Senior Process Engineer - Ammonia

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Senior Process Engineer - Ammonia


Augusta, GA 

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Senior Process Engineer - Ammonia  - Augusta, Georgia, U.S.A.

At Nutrien, our Purpose is to grow our world from the ground up and we do so with safety and integrity as our core values. Nothing is more important than sending our people home safe, every day.

Nutrien is a leading provider of agricultural products, services, and solutions. With approximately 20,000 employees world-wide, we are the largest producer of potash (by capacity) and one of the world’s largest producers of nitrogen and phosphate. We also operate a leading agriculture retail network that services over 500,000 growers.

We harvest the best. Diverse views and experience make us strong. We look for people who have a safety-first mindset, who are collaborative team players, who deliver on their commitments, who are innovators in search of a better way, and who believe in inclusion.

Working at Nutrien will provide you an opportunity to help us Feed the Future, and grow your career.

This position reports to the Process Engineering Superintendent.

What you will do:

  • Evaluate chemical processes and unit operations to improve operating efficiency and rate, product quality, on-stream factor and economy
  • Develop and make recommendations for new process designs and modifications for assigned areas to ensure maximum operating efficiency, return on investment, and safety
  • Prepare process flow sheets, energy balances, material specifications, etc., in order to provide sufficient information for the Project Engineering group to prepare detailed specifications for cost estimation and construction
  • Provide daily process engineering support to Operations on operating problems and to Maintenance Engineering on equipment performance and materials problems
  • Provide technical recommendations to permit plant operation within state and federal government air and water pollution control requirements
  • Provide technical support to departments outside Operations
  • Review all process designs and modifications for safety implications and requirements
  • Use all safety equipment correctly
  • Promote and actively participates in "ADAPT" Behavioral Safety Process and Environmental Stewardship activities
  • Perform and contributes to thorough process reviews
  • Perform Hazard and Operability Studies (Hazops) and "What If' analyses on current operations and on proposed changes to plant equipment, processes and systems via the plant Process Safety Management of Change (MOC) process
  • Closely monitor real time and historical plant data from log sheets, data historian, lab analysis, walk through, etc. to detect abnormalities and to optimize plant operations
  • Interact daily with operators and shift supervisors to learn and share knowledge of the plant operations and to meld "reality" with "theoretical"
  • Closely monitor quality & handling of raw materials, process chemicals, catalysts, finished products, and water treatment processes
  • Perform and contribute to Root Cause Failure Analyses (RCFA) and incident investigations and completes assigned action items on schedule
  • Coach and mentor young engineers as needed
  • Ensure that Process Flow Diagram (PFD's), Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDts), Steam Balances and Standard Operating Procedures are complete and up-to-date
  • Promote and contribute to successful implementation of projects by providing accurate, timely and thorough design input and design review and by facilitating close coordination and communications with area personnel
  • Perform month-end prill inventory checks and lost tons and reliability reports

What you will bring:

  • BS Degree in Chemical Engineering
  • Minimum of 5 years equivalent experience in Ammonia plant technology (10 years preferred)

Are you a good match? Apply today!

Nutrien is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating an inclusive workplace.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics

This job will remain posted until filled. In accordance with Nutrien policies, you will be required to undergo a background check and may be required to undergo a substance test. While we appreciate all applications we receive, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

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