Job Information

Lehigh Hanson Process Engineer in Evansville, Pennsylvania

AutoReqId: 15164BR

Line Of Business: Cement Operations

Department: Production

Primary Location: Evansville-PA

Pay Class: Salaried Exempt

Job Posting:

The Company and the Role:

Lehigh Hanson is one of the largest construction materials companies in North America with more than 550 active operations in the U.S. and Canada. Our core activities include the production and distribution of cement and aggregates, the two essential raw materials in concrete. Lehigh Hanson companies also produce ready-mixed concrete, asphalt and other concrete products.

Lehigh Hanson is part of the HeidelbergCement Group, a global leader in aggregates, cement, concrete, and other downstream activities. The Group employs over 60,000 people at more than 3,000 locations in 60 countries.

This position is responsible for monitoring and maximizing the kiln, raw grinding, and finish grinding systems to ensure production goals are met on a daily basis. The Process Engineer will participate and drive projects and communicate maintenance requirements with the plant Maintenance Department. The Process Engineer is also responsible for reviewing and analyzing operations data to evaluate and recommend changes for efficient and continuous operation.

This position will reside in Fleetwood, PA.

What you will get to do:

  • Oversee the day to day operation of the kiln, raw mill, and the finish grinding systems.

  • Review and analyze operations data to evaluate and recommend changes for efficient and continuous operation.

  • Ensures management is aware of trends and operational issues in a timely manner and is responsible for communicating proposed solutions.

  • Leads daily interaction with the Sr. Production Supervisor and Shift Supervisors to discuss and evaluate kiln performance, finish mill performance, and the resulting impact on overall production.

  • Facilitates operational approach to ensure production goals are met on a daily basis.

  • Performs routine process measurements and calculations leading to process optimization

  • Provides technical expertise to diagnose delays in operations leading the efforts to remedy problems by taking appropriate actions to restore correct operating procedures.

  • Advises management and operations staff on necessary adjustments and changes to protocols to minimize future incidents.

  • Responsible for driving the implementation of corrective action

  • Collaborates with the plant Quality Control Department to meet product specifications and productions goals.

  • Participates in Department on call schedule

  • Understands and administers Collective Bargaining Agreement.

  • Ensures cost reduction efforts are consistent with the strategic plan.

  • Responsible for cost control as well as achieving the maintenance and production cost targets in the kiln and finish grinding department.

  • Ensure compliance with plant policies & procedures, safety, environmental, state and federal process regulations.

  • Must complete all assigned work in compliance with all federal, state and local regulatory requirements (i.e., MSHA, OSHA, DOT, DOL, etc.), including safety programs administered at a State or Local level where allowed by the Department of Labor.

  • Must maintain awareness of surroundings at all times and perform their work in a safe and productive manner. In the event of a workplace incident, immediate notification to a supervisor and/or manager is required.

Who we are looking for:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering discipline is required

  • Minimum 3-5 years professional experience in cement manufacturing or related industry or completion of the EIT program

  • Solid understanding of chemistry of raw mix, clinker and cement

  • Working knowledge and technical competency in the cement manufacturing process, with emphasis in the Kiln, Preheater/Pre-Calciner, RM, CM, and Finish Grinding systems

  • Knowledge in refractory and refractory repairs/installations

  • Detailed knowledge about process loop tuning and optimization

  • Proven strong leadership skills

  • Prior Project Management experience is a plus

  • Knowledge of State/county regulations

  • Good investment market pricing knowledge and cost awareness

  • Proficient with Window based PC software programs, SAP experience is a plus

  • Ability to make timely, critical decisions, often under conditions of uncertainty and stress

  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills

  • Knowledge of MSHA regulations and guidelines

  • Effective time management skills

  • Self-motivated individual with the ability to operate in both a team oriented environment and autonomously

Benefits & Compensation:

We appreciate that candidates have many questions when considering opportunities, so we want to let you know that we offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, which we like to share with candidates a little bit later in the process.

External candidates must be able to work in the USA without sponsorship.

No search firms please.

Lehigh Hanson is a drug free workplace.

Employer Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority / Female / Veteran / Disabled