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Saint-Gobain Engineer Process in Las Vegas, Nevada

POSITION SUMMARY

The Process Engineer* I will assist with Process Innovation through close collaboration with CertainTeed and Saint-Gobain support groups in a manner consistent with CertainTeed Gypsum Vision, Mission, Values and Objectives (VMVO). Utilizing World Class Manufacturing (WCM) principles, this position will focus on product formulation, process development and optimization, equipment design and optimization, general project engineering, and trial planning and execution.

This position will allow for a unique opportunity of gaining experience and contributing to process engineering, project engineering and technical (board-making) projects. These experiences will allow the Process Engineer* I to effectively contribute to designing and optimizing process equipment by knowing what is required for the process while understanding process and equipment gaps.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Reports directly to the Quality Manager.

  • Participates in WCM project teams which analyze process variations; develop solutions, and implements corrective actions by using advanced statistical tools in identifying and resolving the root causes of the variations in the process.

  • Responsibilities include designing / developing new process systems, revising existing processes, and developing and coordinating the implementation of projects, which contribute substantially to plant profitability.

  • Responsible for safely and successfully executing projects, documenting, and with assistance from supervisor communicating progress and results through reports, presentations etc.

  • With supervision, will complete process and equipment related projects and work towards independent project responsibilities.

  • Develops and maintains close relationships with key suppliers for equipment and materials relevant to specific project needs.

  • Develops equipment specifications to provide technical solutions to WCM standards.

  • Value Engineer options to maximize benefit / cost ratio and make design recommendations.

  • Ensure CertainTeed Gypsum’s standards of safety, quality and reliability are build into process and equipment solutions utilizing WCM principles.

  • Provides support to project teams during delivery phase and commissioning of equipment.

  • Develops and encourage innovative processes and equipment concepts along with follow through to Return on Investements’s (ROI) patents and / or proprietary intellectual property.

  • Identifies safety, cost and quality opportunities and develop solutions of corrective actions.

  • Participates and runs trials to evaluate equipment, process and raw material opportunities.

  • Analyzes operating problems, develops solutions and implements corrective actions.

  • May assist with training for operators and maintenance personnel.

  • Complies with all environmental standards, assures good housekeeping practices following 5S systems, enforces plant rules and safety regulations, and supports VMVO and WCM initiatives.

  • Continuously evaluates workplace for safety concerns and ensures behavioral safety initiatives are performed to goal levels

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities as needed and / or requested by management.

  • May assist with product development, capital projects, process implementation and commissioning, and regulatory affairs.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in chemical engineering or similar discipline or equivalent experience.

  • Excellent problem solving capabilities and the ability to work independently on assigned tasks.

  • Flexible and open-minded with good written and oral communication.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Bachelor’s Degree in chemical engineering or similar discipline or equivalent experience.

  • Excellent problem solving capabilities and the ability to work independently on assigned tasks.

  • Flexible and open-minded with good written and oral communication.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

PREFERRED OR DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge of focused improvement (FI) or Kaizen.

  • Previous AutoCAD experience.

  • Understanding of mass & energy balance, flow diagrams, Process & Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID), fluid properties and thermodynamics

FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY

  • Prepares capital cost estimates for expenditures that support our goals and may control aspects of expenditures within the approved budget. Tender negotiations with approved vendors.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Works in a manufacturing plant environment with limited HVAC, concrete floors, and exposure to industrial noise, dust, chemicals and temperature changes. Normal plant operation is 24 hours, 7 days a week and work hours may vary depending on business needs. May require long hours, and weekend and holiday work. May require travel by air and rental cars.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Must be able to spend a significant amount of time on plant floor. Job includes tasks that require walking, bending, twisting, gripping, stair and ladder climbing, entering confined spaces, navigating rough terrain and occasional lifting of up to 75 lbs. Job may require long periods of sitting, walking, standing, working on a computer or engaging in telephone conversation. Must be capable of wearing personal protective equipment necessary to comply with government and company safety standards whenever engineered methods of reducing hazards or physical requirements cannot be reasonably accommodated.

Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Saint-Gobain is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and supports the hiring of veterans.

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