Chemical Production Engineer
Luling , Louisiana
November 18, 2017
The Production Engineer is responsible for the optimization and daily support of chemical processes at the Monsanto Luling Plant.  Position will report to a Unit Supervisor. III RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide process control auditing on performance metrics and troubleshooting support to production personnel as needed to identify and correct problems that impact raw material yields, capacity, safety, and product quality.
  • Create/maintain process, safety, and environmental documentation, including process flow diagrams, operating instructions, management of change (MOC) forms, etc.
  • Analyze data utilizing statistical tools.
  • Assist manufacturing leadership in identifying improvements related to raw material yields, capacity, energy, quality, product safety and the environment.
  • Provide technical assistance on daily operations activities and issues.
  • Support on stream time and downtime tracking efforts, identifying improvement opportunities.
  • Participate as a member of area and plant teams, including safety, optimization, World Class Maintenance (WCM), etc.
  • Communicate closely with area operations personnel and as needed, provide technical training.
  • Work closely with area personnel to monitor and improve the efficiency, output, quality and safety of the unit.
  • Review process and lab data to see if corrections to the process are warranted.
  • Identify and report process safety near misses.
  • Monitor ongoing environmental performance of the unit to ensure regulatory compliance.
  • Support execution of Environmental Compliance Duties including area release reviews and reporting.
  • Manage product quality.
  • Troubleshoot problems as they arise.
  • Guide & mentor production technicians.
  • Support unit leadership in the oversight of start up and shutdown for major events.
  • Provide on-call area support.

Required Skills
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
  • At least 2-5 years of experience working as a Chemical Engineer (including intern/coop assignments)
  • Intermediate proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work as an individual contributor and as part of a diverse team composed of fellow engineers, operations, personnel, and leadership
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Strong decision-making and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work on and balance multiple assignments and priorities
  • Must be able to perform work in a manufacturing environment, which includes ascending and descending stairs and ladders
  • Strong safety ethic
Desired Skills
  • Previous engineering experience in manufacturing, engineering or related field
  • Knowledge of batch/continuous process control techniques and unit operations, either Provox or Delta V.
  • Ability to apply statistics and Six-Sigma tools in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience or training in project definition, design and process control

A little about us:
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