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Reference Number: 10882
Location: Magnolia, Arkansas, United States

Our Client, a global multi-site specialty chemical company, has an immediate opening for an Operations Engineer at one of its sites in Arkansas.

Job Description

Core Work:

  • Key technical resource for the Area of responsibility
  • Responsible for raw material utilizations, production rates, and factory costs, and product quality
  • Manage all PSM systems (MOCs, Incident Reporting, P&IDs, Procedures, PHAs) to ensure compliance
  • Serve as backup to the Area Superintendent and Area Supervisor



  • Strong technical abilities
  • Provide informal training/guidance of unit operators, Shift Supervisor, and Area Supervisors


Accountabilities— provide leadership to:

  • Monitor technical performance of the Area
  • Resolve technical issues to reach safety, production, and quality targets
  • Ensure all PSM obligations are fulfilled
  • Foster strong cooperation between TR, Engineering, Maintenance, and Operations personnel
  • Provide backup/support to Superintendent and Area Supervisor when needed
  • Provide coaching for Operators and Shift Supervisors
  • Report of compliance data with environmental reporting


Key Activities

  • Actively support the company's safety, environmental, and quality programs to ensure continuous improvement
  • Monitor, interpret and act upon technical parameters
  • Own OEE and raw material utilizations and work in self-directed manner to gain continuous improvement
  • Ensure MOCs proceed through the system in a timely manner
  • Ensure P&IDs are up-to-date
  • Ensure operating procedures are complete and up-to-date
  • Lead RCFA for area issues
  • Ensure corrective actions are completed
  • Provide technical support towards resolution of process upsets
  • Lead design/implementation of area <$50M capital projects
  • Ensure incident reports are complete with appropriate root causes and corrective actions


Essential Qualifications

  • B.S. or higher degree in Chemical Engineering
  • 3 to 10 years of experience in manufacturing facility (Chemical Industry desirable)
  • Direct experience working in plant operations that run 24/7, 365
  • Working understanding of OSHA (lock out tag out, energy isolation, etc.) and EPA regulations
  • Proven leadership competence with people management experience
  • Good time management, organizational skills, problem solving, project management and decision making skills


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. 10882