Process Engineer

The Plant Process Engineer is responsible for rotary lime kiln process and associated production units. Leads the development of processes, procedures, and tools associated with the kiln process to reduce production cost and improve efficiency while making quality products, respecting emissions limits and having safety first. Responsible for the continuous improvement and optimization of combustion and calcination as well as optimization of resources. Performs heat and mass balances to optimize the lime making process and identify opportunities for process improvement. Performs root cause analysis to determine most appropriate corrective actions. Actively engages plant management and hourly workforce to ensure alignment with all plant maintenance and operational departments for execution of the responsibilities of the Plant Process Engineer. Develops strong interpersonal relationships and constructively works across organizational boundaries to resolve production and process barriers.

  • Managing the process capabilities of the rotary lime kiln, and as applicable, crushing and screening systems, Hydrate Operation Grinding Mill(s), and other material handling / packaging systems on site.
  • Monitoring, tracking, and continuous improvement of the stone feed system, calcining process, lime quality, and accuracy of all inputs to production, stone, fuels, additives, post-production packaging, etc.
  • Refractory brick management
  • Building strong relationships with all groups within the site, region and company to ensure seamless communication and productivity.
  • Production, operational efficiencies of the kiln process, and oversight of employee capability and productivity in regard to the kiln process.
  • Production consistency ensuring product quality and respecting environmental limits.
  • Ensuring a safe work environment in the execution of all duties and activities.
  • Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering, Minerals Processing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related field.
  • 5+ years experience in an Engineering role within maintenance or operations.
  • Experience in Root Cause Analysis and troubleshooting.
  • Industry background in manufacturing related to mining, paper mills, steel plants, refractory, heavy equipment fabrication, stone processing, cement plants, etc. Lime and cement experience is preferred.
  • Qualified candidates will exhibit a positive and proactive attitude with high initiative and the ability to perform with minimal supervision.
  • Able and willing to spend the majority of time in the plant with the operators, maintenance personnel, and contractors; and able to communicate production and process plans effectively.
  • Able to do limited travel to other sites and regions as needed.
  • Good technical aptitude and analytical skills.
  • Detail and process oriented with strong problem resolution abilities.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to support a continuous improvement environment as well as support change management initiatives.
  • Experience in dealing with unionized labor force.
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Cement & Lime
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