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Regional Plant Engineer in Apex, NC at PQ Corporation

Date Posted: 12/12/2018

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    Apex, NC
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Job Description


Potters Industries, LLC is a major manufacturer of glass products, and has an immediate opening for a Regional Plant Engineer. This position will be based out of the Apex, NC. This is an engineering position encompassing project management, process engineering, and process development responsibilities.  


This is an opportunity to take on a role of real responsibility with a dynamic industry leader.


Essential job functions 

  • Identifying, designing, and managing capital projects ranging from $50M to $5MM.
  • Responsible for identifying and leading process improvement opportunities and identifying ways of improving plant capacities and efficiencies.
  • Conduct process studies using Six Sigma and DOE principles working with plant management and operations.
  • Facilitate PLC installations and implementations.
  • Provide project implementation services to twelve facilities located across North America. 

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemical, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering from an accredited university
  • Minimum of (5) years of engineering experience in a manufacturing environment. 
  • Experience in plant manufacturing environment employing bulk solids handling equipment
  • Must be proficient with AutoCAD, Excel, Word
  • Demonstrated ability to manage capital projects up to $5MM.
  • Must have excellent analytical and problem solving capabilities. 
  • Some process experience is a must. Our engineers are always asked to help develop the scope, not just implement a polished idea. Our plants require assistance on the process side of a project idea.
  • Must have the ability to interact and communicate with operators, vendors, and upper management


Desired Qualities

  • General understanding of industrial electrical systems and automation
  • Experience with baghouses, dryers, combustion systems, automated PLC manufacturing equipment
  • Experience with developing and implementing PLC control systems (Allen Bradley, preferred)
  • Working knowledge of codes (NEC, ISO, NFPA, OSHA 1910)
  • Experience with DOE/Statistical Analysis software
  • Creative thinker. The ability to come up with a novel solution by marrying what is available on the market with our in house designs.
  • Basic AutoCAD skills:
    • Proficiency with 2D line drawing.
    • Understanding of model vs. paper space.
    • Proficiency with dimensioning of drawings and how to scale and customize dimensions
  • Some maintenance experience in an industrial / factory environment.
  • Multiple discipline experience background would be beneficial as the position will manage all disciplines of projects from beginning to end


Position will require 50-70% travel.

Potters Industries offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including 401(k).

 Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.