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Production chemical engineer

Production Engineer with a chemical plant in Pittsburg, CA.

This is a direct hire position with benefits. The production engineer acts as an experienced technical resource for plant operations in a modern Chlor-Alkali production plant, applying technical skills to optimize plant performance, resolve problems, and enable safe and environmentally acceptable production of low cost, quality products. Solid technical skills combined with excellent communication, organizational ability, and leadership attributes are key to both immediate and long term success in the role. Job

Responsibilities: Understands and applies all Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S) operational requirements. Understands chemical engineering fundamentals and provides technical advising on operations while maintaining high standards for process safety. Optimizes daily production to achieve business and plant goals (i.e. EH&S, quality, reliability, cost). Participates in advanced troubleshooting and coaches others to learn these skills. Maximizes plant production capability and assists with tracking and evaluation of asset utilization data for areas of responsibility. Facilitates and ensures that appropriate root cause analysis is completed and corrective actions are implemented to address unplanned events. Interfaces with plant project resources to identify and prioritize improvements.

Basic/Required Qualifications: Candidates must meet the following requirements: •Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering •2 – 5 years plant operations experience (prefer manufacturing/plant operation experience in a bleach production facility and/or experience with chlorine scrubbers

Pay Rate: 90-120k/yr
Experience Required: 7
Starts: 2019
Duration: long term
Job Location: Pittsburg, CA
Opportunity Number: 586
Posted On: 10/7/2019
Please Contact: Terry Hawkins

Instrumentation Maintenance Planner

Opportunity for a long term contract position for a Planner in Instrument Maintenance area in a local Bay Area refinery (Rodeo, CA).

Scopes, plans, estimates, sequences, and arranges for materials and services for all approved notifications, projects and turnarounds in a manner that assures safety, efficiency, environmental compliance and cost effectiveness while meeting the operating plan. Assures all maintenance work complies with applicable safety, engineering specifications and standards, laws, regulations, policies and procedures.


• Actively participates in the safety process and plans work orders with safety in mind.

• Prepares accurate labor and material estimates.

• Works closely with supervision, other craft planners, engineering, and Operations to fully understand the scope, priority, and scheduling for maintenance work notifications.

• Assures that all plans are in compliance with applicable governmental regulations, company policies and procedures, safety regulations, metallurgical requirements, and environmental regulations.

• Reviews all approved notifications for duplicity, priority, and quality. Provides feedback to originators for improvement opportunities.

• Monitors and manages the instrument craft notification and work order backlog • Develops job plans and ensures materials, resources, information and tools on hand to achieve high levels of craft productivity.

• Works with Scheduler and craft Supervisors to redistribute manpower as needed for emergency work.

• Initiates SAP requisitions for required materials, tools, and contractor services. •

Initiates requests for budgetary quotes for materials and services.

• Participates in building and maintaining preventative maintenance plans for instrumentation equipment.

• Develops ad hoc schedules as necessary for tracking time sensitive maintenance repairs.

• Coordinates and organizes outside contractor service reports, such as the instrument air drier log book.

• Identifies issues and implements an improved reliability program that will reduce downtime and maintenance costs.

• Spends time in field every day planning work scope and learning layout of the refinery.

• Manages instrument shop spare parts inventory. Ensures parts are necessary and well organized


• 3 or more years of Refining, Petrochemical, or heavy industrial experience.

• Excellent computer skills required (i.e. Excel, Word, CMMS)

• Proficient in planning and executing maintenance, preventative maintenance and project work. • Self-motivated, proactive, creative and results oriented.

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Able to interact with all levels of people in the refinery.

• Must be willing and able, with or without accommodation, to perform/comply with the following:

• Work overtime (including weekends, holidays, and possibly rotating shifts).

• Respond to emergency callouts during off hours, weekends, and holidays due to business necessity.

• Climb up to elevated heights.

• Wear fire retardant clothing and personal protective equipment (such as steel-toed shoes, ear/eye protection).

• Maintain face daily so that a respirator/face mask can seal properly. • Work outside in inclement weather conditions.


• 5 years of instrumentation related craft experience

• 1 or more years of Maintenance Planning experience

• SAP experience in a maintenance planning capacity

Must have or be able to get a TWIC card and to pass background and drug test.

Pay Rate: 45-55/hr
Experience Required: 5+
Starts: 2019
Duration: long term
Job Location: Rodeo
Opportunity Number: 579
Posted On: 10/7/2019
Please Contact: Terry Hawkins









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