Chemical Process Production Engineer

Location: Aurora NC Posted Date: May 29, 2019
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Employer Job Id: 2019-9301 Careermine Job Id: 1777313
Job Description

Location: US-NC-Aurora
Load Term: Full Time
Employer ID: 2019-9301

Chemical Process Production Engineer (Aurora, North Carolina, 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 directly to the department Superintendent.

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
  • Manage contract operations activities and spending for cost effectiveness
  • Participate in crew 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
  • 8 plus years' experience; Process Engineering is required
  • Knowledge in chemical engineering processes
  • Strong work ethic
  • High degree of “people” skills, in addition to the technical aspects of the job
  • Strong 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
  • Previous manufacturing experience is preferred, but not required
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering with a minimum of 7 years' experience with 5 or more preferred in a chemical process plant environment

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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