Process Engineer
at DAK Americas

Date Posted: 5/13/2020

Job Description

The ideal candidate for the Process Engineer role will be results driven, motivated by technical challenges, excellent in communicating, a demonstrated strong problem solver, and analytical driven. This career opportunity will be based out of our Richmond, IN post-consumer PET recycling facility.

The main responsibilities of this position will be to provide day to day technical guidance to plant operations, identify and implement projects for process and quality improvement, conduct capacity debottlenecking studies, material balances, and provide support to Administrative/Process Engineering Manager.

The Process Engineer will report to the Administrative/Process Manager and will work closely with Technical, Business and Engineering personnel to accomplish the aforementioned items. The selected candidate will work on the following tasks:

  • Provide daily technical support to the maintenance and operations groups
  • Provide project management and technical support for capital projects
  • Serve in/or lead teams responsible for long-term process improvement, planning, cost savings, and/or reliability projects
  • Interact with support groups to develop start-up and shutdown procedures; as well as improve current operational procedures & Standard Operating Conditions
  • Participate and lead in design, installation, startup and operation of a variety of chemical process equipment
  • Develop a Process and Product Test Request System
  • Serve as the owner for the performance of critical pieces of equipment, always ensuring quality and productivity

Job Requirements

  • Bachelors Degree in Chemical Engineering
  • 3 - 5 years of experience in Chemical Process Engineering required
  • Ability to read, understand, and update P&ID’s
  • Strong technical and analytical skills with the ability to solve complex problems.
  • Ability to successfully work independently and/or as a member of a cross-functional team
  • Proven track record of meeting deadlines and delivering results
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Proficient in the use of personal computers and Microsoft programs (Excel, Word, Power Point, Access Database, and Project)
  • Project Management experience a plus

DAK Americas LLC is subject to US Department of Commerce export regulations and thus must hire individuals who meet national security requirements.  Interested applicants (or temporary employees) must meet eligibility requirements.  DAK Americas LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Richmond, IN
  • Job Type: Engineering
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 5/13/2020

About Us

At DAK Americas (DAK), our strategic positioning in relevant markets, strong corporate financials, state-of-the-art technology and core strategies focused on sustainability, growth, trade leadership, low cost production and innovation have made us a leading company in the Americas. As we continue to grow and evolve, we’re looking for dynamic talent to join our team.

DAK Americas is headquartered in Charlotte, NC and is a subsidiary of Alpek S.A.B. de C.V., the petrochemicals and synthetic fibers business group of Alfa S.A.B. de C.V. (one of Mexico's largest corporations). DAK is a fast growing company with core businesses comprised five different businesses; Terephthalic Acid (TPA), PET Container Resins (PET), Polyester Staple Fibers (PSF), Specialty Polymers and GreenPET (recycled and renewable raw materials). DAK currently operates 6 production facilities and employs over 1,300 full time employees across the Americas.

At DAK Americas, the sum is greater than the individual parts and we recognize our success is derived from the talents, efforts, creativity, flexibility and commitment of our diverse workforce. All of our employees are valued and treated equally and fairly, with dignity and respect. In addition, we strive for the continuous enhancement of our employees’ skills, capabilities and performance to ensure that they will be challenged to continuously learn and develop their abilities to their fullest extent and to accept expanded responsibilities.

We’re proud that DAK Americas is an equal employment opportunity employer. In addition, we require that all aspects of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, training, placement, reassignments, promotions, transfers, demotions, layoffs, compensation, benefits, performance evaluations, disciplinary actions, and all other terms and conditions of employment be free of discriminatory practices. Through the full and active support of all members of the DAK Americas team, the realization of equal employment opportunity is ensured.

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