Suffolk, VA

Monitor all aspects of production to identify improvement opportunities and make recommendations to support continuous improvement with safety performance, regulatory compliance, quality, efficiency, throughput, equipment reliability, waste reduction, and operating cost.
Provide process engineering support for capital and expense projects with scope development, material and energy balances, PFDs, P&IDs, PILs, and equipment sizing/fit for purpose.
Support the process chemists and technical department with the identification & implementation of plant improvements (incl. sequence development, new product introductions, waste minimization, energy consumption, cycle time and asset effectiveness improvements).
Participate in / lead (RCA) investigations, management of change, PSSR’s, and participate in PHA’s.
Ensure equipment and operational process is fit for purpose to reliably supply a variety of products from several production plants/lines.
Troubleshoot process and equipment operability issues, identify root causes, and implement solutions.
Provide technical support and guidance to operators, maintenance, and chemist to support the production requirements.
Provide support and guidance for operations during nights, weekends, and holidays.
Participation in PSM/RMP and EHS auditing process.

Success Criteria:
Ability to recognize hazards and change behaviors to support a Zero incident mindset for self and others.
Achieve stated cycle times for various products in accordance to the production schedule, while maintaining safety, quality, and productivity rates.
Ability to operate within a high paced, team focused production area and continually progress to learn all plants.
Have a full working knowledge of the equipment and processes associated with the plant and packaging.
Pursue all aspects of waste minimization to ensure products are properly disposition, and understanding the waste process to handle generation as regulated.
Ability to understand and operate your production line within Federal and State regulations pertaining to Waste management (EPA programs, RCRA and DOT) and OSHA.

Degree in Chemical Engineering.
Relevant experience working in a manufacturing environment.
Understanding of batch process operations, distillation experience is preferred.
Experienced with Root Cause Analysis and process optimization.
Excellent written and oral communications and the ability to use standard PC based software applications such as spread sheets, power point, or word processing programs.
Pi Data base experience is preferred.
Strong understanding of Process Safety Concepts and their applications.
Prefer Process safety and DCS experience.