Engineer, Technical Services - 2022-17401

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Engineer, Technical Services - 2022-17401


Aurora, NC 

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The Technical Services Engineer is responsible for the research, development, design, application and testing of a wide range of machinery and systems. S/He implements and executes project plans through design, installation, testing and implementation. They direct, organize and manage all resources in support of engineering projects. The incumbent oversees and supervises the projects and activities with a focus on performance, budget, safety, and compliance. They provide technical support to the quality management of chemical processes and final products. This position reports directly to the Technical Services Process Engineering Supervisor.

  • Provide technical leadership to research and/or develop systems, products, or processes for a variety of assigned projects. Projects assigned include a wide variety of chemical process, quality, statistical and environmental subjects
  • Work self-guided and provide oversight and guidance to Process Development technicians and/or consultants when assistance is needed for specific projects
  • Apply scientific and engineering principles for research and continuous improvement programs involving product development, processing, manufacturing technology, quality control, and bulk transportation
  • Manage projects and maintains constant communication with cross functional groups to drive projects from concept through commercialization
  • Be responsible for documentation to ensure the consistent manufacture of new products, including batch records, production instructions, validation, and stability protocols
  • Work with Quality Assurance to ensure all product documentation is written, stored, and approved for commercial manufacture; includes raw material requirements, product guaranteed specifications and Certificate of Analysis, equipment cleaning requirements, SOP/method validations, etc.
  • Develop formulations and processes to support the development of new and novel products and/or optimization of existing products. Responsible for the coordination and execution of bench-top, pilot, manufacturing scale-up and verification batches with speed and robustness
  • Maintain accurate records of all development projects
  • Prepare all relevant technical documents such as raw material and bulk specifications, SOP's, manufacturing batch records, technology transfer documents and any other relevant documents in the development and commercialization of the products
  • Conduct research to develop new and improved manufacturing processes
  • Develop safety procedures for those working with dangerous chemicals
  • Help design and plan the layout of equipment
  • Conduct tests and monitor the performance of processes throughout production
  • Troubleshoot problems with chemical manufacturing processes
  • Support chemical plant processes
  • Evaluate equipment and processes to ensure compliance with safety and environmental regulations
  • Assist in maintaining site Quality Management System
  • Work with customers, Nutrien Sales and plant operations personnel to identify and remediate product quality concerns

What you will bring:

  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering is required
  • 5+ years of experience in chemical processing
  • Comprehensive knowledge and practical experience in product/process development, laboratory techniques, pilot plant equipment operations and identification of opportunities for improvements
  • Firm foundation in chemistry and mathematics
  • Excellent project, problem solving and time management skills
  • Excellent research knowledge and skills with the ability to statistically analyze data
  • Excellent work ethic
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Proficiency oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft programs (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint).
  • Experience/knowledge in the agricultural chemical manufacturing business is preferred, but not required