Chemical Engineer/Plant Engineer


Detroit, MI

2 March

Full Time

Position:              Chemical Engineer / Plant Engineer

Description:  The PVS Technologies Detroit Plant Chemical Engineer is primarily responsible for providing chemical engineering support  to the PVS Technologies Detroit manufacturing location. The engineer plays a key role in capital project scoping, execution, process safety, supporting facility improvements, and process design.

Responsibilities (May include but are not limited to):

  • Facilitate improvements of existing operations. Improvements will have input from multiple disciplines: operators, loaders, maintenance and management as needed.
  • Compile FEL1, FEL2, FEL3 documents using PVS project management system for capital projects.
  • Potentially assist sales team with jar tests, plant trials and new product development.
  • Understand how plant operates (hands on method) and understand the different capabilities of the plant.
  • Assist in new permits and permit modifications.
  • Stay up to date on new equipment designs, new products and processes and help implement to continue to improve plant efficiencies.
  • Continuously look for opportunities to improve plant operations for safety, cost reduction, and energy efficiencies.
  • Assist in the development of an estimated timeline and cost required to accomplish a project.
  • Participate in Hazop analysis and reviews.
  • Uphold the fundamentals of the Nicholson Nine and Responsible Care Guiding Principles. Environmental Health, Safety and Security are a responsibility of every PVS Employee.

Secondary Responsibilities

  • Provide 24/7 support for critical situations.
  • Assist in the development of an estimated timeline and cost required to accomplish a project.
  • Conduct management of change as needed.
  • Participate in Responsible Care and Department of Homeland security initiatives.
  • Assist sites in SOP development, review and implementation.
  • Participate in other activities and assignments as necessary.


Complexity of Duties

  • Values – driven culture, with a primary emphasis on safety.
  • Willing to get hands dirty and understand a process from the operator’s perspective.


Supervision Received

Must be disciplined, self-motivated and mentally alert with the ability to work with minimal guidance and supervision to meet PVS Technologies objectives and deadlines.


Required Education / Competencies / Equivalent Experience (Prior to hire / transfer):

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering.
  • 0-5 years’ experience in Chemical industry.
  • Strong willingness to learn and desire to be hands on and in a plant setting.
  • Demonstrated professional demeanor, ethical conduct and excellent reputation for integrity.
  • Strong ability to work well with others. Ability to be a part of a multi-functional team.
  • Ability to recognize a potential problem and have a strong desire to resolve it.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential information.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Must be able to communicate, influence and negotiate with others.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize work and set priorities to meet deadlines while working independently.
  • Proficient with MS Office applications; especially Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

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