Chemical Process/Project Engineer

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $80,000.00 - $100,000.00
Degree: Bachelor of Science;
Date: 11/6/2017
Job ID: 02534243
Job Description
Salary Range: $80,000 to $100,000/yr. base salary

Minimum Requirements:
  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, advanced degree preferred but not required
  • 5+ years of experience in the manufacturing industry, highly preferred backgrounds would be: chemicals, specialty chemicals, plating chemicals or catalyst manufacturing
  • Must have prior optimization and process improvement experience
  • A big plus would be six-sigma certification; any experience with LEAN manufacturing techniques would also be a big plus
  • Personality-wise, they are looking for someone who is hands-on; much of this job will be spent out in the plant and interfacing with operators and other plant personnel. This person must have an out-going personality and be an effective communicator
Job Description:
This person will work in a 100-person manufacturing plant; one side of the plant does catalyst recycling and the other half of the plant produces specialty chemicals. Unit operations that are used at the plant include reaction and distillation and it is a wet chemistry process. This position is open as a reflection of expansion and growth – there are a lot of projects scheduled over the next several months. This person will be responsible for process optimization and process improvement and will be part of a team in charge of implementing a new operational excellence program that they will be rolling out over the next year. In addition, this person will do some day-to-day plant troubleshooting and work with the operators as well. This company is putting a lot of money into this facility for upgrades and retrofits and many of the projects slated to be executed over the next 18 months are those types of projects. This company prefers local candidate or candidates from California and they can help someone within California relocate. Minimal travel will be associated with this position.