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Chemical Process Engineer

Company: Tarr LLC
Location: Portland
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Tarr LLC, a leading independent chemical distributor is currently seeking a Chemical Process Engineer to be based in our Portland, OR or our Phoenix, AZ location. Either location will require frequent travel to the other location.

Tarr is headquartered in Portland, Oregon and has locations along the west coast- in Washington, Oregon, California and Arizona. As a full-service independent distributor of chemicals we offer high purity chemical manufacturing and packing, custom blending, and a knowledgeable staff to help along the way. We serve a large variety of industries, from semi-conductor and high tech, automotive, cosmetics, food and beverage, janitorial, paints, pharmaceutical, agricultural, aerospace, military and many more.

Currently we are looking for a Chemical Process Engineer who will be responsible for the continuous improvement of existing manufacturing processes and new product process development.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Sustaining Process Engineering

* Upgrade and qualify production systems for manufacturing.
* Determine a Control Plan and Monitor manufacturing process data to maintain product quality and process health.
* Perform FMEA analysis on key processes to Identify risks and recommend Continuous Improvement Projects.
* Lead Continuous Improvement Projects
* Participate in customer working group meetings as engineering support.
* Collaborate with Quality Dept. to identify root cause of quality excursions
* Proactively look for methods to improve production performance and reduce manufacturing costs \* Utilize quality data to optimize production process times (i.e. SPC & Pareto Charts).
* Assist maintenance in design, and qualification of facilities systems such as Clean Rooms, N2, CDA, and DI H2O

New Product Development Engineering

* Design small scale purifications system for R&D and product development which will be Copy Exact of HVM systems
* Design, and qualify new production systems for manufacturing \* Responsible for process design. Create P&ID design, Flow Charts, FMEA, and Product Control Plans for new products
* Evaluate equipment options for use in new product production systems (Pumps, tanks, purification media, filter housings, particle filtration media etc.)
* Collaborate with Production and High Purity Business Managers to develop Work Instructions for manufacturing new products which efficiently utilize resources (equipment, materials, and personnel).
* Collaborate with Production and High Purity Business Managers to determine standard production times for new products
* Develop R&D testing plan as necessary for product development
* Execute R&D, Pilot Production, and ramp up to High Volume Manufacturing (HVM) of new products
* Design HVM production systems with optimization in mind.
* Coordinate with Environmental Health and Safety team on Process Hazard Analysis.

To be considered, you will have the following qualifications:

* Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering or manufacturing, Industrial Engineering, or related area of study.
* 2-5 years of previous experience in a manufacturing setting, preferably working in the semi-conductor industry with and around chemicals
* Demonstrated critical thinking and logic skills.
* Ability to remain calm under pressure.
* Excellent computer and analytical skills to included Excel Modeling and database extraction.
* Must be flexible and able to handle multiple priorities within deadlines.

This position will be a salary- exempt level position either located in Portland or Phoenix but with travel to the other Tarr locations up to 50% of the time. Please send your resume and cover letter for immediate consideration.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $66,628.00 - $102,210.00 per year

* 401(k)
* Dental insurance
* Flexible schedule
* Health insurance
* Paid time off
* Vision insurance
* 8 hour shift
* Monday to Friday

Work Location: One location%58047475%

Keywords: Tarr LLC, Portland , Chemical Process Engineer, Other , Portland, Oregon

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