Production Engineer - Chemicals - Columbia, South Carolina United States - 44495



JOB DESCRIPTION

Job #: 44495
Title: Production Engineer - Chemicals
Job Location: Columbia, South Carolina - United States
Employment Type:
Salary: $90,000.00 - $110,000.00 - US Dollars - Yearly
Other Compensation: 10% Bonus Opportunity
Employer Will Recruit From: Nationwide
Relocation Paid?: Yes

WHY IS THIS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY?


Business is booming and performance is rewarded

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Production Engineer executes work in compliance with their ZERO EHS Impact Philosophy. The Production Engineer is responsible for partnering with cross-functional teams in the implementation of production improvements programs to optimize production.

Production Engineer Functional Role

  • Ensures EHS compliance and continuous improvement in EHS performance
  • Provides technical support for Production troubleshooting, problem-solving, and root cause analysis of process issues
  • Provides training on and leads advanced troubleshooting and problem-solving processes
  • Works collaboratively with Quality on chemistry related issues & method formulation improvements
  • Works cooperatively with site engineering to develops project scopes and process engineering packages for new installations and retrofit of facilities
  • Provides technical input for maintenance of raw material usage standards (SAP bill of materials); drives analysis and continuous improvement of raw material utilization (yield performance).
  • Provides analysis of equipment time utilization (OEE) and drives continuous improvement.
  • Responsible for functional safety execution for assigned processes including process hazard analysis (PHA), Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA), Management of Change (MOC), Pre-Start-up Safety Reviews (PSSR), and completion of Corrective and Preventative Actions (CAPA).
  • Provide technical support to basic process control systems (DCS) to optimize process performance and functionality for the operator.  Activities may include:  loop-tuning, alarm management, and small configuration tasks.
  • Assist production department with creation and maintenance of standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Leads or assist in the incident and near miss investigation processes to mitigate risk or resolve
  • Supports the development of KPIs and goals aligned with the PPMC; monitors KPI performance to identify support needs in addressing performance gaps
  • Prepare technical progress reports on active projects and initiatives
  • Satisfies all Corporate Quality Requirements and ISO9001 Quality Management System
  • Practices Responsible Care 14001 through active participation in the Responsible Care Management System and adhere to the Guiding Principles of Responsible Care 14001

Drive a Culture of Continuous Improvement

  • Partners to drive LEAN/Six Sigma, continuous improvement of processes and operations for increased productivity and efficiency (Operational Excellence) 
  • Actively participates in a culture of continuous improvement through collaborative engagement and by providing suggestions in meetings and trainings to improves processes and systems
  • Ensures work is accomplished through defined, measured, and continuously improved work processes; proactively identifies and leverages best practices

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

  • BS of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering, or demonstrated equivalency
  • 2- 5 years engineering experience in a chemical plant
  • Experience in batch, semi-batch, and continuous processing & controls
  • Chemical engineering knowledge including, but not limited to, an understanding of fluid transport, heat transfer, filtration, reaction kinetics, general process equipment
  • High level of initiative and energy

Education:
University - Bachelor's Degree/3-4 Year Degree

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