Engineer, Production

Company Info
United States

Web Site:

Company Profile


Engineer, Production


Aurora, NC 

Job ID:


Job Description:

This Position reports to the Technical Services Process Engineer Supervisor


The Technical Services Process Development Engineer is responsible for overseeing 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.


What you will do:


  • Provide technical guidance 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.
  • Develop formulations and processes to support the development of new and novel products and/or optimization of existing products. Responsible for the coordination and implementation of bench-top, pilot, manufacturing scale-up and verification batches with speed and robustness.
  • Provide oversight and guidance to consultants or contractors 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 facilitate 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.
  • 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.
  • 3-8 years of experience in chemical processing.
  • Experience/knowledge in the phosphate chemical manufacturing business is preferred.
  • Knowledge of chemical process safety and environmental policies is required.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and practical experience in product/process development, laboratory techniques, pilot plant equipment operations and identification of opportunities for improvements.
  • 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.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft programs (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint).




We provide an attractive benefits package that includes comprehensive medical, dental, vision coverage, and life insurance and well as disability coverage for positions working more than 30 hours per week. In addition, we have a retirement program that encourages our employees to save for the longer term, with generous matching employer contributions. Our benefit package also demonstrates our culture of care with paid vacation, sick days and holidays as well as paid personal and maternity/parental leaves and an Employee and Family Assistance Program. Details of the benefits package will be shared in the application process. 


Eastern North Carolina is continually ranked among the best places to live and work in the United States, known for its expansive beaches, nationally ranked universities, mild climate (all four seasons), safe neighborhoods, affordable living, extensive outdoor activities, and a relaxed lifestyle.

Aurora, North Carolina is within ease of commuting to surrounding urban areas. To the west is the Research Triangle Park which is surrounded by Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill. As a result, the east coast of North Carolina offers residents a winning blend of down-home and uptown, of surf and sophistication that people love with extensive availability of outdoor activities (hunting/fishing/hiking/boating).