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Senior Technical/Production Engineer

progressive-design · 21 days ago
Portsmouth, VA
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Progressive Design, Inc. is currently seeking an Senior Technical/Production Engineer to support a chemical plant in Portsmouth, VA.  The Senior Technical/Production Engineer is responsible for supporting plant operations in meeting daily KPIs by providing troubleshooting, rapid problem solving, and process improvements.  They also support expansions to existing or new product lines identified by the business and R&D groups. 

Duties and Responsibilities:
· Monitor production in terms of quality, yield throughout cycle times, process parameters, and safety and environmental regulations
· Complete work using the fundamentals of process simulation with simulation program(s)
· Design a range of unit operations including reaction, distillation, refrigeration, fired heaters, and heat exchangers
·  Interact with the operating personnel and other departments to facilitate production, process trouble-shooting, and equipment maintenance
· Provide integrations of manufacturing input for safety, quality, reliability, and operability into design
·  Perform process engineering calculations and comprehend PI&D drawings for the purposes of trouble-shooting and process modifications
· Become an expert on the process chemistry, operating philosophy, and the process design basis for the equipment   
· Work within teams to identify and implement longer term process improvement efforts, with the overall goal being to achieve improved safety, higher yields, better production rates, and higher attainment  
· Identify and implement improvements on basic control schemes and advanced process control strategies   
 

Basic Qualifications: 
·  Bachelor’s degree in chemical or mechanical engineering
·  5-10 years of experience in process, production, and/or manufacturing engineering within the chemical, petroleum, and/or polymer industrial manufacturing environments 
 
Additional Qualifications: 
· Experience in large and small molecule production at an industrial scale  
· Experience in Process Safety Management covered processes   
· Familiarity with DCS programs such as Experion, Foxboro, or DeltaV   
· Must be self-motivated and goal-oriented with proven success working independently and in a multi-functional team environment  
· Excellent organizational, planning, and verbal and written communication skills  
·  Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals at all levels of an organization and ability to work in a team environment 

Benefits:
We offer a fast paced, exciting work environment with a competitive compensation package including: Health Care Benefits, Paid Time Off & Holidays, Flexible work schedules, Work life balance, Paid overtime, Performance based bonus, 401K match and Tuition reimbursement.

Company Overview:
We hire the best in Engineering & Design!  Hands-on experience, years of industry knowledge, continuous training, and commitment to excellence are some of the attributes that make Progressive Design’s professional staff the best at what we do.  The company has experienced consistent growth and on-going success from hiring the right people that focus on client success, embrace an entrepreneurial spirit and demonstrate the highest integrity.

Progressive Design, Inc. (PDI) is a private, family-owned, Heavy Industrial Engineering & Design Consulting firm that provides valued engineering services.  Founded in 1986 by Robert Ranson, Progressive Design has grown to become one of the largest privately held multi-discipline engineering firms in central Virginia. In 2021, Robert’s daughter and Progressive Design President, Erica Burgess, acquired ownership and established Progressive Design as a Woman-Owned business.
 
Our team’s knowledge and hands-on experience can take projects from concept to startup. As a full service, multi-discipline engineering consulting firm, we support manufacturing facilities and clients in many key areas including: EPC/Turnkey projects, project feasibility studies, process improvement analysis, new process design, process upgrades, air pollution abatement technology and integration, environmental compliance, product design, industrial capital projects, and detailed project/construction estimates.
 
We serve Fortune 500 companies in industries such as chemical, tobacco, power, films, fibers, plastics, paper, pharmaceuticals, metals, food and beverage, and discrete manufacturing.

Last updated on May 23, 2024

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