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CHEMICAL ENGINEER

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 and Refining 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 Florida and Tennessee.

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

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.

CAVEAT: Your experience must be as a direct employee of an operating chemical, petrochemical, refining, or closely related industry. You must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident, and you must reside in the USA.

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PRODUCTION SUPERINTENDENT

DUTIES:
This role is responsible for the reliable operation of a production unit in a team-based environment, including safety aspects, environmental aspects, and chemical manufacturing:
Ensures Business Line, Operations and Supply Chain are fully coordinated.
Converts Business Plan to daily operations plan.
Provides technical expertise in the daily operations of the unit.
Assists Operators in resolving gaps between production and the plan.
Analyzes and allocates production losses.
Works with the Improvement Engineer to ensure operating plan and reliability issues are coordinated.
Accountable for creation of the PPM plan and its effects on the business, safety, and environmental concerns.
Maintains data integrity of production loss accounting database and manages MAC values and calculations.
Emphasis also includes customer satisfaction, product quality, production rates, and schedule in a JIT setting. Daily activity optimization to increase Unit rate and utilization.
Meeting budgets and maintaining the correct variable and fixed cost elements for products manufactured in the unit. This includes correct raw material usage ratios, minimizing scrap, controlling the cost of quality (scrap, rework, recycle, man hours, etc.), manpower allocations, overtime and others.
Utilizing understanding of customer ‘critical to success factors’ for betterment of AN & customers.
Daily reconciliation of production using tools in SAP.
Development of technical competencies among team members.
Maintenance of this PSM unit through the Maintenance Team; optimizing utilization (on-stream) with due consideration of safety, reliability and customer requirements.
Ensuring high quality and customer satisfaction for products, through systemization, training, and processes in the unit.
Continual improvement of products and processes; strong quality orientation.
Integration of new projects, production methods, equipment, and work processes in a unit largely controlled by DCS.
Contribute to an effective KPI and metrics process for Process Safety. Provide insights regarding quantitative and qualitative developments by means of periodical and ad hoc reports and/or analyses for the site.
Build and maintain a network of in- and external stakeholders/partners and represent the site in Process Safety related matters.

REQUIREMENTS:
BS Degree required; Chemical Engineering Degree preferred.
Minimum of two to five years chemical plant production experience.
Supervisory experience preferred.
Thorough understanding of unit operations, process equipment, and technology.
Thorough understanding of the sales and operations planning process; production system capabilities and limitations; and knowledge of the different conversion costs associated with product mix.
SAP production accounting experience, creating, closing, and production variance troubleshooting.
Understanding of Lean manufacturing and its applications preferred.
Ability to listen generously and practice open advocacy.
Ability to provide people the information to perform their assigned roles by spoken word.
Ability to give encouragement, guidance, and direction to others to improve performance.
Ability to use simple statistical tools: Microsoft Excel proficient.
Ability to collect relevant data, history trends, process information, RCA results, and other data to identify or troubleshoot process problems.
Ability to use in depth analysis and structured methodology to identify the true root causes of a situation or event.

NOTE: We have opportunities similar to this one with a number of Fortune 500 clients in the chemical, petrochemical, refining, and coatings/resins 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.

CAVEATS: Your experience must be as a direct employee of an operating chemical, refining, petrochemical, resins/coatings, or closely related industry. You must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident, and you must reside in the USA.

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PROCESS ENGINEER

PURPOSE: Develops, scales, and aids commissioning of new industrial processes and new process plant and equipment designs or modifies and improves existing ones to support efficient, at-scale production.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Process Engineer works closely with Process Chemists and Production and Design Engineers in cross-disciplinary teams to ensure that process plants are set up to provide maximum output levels from and efficient running of the respective production facilities:
Leads development, scale-up, and implementation of new processes and products or de-bottlenecking of existing processes, equipment, and their configurations to support company growth.
Works with Process Chemists from lab scale proof-of-concept to pilot demonstrations for reliable scaling data gathering; develops Process Safety Information & Technical Packages to support design, build, and scaleup.
Works with Design Engineers to develop, specify, and complete equipment configurations and installations on-time; considers employed materials, operating windows, desired product ranges, and relevant process technologies within appropriate regulatory, quality, and economic considerations.
Initiates and/or champions MOC design reviews and addresses Action Items; supports EH&S and PSM compliance/improvement needs for the plant.
Assists Operations in commissioning and validating new processes and plants for target product ranges and efficiencies; includes developing in-process metrics, monitoring run progress, and troubleshooting.
Evaluates process feasibility/fit, make versus buy cost, and COGs determinations and recommends insourcing (internal) or outsourcing (tolling), the latter of which may require travel.
Matches fitness-for-use requirements to process measurements and set points; assists Quality in ensuring target product levels are sustained in production.
Evaluates process and product variation data and identifies quality improvement opportunities using trended data, or simulation and statistical SPC tools.
Assesses process development, plant reconfiguration, or expansion options by developing and testing process simulation models; propose quantifiable/scope of value add versus cost tradeoffs for justification.
Ensures relevant safety and efficiency considerations related to the project operator, the environment, the process, and the product(s) are considered, documented, and communicated for all stages.
Identify gaps and mitigate historical issues is key.

REQUIREMENTS:
Degree in Chemical Engineering with experience in a chemical/petrochemical manufacturing environment.
Independent management of projects >$250M.
Requires good oral and written communication and time management skills. Solid communication skills. You will be interacting with Operators, Production Manager and VP of Operations.
Proven track record of successful process scale-up and implementation in a chemical manufacturing plant.
Highly proficient with chemical manufacturing unit equipment operation and equipment & process trouble shooting.
Capable of leading process incident RCAs and addressing assigned Corrective Actions and PHA Recommendation Items.
Practical knowledge of DCS and PLC plant control systems and their programming to support manufacturing needs is highly desirable.
PSM experience is a must.
Must have at least 3 years at a facility supporting a unit/leading a unit.

CAVEAT: Your experience must be as a direct employee of an operating chemical, petrochemical, refining, or closely related industry. You must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident, and you must reside in the USA.

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SR. PROCESS ENGINEER

DUTIES:
Cultivate a culture of commitment to safety excellence while ensuring responsible and disciplined operations within the unit.
Support the Process Safety Management program, including the MOC process, PHA participation, and follow-up, maintenance of Operating Procedures, operator training and certification, and development of Process Safety Information for the entire building.
Work with chemical operators to incorporate ideas and best practices into process improvements.
Monitor and implement ideas to maximize overall asset utilization (OAU) and overall equipment effectiveness (OEE).
Become familiar with the operating equipment and be able to troubleshoot problems to improve equipment performance.
Coach other engineers though technical problem solving.
Work with maintenance coordinator to improve equipment reliability.
Work with chemical operators to learn the process and how it is performed and to solicit innovative ideas for improvement.
Identify capital projects and provide justification and start-up support.
As a senior technical resource, provide guidance and training for process engineers and operators. This may involve interaction outside of normal business hours as the department runs 24/7.
Collaborate with process technology group to ensure the successful transfer of new products and technologies.
Work with project engineers to identify, provide justification and start-up support for capital projects.
Domestic and international travel for training, meetings, customer visits, and supplier visits may be required.

REQUIREMENTS:
Degree in chemical engineering with experience in chemical operations.
Demonstrated process engineering skills, with an emphasis on troubleshooting and process improvement.
Familiar with unit operations and able to learn and understand intricacies of specific chemical processes.
Experience with continuous improvement methodologies such as LEAN manufacturing and Six Sigma.
Experience with root cause analysis tools and risk assessments.
Ensure safe operations by observing all Health, Safety, and Environmental (HS&E) procedures.
Understand the general concepts of ISO 9001.

Considered a Plus:
Knowledge of thermoplastic polyurethane chemistry and production.
Programming experience with Delta V DCS.
Knowledge of SAP.
Experience with project engineering, construction processes, and project management.
Six Sigma certification.
Graduate degree in chemical engineering from an accredited university.

NOTE: We have opportunities similar to this one with a number of Fortune 500 clients in the chemical, petrochemical, refining, and coatings/resins 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.

CAVEATS: Your experience must be as a direct employee of an operating chemical, refining, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, or closely related industry. You must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident, and you must reside in the USA.

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OPERATIONS MANAGER

OVERVIEW: This role reports directly to the Plant Manager with the opportunity to develop their Operations team from creation of the organizational structure as well as leading the team to operate the facility. In addition to the development of the operations group, the Operations Manager will be actively involved with final detailed engineering and construction of the facility.

DUTIES:
Support the ongoing engineering and construction of the facility.
Design the Operations organizational structure and lead selection, training, and continuous development of this team.
Lead Operations Specialist to execute best-in-class safety, process safety, and environmental performance.
Support development and lead implementation of Standard Operating, Emergency Response, and Process Safety procedures.
Develop production KPIs with input from engineering and others. Implement systems to monitor and maintain group accountability for meeting KPIs.
Manage department budgets and production goals to meet or exceed plan performance.
Manage and evaluate equipment, utilities, and infrastructure resources to ensure productivity and minimal downtime.

REQUIREMENTS:
Chemical Engineering degree is strongly preferred. However, other Bachelor technical degrees may be considered with demonstration of process knowledge.
Technical experience in chemical, petroleum refining/petrochemical, or other closely related industry.
Minimum of 5 years of direct operational leadership in a 24/7 operating facility.
Basic understanding of Occupational/Process Safety, Environmental compliance, and Maintenance practices in chemical, petroleum refining/petrochemical, or other closely related industry.
Strong technical knowledge of process operations including reaction chemistry, distillation, heat transfer, and related operational concepts.
Effective organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills including proficiency with both written and verbal technical communication.

Preferred Qualifications:
Construction, commissioning, and startup of refining, petrochemical, chemical processes, or other closely related industry.
Training and development of process operators.

NOTE: We have opportunities similar to this one with a number of Fortune 500 clients in the chemical, petrochemical, refining, and coatings/resins 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.

CAVEATS: Your experience must be as a direct employee of an operating chemical, refining, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, or closely related industry. You must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident, and you must reside in the USA.

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SR. PROCESS ENGINEER

SUMMARY: The Senior Process Engineer is responsible for plant optimization and advanced troubleshooting to enable consistent production to meet customer demand. The engineer works as a member of the operate plant team ensuring excellence in EH&S, quality and reliability. This position supports various unit operations - both liquid and dry forms.

DUTIES:
Actively participate in facility EH&S excellence initiatives
Support facility drive to a Reliability Centered Culture by identifying & implementing opportunities to eliminated unplanned events
Monitor plant performance and proactively respond to deviations
Gather and analyze data to ensure production meets business plan
Support improvements in operability, process control, operating discipline, and equipment optimization. May execute improvement projects.
Monitor and define opportunities for Asset Utilization improvements
Lead RCI’s for Unplanned Events, Root Cause analysis, and Corrective Actions
Work with Supply Chain on production planning to meet customer needs
Actively participate on operations teams
Support compliance with quality certifications (ISO, etc)
Manage capital projects

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s Degree Chemical Engineering with strong chemistry / chemical reactions background. Experience with troubleshooting various process issues, and supporting process improvement projects. Demonstrated ability to work effectively on multiple projects. Knowledge of Lean Six Sigma problem-solving process.

NOTE: We have opportunities similar to this one with a number of Fortune 500 clients in the chemical, petrochemical, refining, and coatings/resins 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.

CAVEATS: Your experience must be as a direct employee of an operating chemical, refining, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, or closely related industry. You must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident, and you must reside in the USA.

Key Words: process engineer, chemical design engineer, chemical engineer, development engineer, controls engineer, instrumentation engineer, chemical engineering, process engineer, process control engineer, process development engineer, process controls engineer, instrumentation engineer, chemical engineering, process engineer, process control engineer, ChE, petrochemical, refinery, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, process plant, operations, maintenance.

PROCESS ENGINEER

OVERVIEW: The Process Engineer will be reporting to the Director, Process Engineering and Quality. The position works closely with the Operations Manager to drive process optimization and improvement for assigned units in the production plant. The position will develop to be the process owner and subject matter expert for assigned areas, including formulation vessels, packaging lines, and associated processes. Responsibilities will include daily assessment of performance of the process units (yield, throughput, quality), investigation and corrective actions for quality and safety incidents, and conformance to company safety and quality standards. In addition, the position will lead or support continuous improvement projects to drive safety, quality, efficiency, cost, new product introduction, and new equipment design and commissioning in the plant.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Process Performance - Routine measurement and assessment of process performance for assigned formulation vessel (reactor), storage, and packaging lines or areas. Focus on providing training, procedures, corrective actions, and tools (5S, Root Cause Analysis, etc.) for achieving cycle time and yield targets.
Process Improvement Projects - Identify, lead, or support projects that optimize performance metrics and achieve plant goals. These may include work-process design and implementation, equipment procurement and implementation, software implementation, training, SOP development.
Quality - Work with Quality personnel to ensure and support appropriate procedures, training, tools, incident investigations, and metrics are in place to conform to company quality and contamination prevention standards for assigned units. Drive improvement in key Quality metrics such as right-first-time and non-conforming products.
Safety, Health, and Environmental - Work with HSE personnel to ensure and support appropriate procedures, training, tools, incident investigations, and metrics are in place to conform to company standards for assigned units. Support waste reduction.
New Product Introduction - Support introduction of new or modified products to assigned process units. Participate in transfer-to-manufacturing process.
Mentoring - Provide tactical guidance to assigned co-ops or interns.

REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering with manufacturing/process/quality engineering experience. Able to identify, drive, and implement key process improvements working with plant management, quality, safety, supervisors, maintenance, engineering, operators, etc.
Working knowledge of chemical process and or packaging equipment. Exhibit personal energy in responding to change in a fast-paced, dynamic and growing organization. Disciplined, focused, resilient, teamwork, entrepreneurial, collaborative and inclusive style. Experience with manufacturing improvement tools such as Six Sigma, Lean, SPC, Root Cause Analysis, 5S, preferred.

NOTE: We have opportunities similar to this one with a number of Fortune 500 clients in the chemical, petrochemical, refining, and coatings/resins 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.

CAVEATS: Your experience must be as a direct employee of an operating chemical, refining, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, or closely related industry. You must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident, and you must reside in the USA.

Key Words: process engineer, chemical design engineer, chemical engineer, development engineer, controls engineer, instrumentation engineer, chemical engineering, process engineer, process control engineer, process development engineer, process controls engineer, instrumentation engineer, chemical engineering, process engineer, process control engineer, ChE, petrochemical, refinery, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, process plant, operations, maintenance.

PLANT MANAGER

DUTIES:
Ensure the highest safety standard for the Company’s regulatory requirements are met
for environmental, health, safety, security, and manufacturing processes
Responsible for all operations at the operating site
Identifying areas to improvement: cycle time, efficiency, and throughput in each
manufacturing area
Manages and sets priorities for Operations
Manages and aligns Maintenance to ensure proper alignment with manufacturing needs
Leadership on annual capital requirements aligning to business needs
Ensure PHA, PSM, RMP programs are current and completed
Sets strategic vision for the Fountain Inn operations and align to commercial plan
Coordinate plant support actives related to new product trials ensuring alignment in all
functional areas
Develop and implement key performance metrics including but not limited to: OEE, fist
pass quality, cycle time
Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements pertaining to ISO 9001

REQUIREMENTS:
Degree in Chemical Engineering with progressive related work experience in engineering leadership. Must have experience in batch chemical reactions. Strong communication and team building skills. Experience running and operating a multipurpose manufacturing operation. Must be proficient in verbal and written English language. Must be proficient in interpreting analytical data. Must have strong time management, interpersonal, and communication skills. Must demonstrate experience in metrics-based management, reviewing critical documents, and recordkeeping.

NOTE: We have opportunities similar to this one with a number of Fortune 500 clients in the chemical, petrochemical, refining, and coatings/resins 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.

CAVEATS: Your experience must be as a direct employee of an operating chemical, refining, petrochemical, resins/coatings, or closely related industry. You must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident, and you must reside in the USA.

Key Words: process engineer, chemical design engineer, chemical engineer, development engineer, controls engineer, instrumentation engineer, chemical engineering, process engineer, process control engineer, process development engineer, process controls engineer, instrumentation engineer, chemical engineering, process engineer, process control engineer, ChE, petrochemical, refinery, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, process plant, operations, maintenance.

SR. OPERATIONS ENGINEER

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Production Manager is responsible for the overall management of a section of the plant. Their main responsibility is to give direction to the departmental personnel on a daily basis in order to achieve departmental goals. Specific responsibilities include:
Establishing and monitoring production capacity
Actual production to demand plan
Product quality
On-time shipments
Inventory optimization
Operating efficiency (OAU)
Product yields
Process monitoring and optimization
Material usage variances
Interface with the maintenance department concerning needs in their areas
Equipment preparation for maintenance
Assisting in maintenance PM compliance
Manage hourly operators
Controls operating cost
Investigates and documents incidents, to find root cause and implement corrective actions
Provides safety leadership for the department
Support of PSM
Management of Change initiator
Assist with Process Hazard Analyses
Write and update operating procedures
Ensure operators receive adequate training
Lead HAZCOM and PSM/RMP training for their areas
Perform operator qualification testing
Support new product development
Prioritize equipment and personnel resources
Ensure environmental compliance in their areas
Identifying capital needs
Assist in capital project scope development
Perform safety and risk assessments

FUNCTIONS:
Production: Documents and measures standard cycle time and tracks asset utilization for assigned areas. Analyzes labor utilization and helps foreperson schedule manpower to minimize overtime. Meets all orders on time. Assures raw material availability based on production schedule. Available off hours to troubleshoot production/quality issues as needed.
Training: Provides necessary training required by law and the company. Ability to embrace and promote change. Ability to teach operators and forepersons to assume responsibility. Assures completion of scheduled training.
Quality: Drives continuous improvement in the process by using engineering tools.
Maintenance: Ensures preventative maintenance tasks are done on time and in compliance with the PM schedule. Departmental shutdowns are scheduled and required tasks are completed. Daily equipment inspections are completed. Supports and develops capital planning objectives. Ensures MOCs are documented with approvals.
Inventory Management: Minimizes working capital by managing raw material and finished goods inventory levels per the plant priorities. Appropriate inventory level defined and maintained for partials and scraps. Off-spec reworked within plant targets. Oversees inventory counts and adjustments. Review and explain material usage variances.
Procedural Documentation: ISO compliance: follows documented procedures, ensures control sheets are accurate and filled out by operators.

REQUIREMENTS:
Degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering. Supervisory exposure in a technical manufacturing environment. Able to handle numerous complex tasks simultaneously.

NOTE: We have opportunities similar to this one with a number of Fortune 500 clients in the chemical, petrochemical, refining, and coatings/resins 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.

CAVEATS: Your experience must be as a direct employee of an operating chemical, refining, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, or closely related industry. You must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident, and you must reside in the USA.

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PLANT MANAGER

SUMMARY: The Plant Manager is responsible for the planning, direction, management, and control of all manufacturing operations on the site. It also involves managing and directing all manufacturing functions in accordance with Company policies and procedures to continuously improve in the areas of safety, profitability, quality, customer satisfaction, and employee morale.

DUTIES:
Commit to plant safety, environmental and health procedures.
Plan, organize, direct, and run optimum day-to-day operations to exceed our customers’ expectations.
Increase production, assets capacity, and flexibility while minimizing unnecessary costs and maintaining current quality standards.
Be responsible for product quality and on-time shipping.
Allocate resources effectively and fully utilize assets to produce optimal results.
Implement strategies in alignment with strategic initiatives and provide clear direction to direct reports.
Monitor operations and trigger preventative corrective actions.
Share a trusting relationship with workgroup and recruit, manage and develop plant staff.
Develop systems and processes that track, optimize productivity, standards, and metrics and performance targets to ensure effective return on assets.
Stay up to date with latest production management best practices and concepts.
Communicate to senior management process deviations that affect the business.
Other Duties: Please note this job description is not a comprehensive listing of all duties, activities, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, activities, or responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice. Employees shall perform all tasks assigned by their manager.

REQUIREMENTS:
BS degree in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related field.
5+ years of experience as a plant manager in chemical manufacturing.
Adequate knowledge of business and management principles (budgeting, strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources).
Familiarity with ISO Quality Management and process automation.
Be knowledgeable of safety, quality, productivity, inventory, and stewardship processes.
Computer literacy – MS Office.
Strong team building, decision-making, and people management skills.

NOTE: We have opportunities similar to this one with a number of Fortune 500 clients in the chemical, petrochemical, refining, and coatings/resins 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.

CAVEATS: Your experience must be as a direct employee of an operating chemical, refining, petrochemical, resins/coatings, or closely related industry. You must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident, and you must reside in the USA.

Key Words: process engineer, chemical design engineer, chemical engineer, development engineer, controls engineer, instrumentation engineer, chemical engineering, process engineer, process control engineer, process development engineer, process controls engineer, instrumentation engineer, chemical engineering, process engineer, process control engineer, ChE, petrochemical, refinery, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, process plant, operations, maintenance.

SR. PROCESS ENGINEER

SUMMARY: The Process Engineer will maintain reliability and safe manufacturing systems while improving production rates, efficiencies, yields, costs, and changeovers. The Process Engineer will identify, develop, and implement improvements to constantly improve site safety, process capability and production volume while maintaining and improving quality standards.

DUTIES:
Provides support to the engineering department.
Verifies and tests assigned metrics on projects.
Enters test results into quality control database.
Identifies potential areas of product improvement; recommends and assists with development of appropriate solutions.
Ensures compliance with applicable company and client quality requirements in all assigned programs, functions, products, and areas.
Identifies and reports problems with specific processes or products to the respective teams.
Assists engineers in the development of new methods to improve product quality and process efficacy and efficiency.
Collaborates with project staff to create a strategic action plan and cost estimates of materials, time, labor, and other resources required to complete the project.
Facilitates and contributes to the development of project plans and designs.
Recommends and/or analyzes materials, equipment, and practices used in the project.
Assesses the competence, capabilities, resources, and financial status of vendors.
Supervises progress of development project.
Compares the actual cost of development project to estimates.
Collaborates with design group to change plans if problems arise.
Analyzes equipment, systems, processes, and systems to identify modifications to improve efficiency, increase quality, and reduce costs.
Prepares periodic progress and cost reports for leadership and production.
Ensures compliance with codes, guidelines, best practices, and policies.
Collaborates with the operations department to identify and troubleshoot problems.
Collaborates with project engineers from other plants to share problems and solutions.
Performs other related duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:
Experience as a Chemical Engineer preferably in production/process area of specialty chemical products.

SKILLS/ABILITIES:
Excellent verbal communication skills.
Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail.
Excellent analytical skills.
Clear and effective written and verbal communication skills.
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
Efficient time management skills.
Ability to read and understand manuals and maintain proper records.
Ability to collaborate with others and work independently.
Ability to identify key details.
Basic understanding of ISO-9000.
Ability to troubleshoot and solve problems.

NOTE: We have opportunities similar to this one with a number of Fortune 500 clients in the chemical, petrochemical, refining, and coatings/resins 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.

CAVEATS: Your experience must be as a direct employee of an operating chemical, refining, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, or closely related industry. You must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident, and you must reside in the USA.

Key Words: process engineer, chemical design engineer, chemical engineer, development engineer, controls engineer, instrumentation engineer, chemical engineering, process engineer, process control engineer, process development engineer, process controls engineer, instrumentation engineer, chemical engineering, process engineer, process control engineer, ChE, petrochemical, refinery, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, process plant, operations, maintenance.

PROCESS ENGINEER

Brief Job Description: Develop technical knowledge of the processes practiced at this location to become a plant resource for continuous improvement for the manufacture of Organotin compounds for Advastab and Thermolite PVC stabilizers, Fascat Catalyst and glass coatings.

DUTIES:
Scoping capital and expense projects to meet operations improvement goals.
Managing small to medium capital projects (typically < $1MM)
Finding solutions for low-cost operations and options for increased production rates
Assisting operations with root cause analysis, including troubleshooting and making recommendations to resolve plant process issues
Data acquisition and evaluation from data historian
Evaluating existing and new processes for safety impact
Facilitating Process Hazard Analysis
Control System (Allen Bradley) troubleshooting and programming.
Providing material and energy balances
Process development for new products; taking lab scale to pilot plant scale and defining commercial plant scale.
Pilot plant planning and testing to improve existing products as well as to support small scale commercial production.
Developing design basis for and sizing new equipment such as heat exchangers, dryers, reactors etc.
Modeling involving distillation, heat transfer, reaction, and other common chemical engineering unit operations.
Pressure relief design basis
Conducting feasibility analysis including cost estimates for manufacturing new products
Networking to obtain industry best practices.
Teamwork and good communication with peers to reach goals with all involved.
Use of process modeling tools
Equipment design tools

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
PHA leader experience
Use of engineering tools for pressure drop calculations, developing heat and material balances, sizing equipment such as pumps and heat exchangers

REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering
Working Conditions
The Process Technology Engineer works in an office environment for research and document generation. Visits the commercial plant for data gathering and process evaluation and works in a Pilot Plant with hands-on operation for training and setup. Must be able to climb stairs and navigate around operating equipment.

NOTE: We have opportunities similar to this one with a number of Fortune 500 clients in the chemical, petrochemical, refining, and coatings/resins 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.

CAVEATS: Your experience must be as a direct employee of an operating chemical, refining, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, or closely related industry. You must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident, and you must reside in the USA.

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