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Sr. Process Engineer

Senior Process Engineer

Summary

As an important member of the team, the Senior Process Engineer is responsible for helping to drive development and growth through new product and process design, technology scaling, equipment selection, and process and product optimization in support of the company’s goals for cost, quality and delivery. This hands-on position will also deal with problems arising in the manufacturing process involving chemical reactions, processes, equipment and machinery.  Likely tools employed will be Process Hazards Assessment, Design of Experiments, Statistical Process Control, and Lean Manufacturing.

Primary Responsibilities

Utilize chemical engineering knowledge and experience to provide guidance to others regarding best practices in chemical manufacturing operations.
Manage the identification, selection, design, and qualification of new equipment, materials and processes in support of process scaling and new product introduction.
Manage transfer of chemical production from R&D to the pilot plant and from the pilot plant to the contract manufacturer.
Proactively identify process quality, cost and safety improvement opportunities and execute plans for continuous improvement.
Responsible for maintenance plans, equipment modifications, contractor management, etc.
Establish and or improve process controls in the factory.
Address manufacturing quality excursions using formal root cause investigation methodologies.
Author material and process specification and provide training as necessary for effected individuals.
Support Change Management using the Quality Management System. Support future pursuit of ISO9001 certification.

Required Education & Experience

 

Bachelor’s Degree is required in Chemical Engineering or related field.
5-7 years of direct experience with process support for batch or continuous chemical production.
2-3 years of experience in a supervisory or team leader role.

Required Skills & Abilities

Previous experience managing processes with hazardous materials.
Proven skills in process improvement and project management.
Direct design and installation experience of common chemical manufacturing unit operations: reaction, distillation, drying, centrifugation, or filtration.
Capital improvement and manufacturing cost estimation experience
Knowledge of Federal and State regulations required. Experience interpreting OSHA, EPA, IBC, and NFPA codes and regulation preferred.  
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, AutoCad, and chemical modeling software such as CHEMCAD or ASPEN.
Strong organizational, people and communication skills.
Strong writing and oral communication skills.

 

Desired Skills & Abilities

 

Experience in explosion-proof environments.
Experience with high temperature/pressure conditions
Experience with interpreting 40CFR RCRA and TSCA and 29CFR.1910.

 

Physical Demands

 

Ability to lift up to 25 pounds

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