Fontana, US

Location Details: 

Title:  Plant Engineer

Kemira is a global company providing chemicals and expertise to operations around the world. We are committed to being our customers’ first choice by bringing sustainable value through improved product quality, better process and resource efficiency. We offer a result-oriented, collaborative culture that empowers you to drive excellence and innovation with a major impact on the future. If you have the right mix of curiosity, a drive for excellence, and an innovative mindset, we want to talk to you.


Position Overview:


The individual will be directly accountable for all production related activities in a 24 hour/day 5 day/week chemical manufacturing plant. This position transforms operational goals into daily execution and supervision of production related activities. Additional responsibilities will include project & process engineering, reporting, documentation, and development of direct reports. This position will have oversight of certain production personnel and will have potential for growth.


Main Duties & Responsibilities:


§  Safety & Compliance

o   Assist in technical calculations related to compliance reporting

o   Promote a safety oriented culture

§  Monitor and improve continuous and batch chemical processes

o   Continuously update Standard Operating Procedures

o   Report any process and equipment problems, including night & weekend monitoring

o   Create reporting of key production metrics for the site management team

o   Develop a thorough knowledge of all processes and equipment

o   Create a training bible for all plant processes

o   Work with external contractor to update all process P&ID’s

o   Troubleshoot problems

o   Work to reduce costs through improving quality and productivity

o   Responsible to execute PSSR’s, MOC’s, and PHA’s on an as needed basis

§  Utilize fully integrated IT business system (SAP) in all processes

o   Issue Maintenance Work Requests & Work Orders

§  Supervise Production Personnel.

o   Train, evaluate, and review performance of production personnel

o   Develop or mold practices to improve productivity

o   Supervise loading and unloading of trucks and rail

§  Other duties as assigned


I & W North America located in Fontana,CA.


What we offer


·Strong safety focused working environment

·Collaborative team working environment

·Competitive wages and comprehensibe benefits package, including 401K


What you need: 

·4 year bachelor’s degree, preferrably in Chemical Engineering

·Minimum 3 years experience in a chemical manufacturing environment with a working knowledge of plant technical process flows and operations, including progressive track record. (Process Engineer, Production Engineer, etc)

·Information technology skills with advanced knowledge of MS Excel and ERP SAP

·Superior Interpersonal Skills


Kemira is an equal opportunity employer.


Kemira is a global chemicals company serving customers in water intensive industries. We provide expertise, application know-how and chemicals that improve our customers' product quality, process and resource efficiency. Our focus is on pulp & paper, oil & gas and water treatment. In 2018, Kemira had annual revenue of around EUR 2.6 billion and 4,800 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.