Engineering - Career Opportunity

Director of Process Engineering

Education and Work Experience:

  • BS Degree or higher in Chemical Engineering
  • 15+ years of experience with chemical process and product design and development, safety enhancements, commissioning and start-up services, cost estimation and control, plant construction, and project management required
  • Experience in the fertilizer industry is required
  • Experience in management of employees and financial requirements of a department preferred

Required Skills:

  • Have or willing to obtain a Professional Engineering license
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and clients to maintain good relationships and achieve the clients' goals
  • Ability to manage projects of varying size from start to finish, including expense tracking, billing, coordinating scheduling, and execution of all stages
  • Ability to maintain project schedules and meet deadlines, as well as putting the right people on each job to meet required deadlines
  • Effective communication through verbal, written, and electronic formats
  • Ability to maintain a professional, courteous, and tactful working relationship with other employees and with clients and visitors
  • Ability to maintain a clean work environment and a professional appearance while on the job
  • Must be detail oriented and well organized

Job Duties: Will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Report to the Vice President
  • Manage the Process Engineering, Research and Development, and Pilot Plant departments, including personnel, finances, training, project activities, project expense tracking, and sales efforts
  • Directly supervise chemical/process engineers, lab manager, and pilot plant manager
  • Respect and adhere to all active contracts and confidentiality agreements with Applied Chemical Technology and associated clients
  • Respect and adhere to all safety rules, procedures, and complete all necessary safety training
  • Work with project managers to complete all phases of engineering, research and development, and pilot plant projects, including cost tracking and billing
  • Coordinate with other department managers and directors to ensure smooth transitions between project phases
  • Communicate with general management about the needs of the departments, create a plan for meeting those needs, and provide reports to general management regarding progress of client projects
  • Develop relationships with clients to ensure open communication of client goals and plans for achieving
  • Travel as needed, sometimes on short notice, and including international travel

Physical Demands:  As necessary to carry out essential duties and responsibilities, requiring:

  • Coordinate the use of both hands to perform tasks
  • Ability to stand for long hours overseeing project operations and sit for long hours at work station or in meetings
  • Lifting and handling of boxes and other equipment up to 50lbs
  • Reaching overhead, stooping, kneeling, walking, talking, hearing, reading and seeing

Hours:          40 hrs/week; must be able to work on short notice and work extra hours, including weekends, if needed.
Benefits:     Comprehensive benefit package including medical, 401k, annual leave and other available

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