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Sr Production Engineer

Company: Monument Chemical
Location: Pasadena
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Monument Chemical in Bayport is seeking qualified candidates for a Sr Production Engineer.
The Sr Production Engineering role oversees operation of distillation projects and hydrogenation reactors, acts as a technical resource for operations personnel, applies technical skills to optimize plant operations, to implement and commission yield improvement and cost saving projects, participates in procedure reviews and development, operator training, and site qualification efforts.
Essential Functions / Key Accountabilities:

As a Sr Production Engineer, you will be responsible for:

  • Leading the operation of distillation projects and/or hydrogenation reactors.
  • Understanding/Learning how equipment associated to the campaign operates.
  • Understanding and working with plant utilities.
  • Working with the Operations Director to provide data and chemical engineering support for specific product campaigns.
  • Working closely with Technical Advising and plant personnel to optimize operations and meet plant goals.
  • Work closely with Quality Assurance personnel to ensure that all product specifications are met.
  • Assist the Engineering Department in developing cost-effective projects to optimize production and minimize working capital.
  • Develop procedures for items already in production or to be produced in the future.
  • Preparing and enhancing operating instructions.
  • Troubleshooting plant operations when actual operations does not meet the expected operation.
  • Generating reports that detail and summarize a specific campaign effort - Reports include mass balances, process data analysis and de-bottlenecking proposals.
  • Developing and maintaining campaign specific schedules to meet production demand.
  • Ensuring campaigns are running efficiently by working with plant personnel, technical advisors, and data analysis.
  • Actively participating with operators in the field to help identify process and safety improvements.
  • Communicating technical information and issues to plant personnel at all levels within the organization, when needed.
  • Help to optimize the disposition of the waste (water and organics) generated in each project, to improve cost saving.
  • Lead quarterly improvement meetings with Technical Advising personnel for the main projects.
  • Lead pre-campaign meetings prior start-up to discuss all items related to the project execution.
  • Lead post-campaign meetings after each campaign to discuss what went right or wrong and potential improvements for the next campaign.
  • Collecting utilization data from all CTL's and generating monthly dashboards for distribution.

    B.S in Engineering
    Experience / Required Skills:

    • A minimum of 5-7 years work experience in an engineering role
    • Must be willing to participate in our 24/7 production facility call out policy, when needed.
    • Ability to function and communicate with all levels of the organization.
    • Willing to work on shift for 30 days during 90-day probationary period.
    • Rockwell DCS experience is a plus.
    • Microsoft Project experience is a plus.

      Physical Demands:

      • Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long periods of time, up to 12 hours per day.
      • Working from a seated position for up to 12 hours per day.
      • Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, ramps and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms one to two times per day.
      • Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling and walking, standing or crouching on narrow or slippery surfaces.
      • Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist.
      • Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
      • Bending the body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.
      • Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
      • Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force, exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 15 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force consistently to move objects forward, downward or outward.
      • Using upper extremities to exert up to 25 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 15 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force consistently to draw, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
      • Raising objects up to 25 pounds occasionally, and/or up to 15 pounds frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds consistently from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position.
      • Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
      • Possible subject to environmental conditions. Activities could occur inside and outside.
      • Subject to extreme heat. Temperatures above 100 for periods of more than one hour.
      • Subject to vibration. Exposure to movements of the extremities or whole body. Operate/drive utility vehicle.
      • Subject to hazards. Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.
      • Must be able to wear appropriate PPE for tasks as required. FRC uniform, hard hat, safety toe work boots, safety glasses, gloves etc.

        EOE AA M/W/Vets/Disabled-

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