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Process/Improvement Engineer at Search Enterprises, Inc.

Process/Improvement Engineer

Search Enterprises, Inc. Mobile, AL Full-Time
$80,000 - $105,000/Year
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Responsible for process expertise and the support of the monomer and polymer manufacturing process.

Take ‘team leader’ role for Process Hazard Analysis. Lead root cause analysis and lead investigations. Demonstrate leadership in use and knowledge of HES regulations in engineering work. Own and manage process safety documentation for the unit.

Give direction to hourly workers and hold accountable for results.

Assist operations as needed during deviations; use analysis skills for troubleshooting, turnaround support, etc.

Own and improve process including integration of next generation technology. Conduct Greenbelt projects to improve OAU, cost savings and quality. Improve PFD’s, P&ID’s, heat, and material balances, etc.

Prepare engineering packages for unit improvements. Lead, develop & implement capital and other stage gate projects.


Less than 10% travel required.

Supports the site HES policy and complies with all regulatory and internal requirements.

Participates in HES activities provided by site management and corporate (e.g., Behavioral Base Safety, SafeStart, PGI’s, etc.).

Supports and promotes the reporting of all health, safety, environmental, near-miss, accident or injury incidents.

Works with little supervision and sets own priorities for the process. High level of theoretical and practical engineering understanding and track record of successfully solving problems and meeting deadlines. Solutions and projects are expected to work reliably.

Must consider personnel and process safety to be of critical importance and have demonstrated skills in these areas.

Well versed in the laws and rules governing the design and implementation of solutions regarding chemical processes, including but not limited to federal laws regarding environmental compliance issues, process hazards techniques, engineering standards, OSHA requirements, PSM, etc. Experienced and supporting occupational safety activities at the site.


Competence in manufacturing digital tools and handling of plant historian data and Trendminer. Developed expertise in one or more digital tools, including simulation at plant level with tangible results.

Efficient use of six sigma tools in the normal work process and develops project opportunities based on data analysis.

Completes core technical training and actively develop deeper understanding of technology relevant to the PEKK and EKKE processes (“as-is” and “to-be”).

Develops high competency in modeling and company methods and tools.

Project team member; supports capital projects by gathering and providing data for the options being analyzed.

Actively networks and consults with members within BU. Actively participate in corporate initiative(s). Active team member in projects and programs using company work processes. May lead some programs. Messaging, presentations, and written reporting to site audience.

Has network internal to BU and begin to network outside the BU (e.g. internal conferences). Mentors less experienced engineers within BU.

Application of historian data and multiple manufacturing digital tools, simulation and databases at plant level with tangible results.


Degree in Chemical Engineering required.

Industrial experience in process engineering required.

Six Sigma certification preferred.

Some Capital project management experience.

DCS coding capability.

SAP experience desired.

Fluent understanding of process chemistry and engineering; applies know-how to problem solving and troubleshooting.



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.


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