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Associate Process Engineer 

Category Engineering  

This is us…
- Best-in-Class, industry leader with a rich history spanning over 125-years
- Largest building materials contributor to some of the West’s biggest construction projects including:
• Los Angeles International Airport
• The new Rams Stadium
• Staples Center
• Wilshire Grand Center
- Recipient of numerous awards for environmental sustainability and energy conservation
- “Family” based company culture with a focus on safety
- Competitive compensation and excellent benefits

Job Summary:
Support the plant production function, optimize the operation, performance, and efficiency of all manufacturing processes.

• Responsible for daily tracking and monitoring of daily budgeted production goals for the raw grinding system, pyro process system and three cement ball mill systems
• Notify plant management when operating systems fall out of budgeted specifications
• Conduct quarterly mill and kiln audits with assistance from Corporate Process Engineering
• Responsible for increasing the efficiency of unit operations, specifically kiln burning, crushing, grinding, flow of heat, flow of fluids and materials handling
• Manage, conduct and report on the Clinker Microscopy program to plant management (weekly) and corporate management (quarterly) via the Quarterly Quality Control meetings
• Responsible for co-maintenance, along with the Sr. Controls and Automation Engineer, for programming and usage of the process computer systems, optimization of and simplifying the existing plant operations and special projects as required
• Review new capital project equipment designs for process efficiency and cost-effectiveness
• Supervise capital improvement projects when assigned
• Conduct root cause analysis of failures and under-budget production periods to determine the most appropriate corrective actions.
• Work with supervisors and operators across the organization to solve existing process problems
• Identify and Develop modifications to plant equipment and processes to increase efficiency
• Maintain current records of individual kiln and mill system operating parameters, setpoints, process variables, targets, and PID parameters
• Ensure a safe work environment in the execution of all duties and activities
• Manage the Quarterly Energy Report with the assistance of others
• Assist the Energy Management Team with identifying and implementing energy efficiency projects

Position Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Engineering; Chemical Engineering degree preferred

• Two or more years’ experience with industry process control computer systems
• Superior problem-solving and analytical skills
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office software, i.e., Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
• Ability to multi-task with competing priorities
• Must be a self-starter and be able to work independently
• Able to effectively lead meetings
• Able to maintain records, data and meet recording requirements as needed

• Five years’ experience in a cement or related manufacturing environment
• Experience with a large ERP system - SAP preferred
• Experience with Pi data collection systems
• Familiarity with expert control systems

Conditions of Employment:
Successful candidate must submit to post-offer pre-employment physical examination, drug/alcohol screen, and background check. Some positions require FMCSA regulated on-going drug and alcohol testing.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Career Level Mid-career  
Years of Experience 3-5 years  
Position Process Engineer  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Location Rillito Cement Plant, Rillito, AZ  
About the Organization We are a diverse company, with rich history and dedicated employees. Our mission today is no different than it was a century ago - Building Value through People, Quality, and Service with Integrity, Technical Expertise, and Commitment to Our Relationships, Reliability, and Environmental Leadership.

At CalPortland, we pride ourselves in maximizing and building upon the efficiencies and strengths of a vertically integrated organization. From cement manufacturing and aggregate processing to ready-mixed concrete operations and construction, CalPortland is dedicated to using all of our resources to make our customers successful.
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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