EngineeringProcess Engineer

Process Engineers analyze production and manufacturing processes to improve efficiency and quality.

Process Engineer

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Do you like making improvements to things? Are you a creative thinker that likes to come up with new ideas? You could be a great Process Engineer.

Your job will have many interesting duties. A Process Engineer looks at plant operations to identify places to improve profitability and make processes better. Teamwork is important as you partner with plant employees to to find technology gaps and improvement opportunities. You may focus in on a specific part of a process to analyze chemical interactions or equipment design to find ways to improve.

Once a problem is identified, you'll brainstorm ideas and work with a team to develop a solution. You will use process simulation models to help troubleshoot and evaluate process designs. It's important to make sure any changes meet the company's environmental, health, and safety rules.

You'll oversee the project schedule and budget. You'll also monitor results to confirm the solution has a positive impact on operations. You'll also need to document your work and prepare diagrams, charts, and tables to share with other teams.

Knowledge of production or manufacturing operations is helpful in your career. A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, preferably chemical engineering, is needed to apply for a job as a Process Engineer. Most companies will want previous experience, and many will look for additional training courses that offer hands-on work.

This job may require shift work.

Critical Skills

  • Analytical Thinking
  • Collaboration
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Coordination with Multiple Departments
  • Create Processes
  • Create Solutions to Complex Problems
  • Engineering Principles
  • Idea Generation
  • Manufacturing Processes and Systems Knowledge
  • Troubleshooting

Key Responsibilities

  • Observe plant operations to identify areas of improvement
  • Create process design studies
  • Assist plant leaders in identifying key measures using plant performance data analysis
  • Utilize simulation models to troubleshoot issues and evaluate proposed solutions
  • Ensure project scope for improvement projects is well defined and cost effective
  • Provide input to project schedule and plans
  • Ensure that the process design meets company safety rules and compliance regulations
  • Drive timely project execution
  • Monitor progress to verify solution functions as intended

Specific job titles and duties vary by employer so check for details.

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Salary: $30-60/hour


My Interests
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Having Independence

Managing People

Teaching

Improving Processes

Learning & Growing

Working with Data

Physical Activity

Writing Reports and Documentation

Caring for the Environment

Managing Things

Quiet Work Place

Avoiding Risk

Avoiding Stress

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Required Education

Bachelor's degree, preferably in chemical or industrial engineering

Preferred Education

Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt Certification
Project Management Experience


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