Process Engineer - Plant

Department: Production
Reports To: Superintendent, Production
Location: Sunray, Texas

Main Function:
  •  Arranges, directs, controls and monitors all unit activities within the production department for the purpose of maintaining and improving manufacturing processes, operating efficiencies, and product quality.
  •  Provides leadership in the implementation of plant level policies and procedures and production department procedures and implements the labor contract.
  •  Provides technical support for projects in the area of scope definition, design, startup and evaluation.
Duties and Responsibilities

Assists and supports Production Superintendent in the following activities:

  •  Support of corporate and plant goals and objectives.
  •  Plans, directs and oversees the activities of the Production Supervisors, Process Control Supervisors and Operators to maximize production, quality, safety, and housekeeping while minimizing cost and downtime and meeting the requirements of environmental permits and regulations.
  •  Develops and implements appropriate policies and procedures to support production activities.
  •  Determines reactor and wet process operating parameters.
  •  Plans and schedules maintenance of production equipment.
  •  Plans and conducts unit equipment inspections, prepares daily, weekly, and monthly reports for grade runs and operating status for each unit.
  •  Interfaces with maintenance or contractors to accept the quality and efficiency of repairs made to units.
  •  Trains departmental personnel in techniques, methods, and rules of SPC.
  •  Analyzes and troubleshoots production processes to improve performance and solve production problems.
  •  Develops and presents to plant management reports concerning production volume and quality, operation summaries, downtime, personnel issues and environmental compliance.
  •  Provides chemical engineering support to the department and the plant through process design and process optimization activities.
  •  Analyze process capability data. Develop and implement corrective and preventive actions that lead to continual improvement and support reductions in the cost of quality.
  •  Conduct special projects for plant management.


Assists and supports Production Superintendent in the following activities:

  •  High energy level, team player, excellent work ethic, with strong technical skills.
  •  Able to think and work independently. Able to troubleshoot and determine cause and affect relationships between process variables. Able to recognize opportunities and develop solutions.
  •  Self-confident and secure to be able to work with all types of personalities.

Education and Experience

Assists and supports Production Superintendent in the following activities:

  •  Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering required.
  •  5 or more years of relevant experience in a chemical or manufacturing plant.
  •   Green Belt certification preferred.
  •  Proficient with the scientific method, MS Office and Project, and AutoCAD.
  •  Effective communicator.

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