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Production Process Engineer

Company name
Apple & Associates, Inc.

1 - $95,000

, IL
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We are working with an international Chemical Company,

a major producer of a wide range of chemicals, with leading market positions and brands in countries around the world to fill a key role in this chemical processing plant. This plant has had a major management shift with a new plant manager that has just come on board recently and is looking to upgrade the talent level; and the corporation is spending money to update equipment, systems, and personnel to world class levels. This is your opportunity to make the impact and help grow and improve business operations


If selected, you will be responsible for hands-on production process engineering work in this chemical processing plant operation. The company is looking a a wide variety of CAPEX projects and need someone that can work with the project team to fine tune these processes and also to maintain and optimize current operations utilizing six sigma/LEAN and related continuous process improvement methodologies

. As a member of the production engineering team you will have responsibilities for working in an assigned chemical production area (

reporting to the production manager

) to implement process improvement, quality improvements and cost reduction opportunities. Must have the ability to identify issues and determine whether they are raw material issues, personnel issues, equipment issues, etc and determine and implement workable, cost effective solutions


- Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering

(or related) and 4 to 6 years is ideal

but will also consider 10+ years of experience (money will be the limiter) EXPERIENCE MUST BE in a chemical process manufacturing or a related processing industry environment.

- Solid working knowledge of best practices for process troubleshooting and process optimization.

- Working knowledge of chemical process equipment: heat transfer, solids handling, and related process auxiliary equipment and systems including:

Chemical and physical unit operations

Reaction chemistry and technology

Mass and energy transfer

Fluid dynamics, thermodynamics

Process control systems

- Very strong internal customer focus capabilities to closely interact with multiple organizational levels on site. Strong interpersonal, communication, administrative, personal motivation, and personal adaptability skills. Must relate well with hourly associates and get cooperation and input from them to identify and find solutions to issues that affect day-to-day operations and productivity.

- Physical demands: Ability to wear respirator, steel toed shoes and hard hat and work outside. Activities include standing, stooping, and climbing tanks


Candidates are required to have unrestricted legal authorization to work in the United States without the need for sponsorship now or in the future. (e.g. US Citizen, US permanent resident, etc.) PLEASE NOTE

: Temporary visas (e.g. H1B, F1, EAD, OPT, etc.) cannot be considered for this role.


The company has a wide range of benefits, a solid base compensation and bonus program and a potential ground floor opportunity with the new plant manager who is looking to bring this plant to world class status.

Company Profile
At Apple & Associates, we understand that relationships are what make us stand apart. Whether you are a client or a candidate, you are an extension of the Apple & Associates’ family. Many of our recruiters have been with the company since its earliest days. They take great pride in the relationships they build; always emphasizing high standards, ethics and quality service. Our President, Debi Apple started her recruiting career in Aiken, South Carolina. She quickly became a top producer and leading authority in recruiting for the medical device, pharmaceutical and consumer product industries. Her passion and drive led her to open Apple & Associates in 1993. Under her leadership, Apple & Associates has grown to be one of the leading recruiting firms in these industries. Our company is proud to represent two of the largest medical device and pharmaceutical companies in the U.S., Covidien (formerly known as Tyco Healthcare) and our first and longtime client, Becton Dickinson. Now headquartered in Chapin, South Carolina, Apple & Associates has offices from coast to coast, offering regional recruiting expertise throughout the U.S. and Latin America. Our searches and permanent placements represent all levels, from CEO to staff level positions.

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