Plant Engineer

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Position Summary:
The Plant Engineer oversees the sulfiding, reduction treatment and / or regeneration of all Catalyst processed at the plant. The ideal candidate will be able to effectively recommend and implement improvements and/or modifications in plant operations, equipment utilization and related matters. The individual in this position will also provide a variety of engineering work in developing and implementing of site and plant related capital projects, which may include, reviewing proposals of outside vendors regarding the purchase of new or modernization of existing production/processing equipment.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Pre-approve job orders and work in partnership with Customer Service in requesting them to correct and noted inconsistencies.
Works in conjunction with Production Manager, Customer Service, Warehouse Manager and Plant Administrator to ensure all orders are processed in compliance with quality plans that include: order specifications, workbooks, quality plans, and final packaging specifications.
In cases where new orders come in that require the processing of new catalyst, the Plant Engineer will ensure that the Laboratory performs analytical tests to determine the physical and chemical properties of the catalyst, which will then dictate suitable operational conditions.
Works very closely with Shift Supervisors and Operators on a daily basis, and oversees the technical troubleshooting within the Plant.
Analyzes lab and production parameters and data to both resolve technical issues, and improve production.
Conducts technical trials on the units and writes reports on these trials as needed.
Attend and participate in meetings and planning sessions that involve Plant operations. These meetings include, but are not limited to: daily production meeting, weekly safety meeting, weekly R&D meeting and bi-weekly production planning meeting.
Maintains a constant stream of communication with Customer Service, Sales, Production and Plant Manager where any technical issues are discussed and progress of jobs is provided.
Be a key contributor in working with Plant Management team on unit utilization for optimizing production, while working to complete all orders as required.
Work in partnership with Production Administrator to ensure Material Balances are completed and any issues or questions are answered and resolved.
Works with accounting team to finalize monthly utility usage.
Will be an author and/or, key contributor in written processes and procedures at the Plant. Some of these documents include, but are not limited to: Quality plans, Plant Operational Procedures, Production Workbooks and Laboratory Workbooks.
Works in partnership with Maintenance Manager by researching and diagnosing any recurring technical issues on Plant equipment.
Works with Production Manager and Maintenance Manager on scheduled maintenance outages, to prioritize work and any projects that are necessary for completion during the scheduled outages.
Has involvement with subcontractors that can include: writing the scope of work and managing the work that is being performed by the subcontractor.
Works in conjunction with HSE Director to develop engineering solutions as needed.
Be a key contributor on special projects and capital projects as assigned.
Upon specific request, conducts specific studies/missions for the benefit of other company sites. Those studies may include international travel to other company locations. Will also be required to attend Group Technical Meetings as needed; that attendance may require international travel as well.
Involved in training process for newly hired Operators; will also train Shift Supervisors and A Operators on new technical processes and procedures as necessary.
Participate in customer site visits, as requested by the Sales team to solve customer issues, or discuss technical issues.
Be a key contributor to creating a safe working environment for all of the company. Do this by attending and facilitating, as needed the weekly Plant Safety meeting and by reinforcing the need to execute tasks safely with the operations and maintenance force on a daily basis.
Other duties as assigned.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required:
Bachelor's degree (B. S.) from four-year college or university in Chemical, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering; or equivalent combination of some education plus 2-3 years of experience.
2-3 years engineering experience; preferably in an Oil & Gas, Catalyst, or Chemical Manufacturing environment.
Must be willing to sign Non-compete and Patent & Trade Secret agreement upon first day of employment.
Technical writing skills.
Math and statistics skills.
Analytical skills.
Problem solving skills.
Computer skills including but not limited to: Inventory Management System, Microsoft Suite, Outlook
Experience in ISO-9000 a plus.
Professional Engineer certification not required, but a plus.

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