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Process-Project Engineer

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Adrian, MI
$80,000 - $110,000
Job Type
Direct Hire
Jan 11, 2017
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Job Requirements:

BSChe  with 5+ years of experience in batch organic synthesis and/or polymerization. 

A background in continuous operations would also be considered. 

 Candidate must have a proven track record of working with operations and maintenance personnel to implement process improvements. 

Familiarity with a wide range of unit operations is desired (filtration, drying, batch and continuous distillation, heat exchangers, pumps, evaporators, instrumentation and controls, etc…). 

The candidate should have at least a working knowledge of the PSM standard, since this job will involve dealing with most of the elements of PSM at some level.  Ideally the candidate will have worked in a PSM covered plant and has experience dealing with hazardous chemicals. 

The candidate must possess excellent communication skills, as they will be interfacing with people at all levels of the company from the plant floor to senior management.  This person needs to be self-motivated, able to handle multiple projects at one time, and work independently without a lot of direct supervision.

The candidate should also have a demonstrated record of successful capital project management including: 
  • scope, cost estimate, and schedule development
  • equipment design and specification
  • conducting design reviews
  • equipment procurement
  • preparing scope and bid documents for contractors
  • commissioning and start-up support.   
Experience managing projects up to $1MM (or larger) is desired.

We are looking for is someone with a pretty broad experience base and a demonstrated history of project management from design through startup.  Ideally they will have been involved in and have done some or all of the process and equipment design work.  

****Client needs to see your experience on the design side from concept to start-up.  On the project side, they will be looking at direct project management responsibility versus just supporting the capital project.

Job Description:
This engineer will be working at a 75-person batch specialty chemicals plant.  Approximately 50% of this person’s time will be focused on the following activities:
  • Process optimization to support Operations.  (cost reduction, cycle time reduction, quality improvements, waste reduction, etc…)
  • Working with operators and maintenance to identify opportunities to improve process reliability. 
  • Process support and troubleshooting
  • Participate in PHA’s, PHA re-validation, and resolving recommendations.
The other 50% of this position involves:
  • Basic and detailed design for capital projects including mass and energy balances, flowsheet, and P&ID development, equipment design and specification.
  • Manage capital projects (typical projects are less than $500K, occasionally larger).
Must be able to work in the US without restrictions.

Unless noted above, applicants MUST be authorized to work in the US without Visa Sponsorship. US citizens and Green Card holders ONLY. We do not provide relocation assistance for those living outside the continental US. Please only click apply if you meet the specific requirements of the job listing, you are able to work in the location listed, and are comfortable with the salary range indicated above. Thanks for your interest. We look forward to working with you.