Kelly Services Production Engineer in La Porte, Texas


Our client in La Porte, TX, a manufacturer of plastics, resins, and other chemicals, is currently seeking a full-time, direct hire Production Engineer to join their team. This is a recently opened opportunity with well-known, highly reputable organization. Candidates who are qualified & interested are encouraged to apply today!


The Production Engineer is responsible for monitoring, troubleshooting, and optimizing operating unit key process variables to drive process and product improvements while maintaining a strong safety and environmental compliance focus. They will apply technical knowledge to detect causes of deviations in quality, capacity, yield, and energy consumption, and provide training to less experienced engineers.


  • Develop and Implement systems to improve and sustain value in the areas of health, safety, environment, production rates, equipment reliability, cost and quality.

  • Follow and direct day to day plant operations.

  • Participate and/or lead Reliability Improvement team and sub teams.

  • Develop initial scope and business case for improvements projects. Review PDPs for Process Engineers to ensure project scope completeness and that the project will satisfy all desired process benefits.

  • Primary person responsible for project commissioning and start-up activities. Assist in developing commissioning and start-up procedures for new equipment.

  • Lead root cause analysis studies to resolve plant process and equipment related issues.

  • Provide technical data for Environmental events such as process leaks, HRVOC exceedances, RQ’s, etc.

  • Participate, lead, and approve MOCs and PSSRs.

  • Participate in PHAs.

  • Responsible for review and resolution of action items as a result of HES, ISO, Insurance audits and PHA studies.

  • Monitor intermediate and product analyses and statistical data.

  • Responsible for specifying or approving process conditions to produce new or modified products in conjunction with the Quality representative.

  • Assists in the investigation and resolution of customer complaints and nonconforming products.

  • Develop, modify and/or review operational procedures.

  • Help coordinate and plan special product trials.

  • Extended hours may be required during periods of plant upsets or turnarounds.

  • Some limited travel may be required, ranging from 0-10% annually.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering with at least 3 years’ experience working as a chemical engineer with relevant experience in the petrochemical or chemical process industries .

  • Experience in polymer processes is strongly preferred, though candidates without this experience will still be considered.

  • Experience with Process Safety Management (PSM) .

  • Knowledge of process simulation software such as Aspen Plus .

  • Possess skills to be able to contribute in a team environment and establish work relationships with onsite and offsite functional groups to achieve results.

  • Incumbent must be self-motivated and results-oriented.

  • Excellent written and verbal communications as well as computer skills.

  • Ability to define problems, collect and interpret data, establishes facts and draw valid conclusions.

Our client offers competitive compensation and excellent benefits. Relocation assistance for out of area candidates is also available. Interested parties are encouraged to apply today! (via link on page)

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