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Process Engineer

Job Summary

The Process Engineer will support the plant production function, optimize the operation, performance, and efficiency of all manufacturing processes.


At CalPortland, we’re proud to offer a comprehensive, competitive benefits package that provides health and financial support to our most important resources: our employees.  Your benefits are an important part of your overall compensation at CalPortland. That’s why we give you a wide range of benefits to choose from.  All regular full time employees may enroll in a variety of health and welfare plans including medical, dental and vision plans.  Other benefits include life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, and retirement program.  The company also has a variety of voluntary benefits for employees to choose from.


  • Responsible for daily tracking and monitoring of daily budgeted production goals for the raw grinding system, pyro process system and three cement ball mill systems
  • Notify plant management when operating systems fall out of budgeted specifications
  • Conduct quarterly mill and kiln audits with assistance from Corporate Process Engineering
  • Responsible for increasing the efficiency of unit operations, specifically kiln burning, crushing, grinding, flow of heat, flow of fluids and materials handling
  • Manage, conduct and report on the Clinker Microscopy program to plant management (weekly) and corporate management (quarterly) via the Quarterly Quality Control meetings
  • Responsible for co-maintenance, along with the Sr. Controls and Automation Engineer, for programming and usage of the process computer systems, optimization of and simplifying the existing plant operations and special projects as required
  • Review new capital project equipment designs for process efficiency and cost effectiveness
  • Supervise capital improvement projects when assigned
  • Conduct root cause analysis of failures and under-budget production periods to determine most appropriate corrective actions.
  • Work with supervisors and operators across the organization to solve existing process problems
  • Identify and Develop modifications to plant equipment and processes to increase efficiency
  • Maintain current records of individual kiln and mill system operating parameters, setpoints, process variables, targets and PID parameters
  • Ensure a safe work environment in the execution of all duties and activities
  • Manage the Quarterly Energy Report with the assistance of others
  • Assist the Energy Management Team with identifying and implementing energy efficiency projects


Bachelor of Science in Engineering; Chemical Engineering degree preferred


  • Responsible for daily tracking and monitoring of daily budgeted production goals for the raw grinding system, pyro process
  • Two or more years’ experience with industry process control computer systems
  • Superior problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software, i.e., Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to multi-task with competing priorities
  • Must be a self-starter and be able to work independently
  • Able to effectively lead meetings
  • Able to maintain records, data and meet recording requirements as needed


  • Five years’ experience in a cement or related manufacturing environment
  • Experience with a large ERP system - SAP preferred
  • Experience with Pi data collection systems
  • Familiarity with expert control systems

Conditions of Employment

Successful candidate must submit to post-offer pre-employment physical examination, drug/alcohol screen, and background check. Some positions require FMCSA regulated on-going drug and alcohol testing.


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Process Engineer

Job Req ID:  10442
Job Type:  Salaried

Nearest Major Market: Tucson

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