Process Engineer

Job Title
Process Engineer
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Fernandina Beach,  FL 32034
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Idea Recruitment has partnered with a client that develops, produces and sells BioSolutions, BioMaterials and Fine Chemicals is their search of a Process Engineer

Location:  Fernandina Beach, FL
Direct Hire Opportunity

The Process Engineer performs complex engineering tasks for the planning, design, development, implementation, documentation and support of process control systems and activities within the Florida operations.  This position applies Lean Principles to support tactical and strategic improvements for operations that have a direct impact on Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost.  The Process Engineer drives and oversees the Change Management Process for the manufacturing operations team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Support and further improve a proactive safety, health and environmental system that meets the required standard and legal requirements when conducting process improvements.
  • Derive quality and process improvements from plant and department key performance indicators by using analytical tools, monitoring techniques and consistent shop-floor engagement.
  • Establish professional relationship with relevant internal/external customers and suppliers to ensure that there is excellent and professional communication, coordination and collaboration and consistent progress from supply to packaging process.  
  • Directly support product operations manager and operations department to ensure plant productivity and profitability are maximized; actively look for areas of improvement and lead respective improvements with the Shift Engineering Supervisor teams.
  • Assist with developing and maintaining a capital plan for department that is directly linked to the overall plant’s capital plan. 
  • Responsible for managing defined level of capital expenditure projects as assigned.
  • Work closely with all operations teams such as maintenance, packaging, shipping as well as with the quality department associates.
  • Establish and monitor programs for critical equipment analysis and condition monitoring techniques.
  • Apply regular shop floor observations, control charting and equipment instrumentation to ensure that equipment is performing effectively and efficiently.
  • Performs engineering tasks in support of the overall Process Control Systems strategy for the plant operations; will help lead and monitor the Change Management process for the plant/production team
  • Support updating software/ documents when required (Delta V system); Maintains a computing operating systems and development architecture that provides a stable environment for creating and revising all process control systems and application.
  • Maintains up to date application and systems documentation, software revision controls, and interface definitions for applications and systems.
  • Develop and conduct training to respective personnel.
Core Competencies
  • Team player and able to build and maintain relationships both internal and external. 
  • Flexible to change and open to constructive feedback. 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills. 
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision. 
Must Have:
  • At least one year of experience in a manufacturing plant.  Does not need to be chemical manufacturing.
  • Chemical or Mechanical Engineer
  • Continuous improvement/Six Sigma background would be a plus.  Not a requirement.
  • Experience commissioning equipment would be a plus.  Not a requirement.
  • Project management
  • Process development, procedure development
  • Ability to communicate with the operators effectively. 
Required Skills

• Entry level to 5 years+ related work experience.
• B.S. in Manufacturing/Industrial Engineering or related field.
• Demonstrated knowledge of applying quality and problem solving tools with impact on Key Performance Indicators
• Able to lead and execute projects effectively and efficiently in English.
Optional Skills

• Experience in related field of Bio-Fuel or Chemical processing.
• Knowledge of DCS operations; Delta V system or similar.
• Lean Manufacturing knowledge or related certification(s).
• Demonstrated high aptitude for analytical thinking and project implementation.
• Experience in plant/ product start-up or expansion projects.
• Has led medium-to-large size scale improvement projects and/or operational leadership experience.
Pay Range
$75,000.00   Annually to $80,000.00   Annually

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