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Plant Process Engineer - IL

Company: Day & Zimmermann
Location: Decatur
Posted on: June 13, 2019

Job Description:

Job SummaryThis position is responsible for process improvements for production in all facets of operation through direct contributions of project development from conception though start-up. You will apply engineering principles to new and existing facilities with tasks ranging from process design to the evaluation and implementation of new technologies. You may also be responsible for assisting in managing day to day operations, tracking and understanding department costs, yields, quality, process performance, and mentoring production engineers. The role will require you to work with both contractor and management, process operators, and other stakeholders to complete a project.Essential Job FunctionsOversight of specific processes that may include projects. Project management may require, purchasing of materials and supplies, equipment installation, budget tracking, employee training, and startup of projects.Ability to assist in day to day operations which may also including shift coverage, as needed.Project design, development and management that are specific to the operations of an operating department.Conduct optimization assessments to identify existing and potential opportunities, propose solutions to improve performance primarily in the areas of energy, chemicals, enzyme, and product yields.Support capital projects including control strategy development, P&ID management, administration of process control narratives suitable for control application development and process start up.Training and mentoring other colleagues, with the potential of indirectly managing 10 to 30 hourly colleaguesRequirementsMinimum Job Requirements:Concern for QualityStrong Commitment to SafetyDemonstrated LeadershipDemonstrated Strong Problem Solving SkillsGood Written and Verbal Commutation SkillsAbility to manage personnel and work closely with corporate departmentsAbility to look beyond the task at hand, to anticipate challenges and develop options to overcome themKnowledge of a variety of process unit operations including distillation, evaporation, reactors, and dryersEducation/TrainingB.S. in Engineering (Chemical, Mechanical, or Ag Preferred)3 to 5 years of plant operations experienceA project management background is preferredWorking ConditionsDustChemicals / IrritantsThe scope of the position requires exposure to and use of chemicals, solvents, and cleaners that may be hazardous and/or cause injury if specific instructions regarding their mixture, use, and disposal/storage are not properly side AreasSpring / Summer: Temperatures in some areas of the facility will be up to or exceed 100 degreesFall / Winter: Temperatures in the facility may be at or below freezing.Outside AreasSpring / Summer: Outside temperature may be up to or exceed 100 degrees with potential for high humidity. May be exposed to inclement weather conditions including, but not limited to, rain and wind.Fall / Winter: Outside temperatures may reach freezing or below. May be exposed to inclement weather including, freezing rain, sleet, snow and wind.Some manufacturing processes within the facility are highly reliant on machinery and other processing equipment and, as a result, noise levels may reach or exceed 85 decibels and require use of hearing protection for most of the work shift.Physical RequirementsAble to lift and transport materials and equipment weighing up to 30 pounds on a frequent basis, up to 50 pounds on an occasional basis and up to 55 pounds overhead.Lifting or carrying of weights over 50 pounds is rare. Employees are encouraged to request assistance in lifting or carrying objects that weigh more than 50 pounds.Able to traverse up to two (2) miles during the course of a work day.Able to move about or to a work site by stooping, bending, kneeling or squatting frequently during the course of a work day. May require periods of prolonged sitting or standing.Able to operate equipment or diagnose / detect issues of machinery that may be located at different heights. May require work on ladders, scaffolding or other work at heights.Requires a full range of physical motion in order to operate manual and electrically powered tools and test equipment, to move throughout the facility, including climbing stairs in all buildings, and to work at heights.Diversity, Inclusion, & Equal Opportunity EmployerWe are committed to maintaining an inclusive workforce, where employees are hired, retained, compensated and promoted based on their contributions to our Company. Our collective strength is rooted in over 110 years of diverse employees and businesses, commitment to success, and delivery on promises made.Federal and State Equal Employment Opportunity laws prohibit employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status and disability status. Day & Zimmermann is committed to providing an equal opportunity work environment in full compliance with these laws.If you are an individual with a disability and you require an accommodation in the application process for any job you see posted on this or another website, please email us at reasonableaccomodation@

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