Manufacturing Engineer

Houston, TX


The primary purpose of the Manufacturing Engineer is to run the unit safely, reliably, and efficiently. The manufacturing engineer is responsible for unit operating performance to include production, raw material usage, energy usage, quality, daily performance tracking, troubleshooting, and basic unit optimization. The manufacturing engineer adds direct value to the business by driving real-time unit performance in these areas.


Drive unit performance to operational entitlement with respect to yields, usages, reliability, and quality

Achieve annual operating productivity targets by maintaining a unit performance tracking program

Maintain accurate accounting of all unit production losses and drive actions to correct


Monitor unit performance by tracking key process indicators (KPI’s) and key operating parameters (KOP’s)

Maintenance of performance tracking tools to include setpoint or target changes

Basic troubleshooting and optimization of the process to address gaps identified through daily performance monitoring

Interface with production engineering to:

Optimize the current process using operational entitlement models

Implement advanced performance tracking tools

Implement new technology projects

Execute annual productivity plans

Escalate technical issues which are too complex to handle within the unit

Interface with process engineering to:

Initiate projects to improve the process

Escalate technical issues which require advanced modelling

Accounting and categorization of daily production losses

Drive targeted actions in response to performance gaps in KPI’s as well as production losses

Assist in tracking of unit regulatory compliance

Ownership of MOC process for the DPO/Formalin units

Lead or assist in delivering technical training to operators

Assist with production planning, tracking, and closing

Maintain unit process safety information (PSI)

Perform environmental calculations and maintain records of compliance


Reports to: Operations Manager, NTA/DSIDA/DPO/Formalin


BS or higher degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering

Minimum 5 years of relevant experience plant environment.

Chemical plant preferred.


Certified Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt


Systems – ASPEN products, heat transfer, hydraulics, etc.

Strong knowledge of Process Safety Management (PSM) is essential

Strong knowledge of Management of Change (MOC)

Strong knowledge Key Process Indicators (KPI)

Strong technical and analytical skills with the ability to innovate and solve complex problems

Willingness to provide after-hours support

Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work with cross-functional teams

Strong communication skills, both oral and written


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