Process Engineer

Location: Binghamton, NY
Date Posted: 03-13-2018
Global company and one of the industry’s leading providers of ingredients and solutions for all sectors of the food, beverage and pharmaceutical markets, is seeking a Project/ Process Engineer. Located in the beautiful rolling hills near Binghamton, NY, this is an excellent opportunity with this industry leader with plenty of opportunity for growth domestically and internationally.


 

Job Description

Responsibilities: Partial list
Person will oversee all phases of projects from inception to final commissioning and start up. Responsibilities include project planning, cost estimating, project coordination, scheduling, installation, commissioning, and start up.
Ensure compliance with engineering principles and HSE standards.
Optimize existing processes using continuous improvement tools.
Projects work may include: improving equipment cleanliness, debottlenecking processes, improving throughput, reducing waste, and decreasing costs.
Assure compliance with cGMP and HACCP.
Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to detail operations of new equipment or revise SOPs to reflect changes to operations, as the result of modifications to existing equipment.
Troubleshoot process control logic including: PLCs, HMIs and plant instrumentation.
Conduct safety audits (PHAs/HAZOPs) for existing and new processes.
Develop project specifications, preparing process flow diagrams (PFDs), piping and instrumentation drawings (P&IDs), site and floor plans, utilities planning, and other project documentation as needed.
Conduct training of Production Supervisors, Team Leaders, and Operators on proper operation of equipment.

Qualifications

Requirements:
Minimum BS in Chemical or Biochemical Engineering required, possibly Mechanical Engineer with process experience.
Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in the food, food ingredient, beverage or pharmaceutical industries. Experience with fluid systems in a CGMP environment a plus.
Ideal candidate would be a project engineer or a process engineer with experience as a project engineer that is well versed in project schedules, cost estimates, PFDs, P&IDs, utilities requirements development, interpretation of P&IDs, with a good understanding of process and instrumentation control.
Knowledgeable in process controls/automation a plus.
Strong process and equipment problem solving skills (RCA) desired.
Able to take concepts from R&D and create a workable manufacturing process.
Must enjoy hands-on problem solving.
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