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Lead Process Engineer Job


Beaumont, TX, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  Engineering & Technology
Posting Date:  Jul 30, 2022

Arkema is seeking a Lead Process Engineer to support projects for the Thiochemicals Business group.  This position reports directly to the Central Process Technology Manager and provides technical assistance for plant operations. Position requires direct interaction with other departmental managers and staff positions to exchange information and ideas directly related to the success of the Thiochemicals Group.  This position can be based out of  Houston, TX or Beaumont, TX.

The Beaumont Plant is located in Southeast Texas about 30 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico and is about one hour drive east of Houston.  Our facility is responsible for the production of methyl mercaptan, ethyl mercaptan, dimethyl sulfide (DMS) and methylmercaptoproprionaldehyde (MMP).

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Support full compliance of all Safety/Environmental related regulatory requirements including: OSHA, PSM, RMP and Company Policies and programs (MSM).
  • Ensure that timely response of technical review is completed for assigned incident investigations through Root Cause Analysis and action items developed and implemented (Impact).
  • Supports or Leads PHAs as process specialist and process team leader.
  • Maximize operational efficiency and continuously identify and evaluate opportunities for improvement. Maintain, review and update key process knowledge for Beaumont plant/Thiochemical site(s).
  • Support plant initiatives for new product development, process technology projects, and debottlenecking efforts through formal methodologies (Six Sigma, DOE’s). 
  • Provide assistance to operations during plant turnarounds, emergency operations, and any other time technical assistance is required.
  • Serves as consultant for less experienced engineers and plant/Thiochemical site(s) operations personnel as Subject Matter Expert.
  • Apply engineering fundamentals to troubleshoot, solve and document plant/ Thiochemical site(s) technical issues.
  • Leads efforts to develop and analyze options in a capital project by assessing technical, financial, safety, and environmental impact of the project. Coaches less experienced engineers on AGATE methodology.

Required Education/Qualifications/Work Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from an accredited university.
  • Minimum 10 years of relevant experience in a chemical plant setting required
  • Proven analytical and problem solving abilities. Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a fast paced environment.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills necessary to convey interpretations of process data and recommendations for improvement through all levels of the organization, including technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Self-starter and ability to work independently as well as on a team.
  • Ability to coach/mentor other engineers

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