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CHEMICAL ENGINEERS

DESCRIPTION:
Search Enterprises has multiple openings at various levels in engineering and management across the US, and these positions change daily. A relationship with us will be beneficial no matter how small your geographic target area or how specific your position requirements may be. We are always looking for candidates with credentials and experience in Process Engineering, Project Engineering, Production Engineering, Operations & Engineering Management, PSM, and Process Design. Many of these positions are ideal for engineers who are seeking an opportunity to move up in an organization. Contact us so we know who you are when the right position comes available with one of our clients.

Having specialized in technical and management positions within the Chemical, Petrochemical, Refining and Pharmaceutical Industries since 1977, we have many clients who do not advertise their needs and utilize SEI to source and qualify candidates. A tribute to anyone in our field is the ability to survive recessions and the dynamics of economic and technological change. Search Enterprises has done that for more than 40 years!

We DO NOT make any contacts with your resume until you give us the go-ahead based on position descriptions that we provide you, nor are we a member of any 'sharing' organization. Your resume is safe with us until you give us the 'go-ahead' to make a contact. So let's hear from you, and one of our professionals will give you a call to discuss your career and what we can or cannot do. Search Enterprises maintains offices in Chicago, Florida, North Carolina and Tennessee.

REQUIREMENTS:
Chemical Engineering degree and experience in the Chemical, Petrochemical, Refining, Pharmaceutical, or related industries. Position scopes vary, so please get in touch to see what there may be for you.

MECHANICAL AND MAINTENANCE ENGINEERS

Having specialized in Engineering, Maintenance and Management positions within the Chemical, Petrochemical, Refining and Pharmaceutical industries since 1977, we have many clients who do not advertise their needs and utilize SEI as an extension of their HR function to source and qualify candidates. A tribute to anyone in our field is the ability to survive recessions, and the dynamics of economic and technological change. Search Enterprises has done that for almost 40 years!

We have multiple openings at various levels in engineering, maintenance and operations/maintenance management across the US, and these positions change daily. A relationship with us will be beneficial no matter how small your geographic target area or how specific your position requirements may be. There is no cost to you. Contact us today, so we know who you are when the position you want comes open.

We are always looking for candidates with credentials and experience similar to the above. We have positions for engineers who are seeking an opportunity to move in operations, maintenance, engineering or production. So if the location or responsibilities of this position do not satisfy your present career desires, let us hear from you anyway, as other unadvertised positions may be of interest to you.

We DO NOT make any contacts with your resume until you give us the go-ahead based on position descriptions that we provide you nor are we a member of any "sharing" organization. Your resume is safe with us.

Mechanical Engineering degree or related and experience in the Chemical, Petrochemical, Refining, Pharmaceutical, or related industries. Position scopes vary, so please get in touch to see what may be open for you out there and we can forward you position openings for you to decide.

OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT POSITIONS

DESCRIPTION:
Search Enterprises is presently recruiting for many top management positions with various clients in various locations in the USA. These positions include Director of Manufacturing, Plant Managers, Operations Managers, Production Managers, and Production Superintendents. We need leaders, as all teams need leadership and things move fast in today's world! We know where the jobs are so if you are even thinking of a change contact us and we will be happy to provide you more details for the locations of your choice.

Having specialized in technical positions within the Chemical, Petrochemical, Refining and related industries since 1977, we have many clients who do not advertise for their needs, and utilize SEI as an extension of their HR function to screen and qualify candidates for their needs. Though most of our work is recruiting qualified candidates directly for positions, we will include qualified ad responses as a potential source for our clients. A tribute to anyone in our field is the ability to survive economic set-backs, recessions, and changes in our industries, and Search Enterprises has done just that for almost 40 years. A relationship with us will be beneficial to you no matter how small your geographic target area may be or narrow your position scope requirements are, and there is no cost to you. We can't help you if we don't know who you are so contact us now.

REQUIREMENTS:
To qualify for any of these one needs a Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related Engineering degree and experience in the Chemical, Petrochemical, Refining, or related industries. Candidates need various levels of experience in management depending on the position desired. Position scopes vary, so please get in touch with us to see what there may be for you.

Confidentiality is our middle name! We DO NOT make any contacts with your resume until you give us the go-ahead based on position descriptions that we provide you, nor are we a member of any 'sharing' organization! Your resume is safe with us!

NOTE: The business climate has not altered the fact that we have opportunities similar to these with a number of Fortune 500 clients in the chemical, refining and pharmaceutical sectors. They/We are always looking for candidates with credentials and experience similar to the above. We have positions for engineers who are seeking an opportunity to move in operations, engineering or production. So if the location or responsibilities of a position does not satisfy your present career desires, let us hear from you anyway, as other unadvertised positions may be of interest to you. We DO NOT make any contacts until you give us the go-ahead.

PROCESS ENGINEERS

OVERVIEW: Our clients need Sr. and Jr. Process Engineers, PSM Engineers and other Engineers in Plant and Corporate settings. Our clients currently have many projects underway, all at various stages of development, screening, conceptual, feasibility, definition, and implementation. Initial assignment will involve oversight of a various range of projects and will depend on the engineer's interest and experience level.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES (depending on where experience fits in best):
Interface with the area teams and technologists ensure project related technical and operating issues are addressed.
Develop conceptual scope to meet project objectives, either directly or through the use of contractors.
Prepare Scope of Work documents and solicit proposals from engineering contractors.
Manage the engineering contractor to ensure quality of the process design work product while meeting budget and schedule.
Participate in P&ID, HAZOP, SIL reviews, construction punch-out, and project startup activities.
Evaluate project economics and identify alternative solutions or designs.
Perform process simulations and use other engineering tools and calculation methods to evaluate project options and develop scope.

REQUIREMENTS:
Chemical Engineering with Chemical, Petrochemical or Refining engineering experience. Plant experience, optimizations, statistical programs, DCS or simulation/modeling are just a few types of experience that would be a plus, but a solid ‘get it done’ attitude towards your engineering work a must! Let's talk, our 40+ years in this niche market will be helpful with no obligation from you except honesty. No 'target' to small for us to keep an eye open for, be it location or position type!

NOTE: We have opportunities similar to this one with a number of Fortune 500 clients in the chemical, refining and pharmaceutical sectors. They/We are always looking for candidates with credentials and experience similar to the above. We have positions for engineers who are seeking an opportunity to move in operations, engineering or production. So if the location or responsibilities of this position do not satisfy your present career desires, let us hear from you anyway, as other unadvertised positions may be of interest to you. We DO NOT contact our client companies on your behalf without your approval.

PRODUCTION PROCESS ENGINEERS

OVERVIEW: The Production Engineer position provides technical expertise to operating areas to maximize profitability. This position provides for a safe working environment; assists in the training and development of operators, team leaders, and supervisors; provides support and assistance to the engineering function; controls product quality; assures process integrity; and compiles data used in support of engineering projects.

RESPONSIBILITY/ACCOUNTABILITY:
Provide technical support to troubleshoot and improve production process.
Mentor and educate workforce in chemical process day-to-day operations.
Maintain and improve product quality.
Define raw material specifications within cost constraints.
Lead statistical process control (SPC) group to optimize process and minimize waste.
Provide distributive control system (DCS) support and configuration.
Support health, safety, and environmental programs.
Demonstrated knowledge of unit operations including fluid flow, solids handling, heat transfer, process control, and equipment specification.
Ability to lead and participate in a team setting.
Excellent computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
Effective communication skills both oral and written in dealing directly with management, peers, and entire workforce.

REQUIREMENTS:
Degree in Chemical Engineering with experience in a chemical manufacturing facility a must have.

NOTE: We have opportunities similar to this one with a number of Fortune 500 clients in the chemical, refining and pharmaceutical sectors. They/We are always looking for candidates with credentials and experience similar to the above. We have positions for engineers who are seeking an opportunity to move in operations, engineering or production. So if the location or responsibilities of this position do not satisfy your present career desires, let us hear from you anyway, as other unadvertised positions may be of interest to you. We DO NOT make any contacts until you give us the go-ahead.

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.

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.

SENIOR PROCESS ENGINEER

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide process engineering support for plant operation and strategic initiatives including process optimization, raw material and energy efficiency tracking and utilization improvements, project support and process control support.
Identify opportunities for improvements and make recommendations to the engineering team and upper management.
Identify and provide justification for capital expenditures in support of process improvements.
Perform project management activities and facilitate the implementation of capital projects in process areas.
Manage existing programs and implement new programs to ensure that environmental, sustainability, and operational goals of the facility are achieved.
Maintain and update Process Safety Management initiatives including procedures, process safety information, piping and instrument diagrams, and process hazard analysis.
Provide process support (scheduling production activities, process troubleshooting, etc.) as needed for front-line production supervision. This includes the availability to perform shift work.
Process and follow-up in a timely manner all documentation required by the company, including engineering change orders, non-conformance reports, management of change, etc.
Apply a sound knowledge of safety and environmental concerns in all undertakings.
Perform other duties/responsibilities as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:
Degree in Chemical Engineering with process engineering experience in a PSM regulated facility. Strong technical and problem solving skills. Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously. Self-starter who works well independently or in a team environment.

MECHANICAL RELIABILITY ENGINEER

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develop and implement reliability strategies for plant equipment.
Champion improvements in preventative maintenance programs.
Perform Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFAs) and Failure Modes & Effects Analysis (FMEA) concepts to improve system reliability.
Provide technical scopes and engineering field support for projects and turnarounds.
Support the development of the mechanical integrity program.
Ensure regulatory compliance in equipment areas.
Propose and champion projects to increase reliability of the plant equipment.
Manage equipment specifications and standards.
Work closely with Maintenance in the development and continuous improvement of plant PSM Mechanical Integrity programs, especially as this relates to Good Engineering Practices.
Interested in equipment vibration monitoring technology, oil analysis, laser alignment, and balancing techniques.

REQUIREMENTS: Maintenance/Reliability Engineering background in chemicals processing.

MAINTENANCE MANAGER

KEY CAPABILITIES & KNOWLEDGE:
Work with Production, EHS, & Engineering to support continuous improvement activities, develop Reliability Centered Maintenance program to support plant Operations.
Knowledge of chemical manufacturing operations.
Experience with OSHA PSM regulations.
Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing Methods and Continuous Improvement Methods.
Strong verbal and communications skills with the ability to interact effectively with individuals at all levels in an organization.
Ability to troubleshoot processes and equipment.
Knowledge of workplace safety regulations and practices as applied in a chemical manufacturing setting.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Supervisor of multi-discipline team of mechanics, electricians, instrument techs, and contractors to perform preventative maintenance, routine, and emergency repairs.
Utilize and upgrade current CMMS to drive metrics towards a more preventative maintenance focused culture.
Develops and manages KPIs to measure department strategy and goals.
Manage planning, schedules and spare parts management for the department.
Develops department budgets and operates within budgets.
Analyze root cause of equipment failures and plans corrective actions to achieve efficient and consistent production processes.
Provide direction to improve equipment and systems monitoring.
Ensures all operations are carried out in a safe manner in accordance with regulations and company policies and ensures all employees use and follow company requirements for PPE and safety gear.
Ensures cleanliness and good housekeeping standards are met in all work areas.
Ensures compliance with all company policies and procedures, regulations and corporate guidelines on business ethics.
Responsible for staffing, training, and supervision of production employees.
Performs and participates in incident investigations as required.
Participates in emergency response as required and according to training level.
Assists other departments as required to ensure overall performance of the plant.
Ensures all employees are treated fairly and equitably by established and well-communicated guidelines.
Updates Process Safety information data management and MOC systems as replacements are made.
Support all Environmental, Health, and Safety programs, policies, and regulations.
Work with Engineering and Facilities Department to help manage multiple capital improvement projects to support the site goal of increased capital investment and expansions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Knowledge of the general operation of chemical plant processes and auxiliary equipment associated with manufacturing functions.
Knowledge of Maintenance Planning and Scheduling.
Knowledge of Preventative and Predictive Maintenance Programs.
Experience managing personnel and processes through Process Safety Management (PSM).
Knowledge of safety practices and procedures for the handling of hazardous materials.
Knowledge of safety regulations, safe work practices, and safety equipment.
Proficiency in maintaining accurate records, inventory status and control of all plant equipment and trained records.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as plant and equipment drawings, procedures, emergency response manuals, production orders and Material Safety Data Sheets.

REQUIREMENTS:
Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Chemical Engineering.
Experience as a Maintenance or Reliability Engineer with supervision.
Excellent computer knowledge including experience working with plant process control systems.
Competent with Microsoft Office, SAP.