Lehigh Hanson Senior Process Engineer in Allentown, Pennsylvania

AutoReqId: 6484BR

Line Of Business: HTC

Department: Operations

Primary Location: Allentown-PA

Job Posting:

Do you want to work for a world leader in Cement and Aggregates? You can apply your skills and education to assist our North American cement operations solve problems and improve processes.

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 with leading positions in cement, concrete, and other downstream activities. Following the acquisition of Italcementi, the company employs some 63,000 people at more than 3,000 locations in around 60 countries.

This position is part of our Heidelberg Technology Center (HTC) based in Allentown, PA. HTC is our internal engineering and technical consulting group for our cement operations. This position will support plants across the US and Canada. Allentown, PA is conveniently located near Philadelphia, NYC, and the Poconos.

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 milling and grinding design, calculations 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 five years of cement manufacturing experience in operations and/or process engineering. Previous experience as responsible process design engineer is desired. Previous commissioning experience, operational troubleshooting and employee training are a plus.

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

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

  • Knowledge of quality control methods, laboratory equipment and its calibration for materials utilized or produced in the cement industry.

  • 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.

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

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.

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