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Chemical Engineer I in Calvert City, KY at Westlake Chemical Corporation

Date Posted: 10/11/2018

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Job Description

POSITION: Chemical Engineer I         

SUMMARY:

            Assists the Senior Engineer and Olefins Department Process Engineers with the analyses and troubleshooting of process operations and collection of technical information.

            Perform the primary thinking encompassed by this job description.

            Comply with all Company policies and procedures.

            Fully support Company goals of continuous improvement and operational excellence at strategic and tactical levels including reviewing area of responsibility for improvement opportunities to initiate projects or communicate ideas to management as well as active participation on project teams.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  •  Troubleshoot existing plant operations and implement new improvement ideas to assure that the Olefins Department and Westlake CA&O meet key plant goals and objectives for Personnel Health/Safety, Environmental Protection, Raw Material Usage, Production, and Operating Costs.
  •  Monitor plant conformance to safety and environmental regulations.  Perform process calculations as required to assist Safety and Environmental groups.  Recommend process improvements and initiate new projects as required to meet new Safety/Environmental regulations and/or improve compliance with existing regulations.
  •  Monitor and analyze plant raw material and utility usages.  Recommend appropriate plant operating conditions and process controls as required to optimize raw material and utility efficiencies.  Summarize and report results monthly.
  • Monitor daily plant operating conditions.  Report concise key operating information to production personnel.
  • Monitor equipment uptimes and maintenance requirements for key process equipment.  Conduct detailed process equipment inspections and recommend repairs.  Report results appropriately.
  • Inspects new and existing equipment for quality and conformance to specification.           
  • Coordinate plant process revisions, assure that appropriate MOCs have been initiated, and assist with updating procedures and training.  Incorporate process revisions into existing plant PFDs and P&IDs.
  • Monitor and implement unit capital program.  Track project progress and expenditures.     
  • Performs other duties as required and assigned by the Engineering Supervisor and Unit Manager.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

            B.S degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering.   2 years or more engineering design experience; chemical or petrochemical plant experience preferred.

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