The Process Engineer is responsible for the development and optimization of Monolith's carbon black manufacturing process. They serve as technical lead for monitoring and improving plant operations to reduce process upsets and achieve the business goals of the company. They work with all areas of the company to develop operational plans as well as support the execution of these plans.
Collect data required to make improvements and/or modifications
Own process performance and monitoring
Develop tools and metrics that drive successful operation and process improvement
Investigate, troubleshoot, and resolve plant/process problems
Coordinate with Operations, Maintenance, Contractors, Logistics, R&D and other parts of the company
Ensure safe working conditions and compliance with health and safety
Interface with clients, suppliers, contractors and relevant authorities
Understand and ensure compliance with relevant health and safety regulations
Develop detailed plans
Manage small projects to support process improvement
Perform other duties as needed.
Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from an accredited university
Three years of experience in plant operations, or
An equivalent combination of education and experience to successfully perform the job duties and responsibilities.
Strong safety track record
Attention to detail
Ability to take ownership and take pride in work
A strong understanding of plant operations (chemical processing, oil & gas, or solids handling experience preferred)
Advanced computer skills, MS Office (including Project and Visio), Python, Chemical Process Simulation Software, AutoCAD
Ability to multitask in fast paced environment with competing deadlines
Experience as a problem solver; able to troubleshoot equipment problems under pressure
Effective communication skills both verbally and in writing
Experience with the following equipment: Pumps, Heat Exchangers, Blowers, Fans, Air Compressors, Bag Filters, Boilers, Tanks, Vessels (pressure and non-pressure), Bucket Elevators, Screw Conveyors, Dryers, Transmitters (temperature, flow, pressure), Load Cells, Mass flow meters, Classifiers, Grinders, other common chemical and petrochemical equipment
Committed to our values
Safety matters most
Solve the impossible, embrace reality
People make the difference
Think like a team
Decisions drive results
Generosity of spirit
Enjoy the ride
Work will be performed within an operating plant environment. The majority of time will be spent in a controlled environment but work in an outdoor operating plant during all seasons is required. The plant is a 24 hour 7 day a week operations facility requiring some off hour support.
Position based in Hallam, NE. Minimal travel required.