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WHO WE ARE

          We are a company where people matter

          We are family driven

          We are financially strong.

          And we are looking for problem-solvers to join our growing team. 

OPPORTUNITY

This person provides technical engineering support to meet Hydrite’s continuous improvement objectives. This includes the identification of process improvements and the management of those projects through completion.  The improvements are focused on cost reduction, cycle-time improvements, capacity generation, and efficient use of utilities, make-versus-buy determinations, material losses and waste minimization. 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Uphold Hydrite’s Standard of Excellence through a continuous commitment to maintain quality facilities and provide quality products and services to internal and external customers
  • Investigate, evaluate and implement process related cost saving improvements such as waste reduction, cycle-time reduction, lower cost raw material qualification, scale-up, and shelf life improvements.
  • Investigate, evaluate and implement process related cycle time improvements such as batch process time reduction, continuous process throughput increase, pre/post-batch cleanout time reduction, and quality improvement intended to accomplish capacity generation.
  • Investigate, evaluate and implement site energy reduction and/or sustainability improvement opportunities.
  • Work closely with Operations and Central Engineering to accomplish team based goals and objectives.
  • Effectively communicates with all Hydrite departments.
  • Perform all duties outlined in relevant SOPs and all other duties to be assigned.
  • Participate in RCRA, regulatory, health & safety and process training activities as required.  Review changes/additions with your supervisor.  Must be RCRA compliant.

SECONDARY RESPONSIBILITES

  • Works with other team members to maintain workload balances.  Provides back-up support as necessary within process improvement and central engineering teams.
  • Participates in new business assessment and implementation as needed in support of Technology group.  This includes investigation of methods, equipment and processes required to manufacture new products as well as feasibility, costs, capital needs and initial pricing.
  • Support internal and external process engineering related inquiries including customer visits as needed (requiring infrequent travel).
  • Provide concise, accurate, and timely information as requested or as required. At a minimum, provide written status reports on assignments on a monthly basis.
  • Provide guidance and support to Process Improvement Engineering co-ops and interns.
  • Support improvements by participating in PHA/MOC process and providing written direction, training and support.
  • Coordinate contractors and their activities as needed.
  • Supports effective communication with all Hydrite departments where responsibilities overlap to ensure success of the branch team.

REPORTING STRUCTURE

  • This position reports to the Process Engineering Manager – Continuous Improvement and interfaces with Operations, Technology, Central Engineering, SQRA, QC/QA and Sales.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATIONAL CRITERIA

  • A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Chemical Engineering or equivalent is required.
  • Two (2) Years experience related to chemical manufacturing is preferred.
  • Strong computer skills and knowledge of Power Point, Word, and Excel required.
  • Must have communication and interpersonal skills, along with the ability to read, write, and speak English.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

 

  • Due to safety concerns, the wearing of contact lenses in labs and plants is prohibited.
  • Must be able to sit and stand for up to four hours at a time.
  • Must be able to speak/present information in front of small groups, on occasion.
  • Must be able to turn, twist, stoop, bend, and reach, on occasion.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds, on occasion.
  • Must be able to climb ladders and work at heights up to 50 feet, on occasion.
  • Must be able to wear minimal personnel protective equipment.
  • Position requires infrequent local or regional travel with some overnight stays and therefore requires the ability to drive or ride in an automobile or ride in an aircraft for up to 5 hours at a time.

BENEFITS

Benefits and perks include three retirement plans (401k, pension and profit sharing), medical/dental/vision/life insurance, paid time off, tuition reimbursement, adoption assistance, legal services insurance, scholarship awards for children of employees, summer picnic, community giving events, free family wellness coaching including nutritionist and fitness coach.

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