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Process Engineer

Company: J.R. Simplot
Location: Pocatello
Posted on: May 8, 2024

Job Description:

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.SummaryWorks under the direction of the Engineering Manager with a focus on plant/process support, process optimization objectives and departmental research. This position will contribute to the company's efficiency, profits, growth and environmental compliance, by providing assistance with the various plant process areas within the Don Plant Facility. Chemical engineering knowledge and principles shall be applied to assist with process optimization and new product development support at the production facilities. Will be assigned the responsibility for planning, organizing, setting up, executing, and reporting results for experiments, pilot testing and plant trials that support engineering, manufacturing and technology project objectives. May be assigned to work semi-independently to organize and manage research, plant/process support and process optimization projects with approval, guidance, and mentoring from the Engineering Manager.Key Responsibilities Performs process engineering requiring knowledge and application of chemical engineering principles Developing, documenting and directing/executing experiments, sampling or test protocols. Generating and monitoring operating procedures and test plans. Must be able to direct bench, pilot or plant trial testing, assimilate and calculate obtained data, and produce meaningful final reports to provide information for engineering supervisors and key stakeholders Will support the development of new or modified components, products, manufacturing processes, materials and equipment Cross functional communication between production, maintenance, engineering, safety and environmental departments Participates within teams in establishing the appropriate designs, engineering and execution processes Use computer-assisted engineering software and equipment to perform engineering tasks Contributes to the communication of project updates to senior management and key stakeholders Responsible for preparing and gaining alignment on engineering proposals, feasibility studies and vendor/construction packages Responsible for tracking KPIs relevant to designated process areas and reporting variances back to production stakeholders and engineering management on a regular frequency Engagement in and facilitation of Root Cause Analysis exercises tied to production, safety or environmental Provides support to staff members as needed Must be willing to travel to various production facilities on a project to project basis which could require anywhere from 10-30 days on the road on an annual basis. Analyzes the quality of fertilizer products, raw materials, and intermediate process streams
Initiates and oversees Management of Change (MOC) protocols for any relevant process, equipment or instrumentation changesTypical Education Bachelor's Degree (B.S.) in Chemical Engineering from a nationally accredited 4-year college or universityRelevant Experience Minimum 2+ years related experience and/or training 10+ years related experience and/or training preferred Must be able to perform basic material and energy balances Experience with lab and/or pilot plants preferred Knowledge in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, Project and Power Point required. Experience with AFT Fathom and REFPROP preferred but not required Experience with Phosphate Fertilizer Production, Ammonia, and/or Sulfuric Acid is preferred but not required Time management for efficient project completion Strong attention to detail Self-motivated with the ability to work in a team environmentOther InformationCandidate must be willing to spend time in an industrial plant/process operations where exposure to process noise, large operating equipment and machinery, and hazardous chemicals exists as well as be able to work in a process lab setting as needed. This profile is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of those in this job classification.Job Requisition ID:17259Travel Required:Less than 10%Location(s):ABW Don Plant - PocatelloCountry:United States**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants 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. **

Keywords: J.R. Simplot, Pocatello , Process Engineer, Engineering , Pocatello, Idaho

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