Senior Process Engineer

Job description
U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. is a global performance materials company and is a member of the Russell 2000. The company is a leading producer of commercial silica used in the oil and gas industry and in a wide range of industrial applications. Over its 123-year history, U.S. Silica has developed core competencies in mining, processing, logistics and materials science that enable it to produce and cost-effectively deliver more than 600 diversified products to customers across our end markets.

U.S. Silica’s wholly-owned subsidiaries include EP Minerals and SandBox Logistics™. EP Minerals is an industry leader in the production of products derived from diatomaceous earth, perlite, engineered clays and non-activated clays. SandBox Logistics™ is a state-of-the-art leader in proppant storage, handling and well-site delivery, and is dedicated to making proppant logistics cleaner, safer and more efficient. The company has 27 operating mines and processing facilities and two additional exploration stage properties across the United States and is headquartered in Katy, Texas.

The Sr. Process Engineer plans and manages capital growth, maintenance, and process-related improvement projects associated with US Silica operations. The location for this role is in Nevada or in the Northwest region such as Nevada, Utah, Northern, CA or Denver, CO area.

Essential Job Functions:

Plan and safely execute multiple assigned capital projects through management of all components of the project from scope development, engineering, construction, and cost control, through commissioning, training, operation and documentation.
Identify and evaluate productivity and cost improvements for US Silica operations and work with the CI/operations team to implement those that result in improved process yield, higher throughput, improved operating efficiencies, recognizable cost savings, and best practices.
Track and monitor key productivity metrics to ensure the plant operates per design conditions, projects deliver on forecast goals/expectations and to help identify further opportunities.
Document work in a structured manner to ensure Change Management is captured and conveyed in updated operating procedures, drawings, etc. Capture Best Practices so that they can be shared and implemented across sites.
Ensure that all plant upgrades and installations of equipment are properly engineered to fully integrate within existing sites and achieve designed functionality.
Work with operating sites to define and assess the mechanical integrity of process equipment and infrastructure to develop a replacement timeline for capital budgeting.
Identify and respond to opportunities to improve safety, environmental compliance, throughput, quality, costs, housekeeping, and employee commitment.
Assist in prioritization of improvement needs while developing and implementing improvements.
Required Education, Experience, and Skills:

Bachelor’s degree
Experience should include a minimum of 5 years of project management or process improvement experience in an engineering and/or leadership capacity
Must have a demonstrated record of accomplishment in a manufacturing culture focused on safety, reliability, and process improvement
Ability to interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, engineering drawings, and procedure manuals and write routine reports and correspondence.
Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization
Develop strategies to achieve organizational goals; Understand organization’s strengths & weaknesses; Analyze market and competition; Identify external threats and opportunities.
Use feedback to modify designs and generate creative solutions.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have general knowledge of Spreadsheet and Word Processing software; Process simulation software; Project Management software; Accounting software; Order processing systems; Contact Management systems; Internet software; Inventory software; Manufacturing software.
Follow all statutory, regulatory, and organizational procedures to protect the environment from hazardous waste exposure.
Follow all Federal and State Safety Regulations, and company safety policies/procedures; Report potentially unsafe conditions; Aid in correcting unsafe conditions; Use equipment and materials properly.
Ideally experience will include metals/non-metals mining industrial minerals processing or continuous process manufacturing where dry powders were processed and handled, as well as experience with process modeling, instrumentation systems/programs.
Travel Requirements:

25% – 50%
U.S. Silica is an equal opportunity employer for all without regard to race, gender, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. U.S. Silica is a smoke- and drug-free workplace. The above description is intended to capture the essential functions of the job, nature, and level of work as of the preparation date. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties that may be required of the position. This job description may be modified at any time with or without notice.

Travel Required
Yes. 25% – 50%

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