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Cedar Rapids, IA

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.

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).

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