Production / Process Engineer
Process Engineer, Geismar, LA Why work at Nutrien? Great question!Safety is a core value at Nutrien. Keeping every employee safe, healthy and secure is our top priority. Nothing is more important than seeing our people go home safe at the end of every single day.While working here you will have the opportunity to grow your career while helping us feed the future. We pride ourselves in hiring from a variety of backgrounds and truly believe that it is our differences that make us stronger so we hope you will join us.In addition to exciting and challenging opportunities, Nutrien offers competitive salaries, great benefits and performance based incentives.Outside of the skills and necessary qualifications, you will be committed to sustaining our safe and positive work environment while welcoming working side by side others in a diverse culture. Culture at Nutrien is the core of everything we do and all employees are respectful of diverse opinions and views.Reports to Superintendent of Process Engineering and PSM or Area Production Superintendent, who reports to the site General ManagerKey Tasks:Works daily with Area Team members under the direction of the area production superintendent to accomplish plant objectives in the following priority areas of Safety, Environmental, Quality, Reliability, Production, Efficiency, Cost Reduction and Innovation.Performs and/or initiates effective and timely engineering and technical studies to troubleshoot known plant problems, predict impending problems and to optimize plant operations in the above priority areas.Performs and/or contributes to thorough process reviews, Hazard and Operability Studies (Hazops) and “What If” analyses on current operations and on proposed changes to plant equipment, processes and systems via the plant Process Safety Management of Change (MOC) process.Closely monitors real time and historical plant data from log sheets, data historian, lab analysis, walk throughs, etc. to detect abnormalities and to optimize plant operations.Tracks and reports compressor / turbine/ pump/ exchanger efficiencies, pressure drop surveys and catalyst evaluations.Interacts daily with operators and shift supervisors to learn and share knowledge of the plant operations and to meld “reality’ with “theoretical”.Closely monitors quality of raw materials, process chemicals, catalysts, finished products and water treatment processes.Performs and/or contributes to Root Cause Failure Analyses (RCFA) and incident investigations and completes assigned action items on schedule.Performs and/or facilitates training for operations personnel as needed.Ensures that Process Flow Diagrams (PFD’s), Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P & ID’s), Steam Balances and Standard Operating Procedures are complete and up-to-date.Performs process design and equipment sizing calculations for piping, exchangers, separators, PSVs, valves, and other process equipmentPromotes and contributes to successful implementation of projects by providing accurate, timely and thorough design input / design review and by facilitating close coordination and communications with area personnel.Promotes and contributes to site Manufacturing Excellence and Operations Driven Reliability (ODR) processes.Identifies and facilitates implementation of production, reliability, efficiency and cost improvement opportunities.Researches and evaluates industry technology advancements, other plant experiences and innovative ideas. Develops and maintains networks with other PCS Nitrogen industry plants.Performs special studies / projects as directed by the Engineering Manager.Ensures proper loading of vessels during catalyst, desiccant, packing and gauze changes.Acts as the project manager for capital projects as needed.Performs environmental calculations as neededParticipates in site safety programsSkills:Strong commitment to safetyIntegrityCritical ThinkingResults oriented Communication and Interpersonal SkillsComfort in a manufacturing environmentTechnology and writingEssential Qualifications:Education – Bachelor’s Degree in EngineeringTwo or more years of experience in a PSM covered manufacturing environmentKnowledge of chemical process piping, tanks, and pressure vesselsNutrien is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. We encourage applications from all well qualified candidates who reflect the diversity of the regions where we operate. This includes recognizing the voluntary identification of status such as gender, sexual orientation, visible minority, Indigenous status, persons with disabilities, and veterans, where applicable.If this sounds like a good match, apply now. You may be required to undergo a background check and substance test in accordance with Nutrien policies. While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted. **EOE race/color/sex/sexual orientation/gender identity/disability/veteranApply for this job.