• Operations Engineer

    Job Locations US-TX-Borger
    Posted Date 4 months ago(10/2/2018 9:38 AM)
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    Job Category
    Engineering & Technical Services
    Business Unit
  • Job Description

    Operations Engineer, Borger, TX

    Why work at Nutrien? Great question!

    Safety is a core value at Nutrien. Keeping every employee safe, healthy and secure is our top priority. Nothing is more important than seeing our people go home safe at the end of every single day.

    While working here you will have the opportunity to grow your career while helping us feed the future. We pride ourselves in hiring from a variety of backgrounds and truly believe that it is our differences that make us stronger so we hope you will join us.

    In addition to exciting and challenging opportunities, Nutrien offers competitive salaries, great benefits and performance based incentives.

    Outside of the skills and necessary qualifications, you will be committed to sustaining our safe and positive work environment while welcoming working side by side others in a diverse culture. Culture at Nutrien is the core of everything we do and all employees are respectful of diverse opinions and views.

    Under the direction of the Production Manager for Borger Nitrogen Operations, the Operations Engineer position is a leadership development position responsible for providing management of Nitrogen operations, and works in close coordination with maintenance and operations personnel. The position will gain extensive knowledge of plant operations, both routine and during abnormal operations. The Operations Engineer will contribute to the day-to-day operation of the Units for which he/she is responsible.

    Key Tasks:

    • Maintain a strong safety and environmental compliance focus
    • Plant condition and efficiency monitoring
    • Daily monitoring of the unit production and performance
    • Regular monitoring of the unit performance e.g. Exchanger efficiency, catalyst activity etc. They will provide quarterly stewardship to the Production Manager.
    • Provide ongoing support for Operations such as trouble shooting during process upsets
    • Gain understanding of all production costs, as well as tracking and reporting on all production losses and all production records
    • Provide support to the Unit Process Engineer for long range needs, capital investment plans and projects (some overlap with Unit Process Engineer)
    • Be aware of and understand unit constraints and support the development of long range debottleneck proposals
    • Provide input to operations regarding maintenance planning and priorities
    • Participate in all plant start-ups and shut-downs
    • Participate in Unit PHA’s, develop CAPs to address required follow-up (this item may be shared between the Process Engineer and Operations Engineer)
    • Participate in process incident investigations and assist with follow-up action items.
    • Develop recommendations for continuous improvement to unit performance
    • Contribute in a team environment and establish work relationships with onsite and offsite functional groups to achieve results

    Essential Qualifications:

    • A Bachelor's of Engineering from a recognized institution
    • A minimum of 4 years relevant experience
    • Knowledge of pressure vessels, piping codes, heat exchangers, pumps, compressors and safety valves
    • Must be motivated and able to work in a team environment, exhibit strong decision-making and problem-solving skills, and have sound written and verbal communication skills

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Sound knowledge of operating production facilities in general with specific knowledge of the site(s) personnel organization, processes, equipment, feedstock, and existing MMS elements.
    • Experience working with MS Office, SAP
    • Ability to apply engineering concepts to solve performance problems

    Nutrien is committed to creating an inclusive workplace.  We encourage applications from all well qualified candidates who reflect the diversity of the regions where we operate.  This includes recognizing the voluntary identification of status such as gender, sexual orientation, visible minority, Indigenous status, persons with disabilities, and veterans, where applicable.

    If this sounds like a good match, apply now. This job will remain posted until filled. You may be required to undergo a background check and substance test in accordance with Nutrien policies.

    While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.


    **EOE race/color/sex/sexual orientation/gender identity/disability/veteran


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