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Production Engineer

80,000 – 95,000 yearly

NPAworldwide Recruitment Network

Last Updated: 9/25/23

Job Description

Job description:

Production Engineers 1, 2, and 3 are responsible for supporting plant operations in meeting daily KPIs by providing troubleshooting, rapid problem solving, and process improvements. The Production Engineers will develop strategies for projects to improve plant performance.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Improve the baseline value of key area metrics toward entitlement values (or beyond entitlement values where possible) through contributions to high-impact Six Sigma teams
  • Execute Improve and Control steps in Six Sigma DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve & Control) process
  • Restore baseline values of key area metrics for which restoration attempts by the Production department have been unsuccessful (for problems other than mechanical breakdown)
  • Troubleshoot area process issues and de-bottleneck systems to maintain safety and environmental compliance and/or maximize production
  • Ensure daily Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are met or exceeded
  • Implement robust control plans for process improvement projects by fully utilizing DCS (distributed control system) capabilities
  • Responsible for accurate production loss data entry into the Attainment Loss (ADCA) system
  • Responsible for area DCS alarm management
  • Monitor production in terms of quality, yield throughout cycle times, process parameters, and safety and environmental regulations
  • Complete work using the fundamentals of process simulation with simulation program(s)
  • Design a range of unit operations including reaction, distillation, refrigeration, fired heaters, and heat exchangers
  • Interact with the operating personnel and other departments to facilitate production, process trouble-shooting, and equipment maintenance
  • Provide integrations of manufacturing input for safety, quality, reliability, and operability into design
  • Perform process engineering calculations and comprehend PI&D drawings for the purposes of trouble-shooting and process modifications
  • Assist with SOP and training material development
  • Other work as required


asic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in chemical or mechanical engineering
  • Six Sigma certification preferred
  • 2+ years of experience in process, production, or like environment such as refinery, pulp & paper, pharmaceutical, or petrochemical

Additional Qualifications:

  • Ability to be self-directed in managing multiple priorities
  • Experience in Petrochemical/chemical-based manufacturing such as ammonia, urea, methanol, etc. preferred
  • Experience with process simulation tools such as ASPEN, HTRI, and pipe hydraulics programs
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals at all levels of an organization and ability to work in a team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to use influencing skills to accomplish goals and objectives
  • Knowledgeable in areas of process equipment, chemistry, and controls
  • Lean manufacturing experience is a plus
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

Why is This a Great Opportunity:

Our client plays a critical role in global supply chains, innovating and delivering essential products for customers in a wide variety of end markets and applications that touch peoples lives, such as building and construction, fertilizers, plastics, solvents, packaging, paints, coatings, adhesives and electronics. Their reliable and sustainable supply of quality products emerges from the vertically integrated value chain of their three U.S.-based manufacturing facilities. Our client strives to deliver best-in-class customer experiences and differentiated products in the industries of nylon solutions, chemical intermediates, and plant nutrients, guided by core values of Safety, Integrity, Accountability and Respect.

They are looking to hire a number of Process/Plant Engineer I, II, or III level engineers in the Richmond, VA area. Relocation is on the table for the right candidate.

Salary Type : Annual Salary

Salary Min : 80000

Salary Max : 95000

Currency Type : US Dollars

Company Details

Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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