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Senior Process Improvement Engineer

Lake Charles, LA area

Salary: $100K - $110K




The Process Engineer will provide technical and engineering support to the operating areas; assists and leads improvements in the operating and auxiliary areas.



  • Supporting safety, environmental, and sustainability initiatives that keep both employees and the environment protected.

  • Leading/participating in OPEX, Six Sigma, and lean activities to sustain continuous improvement

  • Performing various process evaluations and calculations, e. g. sizing equipment, mass and energy balances, and fluid flows.

  • Determining necessary improvements to the plant processes by running trials and interpreting results to drive improvements in quality, production rates, and production costs.

  • Defining process and equipment requirements for new products and plant expansions.

  • Developing equipment specifications and commissioning plans, ensuring that the equipment is safe and meets the needs of manufacturing.

  • Acting as the liaison between production and project managers.

  • Trouble shooting equipment and developing permanent solutions to address recurring issues.

  • Supporting production engineers, maintenance, and other plant functions when needed.



  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering is required; Chemical Engineering preferred, but Mechanical Engineering degree with related industrial experience will also be considered.

  • 5+ years of production and/or process related engineering experience required.

  • Experience with batch processes, extrusion processes, solids processing and handling preferred but not required.

  • Green belt six sigma certification preferred, but related statistical process data analysis experience considered.

  • Excellent technical and engineering skills, written and verbal communication skills including leading group meetings/projects.

  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with all levels of the organization.

  • 0-10% travel required.

  • This position is eligible for relocation assistance.

  • This role is not eligible for employment visa sponsorship. The successful candidate must not now, or in the future, require sponsorship to work in the US.

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