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Job Ref:  00013165
Employer:  Oxy
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United States
County/State:  Louisiana
City:  Convent
15/10/2016 01:01
Contribute. Grow. Lead...with OxyChem. Looking for a challenge? Desire to achieve your true potential? OxyChem is a growing, action-oriented, safety driven chemical manufacturing company continually striving to be the best in the business while staying focused on environmental protection. The secret to our success has and will continue to be our people.

Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem) is a leading North American manufacturer of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resins, chlorine and caustic soda - key building blocks for a variety of indispensable products such as plastics, pharmaceuticals and water treatment chemicals. Other OxyChem products include caustic potash, chlorinated organics, sodium silicates, chlorinated isocyanurates and calcium chloride. For every product it makes, OxyChem's market position is No. 1 or No. 2 in the U.S.

In a fast-paced industry that demands precision, we create a supportive workplace where the safety and well-being of our employees are paramount. We are committed to rewarding top performers, offering very competitive pay and benefits, and providing tremendous career development opportunities. We are looking for an experienced and self-motivated individual to fill the position of Process Engineer with our manufacturing facility located in Convent, LA.

Essential Job Duties
  • Maintain protection of the environment and the health and safety of our employees, customers, and the communities in which we operate and/or transport our products as our highest priority.
  • Identify, evaluate, develop, specify, justify, install, and start-up process improvements to increase production capacity, improve operating reliability, reduce manufacturing costs, reduce energy usage, conserve raw materials, improve product yields, improve product quality, enhance safety, upgrade environmental safeguards, and provide for the overall optimization of process operation.
  • Provide ongoing engineering assistance to operations including troubleshooting of process operating problems, conducting special tests, developing reports, providing technical assistance as required, and reporting of production status.
  • Provide coordination between the Production, Project Engineering, Maintenance Engineering, and Corporate Engineering Departments regarding capital project implementation.
  • Thoroughly understand and follow the PSM program related to "Management of Change" when implementing process modifications or new process additions. This involves organizing design packages which contain the technical basis of design, equipment specification sheets, operating procedures, drawing updates, etc. Before start-up of any project, a pre-startup walkthrough is required along with training of all affected personnel which may include operations, maintenance, I&E, technical, etc.
  • Represent and/or assist production and engineering in matters of evaluation, selection, and coordination and control of vendors supplying necessary operating services, consulting services, materials, equipment, and other needs of operation.
  • Develop and maintain expertise in areas of specialization, develop new skills, develop overall technical competence, provide direction and supervision for less experienced personnel, stay abreast of new technology and new developments, adhere to necessary industry best practices, participate in and identify programs to improve personal and group wide professional development.
  • Provide liaison between the Production Department and the various corporate and plant support functions such as Purchasing, MIS, R&D, and the Plant Laboratory.
  • Maintain safety awareness consistent with plant and corporate standards via attendance and participation in safety meetings, safety training, process hazards reviews, job observations, plant inspections, etc.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering with a minimum 3 years of engineering experience in manufacturing environment.
  • Strong analytical/problem solving skills.
  • High proficiency in Microsoft applications (such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to read, write and speak in English
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to work weekends, holidays and respond to callouts on a non-routine basis.
  • Physical requirements - Must be able to lift 40 lbs., climb ladders and stairs. Walking, bending, stooping is required. Must be able to wear personal protective equipment including the use of a respirator. Must be able to respond to visual and audible alarms.
Additional Desired Qualifications
  • Good working knowledge of SAP

Oxy is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Individual with Disability/Veteran Status
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