Process Engineer

Date:  Jul 22, 2021
Posting End Date:  Aug. 13, 2021

North Charleston, SC, US, 29418

Company:  Everris NA Inc

Job Description

ICL is a leading global specialty minerals and specialty chemicals company that creates impactful solutions for humanity’s sustainability challenges in global food, agriculture, and industrial markets.  ICL leverages its unique bromine, potash and phosphate resources, its passionate team of talented employees and its strong focus on R&D and technological innovation to drive growth across its end markets. Our agricultural products feed the world’s growing population, our food additives enable greater access to higher quality food, our potash and phosphate products are essential components for the pharma industry and our bromine-based materials and phosphates contribute to a more energy efficient and environmentally friendly planet.  ICL Specialty Fertilizers has two manufacturing plants near the Charleston, SC area; one in North Charleston, and one in Summerville.  These facilities manufacture controlled-release fertilizer brands Osmocote®, Agroblen®, and Agrocote®.  

Scope: As the Process Engineer you will be responsible optimizing plant processes at both of ICL’s South Carolina Specialty Fertilizer plants, spending about 60% of your time at our North Charleston site and about 40% of your time at our Summerville site.  In this role you will work cross-functionally with multiple internal groups including Quality, Research & Development, EHS, and Operations/Production.  

Major Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

  • Evaluate current processes to increase capacity while improving operating efficiency and product quality
  • Identify opportunities for new process modifications to ensure productivity, safety, and return on investment including reducing coating weight costs and lowering utility and raw material usage
  • Manage process related capital improvement projects 
  • Provide process engineering support to Operations and Maintenance on equipment performance and materials difficulties 
  • Oversee Management of Change (MOC) while thoroughly monitoring real time plant data including but not limited to Bill of Materials (BOM), formulas, and log sheets to detect abnormalities and optimize operations
  • Act as the liaison between production and the Quality and Research & Development teams as well as provide technical support to other departments as required
  • Maintain knowledge of lab testing procedures including the ability to run procedures unsupervised
  • Ensure proper documentation while overseeing the quality and handling of raw materials, finished goods, and water treatment processes 
  • Regularly interact with operators and shift supervisors to learn and share knowledge of the plant operations

Required Skills & Experience:

  • B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering or a related field
  • At least 3 years production related experience in manufacturing environment
  • Distributed Control Systems (DCS) and Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) experience
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to analyze complex problems utilizing available data
  • Ability to set priorities, manage multiple projects and demonstrate strong attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills with the ability to effectively interact cross-functionally across all levels of an organization


What Will Set You Apart:

  • 5+ years production related experience in manufacturing environment
  • Lean manufacturing knowledge/background 
  • PLC programming experience


Job Level: 14


Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabilities

Nearest Major Market: Charleston South Carolina
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina