Plant Engineer


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Job Title: Plant Engineer
Location: Goodland, KS, Midwest United States, USA

Company: The Scoular Company
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Commodities and Trading
Career Type: Operations
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: N/A
Job Description:

Scoular has recently made an exciting investment in an owned asset to crush both soybeans and canola for use in the growing renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel markets.  We are seeking a Plant Engineer for the Goodland Crush Plant to improve and optimize our processes and assist in managing capital projects. This role will report directly to the Plant Manager and will have the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues by utilizing engineering and project management skills to support operational improvements and ongoing construction projects. This position is responsible for identifying and helping to implement process improvements for production in all facets of operation through direct contributions of project development from conception though start-up utilizing engineering and performance excellence principles to operate, troubleshoot, and improve chemical and mechanical processes. 


 


Job Responsibilities



  • Identify process improvement opportunities, develop solutions, and lead the implementation of solutions.  Conduct optimization assessments to identify existing and potential opportunities, propose solutions to improve performance primarily in the areas of energy, chemicals, product yields, and reliability.

  • Identifies safety and environmental needs and requirements, and ensures such considerations are included in the development and modification of facilities.


  • Analyzes existing processes for cost savings, reliability, and performance improvement opportunities.



  • Interacts with maintenance, controls, process, and quality personnel in planning for and the development of process improvements.

  • Oversight of specific processes and projects.

  • Responsible for assisting in managing day to day operations, tracking, and understanding department costs, yields, quality, and process performance.


About You



  • B.S. in Engineering (Chemical, Mechanical, or Ag Preferred) or equivalent experience.

  • 3+ years of experience in a food processing production environment or similar industry.

  • Strong commitment to safety & quality.

  • Demonstrated leadership, strong problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to look beyond the task at hand, to anticipate challenges and develop options to overcome them.


Preferred



  • Oilseed crushing industry experience.

  • Solvent or hexane experience. 

  • Previous leadership experience.


We encourage all candidates who are enthusiastic about this opportunity and believe they can contribute to our team's success to apply, regardless of whether you meet every qualification. 


 


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Requirements

Minimum



  • B.S. in Engineering (Chemical, Mechanical, or Ag Preferred) or equivalent experience.

  • 3+ years of experience in a food processing production environment or similar industry.

  • Strong commitment to safety & quality.

  • Demonstrated leadership, strong problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to look beyond the task at hand, to anticipate challenges and develop options to overcome them.


Preferred



  • Oilseed crushing industry experience.

  • Solvent or hexane experience. 

  • Previous leadership experience.

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Job Post Date: 11/01/23
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