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Search Enterprises, Inc. Cranbury Township Full-Time
$115,000.00 - $125,000.00 / year
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OVERVIEW:  Develops and implement capital projects (up to $10MM) including the design, field construction and commissioning of new equipment and building installations.  Range of projects includes safety, energy cost reduction, maintenance, raw material usage, infrastructure and capacity increase.  Develops engineering studies for the plants and businesses.


 Develops the scope of work, cost estimates, and schedules for capital projects and engineering studies.  Generates ideas and proposes projects that will improve the manufacturing performance of the company (25%).

 Manages detail mechanical design and writes construction bid packages (20%).

 Evaluates/selects process (and related) equipment and outside contract services (15%).

 Reviews contractor field work, monitors safe work practices, issues work permits (15%).

 Prepares capital RACE’s including HS&E evaluations and MOC reports (10%).

 Prepares purchase requisitions, plant work orders, monthly cost /project status reports (5%).

 Provides assistance to plant personnel and outside contractors to troubleshoot problems (5%).

 Provides start-up assistance on capital projects (5%).


Major Position Challenges:

 Implementation of successful projects, on time, within budget, and with no EHS incidents.

 Cost reduction/EHS concerns. 

 Staying abreast of latest technology. 

 Devising innovative solutions to a large variety of simple to complex problems.


 Work is assigned by the Engineering Manager.  Because of the plant’s size, age, and diversity of products, assignments are never the same with projects varying extensively in both cost and complexity.  Most projects originate within the production/process engineering groups.

 Environment: Position is subject to plant/corporate policies and procedures.  Completion deadlines are usually dictated by production needs and requirements.  Safety and environmental concerns are always a high priority.


 New, innovative solutions of problems are always encouraged.  Restrictions are limited to keeping within the budget.

Key Contacts:

 Plant/Corporate technical personnel, Production and Maintenance Management, Plant EHS group, Vendors, Outside Contractors

Candidates need a Chemical or Mechanical Engineering degree with project management experience greater than $2MM with experience managing all phases of projects in chemical operations.  

NOTE: We have opportunities similar to this one with a number of Fortune 500 clients in the chemical, refining and pharmaceutical sectors. They/We  are always looking for candidates with credentials and experience similar to the above. We have positions for engineers who are seeking an opportunity to move in operations, engineering or production. So if the location or responsibilities of this position do not satisfy your present  career desires, let us hear from you anyway, as other unadvertised positions may be of interest to you.  We DO NOT contact our client companies on your behalf without your approval.

CAVEATS: Your experience must be as a direct employee of an operating chemical, refining, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, or closely related industry.  You must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident, and you must reside in the USA.

 Key Words:

project, process engineer, chemical design engineer, chemical engineer, development engineer, controls engineer, instrumentation engineer, chemical engineering, process engineer, process control engineer, process development engineer, process controls engineer, instrumentation engineer, chemical engineering, process engineer, process control engineer, ChE, petrochemical, refinery, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, process plant, operations, maintenance.



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We are Search Enterprises, Inc. - a firm that recruits high caliber technical professionals for some of the best Chemical, Refining and Pharmaceutical Companies in the country and have specialized in this market since 1977. SEI recruits all levels of Engineers, Operations and Maintenance Management personnel from our offices in Chicago, Florida, North Carolina and Tennessee .

For the entire existence of Search Enterprises our recruiting focus has been Engineers and Managers employed in the Chemical and related industries, thus SEI understands the terminology associated with the niche industries we serve.

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