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Process Engineer in Pennsboro, WV at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 4/16/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Process Engineer position will support the operations team and provide technical expertise for the chemical treatment and thermal processing of water at the Veolia water treatment facility in Pennsboro, WV.   This Veolia facility operates and provides services to Antero Resources, a major producer of unconventional gas in the Marcellus Shale in northwestern West Virginia.
This position is responsible for supporting process safety management and environmental compliance, and will participate in the design, implementation processes.  This incumbent in this position must be able to work effectively in a fast-paced, cross-functional, highly coordinate environment with operations, safety and technical support teams and the customer.


  • Provide leadership, model and provide active examples of professionalism, integrity, and discipline to deliver the desired results in a safe, compliant, and effective manner.
  • Actively participate in creating safe, positive, and productive work environments. 
  • Lead product quality and process capability improvement initiatives, with emphasis on implementing processes to obtain high quality products.
  • Develop and implement process improvement programs (availability, quality, yield, energy reduction, and waste minimization).
  • Participate in the development and evergreen status of the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Standard Operating Conditions (SOCs).
  • Monitor and evaluate data using statistical methodology and process expertise to provide appropriate recommendations for improvements.
  • Develop processes to provide accurate and timely updates and statuses on respective responsibilities.
  • Support capital projects by participating in defining equipment criteria and specifications to optimize reliability and costs.
  • Lead and participate in Process Safety Management (PSM) technology element and process hazards analyses teams
  • Provide support for improvement projects, day to day operations, trouble shooting, and shutdowns.
  • Participate in educating and training staff.
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with employees, and customers.
  • Show judgment and the ability to identify the appropriate interactions and communications to share with others, especially customer representatives. 
  • Provide support occasionally to other facilities as requested
  • Lead and participate in Incident Investigations and Process Hazards Analysis (PHA) teams.
  • Participate in meetings, arrive timely and prepared to provide appropriate information in an effective manner.
  • Develop, maintain, complete and submit reports, paperwork, and documentation accurately and timely as requested.
  • Support 24x7 Operations and Shutdown/Startup events as needed – On Call to include weekends, nights and holidays.
  • Perform other job duties to support effective plant operations as requested.

Job Requirements


  • High school diploma or GED
  • Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering or related
  • Recent graduates will be considered; desired 4 years of experience in chemical industrial/manufacturing environment.
  • Valid driver license and maintain throughout employment
  • Able to effectively read, write and understand English
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, able to speak effectively in front of teams and groups – both internal and external audiences)
  • Proficient using email, internet, spreadsheets, and word processing software (examples MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Google Suite of software)
  • Commitment to comply, model and promote a proactive safety culture.
  • Demonstrated leadership, maturity, adaptability, and self-direction – initiative.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, attention to details, follow up and follow through, manage projects to completion, effective problem solving, and commitment of actions that result in continuous improvements.
  • Able to work effectively with cross-functional teams, with all levels of staff, in a positive manner to achieve desired results:  including operators, mechanics, safety, engineers, managers, leaders, consultants, and customers.
  • Able to lead, embrace and work effectively in diverse, highly coordinate, and dynamic, team environments.
  • Able to support 24X7 operations
  • Able to travel (15%)
  • Successfully complete drug screen, physical and safety sensitive back ground checks.

Physical Requirements:

  • Wear required personal protective equipment including; clothing, gloves, respirators, safety glasses, foot protection and hard hat.
  • Lift, push, pull or carry up to 50 lbs.
  • Sit periodically and for extended periods of time; climb ladders and stairs, reach below knees and above shoulders; kneel and crawl to access work areas.
  • Stand, walk, bend, stoop; reach forward and grasp.
  • Enter and exit industrial vehicles without assistance.
  • Balance while walking on wet and slick surfaces, metal grates, narrow platforms/pathways, gravel, rocks and uneven surfaces. 
  • Able to walk across pathways with open enclosures at heights of 10 to 25 feet.
  • Work in loud, cold, hot, wet, dry and dusty environments; both indoors and outdoors and in inclement weather.