Iowa Fertilizer Company (IFCo) is looking for a Process Engineer to join our Operations team in Wever, Iowa. This individual will be responsible for evaluating processes and configuring process production systems to reduce cost, improve sustainability and develop best practices within the production process.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES
At a minimum, tasks will include, but not limited to:
Evaluate and improve on processes in production systems.
Maintain reliable and safe process systems while improving production rates, efficiencies, yields, cost and changeovers.
Develop innovative solutions.
Improve process capability and production volume while maintaining and improving quality standards.
Develop and implement systems that optimize all phases of the production process.
Provide suggestions during incident investigations.
Advise on corrective actions.
Work with all areas of operation to develop a cost-effective and working production process.
Ensure that projects are completed on time.
Ensure that financial budgets are followed.
Research new process technologies within our production facilities.
Prepare reports, flow diagrams and charts.
Assume responsibility for risk assessment, including hazard and operability (HAZOP) studies, for the health and safety of both company staff and the wider community.
Ensuring the process works at the optimum level, to the right rate and quality of output, and safety of the plant.
Making observations and taking measurements directly, as well as collecting and interpreting data from the other technical and operating staff involved.
Assumes responsibility of ongoing performance of processes and process plant.
Ensuring that all aspects of operations and process meet specified regulations.
Assess the availability of raw materials and the safety and environmental impact of the plant.
Ability to read and interpret P&IDs.
Follow company safety and health guidelines and other company policies.
Domestic and International travel by airplane may be required.
Ability to climb straight ladders.
Some work may require heights more than 100 feet.
Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions.
Physical requirements – bending, kneeling, lifting to 50lbs.
Confined space entry may be required.
Wearing a respirator when/where required to perform inspections/job duties.
Noise levels may require hearing protection.
Maintain a valid driver’s license. Always ensure HR has a copy of a current, valid license on file.
All other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering or a closely related field.
Experience and Skills
Minimum of 2 years, experience supporting environmental compliance in the chemical industry or other industrial manufacturing, or analytical laboratory or environmental consulting.
Fertilizer manufacturing experience is a plus.
Ability to work in a fast pace, high stress environment.
Provide attention to detail and ability to produce results.
Ability to interact with team members and meet strict deadlines.
Ability to read and produce technical reports and diagrams of the manufacturing process.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to gather and evaluate complex information
Ability to use personal computer software for word processing, spreadsheet and database applications
Title: Process Engineer
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports to: Process Engineering Manager
Location: Wever, Iowa (Burlington, IA area)