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Senior Chemical Engineer (Lathrop, CA)

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. These endeavors have been around for centuries and will continue to be a vital part of the global economy. We currently have a position available at our Lathrop Plant - Lathrop, CA. Lathrop is located in the metro triangle, bounded by the Bay Area, Stockton, and Sacramento.
SUMMARY
Responsible for evaluating existing processes and configuring manufacturing systems to reduce cost, improve sustainability and develop best practices within the production process. Write procedures in a simple manner that operators can follow. These procedures detail the specific instructions to produce quality product. In addition, the process engineer uses his tools to create process and product specifications. This position is responsible for providing, organizing and coordinating technical support regarding process improvement for both existing production processes as well as all newly initiated projects. This individual is challenged to identify weak points in business and technical processes and in creating technical solutions and improvements for these weak points.
RESPONSIBILITIES Assessing processes for adequacy of the process and equipment. Reviewing existing data and lab analysis of plant processes to determine the efficiency of our locations. Designing, installing and commissioning new production units, monitoring modifications and upgrades, and troubleshooting existing processes. Ensuring that all aspects of our operation or process meet specified regulations; working closely with maintenance and production operating crews. Preparing reports, flow diagrams and charts assessing the availability of raw materials and the safety and environmental impact of our plants. Managing the cost and time constraints of projects; supporting the conversion of small-scale processes into commercially viable large-scale operations. Monitor and improve the efficiency, output and safety of a plant; ensuring the process works at the optimum level, to the right rate and quality of output, in order to meet supply needs.
REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor's Degree from 4 year college or university, Chemical Engineer Degree preferred 7+ years demonstrated experience in managing projects.
7+ years? experience with process engineering, optimization, and improvement.
Experience in Phosphate Industry/Phosphoric Acid Fertilizer mfg. preferred.
Phosphate, sulfuric acid and granulation fertilizer industry experience is preferred.
Demonstrated ability to manage priorities, meet deadlines and manage projects.
Must be able to show initiative and be a 'self-starter' to achieve working goals.
Must possess excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
Ensure compliance with Process Safety Management and other regulatory requirements.
Provide process design support for new projects
Disclaimer - These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
Combination of education, training and/or experience will be considered for this position.
HOW TO APPLY
External Candidates:
Visit www.simplot.com/careersSelect Job SearchSelect Current OpportunitiesSelect All Open PositionsApply to Job ID# 5800
Please prepare a cover letter outlining your interest and qualifications and submit with your resume via our online application process described above. For best results, please upload your resume as a Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF document. This process includes additional job-relevant questions, so plan on at least 20 minutes when you apply.
When a position is in the interview stage or has been filled, it will no longer appear on our Simplot Careers website. If you experience any technical difficulties when applying through our online system, please contact the JRS Talent and Culture department for assistance at careers@simplot.com.
The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.


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