Process Engineer - 9/1/2016

AppleOne Ontario, CA

Company
AppleOne
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
23170042.1147
AJE Ref #
576053947
Location
Ontario, CA
Job Type
Regular
Required Licenses/Certifications
df-aj

JOB DESCRIPTION

This role will be responsible for developing engineering scope and design documentation for capital projects; provide day-to-day technical expertise and engineering support, and; project management. Will work closely with Lab Manager on scale-ups and product introduction feasibility studies.

Provide field follow-up and start-up support. This could range from a combination of activities including hands-on testing, training, documentation of assigned pre-startup safety review items, and development of long-term preventive maintenance checklists to support facility?s Mechanical Integrity program for electrical / instrumentation on new process.

Key Duties & Responsibilities
? Perform feasibility studies for technology transfers and new product introduction. Includes assessment of current equipment capabilities and capital requirements.
? Provide process related support to incident investigations, process deviations, and MOC?s.
? Identify process variations and implement measures to reduce such variations, and track effectiveness of reduction measures.
? Assist with analyzing process data and quality critical parameters for control of manufacturing process.
? Investigate off-grade batches. Identify root cause, reports findings, and implemented action items.
? Prepare/update/create/manage flow diagrams, reaction sheets, P&ID?s, and equipment and control specifications.
? Provide training to maintenance and production employees on unit operations, chemistries, and batch recipe or DCS changes/enhancements in regard to production.
? Responsible for day-to-day firefighting associated with production.
? Provide local expertise and support for the DeltaV Control system including programming and troubleshooting
? Work with Mechanical Integrity Contractor to bring the Plant Mechanical Integrity documentation to desired state.
? Provide process confirmation and feasibility studies to product scale-ups in pilot reactor.
? Provide process input to creation of manufacturing batch sheets and work in collaboration with Lab Manager for plant/lab unity.
? Perform and embrace CAPEX Excellence.
? Must be able to comply with all safety rules and company policies.
? Hold contractors and fellow employees accountable for safety compliance.
? Be able to research and understand local EHS (Environmental, Health, and Safety) regulations.
? Participate, coordinate in and/or lead process hazard reviews, pre startup safety reviews, and management of change and provide process expertise.
? Continually assess current processes and operations to ensure local, federal, and corporate regulations are met.
? Act as the site leader role model. Participate in employee engagement activities and be a champion for safety and compliance.

BS degree in Chemical Engineering or related field
? Must have process design
? Must have process design understanding of analytical, flow, level, pressure, temperature, and weigh system instruments as well as pumps, tanks and pressure vessel design.
? Individual must be organized, systematic, independent, and a self-motivator.
? Prioritize, schedule, inspect work and (re)direct resources as necessary across multiple tasks.
? Must be focused, able to manage schedules & costs, and maintain agreed upon schedule and budget. In addition, successfully communicate and manage project priority changes linked to corporate priorities, product/customer demands, and emerging business opportunities.
We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider all qualified candidates without regard to disability or protected veteran status.