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Process Engineer

Company: Ecovyst
Location: Baton Rouge
Posted on: September 19, 2023

Job Description:

Ecovyst's subsidiary, Ecoservices, is on the hunt for a Process Engineer to be based at our Baton Rouge, LA plant.Responsibilities:

  • Applies engineering principles to design, modify, or develop facilities, testing, machines, equipment or processes used in processing Sulfuric Acid in a regeneration sulfuric acid unit.
  • Analyzes existing acid process, equipment, and performance to determine optimal plant operations.
  • Utilize OSI PI software to diagnose plant problems and enhance unit performance improvements.
  • Utilize technical information concerning manufacturing or processing techniques, materials, properties, and process advantages and limitations to improve long-range improvements in the plant.
  • Completes small capital project SCOPE development and execution of small projects (BCER
  • Develops and implements project activities through the coordination of efforts of subcontractors, maintenance, production departments, and other operational personnel.
  • Perform Scope activities which include, design, design review, establishes timeline, material procurement, resource allocation, project execution, coordinate effort between all involved parties, monitor/track progress to ensure adherence to schedule.
  • Attend status meetings to ensure safety, and quality compliance.
  • Tracks procedure and process changes utilizing Management of Change form (MOC) to document the coordination and communication to appropriate personnel as to the stages of implementation till completion.
  • Participate in Unit HAZOPS and follow-up action items as required to mitigate risks in the unit from the PHA.
  • Maintain Unit Safety File updates relative to the MOC process and procedure.
  • Maintain good PSM standards in the unit.
  • Participate in incident investigations and follow-up action items from incidents.
  • This involves tasks such as chemical leak calculations and engineering corrective actions.Works with Maintenance to develop Mechanical Integrity reports on specific equipment and assist in executing repairs.
  • Utilizes knowledge of equipment and machine capabilities to develop action plan to increase the reliability and optimization of the unit.
  • Recognizes problems and opportunities to formulate action plan(s)for obtaining/surpassing unit standards and achieving production and quality goals.
  • Compiles monthly / weekly reports as needed.
  • Provides support to operations personnel to troubleshoot day-to-day activities in the unit, and work closely with the Unit Manager, Unit Lead Specialist, Maintenance personnel and operators.
  • Provides support during absence of Unit Manager as needed.Act as a steward for maintaining excellent HSSE performance in the unit - fulfill the HSSE Leadership Expectations.
  • Develops appropriate safety training for personnel regarding changes in procedures, and accountability.
  • Review all incidents in Incident/accident database and Safety Concerns.
  • Be professional and ethical
    at all times and treat employees, contractors and customers
  • Other responsibilities as
    assigned by unit management.
  • Stands call duty as needed to support plant needs on a periodic basis. Includes off-hours call.Will need to support the various plant areas either on site or over the phone, which means a familiarity with all areas is needed.
  • Works with other units to ensure plant goals are met safely and effectivelyHold all employees accountable; including my peers, hourly employees, engineers and myself
  • Work with operators to keep al SOPs, EOPs, and COPs updated
  • Work with contractors and engineers in the unit; be involved in the projects as needed.
  • Conduct and/or attend Toolbox Safety meetings with the operators as well as attending other mandatory safety meetings
  • Attend Tiered Accountable productions meeting and provide unit status.
  • Communicate with loading area, TS, IFS, and customers as needed.
  • Stay aware of and communicate as necessary, how unit operations will impact all other plant areas
  • Perform required operational interlock check test as required.Requirements:
    • B. S. degree in Engineering degree
    • 0 to 5 years in chemical processing
    • Possess current or possess ability to obtain -Transportation Worker's Identification Credentials (TWIC) card. -

Keywords: Ecovyst, Baton Rouge , Process Engineer, Engineering , Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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