The Engineering department leads continuous improvement activities related to commercial chemical manufacturing processes. The team lead continuous improvement teams for major product lines and manufacturing areas, providing technical insights, leadership, and disciplined project management.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Technical leadership of one or more continuous improvement teams
  • Troubleshoot problems in manufacturing processes
  • Improve the safety of existing manufacturing installations
  • Identify and implement methods for manufacturing cost reduction
  • Provide process engineering expertise across various product lines and sites
  • Develop practical solutions to complex technical problems
  • Develop and lead capital projects to improve efficiency, reliability, safety, and product line expansion
  • Develop PIDs, specification documents, process design package, and control systems functional design for projects
  • Document and communicate institutional knowledge throughout the organization
  • Make quantitative, fact-based decisions
  • Direct projects to on time, on budget delivery with required quality
  • Develop training materials for Operations technicians. Participate in the technician qualification process by providing classroom instruction on basic principles, troubleshooting and process specifics.
  • Keep process documentation up-to-date (PFDs, PIDs, H&M balance, specification sheets, design documentation).
  • Support new process startup - shift work may be required
  • On call for nights, weekends, and holidays

Required Qualifications

  • BS or MS in Chemical Engineering
  • At least 3 years of experience performing hands-on optimization of specialty chemicals/gases production units
  • Demonstrated project planning and management expertise
  • Proven track record of delivering on commitments
  • Proven ability to lead change, and perform well under pressure
  • Solution/outcome oriented in an environment with minimal supervision
  • Strong understanding of chemical engineering fundamentals
  • Working knowledge of PLC and DCS control systems
  • Process hazard analysis leadership; LOPA and HAZOP
  • Cost/benefit analysis, including DCF analysis
  • Development and use of metrics for performance management

Preferred Qualifications

  • Six-Sigma green or black belt certification or the equivalent knowledge and experience
  • Significant experience working with highly hazardous chemicals at a manufacturing facility
  • Expertise in various unit operations, and associated equipment (i.e. distillation, filtration, reaction)
  • Demonstrated presentation skills
  • Working knowledge of fire, building, and electrical codes
  • Working knowledge of ASME code and CGA standards
  • Chemical plant operation experience strongly preferred

Job Type
Full-Time Regular
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