Production Engineer* – Charleston, WV USA

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Supports plant operations with chemical engineering expertise. Become technology expert for Kureha PGA processes. Lead plant and process design and implementation, and support production teams to work safely to achieve targets in the areas of production, costs, and quality product.




Following is a list of primary duties and responsibilities which take up the majority of time on a daily basis.  The Production Engineer will be held accountable for being able to perform the essential functions of the job.  This list is not all inclusive.  Other duties may be assigned.  


— Work closely with PGA technology experts to learn the PGA plant process and equipment. Become a technology expert on PGA processes.

— Provide chemical engineering input into design changes including process safety and process control.

— Develop and update Operating Procedures and training materials, and lead training.  

— Lead solving of complex problems related to process, mechanical, control systems, equipment integrity and other disciplines.

— Lead development of production plans including operation scheduling and operation conditions.

— Monitor product and process performance; set-up and/or participate in executing systems to track performance and prioritize improvement opportunities.

— Lead and participate in incident investigations and cause analysis (Quality, Reliability, Production, Safety and Environmental) and implement action items to prevent recurrence.

— Participate in PHAs, (Process Hazard Analysis), MOCs (Management of Change) and PSSRs (pre-start-up safety reviews).

— Develop and implement process “best practices”, standards/policies, productivity improvements and work processes for operations that address safety, quality, efficiency and reliability.

— Provide process engineering support for projects including develop basic data, conduct PHA or MOC review, and design oversight.

— Work with operators and mechanics to develop Job Hazard Analyses and implement appropriate mitigation for hazards identified.

— Communication with parent company technical staff (in Japan) on technical issues (reporting, proposing, discussing etc.)





— BS Engineering (Chemical Preferred) , 

— 5+ years experience in chemical engineering with a detailed knowledge of chemical process operations, OSHA and PSM.

— Demonstrated experience working with teams.

— Demonstrated experience in getting results, meeting commitments & problem-solving skills.

— Licensed Professional Chemical Engineer preferred 

— Detailed knowledge of established processes, methods, and techniques related to chemical plant operation

— Practical knowledge of scientific principles. 

— Ability to carry out steps of a significant operation or project, enhance systems or methods.

— Ability to Multitask and Handle Multiple Simultaneous Assignments

— Ability to Work as Self Directed Individual

— Strong Verbal and Written Communication Skills • Good time management and project management skills • Working knowledge of “Cause” analysis.

— Knowledge of process design, instrumentation, process control and statistics.

— Solid ability to utilize Microsoft Office products 

— Strong attention to detail, ability to manage data with a high degree of accuracy.

— Excellent interpersonal skills to allow productive collaborative relationships with all levels of the organization.

— Must be authorized to work in the US





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