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 in line with business needs
  • 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.
  • Successfully complete all required trainings
  • 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 5 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, personally adaptable, and able to perform well under pressure and constantly changing priorities
  • Solution/outcome oriented in an environment with minimal supervision
  • Strong understanding of chemical engineering fundamentals
  • Problem solving and decision making skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • 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