Production Engineer

Pittsburgh, PA

Posted: 05/09/2019 Industry: Chemical Engineering Job Number: KC5.9.1 Pay Rate: Up to $115,000 with appropriate experience; 6-8 % yearly bonus potential

Globally diverse chemical company is hiring a Senior Production Engineer for their manufacturing plant in the Pittsburgh PA area. The Senior Production Engineer is accountable for the support of manufacturing units. Will also provide technical support as needed to assist in maintaining safe and reliable manufacturing operations.                                                                                                                                                                Outstanding opportunity for a chemical engineer that is looking to move into Operations Leadership/Management 


  • Primary job function to provide day to day support to manufacturing units to insure safe, stable and reliable operations
  • Monitoring operating data for assigned areas and provide analyses and troubleshooting as needed to achieve the operating plan
  • Identify and implement improvements to support business objectives (debottlenecking, plant trials, improved reliability)
  • Develop and review procedures and provide operator training as needed
  • Lead incident investigations into process and equipment failures as appropriate
  • Serve as the Division Representative on capital projects to improve productivity and increase capacity in the manufacturing department
  • Conduct Process Hazard Analyses and coordinate timely resolution plans to meet project deadlines
  • Interface with HSES, Product Development, Maintenance and other supporting organizations to prioritize and initiate projects




  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering
  • Must have 3.2/4.0 GPA or better
  • 5 or more years of chemical engineering experience in a chemical manufacturing plant that is PSM regulated
  • Must be comfortable in a manufacturing environment with large, continuous chemical processing equipment
  • Must have the ability to easily interface with operations and maintenance personnel and lead cross-functional teams
  • Must have good troubleshooting skills to analyze process data, understand equipment operations and determine root causes of failures
  • Must have a long-term interest in Operations Leadership
  • Experience with any of the following systems would be an advantage:
    • Distributed Control systems
    • PI Process Book, PI Trending, PI Graphics
    • PIMS Data Sheets and SPC Client
    • Statistical Analysis tools





Karen Coulman
Assistant Technical Recruiter

I am a assistant technical recruiter, working with Bill Karalis, for the last  22 years.  We recruit chemical engineers working nationwide.  Since its inception in 1978, CPS (Chemical Personnel Search), Chemical Engineering division has become one of the leading recruiting firms in the country.  We have successfully filled a wide array of positions in petrochemicals, specialty chemicals, bulk and commodity chemicals, foods, pharmaceuticals, consumer products, plastics, packaging, instrumentation, controls and process equipment.  We have made placements at all levels from recent graduate to engineering management.  Specific areas of expertise include: process, project, design, product & process development, pilot plant, tech service and applications, engineering, environmental, operations and process control & instrumentation.  

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