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Process Engineer Manager

NPAworldwide Recruitment Network

Last Updated: 5/25/23

Job Description

Job description:

Job Description:

Company is currently looking for a dynamic individual to work as a Process Engineering Manager. In this role, you will develop and sustain expertise related to a specific chemical processes and application of those processes to chemical unit operations. Implement improvements to existing chemical plant processes in areas of yield improvement, raw materials reduction, increased throughput, process reliability, energy efficiency, sustainability, and unit process safety. Manage a team of Process and Process Control Engineers to drive improvements in throughput, efficiency, yield improvement, sustainability efforts, environmental compliance, and providing assistance and mentorship to the unit Process Engineers. FEL package development, including commissioning and startup plan/requirements, and support role for the detailed engineering/project execution phase of capital projects. This role is also responsible to ensure capital project scopes are in alignment with the business need and justification.

  • Continuous development of technical competency of engineers and operational personnel for highly hazardous chemical processes
  • Maintain and develop expertise in Propylene Oxide/MTBE/Utilities co-product technology
  • Key management role for driving process improvement and efficiency for select process units
  • Key technical manager for driving compliance with all aspects of PSM in areas of responsibility
  • Ensures adequate engineering support for development of Commissioning/Start-up plans, procedures, and execution
  • Ensures adequate engineering support for development and review of equipment specifications, engineering calculations, relief device design and calculations, flare header design/sizing, etc. This includes use of ASPEN and other modeling programs as needed
  • Ensures adequate engineering support for Process Safety Management reviews and provide support for recommendations from Hazard Reviews, LOPA, IPL, SIS requirements, MOC, PSSR, etc.
  • Essential functions require presence in the workplace on a regular basis and an ability to work extra hours if needed. If applicable, ability to work overtime may be needed to ensure required staffing capacity to meet daily production objectives
  • Work collaboratively with team members with different backgrounds and perspectives
  • Assists other employees in accomplishments of company goals. Follows instructions and performs other duties as may be assigned by supervisor
  • Participates in Environmental, Health, & Safety initiatives as set forth by the company. Participates in and completes company required training programs



  • B.S. or M.S. Degree Chemical Engineering and a minimum of 15 years of experience in highly-hazardous chemical operational environment required
  • 10 years of combined experience in Process Engineering and/or Operations required
  • 5 years previous management experience in Process Engineering or Operations in highly hazardous chemical plant required
  • Technical and operations experience in propylene oxide, TBA, MTBE, Utilities strongly preferred
  • Experience in boilers, methods of water impurity removal such as clarification, filtration, and ion exchange a plus
  • Waste-water bio-plant processes wastewater a plus
  • Strong analytical and technical skills with the ability to innovate and solve complex problems
  • Experience in complex and integrated petrochemical plant/process technology
  • Propylene oxide-specific technology knowledge. PO/TBA ideal, POSM, or EO also considered
  • Demonstrated formal and informal leadership roles
  • Detailed knowledge of PSM elements and application of those elements in a plant environment
  • Detailed knowledge of hazard analysis and LOPA work processes
  • Knowledge of the capabilities and options for modeling, process simulation and engineering software. Aspen Tech experience is preferred
  • Working knowledge of DCS and PLC systems and control applications
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work with cross-functional teams to take an idea from concept to startup. Ability to work and relate well with operation, maintenance, lab, and other non-degree personnel in a union environment.
  • Self-motivated leader who understands when assistance is needed (and solicits as necessary) from the Licensor, EPCM or plant personnel
  • Experience in OSBL/Utilities/Infrastructure would be a plus
  • Must have excellent written, verbal (including listening) and presentation communication skills
  • Good organization skills, knowledge of project management
  • Must have a level of proficiency with SAP, Internet, Email and Microsoft Office programs

Why is This a Great Opportunity:

Competitive compensation package, a comprehensive benefits package that include medical, vision, dental, basic life insurance, AD&D insurance, 401K. A career that will allow you to utilize your skills in a team-oriented culture and the ability to continue to develop your knowledge and professional growth

Company Details

Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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