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Senior Process Engineer

Company: 5E Advanced Materials
Location: Newberry Springs
Posted on: March 10, 2023

Job Description:

Position Title: Senior Process EngineerLocation: Newberry Springs, CAReports To: Process Technology ManagerCompany Description: 5E Boron Americas, LLC (5E BA), formerly known as Fort Cady (California) Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of 5E Advanced Materials, Inc. (5E). 5E BA's corporate office and team is located in Hesperia, CA and the project site is located in Newberry Springs, CA. 5E BA's Borate Mine hosts a multi-generational Borate resource where boric acid will be produced for the large North American specialty chemicals market including high-end technologies such as electric vehicles, defense, and magnets. The Fort Cady project site is an exceptionally rare and large colemanite deposit.Position Summary: The Senior Process Engineer will be responsible for supporting the operation of a small-scale boric acid plant, for optimizing operation, and then designing the process to produce large-scale quantities of boric acid, lithium carbonate, and other specialty boron/boric acid derivatives. The Senior Process Engineer will be able to improve industrial processes to maintain efficiency, reduce cost, improve sustainability, and maximize profitability.Essential Functions and Responsibilities of the Position: Develop, configure, and optimize industrial processes from inception through to commissioning to certification process. Experience modelling processes in process simulation software Experience in collecting actual equilibrium or solubility data to build a more accurate process simulationExperience building design-of-experiments for lab, pilot plant or actual production to get critical optimization data to feed the commercial plant designHas a strong fundamental understanding of chemical engineering principles and application in the industry.Ensures that the process operation is run safely. Define campaign parameters and provide standard operating records (SOPs) for daily operation. Present results concisely and effectively to the senior management team. Defines the scope of work and meets the business needs in a cost-effective manner. Carries out operator training and certification of the process. Proven ability of gathering data, setting priorities, and meeting deadlines.Ability to coordinate with vendors and carry-out projects with equipment evaluation, process optimization, and upgrades. Develop best practices, routines, and innovative solutions to improve production rates and quality of output. Ability to set a clear path towards achieving the output, quality, and cost goals of the company. Interpersonal Competencies:Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, discretion, and discernment in all business matters.Excellent written and oral communication skills.Strong interpersonal skills and team player mentality.Skilled in MS Office suite and MS Project.Able to demonstrate effective coordination, planning and organizational skills.Able to prioritize and plan work activities.Self-motivated with the ability to take initiative, work independently and in a team environment.Ability to use chemical engineering principles and technoeconomic analysis to develop and evaluate new process concepts or configurations. Experience:Bachelor's or Master's degree in Chemical Engineering or related technical field.6 -10 years relevant experience.Strong attention to detail with excellent analytical, multitasking, and judgment capabilities.Demonstrated experience with developing basic engineering packages and equipment specification.Working knowledge of process instrumentation, control valves, and control loops. PI207533189

Keywords: 5E Advanced Materials, Fontana , Senior Process Engineer, Engineering , Newberry Springs, California

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