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Production Engineer

Date: Jun 10, 2019

Location: Norco, LA, US, 70079

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 3231 

Built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts and engineered materials. The company’s two industry-leading business segments—Catalysts Technologies and Materials Technologies—provide innovative products, technologies, and services that enhance the products and processes of our customers around the world. Grace employs approximately 3,900 people in over 30 countries.

Job Description
  • Identify and lead Continuous Improvement Projects with emphasis on manufacturing cost reduction, capacity improvements/cycle time reductions, energy and waste reduction, and process reliability
  • Develop preliminary scope for new projects with including cost-benefit analysis
  • Work with plant operating personnel to troubleshoot plant operation issues
  • Prepare new, or modify existing Plant Operating Procedures that accurately reflect process changes and process improvement
  • Provide process-engineering expertise in RCA, PHA, MOC activities
  • Extensive experience with chemical process equipment - reactors, distillation, extraction, pumps, piping, valves, heat exchanger, etc.
  • Strong experience with Batch reaction, distillation, filters, heat exchangers, DCS programming, working knowledge of regulatory practices (PSM, DOT, EPA, etc.)
  • Maintain/Create process information including Process and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID’s), Process Flow Diagrams (PFD’s), Mass and Energy Balances
  • Participate in plant shutdown, startup, and turnaround assistance
  • Troubleshoots process/ production issues
  • Provides Operations Supervisor’s first line of support for solving process management issues
Required Experience
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering required
  • 2-5+ years of experience in process, production and/or manufacturing engineering within the petrochemical industrial manufacturing environments

Grace is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Grace via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Grace. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Grace as a result of the referral or through other means.


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