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Process Engineer at Search Enterprises, Inc.

Process Engineer

Search Enterprises, Inc. Holland, MI Full-Time
$90,000 - $105,000/Year
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JOB DIMENSIONS: The role will support project and process improvement initiatives for the site while also serving as the backup supervisor for the maintenance department.


Mechanical Integrity / Maintenance – 35%:

Assist in strategy determination, technical resourcing, procedure development, and coordination of task execution for mechanical integrity) -related activities, including safety critical systems.

Support maintenance and engineering resources on VIS spare parts management, including equipment priority classification and spare parts stocking level strategy.

Assists Maintenance and Engineering Manager in planning daily task assignments / priorities for maintenance personnel.

Manage the contractor program.

Assists in planning plant shutdowns / turnaround activities.

Supports the training / development of the maintenance department.

Lead the maintenance department in the absence of the Maintenance and Engineering Manager.

Project Support – 25%:

Provide early stage project evaluation (Front-End Loading) including scope, layout, and cost estimates for management review.

Conduct site walkthroughs with contractors and prepare documentation for bid and project packages.

Execute project plans while staying within project budget and the overall capital plan.

Assist the Maintenance and Engineering Manager in development of the five-year capital plan for the site.

Manage and direct contractors selected for the execution of capital projects.

Process Engineering – 20%:

Provide engineering support in the design, operation, and maintenance of plant processes, equipment, facilities, and mechanical integrity initiatives.

Lead management of change and pre-startup safety reviews for process changes.

Develop, maintain, and update site P&ID’s, drawings, flow diagrams, and other process safety related information.

Provides technical guidance to plant operations personnel in troubleshooting process upsets.

Supports ISO / Company Integrated Management System programs.

Participates in incident investigations as needed.

Participates in Process Hazard Analysis reviews.

Serves as the site Energy champion.

Process Automation – 20%:

Support plant operations in troubleshooting PLC / HMI systems.

Manage PLC / HMI system life cycle through hardware and software updates.

Serve as the site cybersecurity champion (RSSC-L).

Participate in Americas automation engineering network group meetings.


Position will work at the plant site / is non-remote.

This position is expected to transition into a Maintenance and Reliability Manager role focus in one to two years.

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

Comply with all Regulations, Legal, and Internal Requirements of company.

Comply with the rules of the specific location as well as the rules set by the business unit (BU) and company.

Comply with all standard procedures and work instructions, aka SP, SOP, PWI, TM, to ensure productivity, quality assurance, and cost effectiveness.

Identify and communicate potential gains or possible improvements to the management system.

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

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


Degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering.

Experience in a chemical manufacturing environment.

Strong communication skills (written and verbal); ability to work with limited supervision.

Expertise in Microsoft Office and other PC applications; SAP experience desired.

Good knowledge of ISO certifications and mechanical integrity programs.

Lean / Six Sigma experience desired.



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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