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Production Engineer

Date: Nov 26, 2022

Location: Norco, LA, US, 70057

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Job Description

Grace is seeking a Production Engineer to join our Specialty Chemical Manufacturing team! This role reports to the Engineering Manager located at Norco, LA.

 

The Production Engineer’s main responsibility at the Norco site is to monitor the process and ensure it is operating safely and efficiently to achieve the desired quality and production targets.  The Production Engineer needs to have good communication skills and be a team player since he/she will be interacting with many different work groups.  The Production Engineer position is a demanding job to ensure the process performs at the targeted output/quality, but it’s rewarding to see the immediate impact you can have so that the company reaches its goals.

 

 

  • Track and manage production rates, yield, and quality performance data and troubleshoot any process issues outside of target range.
  • Identify and lead Continuous Improvement Projects with emphasis on manufacturing cost reduction, capacity improvements/cycle time reductions, energy and waste reduction, and process reliability.
  • Work with different work groups (Maintenance, I&E, Safety, Logistics, and Vendors) to ensure process is compliant and meets targets. 
  • Create, maintain, and manage process PSM information like operating procedures, block flow diagrams, process and instrumentation diagrams, and mass/energy balances.
  • Proved process engineering expertise for Management of Change, Process Hazard Analysis, and Root Cause Investigations. 
  • Create and manage Management of Change for processing area and complete all required tasks, including pre-startup safety review. 
  • Conduct Root Cause Investigations.
  • Participate in plant shut down, startup, and turnaround activities, as well as project commissioning and plant trials. 
  • Perform permit audits, safety observations, management walk arounds, and other safety initiatives. 
  • Knowledge in batch reactors, distillation columns, heat exchangers, pumps, filters, DCS programming, PSM documentation, and environmental regulations.

Responsibilities

  • Track and manage production rates, yield, and quality performance data and troubleshoot any process issues outside of target range.
  • Identify and lead Continuous Improvement Projects with emphasis on manufacturing cost reduction, capacity improvements/cycle time reductions, energy and waste reduction, and process reliability.
  • Work with different work groups (Maintenance, I&E, Safety, Logistics, and Vendors) to ensure process is compliant and meets targets. 
  • Create, maintain, and manage process PSM information like operating procedures, block flow diagrams, process and instrumentation diagrams, and mass/energy balances.
  • Proved process engineering expertise for Management of Change, Process Hazard Analysis, and Root Cause Investigations. 
  • Create and manage Management of Change for processing area and complete all required tasks, including pre-startup safety review. 
  • Conduct Root Cause Investigations.
  • Participate in plant shut down, startup, and turnaround activities, as well as project commissioning and plant trials. 
  • Perform permit audits, safety observations, management walk arounds, and other safety initiatives. 
  • Knowledge in batch reactors, distillation columns, heat exchangers, pumps, filters, DCS programming, PSM documentation, and environmental regulations.

Required Qualifications

  • B.S. degree in an Engineering discipline, Chemical Engineering highly preferred
  • 1-5+ years of experience in process, production and/or manufacturing engineering within the petrochemical industrial manufacturing environment
  • Good communication skills
  • Team player
  • Self-starter

Preferred Qualifications

  • Work experience at a PSM site.
  • Work experience handling highly hazardous chemicals.
  • Work experience with batch reactors, distillation columns, steam boilers, solid filtration, DCS programming, PSM documentation, and environmental regulations.
  • Work experience with solid and slurry processes. 

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Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance and Disability
  • Grace Wellness Program
  • Flexible Workplace
  • Retirement Plans 
  • 401(k) Company Match – Dollar to dollar up to the first 6%
  • Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • Parental Leave (salaried only)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Company Match Donation Program


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