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Process Engineer

Process Engineer

FPC of Concord

FPC of Concord

LOCATION:  Athens, GA

SALARY: $90,000-$115,000

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Process Engineer will provide technical expertise and day-to-day engineering support to the manufacturing facility. This will include: interaction with the operations, warehouse, and maintenance employees, design and modification of existing and new facilities, gather and analyze data, troubleshoot problems, identify root cause(s), present conceptual solutions, detailed engineering, equipment sizing, feasibility studies, recommend and implement process improvements. This individual must be committed to the site's vision of Manufacturing Excellence and strive to accurately measure and track key performance metrics such as yield, cost, quality, and Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE). They will be focused on benchmarking and improving performance against these metrics and implementing robust systems to sustain improvements. They must lead the effort to achieve superior Health, Safety and Environmental performance, especially in the areas of process safety (PSM, RMP, PHMP etc), procedure writing and training of plant employees.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs feasibility studies for technology transfers and new product introduction. Includes assessment of current Equipment capabilities, HSE issues, and capital requirements.
  • Analyzes quality for multiple product lines utilizing statistical control charts. Works toward establishing in-control processes. Identifies areas of variation (raw materials, process, or quality analysis), implements measures to reduce variation, and tracks effectiveness of reduction measures.
  • Analyzes process data and quality critical parameters for control of manufacturing processes. Troubleshoots problem areas and identifies measures for improvement.
  • Use heat and material balances, fluid flow/hydraulic principles to troubleshoot process problems and design new equipment.
  • Analyzes batch cycle times. Identifies and implements process optimization improvements to establish consistent cycle times and reduce overall cycle times.
  • Reports cycle time, Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) and other key metrics for key equipment and key product lines.
  • Investigates off-grade or abnormal batches. Identifies root cause, reports findings, and implements corrective actions.
  • Manages small capital projects associated with unit. Responsible for determining justification, scope definition, safety reviews, ' punch-list ' items, coordination of implementation with production schedule, startup, chemical commissioning and performance report on agreed deliverables.
  • Prepares flow diagrams, P&ID' s, and equipment and control specifications
  • Utilize management of change for applicable situations.
  • Trains production operators, warehouse staff, 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 associated with product line.
  • Utilizes and works within the ISO 9001 standard framework/system.
  • Influence people's opinions, attitudes, and judgments and demonstrate the ability to compromise opinion to develop the best solution for the issue.

HS&E Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for personal safety and overall plant achievement of zero lost time injuries, zero recordable injuries, zero medium severity loss of containment incidents, and zero environmental incidents.
  • 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, and participating in revalidation of process hazard analysis.
  • Assists with environmental compliance with wastewater permits, air permits, and disposal permits in accordance with regulatory standards.
  • Evaluates any process changes in regards to impact on current permits and overall site HS&E.
  • Utilizes cross-functional teams to develop new safety procedures or evaluate existing procedures.
  • Responsible for 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, Warehouse, and Maintenance employees.
  • Enters incident reports and near misses in the Gensuite database.
  • Identify process and behavioral safety issues and find solutions to correct them
  • Participates in site behavioral based safety program by completing SafeTrack observations.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 3 – 5 years of Engineering experience in Process and Project Engineering areas required
  • Minimum of Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Chemical Engineering preferred; other engineering disciplines considered)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Chemical industry background, surfactants preferred
  • Familiarity with engineering and safety standards - i.e. OSHA, PSM
  • Chemical plant design knowledge preferred. (Equipment selection, efficient layouts etc.)
  • Process design knowledge preferred. (Equipment sizing. heat loads etc.)
  • Must be able to research different technologies and specify/size equipment.
  • Must be able to analyze, troubleshoot and solve problems with innovative approaches to problem solving.
  • Prioritize, schedule, inspect work and (re)direct resources as necessary across multiple tasks. ·
  • Must be focused, able to manage schedules & costs, and maintain agreed upon schedule and budget.
  • Must be proficient in the use of engineering spreadsheets/calculations
  • Individual must be organized, systematic, independent and self-motivated.
  • Be able to manage and lead process improvement and problem solving teams in the plant

BENEFITS:

  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Actual compensation packages are based on a variety of factors unique to each candidate we may ultimately pay more or less than the posted base salary range. Total compensation for this role also includes bonus and/or other incentives.
  • 16, or more weeks, of maternity/paternity and co-parenting leave, according to local regulations
  • Training platform for all employees
  • Free language courses (24 languages available)
  • Free well-being sessions (physical and psychological)

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