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Chesapeake, VA

SUMMARY: The Process Engineer is curious to understand how things work and then figure out how they can work better. A passionate and tenacious solver, the Process Engineer will work with people at all levels to accomplish goals. The ideal candidate maintains a positive attitude, embraces challenges as opportunities, and is diligent about staying organized and on-track.

Monitor operations to identify improvement opportunities related to 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
Work in collaboration with the Process Chemists on new product introductions, waste minimization, energy consumption, cycle time and asset effectiveness improvements
Participate in / lead (RCA) investigations, management of change, PSSRs, and PHAs
Work on optimization of product mix and flexibility across production lines
Troubleshoot process and equipment operability issues, identify root causes, and implement solutions
Work alongside operators, maintenance, and chemist as a member of the team to support the production requirements
Actively involved in PSM/RMP and EHS processes

Strives to establish and maintain trust and respect with all coworkers at the site including operators, technical staff, and management
Can recognize hazards and change behaviors to support a zero-incident mindset for self and others
Takes quality issues to heart and is dedicated to getting countermeasures in place to delight the customer in a timely fashion
Achieves stated cycle times for various products in accordance with the production schedule while maintaining an eye for capacity growth
Can thrive within a very fast paced, commercially driven environment while striving to learn all plants
Has a full working knowledge of the equipment and processes associated with the plant and packaging
Understands and operates within Federal and State regulations pertaining to waste management (EPA programs, RCRA and DOT) and OSHA

BS Degree in Chemical Engineering with experience working in a regulated chemical manufacturing environment.

Self-motivated with strong curiosity for troubleshooting
Strong sense of commercial needs and timelines
Understanding of batch process operations
Root Cause Analysis expert
Never ending drive for continued process optimization
Diligent over communicator
Experience with Pi and Delta V
Deep understanding of PSM and activities required to maintain a PSM operation

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.

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.

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