Process Technician-Port Allen, LA

Baton Rouge, LA posted on February 24

The Process Technician position will be located in Port Allen, LA at the Criterion Catalyst and Technologies, LP, World Scale Hydro-processing Catalyst production plant.  The processing facility consists of a Precipitated Alumina Plant, two catalyst extrusion lines, a catalyst impregnation line and metals solution formulation system.

The Process Technician is responsible for monitoring, controlling, starting and stopping equipment (such as pumps, furnaces, etc.) that pertain to unit operation and taking corrective action when necessary to ensure that all unit conditions and operations are in compliance with the Company’s safety, environmental and operating policies and procedures.

Typical duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
  •  Ensuring strict compliance with the Company’s safety policies and procedures, taking immediate corrective action in the event a potential issue or unsafe behavior is observed
  • Ensuring proper turn-over by providing effective written and oral communications to the relieving shift and technician that cover routine and non-routine issues, problems faced, unit operating conditions, etc.
  • Monitoring and accurately recording temperatures, pressures and rates of flow for upward or downward trends
  • Utilizing process control computer interfaces to maintain variables within target rates
  • Maintaining good communications with other team members and with other facility teams (Utilities, Logistics, etc.).
  • Actively participating in the development and performance of assigned group tasks
  • Performing required unit production quality control checks and analysis
  • Ensuring that operations are within environmental permitting requirements
  • Performing required preventative maintenance and assisting in the troubleshooting of potential issues while providing assistance to others when unit problems occur
  • Ensuring efforts are documented in accordance with policies and procedures
  • Communicating with engineers, maintenance technicians and other team members to assist in identifying maintenance issues and planning and scheduling maintenance activities
  • Properly using personal computers for meeting daily performance expectations and accessing plant and unit information and procedures
  • Actively assuming personal accountability for meeting the Company’s standards of continuous personal and professional development
  • Participating in training and responding to emergency situations as required
  • Actively complying with all operating policies and procedures
  • Ensuring that work stations and the work location are clean and free of hazards