Engineer, Production

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Engineer, Production


Aurora, NC 

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What you will do:


  • Responsible for optimizing the operation of the departmental equipment while making sure that neither safety, nor the environment is compromised

  • Ensure that the quality and production goals are accomplished

  • Address maintenance issues (which inhibit the efficient operation of the process equipment) either through modifications and the work order system or by requesting capital funds for improvements

  • Conduct employee training to communicate changes in operating parameters as well as dealing with newly installed equipment

  • Responsible for the site material balance along with monthly and annual production forecasting/budgeting

  • Identify and implement cost-savings projects annually that save seven times the incumbent’s salary

  • Assist in the identification and implementation of safety and environmental improvement projects

  • Track and provide recommendations to ensure that production tonnage meets or exceeds plan

  • Provide material balance forecasting and assistance with cost forecasting

  • Defend the concerns of the department to upper management and other departments, and enhance the image of the company in the community

  • Ensure area safety and compliance with OSHA and environmental regulations

  • Initiate and coordinate immediate and long-term change and continual improvement of operations through the use of teams

  • Maintain product quality and profitability by controlling the supply and consumption of process chemicals, setting up and monitoring quality systems which place responsibility for quality on the operators, and investigating in-process quality concerns

  • Provide root cause analysis leadership and involvement in work management process
  • Identify, request and apply capital funds for improvement and sustaining projects
  • Guide contract operations activities and spending for cost effectiveness
  • Participate in team meetings on a monthly basis to improve safety and environmental awareness
  • Assist in employee training to communicate changes in operating parameters as well as dealing with newly installed equipment
  • Customer complaint resolution, safety and environmental presentations, plant tests, procedure modifications, coordination with state agencies and quality teams are key elements of this job


What you will bring:


  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering is required
  • 5-7  years’ experience; Process Engineering is required
  • Knowledge in chemical engineering processes
  • Excellent work ethic
  • High degree of “people” skills, in addition to the technical aspects of the job
  • Thorough ability to communicate and direct activities of operators and maintenance
  • Experience in monitoring costs (operating costs and turnaround costs)
  • Proficiency oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft programs
  • Possesses the strength and dexterity to personally inspect any area of responsibility that may affect employee safety and environmental integrity
  • Minimum of a commendable rating on performance review for transfers
  • Position is a staff specialist who is recognized as a technical expert within the division--assesses the feasibility and soundness of proposed engineering evaluation tests, products or equipment
  • Basic understanding of accounting practices, engineering, safety, environment practices, industrial plant maintenance, communication skills and computer skills