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Reference Number: 10866
Location: Richmond, Virginia, United States

Senior Production Engineer


Our Client, a multi-site producer of chemicals and allied products, has an immediate opening for a Senior Production Engineer at one of its sites near Richmond, VA.



  • Responsible for improving the baseline value of key area metrics toward entitlement values (or beyond entitlement values where possible) through contributions to high-impact Six Sigma teams
  • Responsible for execution of “Improve” and “Control” steps in Six Sigma DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve & Control) process
  • Responsible for restoring baseline values of key area metrics for which restoration attempts by the Production department have been unsuccessful (for problems other than mechanical breakdown)
  • Responsible to troubleshoot area process issues and de-bottleneck systems to maintain safety and environmental compliance and/or maximize production.
  • Ensure daily Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are met or exceeded
  • Accountable for implementing robust control plans for process improvement projects by fully utilizing DCS (distributed control system) capabilities
  • Responsible for accurate production loss data entry into the Attainment Loss (ADCA) system
  • Responsible for area DCS alarm management
  • Assist with SOP and training material development
  • Other work as required


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelors in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering
  • 3+ years’ experience in production or process engineering in Chemical Plant or like environment such as; Refinery, Pulp & Paper, pharmaceutical, or petro-chemical


Additional Qualifications

  • 3-5 years experience in production or process engineering in Chemical Plant preferred
  • Six Sigma certification preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals at all levels of an organization
  • Demonstrated ability to use influencing skills to accomplish goals and objectives
  • Able to manage multiple priorities
  • Knowledgeable of area process equipment, chemistry and controls
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
  • Strong computer skills
  • Lean manufacturing will be a plus


Our Client offers competitive compensation, an excellent benefits program, relocation assistance and much more.


Please send your resume in Word.doc format to Reed Rogers at and refer to Job No. 10866.