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Production/Process Engineer

Website Verdant Specialty Solutions

Specialty Chemical Manufacturer

Palestine, TX

Posted 1 month ago

Our client is a global specialty chemical company. Their customers include world-leading personal care and home care brands, energy solutions providers, and industrial companies.
They are seeking a Production/Process Engineer. The Process Engineer supports Operations through troubleshooting, process optimization, data analysis and solutions for improvement. The Process Engineer evaluates existing processes and configures manufacturing systems to reduce cost, improve sustainability and develops best practices within the production process. The Process Engineer can initiate and implement small capital projects as assigned which includes process design and simulations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Analyzes process data and quality critical parameters for control of manufacturing processes. Troubleshoots problem areas and identifies measures for improvement.
  • Investigates off-grade or abnormal batches. Identifies root cause, reports findings, and implements corrective actions.
  • Use heat and material balances, fluid flow/hydraulic principles to troubleshoot process problems and design new equipment.
  • Reports cycle time, Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) and other key metrics for key equipment and key product lines.
  • Evaluate raw material changes for impact on quality. Develop studies/protocol for evaluation prior to introduction.
  • Trains production operators and laboratory technicians on unit operations, chemistries, and batch recipe or DCS changes/enhancements in regards to product line.
  • Responsible for day to day troubleshooting and ‘firefighting’ associated with product line.
  • Provide process engineering support for capital and automation projects.
  • Provides process engineering assistance to help the plant define and solve problems and capitalize on their opportunities with a leadership role
  • Provide timely and accurate scope definition and project description to develop capital authorization request(s)
  • Systemic problem areas (particularly safety) are identified and corrected in a timely manner
  • Responsible for facilitating and leading safety reviews for product line and associated equipment for: management of change (equipment, quality, etc.), new product introduction/technology transfer, revalidation of process hazard analysis.
  • Applies Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA) for process hazard analysis.
  • Assists with environmental compliance with wastewater permits, air permits, and disposal permits in accordance with regulatory standards.
  • Assists with compliance with OSHA PSM, and EPA RMP for product line equipment: mechanical integrity, PHA, vent relief sizing.
  • Responsible for evaluating and initializing any change that effects site Risk Management Program.
  • Attends all safety related training sessions. Conducts departmental safety meetings and provide safety training to the Operations and Maintenance employees.
  • Ensures the organization complies with all current regulations and that all employees and contractors are aware of the requirements and are prepared to follow procedures
  • Review, evaluate, and analyze work environments and designs programs and procedures to control, eliminate, and prevent injuries caused by chemical, physical, or ergonomic factors
  • Supports operations and maintenance personnel in conducting job hazard analysis, health and safety inspections and pre-start-up safety reviews
  • Conducts and / or participates in incident investigations and root cause analysis
  • Facilitates the site’s hot work, LOTO, confined space entry and hazardous line break permitting programs
  • Special projects, as assigned
Contact the Recruiter:
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John Dewar
Sr Talent Acquisition Advisor
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John Dewar
Sr Talent Acquisition Advisor
(847) 692-0624
(847) 692-0624
From the initial phone call up to the first day on the job and after, John was there guiding and coaching me throughout the process. I could not ask anything more from a professional recruiter. He was courteous, polite, and very knowledgeable.
– Victor B.
About the Company:
Verdant Specialty Solutions

Verdant manufacturers a range of surfactants and batch-scale specialty solutions for world-leading consumer brands and industrial companies around the world.

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