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Senior Chemical Engineer- Reno, NV in Reno, NV at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 1/21/2019

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Reno, NV
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

The facility in Reno, Nevada, and will be operated and maintained by Veolia. This an
emerging business development opportunity, involving a new and developing
technology, which produces solid/purified products from recycled spent material. This
novel recovery process utilizes numerous unit operations that include a material recovery,
digestion, separation, and final product processing for use by industrial customers.
Ongoing process development improvements are planned that involve both capital project
implementation as well as designed experimentation.
The Chemical Engineer in this position will provide leadership and technical expertise for
the chemical and other processes at the site, providing support to the operations team.
The engineer will be intimately involved in development of improvement initiatives and
strategies, as well as lead and execute process and quality improvement programs. These
improvement programs will impact uptime, quality, yield, energy reduction, and waste
minimization, as well as support process safety management and environmental
compliance. The Chemical Engineer will devise/initiate capital projects as well as
participate as a lead team member for design, implementation and startup of new or
improved processes in the existing production facility.
Detailed Responsibilities
 Lead product quality and process capability improvement initiatives
 Monitor and evaluate data using statistical methodology and use process expertise
to make appropriate recommendations for improvement
 Technical support for improvement projects, day to day operations, trouble
shooting, capital projects and shutdowns
 Help train personnel and improve and enhance operator capability
 Support capital projects by participating in equipment criteria and specification to
optimize reliability and cost
 Leading or participating in Process Safety Management (PSM) technology
element teams and process hazards analyses
 Participate in and /or lead Incident Investigations and Process Hazards Analysis
(PHA) teams

Job Requirements

 Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in chemical engineering or equivalent
 Demonstrated strengths in getting results, meeting commitments, problem solving
and continuous improvement

 Documented leadership and development of major/significant process or capital
 Demonstrated capability to influence management and colleagues in support
significant process initiatives as well as cohesive/complex process improvement
 Demonstrated ability to work effectively with or lead diverse teams including
operators, mechanics, management, other engineers and leaders
 Experience working in a manufacturing environment prefer high hazard chemical
 Able to travel 10-15% of time
 15+ or more years of experience as chemical engineer (increased responsibility
commensurate with level of demonstrated experience)
 Experience with high hazard chemical manufacturing