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Project Engineer

Date: Mar 17, 2023

Location: USA: Reno, NV, US, 89506

Company: CPChem

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Provide technical expertise in developing concepts and designs that improve equipment and processes used in the manufacturing of polyethylene pipe.  Seeking a forward thinker who will explore and deliver new technologies and automation to our manufacturing operations


  • Demonstrate safety leadership by supporting all plant/Division/Corporate safety initiatives and directing all aspects of project execution to ensure work is executed safely, all applicable safety policies/procedures are followed, and all project safety-related targets are met or exceeded.
  • Responsible for evaluation, development, and implementation of engineering projects ranging in size from $25,000 to $3,000,000.   Execute all aspects of project management for these projects through all phases (concept/initiation through closure).  This includes:
    • Seek out, research, evaluate and screen potential suppliers and vendors of new technologies and equipment to provide innovative technical solutions to improve all aspects polyethylene manufacturing processes.
    • Once viable projects are identified, facilitate the preparation of project scope of work, justification, economic analysis, critical path schedules, and execution plans utilizing CPChem’s internal CPDEP project management process.
    • Interact with equipment suppliers to review all detailed engineering designs/drawings, ensure applicable design code compliance, execute vendor site visits/reviews, witness factory acceptance testing, and collect all project engineering documentation.
    • Initiate, track and manage all appropriate equipment specific documentation such as acceptance criteria, preventive maintenance requirements and recommended spare parts inventory for new equipment and technologies employed.

Responsibilities (continued)

  • Direct all aspects of equipment installation, including management of internal and external workforces, as needed to accomplish project completion on time and within budget.
  • Oversee testing of newly installed equipment to ensure fulfillment of contract specifications/performance guarantees, and authorize payment of equipment and services.
  • Provide guidance, technical support, training, etc. to all plant personnel on new equipment and technologies employed
  • Provide plant engineering support for routine manufacturing processes.  Must routinely consult with plant leadership, operations personnel, maintenance technicians and others to understand issues and provide solutions to ensure continuous improvement in production performance to meet specific business needs and management directives.
  • Provide hands-on support when needed to resolve issues or improve processes

Required Qualifications

  • B.S. Engineering degree is required (Mechanical, Chemical, Civil, or Electrical/Electronics is preferred) OR currently enrolled in the final semester of your Engineering degree program (May/June 2023 Engineering graduate)
  • Experience in capital stewardship and project management principles including equipment design and specification, project cost control and tracking, construction management, and experience with bidding and procurement. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in automation equipment and systems
  • Strong familiarity with applicable industry regulatory codes

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • High level of creativity and initiative, as well as a high level of independent judgment
  • Self-driven with excellent team skills, interpersonal skills and conflict/problem solving skills
  • Significant organizational and project management skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required for routine communications with plant and Division management
  • Excellent understanding of engineering theory and principles of design
  • Strong PC skills including 2D and 3D CAD design capabilities (e.g. AutoCad, Solid Works), Microsoft Office suite, and SAP
  • Potential for up to 20% travel


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Travel Requirements: Up to 20%

Eligibility for Relocation: No

Closing Date: 03/30/2023

Nearest Major Market: Reno
Nearest Secondary Market: Tahoe

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