Chemical Production Engineer

The River Group Inc.
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  • Post Date: Mar 07, 2019
  • Start Date: 3/7/2019
  • Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description


Position:                Chemical Production Engineer                             

Location:               Huntington, WV Area

Compensation:     Commensurate with Experience plus Bonus

Benefits:                Comprehensive Insurance, Relocation and Retirement Package

Position Summary: The Chemical Production Engineer will monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize operating unit key process variables to drive process and product improvements while maintaining a strong safety and environmental compliance focus. Apply technical knowledge to detect causes of deviations in quality, capacity, yield, and energy consumption or provide training to less experienced engineers.


Position Responsibilities:

·        Develop and Implement systems to improve and sustain value in the areas of health, safety, environment, production rates, equipment reliability, cost and quality.

·        Follow and direct day to day plant operations.

·        Participate and/or lead Reliability Improvement team and sub teams.

·       Develop initial scope and business case for improvements projects. Review PDPs for Process Engineers to ensure project scope completeness and that the project will satisfy all desired process benefits.

·        Primary person responsible for project commissioning and start-up activities. Assist in developing commissioning and start-up procedures for new equipment.

·        Lead root cause analysis studies to resolve plant process and equipment related issues.

·        Provide technical data for Environmental events such as process leaks, HRVOC exceedances, RQ’s, etc.

·        Participate, lead, and approve MOCs and PSSRs and to participate in PHAs.

·        Responsible for review and resolution of action items as a result of HES, ISO, Insurance audits and PHA studies.

·        Monitor intermediate and product analyses and statistical data.

·        Responsible for specifying or approving process conditions to produce new or modified products in conjunction with the Quality representative.

·        Assists in the investigation and resolution of customer complaints and nonconforming products.

·        Develop, modify and/or review operational procedures.

·        Help coordinate and plan special product trials.


  •  Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering with 5+ years of experience working as a chemical engineer with relevant experience in the petrochemical or chemical process industries. 
  •  Experience with Process Safety Management (PSM).
  • Knowledge of process simulation software such as Aspen Plus. 
  •  Possess skills to be able to contribute in a team environment and establish work relationships with onsite and offsite functional groups to achieve results.
  • Incumbent must be self-motivated and results oriented.  
  • Excellent written and verbal communications as well as computer skills. 
  • Ability to define problems, collect and interpret data, establishes facts and draw valid conclusions. 
  • Experience in polymer processes preferred

Contact Details

Name: John Spindler
Ph: 843-815-9111 ext 229

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