Job Responsibilities

Health, Safety, Environmental and Regulatory Compliance:

  • Provide visible HSE leadership to site technicians and actively champion the LIVES system.
  • Support and comply with all health, safety, and environmental procedures as directed by local and corporate personnel and safety departments.
  • Support and comply with all process safety management and risk management plan practices (EIS, PSM, MOC, etc)
  • Support, coordinate and manage the operating permit reporting, monitoring, and renewal requirements to insure compliance with federal, state and local rules and regulations.
  • Provide or coordinate all regulatory training and maintain documentation of training of the production technicians.
  • Ensure all incidents are reported and investigated; documented and corrective actions are completed. Publish lessons learned. Work with the Maintenance Center on Root Cause Failure Analysis for major incidents.
  • Own responsibility for compliance with the following elements-
  • Process Safety Information (PSI) - P&ID's, safe operating limits and consequences of deviation
  • Process Hazards Analysis
  • Management of Change (MOC)
  • Mechanical Integrity (Definitions)
  • Pre-startup Safety Reviews
  • Incident Investigation

Operates the Plant Safely, Reliably, and Efficiently:

  • The Production Engineer is the owner of solutions to technical issues at the Plant.
  • Perform process troubleshooting.
  • Provide technical input and advice on equipment maintenance
  • Defines the tasks (for execution by operations and maintenance) to ensure mechanical integrity
  • Vessel and piping inspection program
  • Rotating equipment preventive maintenance
  • Own Key Operating Documents. Maintain updated red-lines at all times. Display detailed understanding of content and significance of each document.
  • Ensure GT's are understood and followed by the plant staff.
  • Ensure operating procedures are followed and updated as needed.
  • Ensure operating rounds are completed each shift consistently and actions are taken as required.
  • Make plant and process decisions to meet plant production needs.
  • Identify and recommend process changes to improve plant HSE, reliability and efficiency
  • Develop capital project scope, cost, and schedule as assigned
  • Partner with the Maintenance Center to execute predictive and preventive maintenance to eliminate catastrophic failures and unplanned maintenance.
  • Set and maintain high housekeeping standards.
  • Complete assigned action items from audits and other sources on time.

Cost and Budget:

  • Understand, monitor, and optimize operating costs within authorized budget.
  • Execute capital projects within time and budget requirements
  • Identify and implement opportunities to reduce costs within delegated authorization.
  • Participate in the Capital Planning Process.
  • Control overtime within established limits.
  • Continuously monitor and improve efficiency and availability.
  • Utilize national purchasing agreements and frame agreements.

Develops and Leads People:

  • Work to achieve our goal of "Zero Accidents" by taking a leadership role in safety.
  • Provide candid constructive input to management decisions and actively supports those decisions.
  • Insist on adherence to administrative and operational policies and procedures.
  • Complete Personal Development System goals as defined in annual review.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering.
  • 2+ years process industry experience.
  • Technical and working understanding of Hydrogen, Syngas or ASU plant process.
  • Ability to work extended hours and shift work as business needs dictate.
  • On call nights, weekends and holidays as required.
  • Able to travel - typically 3 to 4 trips per year.
  • Familiarity with regulatory requirements for operating plants (Process Safety Management, EPA regulations, state and local regulations).
  • Ability to lead root cause analysis investigations.
  • Familiarity with MS Office, Intelex, Capital Planning, Maximo® and Oracle Cost Reporting, IntraPay and Oracle Purchasing.
  • General understanding of accounting principles and ability to learn plant operating budget.
  • Trainable on Distributed Control System (DCS) operation and troubleshooting.
  • Able to deliver and explain training material to operating personnel.
  • Organized and effective at time management.
  • Able to maintain a plant filing system and control of engineering documents.
  • Ability to read and red-line key operating documents.
  • Display mechanical and electrical aptitude for equipment operation and troubleshooting.
  • Strong communication and team leadership skills.