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Lehigh Hanson Senior Process Engineer in Allentown, Pennsylvania

AutoReqId: 12631BR

Line Of Business: HTC

Department: Operations

Primary Location: Allentown-PA

Job Posting:

The Role and the Company

Lehigh Hanson is North America’s leading supplier of cement, aggregates, ready mix concrete, and asphalt. We have hundreds of plants and thousands of employees working across the United States and Canada. We are also part of Heidelberg Cement Group, one of the world’s largest building materials companies.

The Process Engineer role is based in Allentown, PA and reports directly to the Manager, Process Support. Working from a remote location may be considered.

What you'll get to do:

Process Evaluation/ Production Support – Regularly consult with cement plant operations staff with respect to improving operational performance. Assess plant processes to identify technical problems / limitations while developing cost effective technical and operational solutions to solve these issues with respect to the equipment, equipment modifications or process modifications. Perform data gathering/field testing to support operational troubleshooting including heat/mass balances.

Equipment Start-up & Performance – Lead commissioning, start-up, and performance testing of newly installed and/or modified equipment along with plant personnel.

Safety - Perform work in a safe manner and in accordance with MSHA regulations. Ensure others around you are working safely.

Environmental Protection – Assist in analyzing and avoiding environmental issues that occur during everyday operations at our cement facilities. Supply technical solutions to alleviate non-compliance issues, ensuring that compliance can be maintained on a long-term basis.

Training – Assist in developing and delivering training courses related to pryoprocessing including calculations, design and heat balances for Process Engineers, EITs and other plant personnel.

Process Design – Participate with plant and HTC management in developing concept, scope and specification for capital investment projects in all areas of cement manufacturing. Be knowledgeable and up to date in technologies available for cement manufacturing application. Analyze and assist in selecting the proper equipment to optimally meet project goals for cost and performance.

Who we are looking for:

  • University/College degree in Chemical Engineering or equivalent degree.

  • Minimum seven years, ten years is preferred of cement manufacturing experience in operations and/or process engineering with emphasis on pryoprocessing.

  • Detailed knowledge of design and sizing core cement manufacturing components and auxiliaries.

  • Knowledge of cement chemistry, cement manufacturing, related processes, and equipment.

  • Continuous improvement of knowledge regarding process, process measuring equipment and cost optimization methods by using international resources.

  • Ability to travel is a must.

  • Ability to work as a team member, as well as individually, on complex issues

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written in English.

Preferred Experience and Skills

  • Previous commissioning experience, operational troubleshooting and employee training are a plus.

Work Environment

  • Role operates in a manufacturing environment with moving mechanical equipment, inclement weather, heat, humidity, elevated noise levels, and dusty conditions

  • Must be able to occasionally climb stairs, walk on uneven surfaces and enter confined spaces

What we have to offer

  • Competitive base salary and participation in our annual incentive plan

  • Highly competitive benefits programs

  • 401k retirement savings plan with an automatic company contribution as well as matching contributions

Lehigh Hanson is a drug free workplace.

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

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

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