project engineering activities including the design, procurement, installation, commissioning, and start-up of new processing equipment.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Promote safety of operations including work performed by contractors.
Promote the production of products through participation in audits and investigations.
Support daily production activities by monitoring process performance, trouble-shooting problems, and implementing corrective actions.
Execute activities to implement new chemical-processing and materials-handling processes.
Continuously evaluate, recommend, and implement improvements to the plant processes and operating procedures.
Support Sales and Marketing activities and provide technical assistance through interfaces with customers.
Perform project-engineering activities as directed by the Engineering Manager; including project management of these activities (design, procurement, installation, commissioning, and start-up of new processing equipment).
Utilize project-management skills and tools (define project schedules, conduct project-review meetings, publish associated meeting minutes, and document project financial status).
Execute improvement projects within financial, time, and quality constraints.
Provide concise, accurate, and timely information to plant and senior management as requested or as required. At a minimum, provide written status reports on assignments on a monthly basis.
Participate in the investigation and corrective actions efforts for your assigned manufacturing processes.

REQUIREMENTS:
Degree in Engineering.
Process-Engineering and/or Project Engineering experience in chemical-processing industry preferred.
Must have experience interfacing with contractors.
Strong computer skills and knowledge of Power Point, Word, and Excel required. Proficiency in AutoCAD and pipeline-sizing programs preferred.

QUALITY MANAGER

OVERVIEW: The Quality Manager supervises and assists a technical staff responsible for introducing, optimizing/improving, troubleshooting, and testing products and manufacturing processes. The manager directs department activities, reviews analysis and improvement recommendations, and recommends improvement opportunities and prioritizations to the Plant Manager and other leadership team members.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Ensures all processes, designs, manufacturing & operating procedures, test methods, etc. adhere to regulatory and site safety requirements.
Drives improvements to the manufacturing plant processes, procedures, products, and all aspects of the QA lab.
Maintains and drives improvements in quality specifications for products and raw materials.
Directs, assists, and/or provides resources for troubleshooting batches for process and/or raw material related issues.
Develops and maintains quality systems for ISO compliance.

REQUIREMENTS: Quality Management/Supervision experience in manufacturing setting. Good understanding of PSM & ISO requirements. Familiarity with quality management systems and “Best Practices” procedures. Strong competency with SAP or similar ERP database management systems. Exposure to applications using continuous improvement techniques; 8D, TQM, Problem Solving DMAIC, FMEA’s, Lean Manufacturing, 5S, etc.