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Sr Plant Process Engineer Job

Date: Nov 3, 2018

Location: Calvert City, KY, US

Company: Arkema

Req Id 30149 - Posted 07/10/2018 - Production / Operations - Calvert City. Kentucky. US

Situation in organization


The Senior Plant Process Engineer reports directly to the Kynar Operations Manager.  Peers include production supervisors, engineers, maintenance, lab, safety, and environmental personnel.

Job dimensions

Support all facets of production through involvement in process, reliability improvement projects, quality improvement projects and safety related projects.

Track yields, OAU, and operating conditions always looking for process improvements to reduce RPE and Variable costs.

Provide support to process supervisors as required including periodic substitute for absences.

Act as a process contact and support for capital projects.

Key Activities and responsibilities

· Minor Capital Projects- Coordinate activities on minor capital projects working with project managers and department supervisors to implement the projects in a timely and safe manner and within the project budget and scope. (5% - 10%)

· Major Capital Projects- Assist in the implementation of major capital projects.  Provide technical support through the gate process, during pre-construction phase, and coordinate daily activities with the production area and project management and contractors. (15% - 20%)

· Process Improvement- Identify and recommend process improvement projects to the department manager and area supervisors.  If projects are to be expensed, track all costs and work performed.  Otherwise, initiate project requests to the engineering department and work alongside them to complete the project. (25% - 30%)

· Production Support- Provide technical support to the process areas as required on a daily basis.  Supervise production areas as required to fill vacations and other absences. (5% - 10%)

· Process Safety Management- Initiate MOC’s, maintain area work instructions,  process safety information, JSA’s and develop new work instructions/procedures as required. (5% - 10%)

· Process Technology- Assist with plant product trials.  Assist production supervisors and corporate technical personnel in the scheduling and implementation of product trials. (25% - 30%)


Context and environment

  • This position requires interaction with department supervisors and hourly employees as well as the engineering and maintenance departments.  Primary focus is on technical support to maintain daily operations, improve operating efficiency, reduce operating costs, and project implementation within the department. The incumbent must comply with the applicable regulatory requirements of OSHA 29CFR, DOT 49CFR, and EPA 40CFR.

Required Education/Qualifications /Work experience

- This position requires at minimum B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering or related field with a preference for manufacturing experience in a chemical plant or industry. Demonstrated ability in chemical engineering principles is required as well as computer and technical writing skills.


Demonstrated Competencies

  • Ability to manage projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to tailor communications to level of audience.

Ability to maintain good labor relations, including compliance with the IAM and Teamsters agreements.

  • Model and participate in safety improvement. ASR/ CATS observations / AST follow-ups are completed as required.

Nearest Major Market: Paducah

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