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Monday, November 24, 2008

Employment Opportunity

POSITION TITLE: Production Engineer
REPORTS TO: Plant Manager

SUMMARY: Provides chemical engineering support, in all phases of engineering construction, startup, and production. This is a key position to lead the transfer of Japanese technology to United States standard practices, and to ensure engineering, construction, and production teams achieve targets in the areas of safety, production, costs, quality, and schedule. This position incorporates three phases: 1) Engineering/Construction, 2) Start-up, and 3) Production.

Engineering/Construction Phase:
April 2008 to September 2009
Self-train by working closely with Japanese technology experts (including at pilot plant in Japan) to learn the process and equipment.
Participate in design Process Hazard Analysis and follow-up of recommendations.
Convert Pilot plant information/procedures to U.S. methodology and standard operating procedures.
Lead development of SOPs, training material and training of operations staff (transfer Pilot Plant information/procedures to United States methodology/standards)
Provide chemical engineering input into detailed design. (assist in development of specifications and selection of equipment).

Startup Phase (For assigned areas):
October 2009 to March 2010
Develop commissioning and start-up plans.
Lead commissioning/start-up teams in preparing equipment for operation and start-up.
Perform pre-start-up safety reviews.
Troubleshooting and problem solving of start-up issues.

Production Phase:
April 2010 and beyond
Develop and implement process “best practices”, standards/policies, productivity improvements and work processes for operations that address safety, quality, efficiency, and reliability.
Coordinate the solving of complex problems related to process, mechanical, control systems, equipment integrity and other disciplines.
Monitor product and process performance; set-up systems to track performance and prioritize improvement opportunities
Will be responsible for designing training materials and the training of staff for the plant.

BS Chemical Engineering

Work Experience:
5-10 years experience in chemical engineering with a working knowledge of chemical process operations, OSHA and PSM.
Working knowledge of “Root Cause” analysis.
Demonstrated experience working with teams.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations Required: Professional Chemical Engineer License

To apply contact:

Sandra Ashley
497 First Avenue South
Nitro, WV 25143


Valerie Jacobs SPHR, CCP
300 Capitol Streets
Suite 924
Charleston, WV 25301


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