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Staff Process Engineer

Company: 1101 Tate & Lyle Ingredients Americas LLC
Location: Lafayette
Posted on: October 3, 2021

Job Description:

Staff Process Engineer

Tate & Lyle is a global provider of ingredients and solutions to the food, beverage and other industries, operating from more than 30 locations around the world. Through large scale, efficient manufacturing plants, Tate & Lyle turns raw materials into distinctive, high quality ingredients. These ingredients and solutions add taste, texture, nutrition and increased functionality to products that millions of people around the world use or consume every day. We are the secret ingredient to Make Food Extraordinary in some of the world’s best loved brands. Could you be ours?

Role Purpose

The Staff Process Engineer position is responsible for providing technical expertise to ensure the operation produces product that meets all quality, cost, and efficiency requirements. This position will design, develop, and implement continuous process improvements to meet goals established by the business/location, along with providing technical guidance to the plant operations teams to assist with process troubleshooting and developing corrective action plans.

Main Accountabilities

  • In addition to the requirements of a Level 1 Production Engineer, entry to this position is based on additional experience and professional competence. Typically, an incumbent would remain at this level for 3 years while gaining additional experience and expertise.
  • Will conduct and/or participate in engineering projects. Monitors day-to day production results. Translate process to flow sheet representation. Designs and specifies operation of plant processes. Obtains, organizes and interprets engineering data. Performs economic and technical analyses of projects.
  • Assists in preparing engineering proposals. Assists in developing findings, draws conclusions and makes recommendations. Prepares engineering reports and cost estimates. The demonstrated ability to develop findings, draw conclusions and make recommendations on one’s own is required for promotion to the next level.
  • Contributes to the design of the engineering projects including ideas for safer, less expensive or new techniques whether or not situation is related to a specific project.
  • Responsible for meeting engineering assignments within time and budget constraints.
  • Applies standard engineering theories, concepts and techniques. Applies a working knowledge of related disciplines.
  • Works on a wider range of troubleshooting problems; uses basic knowledge of the process and creative thinking to solve problems and recommend corrective action. By the end of their tenure in this position, the engineer should have completed and stared up a handful of successful process projects and ideally, the engineer will have assisted in at least one major project start-up.
  • Gains recognition from peers for gaining knowledge in engineering field. Develops and maintains working relationships with peers at the other plants.
  • Able to coordinate efforts of others. Continues to anticipate and resolve priority conflicts. Recognizes the priorities of the organization and begins to incorporate those values into prioritizing their own work.
  • Works with other process engineers, corporate engineers and production personnel. Displays ability to work with Maintenance, Accounting, Purchasing, Research, Suppliers and other support related groups and professional organizations. . Works with integrity and upholds the values of the organization.
  • Reports to an Area Manager or a Technical manager but may be under the working supervision of a Senior Engineer.
  • Work receives moderate direction and supervision. Work plans are reviewed for accuracy, completeness and timeliness to deadlines
  • Provides technical supervision and instructions to process operators. Assists entry-level professionals in procedural as well as technical matters.

Skills and Experience Required 

  • Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineer or related engineering field
  • 3+ years of process engineering experience in a manufacturing environment

Environment, Health and Safety

Each team member is expected to support the Tate & Lyle culture where Environment, Health and Safety are the overriding values in all activities. Every team member is accountable for working safely and complying with all EHS policies, procedures and regulations relevant to their work and is expected to speak up and intervene to prevent unsafe conditions and to respect fellow workers and the communities in which we work.  Included in this is abidance with our Life Saving Principles (LSPs) and our STOP WORK AUTHORITY which are developed to strengthen our workplace safety, prevent serious injury or loss of life.

As a member of the Engineering Team incumbent shares overall responsibility for:

  • Embed a PSM culture in our EHS Management System at the facilities and develop local knowledge
  • Provide regulatory interpretation and technical support on process safety matters and site projects
  • Coordinate Compliance efforts in line with COMAH/OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM)and EPA Risk Management Plan (RMP) rules

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Successful candidates must pass a pre-employment physical and drug test.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands and fingers, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; work from heights, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability see color and adjust focus.

EEO Statement

Tate & Lyle will base all of its employment decisions on job-related standards and its commitment to equal

employment opportunity (EEO). Tate & Lyle will ensure that promotion decisions are made in accordance with the principles of EEO by imposing only valid requirements for promotional opportunities. Tate & Lyle will also ensure that all other human resource matters such as compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, return from layoff, company-sponsored training, education, and social and recreational programs are administered without regard to an employee's race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, disability, age, sexual orientation, status as a covered veteran, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

The successful attainment of equal employment opportunity requires the maximum cooperation of all employees. All managers and supervisors are responsible for implementing and enforcing this Policy. In addition, all other employees are expected to perform their job responsibilities in a manner that supports equal employment opportunity for all.

California Consumer Privacy Act ("CCPA")

The Company is committed to complying with the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) and all data privacy and laws in the jurisdictions in which it recruits and hires employees. We collect the following categories of personal information for the purpose of hiring the best qualified applicants and to comply with applicable employment laws: Name and contact information; Job preference and work availability; Social Security Number and/or other identification information; Education and qualifications; Employment history and experience; Military service; Reference and background check information, including relevant criminal history and credit history; Social media information; Pre-employment test results; Post-offer medical examination information and results, including drug test results; Voluntary self-disclosure information regarding minority, veteran, and disability status; and Information provided by you during the hiring process.

Tate & Lyle is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of an inclusive workforce.

Keywords: 1101 Tate & Lyle Ingredients Americas LLC, Lafayette , Staff Process Engineer, Other , Lafayette, Indiana

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