Salts Run Plant Engineer

Location US-NC-Bessemer City
Job ID
# Positions
Exp. (Yrs)
Full Time
Visa Sponsorship
Domestic Travel Required
Int'l Travel required
Company Vehicle
Working from Home Office
Relocation Eligible
Works with Chemicals
Lifting required

Company Overview

FMC Corporation is one the world’s leading specialty chemical companies. We are proud that our chemistries are helping to grow the world’s food, enabling new innovations in the pharmaceutical delivery, enhancing foods and beverages, contributing to a more sustainable energy supply, improving health, and advancing the manufacture of hundreds of essential products.


FMC is a globally diverse organization that offers its employees exciting opportunities to work on challenging projects that are important to the achievement of our strategic objectives. Your education and professional experience are valued and put to use from day one. Your success at completing key initiatives can result in a varied, progressive and fulfilling career with FMC.


With a corporate culture of innovation, integrity, responsibility and customer intimacy, we foster “The Right Chemistry” in everything we do. We are looking for people to join us in creating, developing, and improving our products, our processes, and our markets. In short, If you are ready to make a difference every day, FMC is ready to talk to you.


Responsible for production support, improvement, and small capital execution on the Lithium Chloride, Lithium Bromide, Speciality Inorganic, and Pharmacutical Lithium Carbonate circuits.

Action Oriented - Enjoys working hard, is action oriented and full of energy for things seen as challenging; not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning; seizes opportunities.

Composure - Is cool under pressure; does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; doesn’t show frustration when resisted or blocked; is a settling influence in a crisis.

Timely Decision Making – Makes decisions in a timely manner, sometimes with incomplete information and under tight deadlines and pressure; able to make a quick decision.

Decision Quality - Makes good decisions based on a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience and judgment; most of solutions and suggestions turn out to be correct and accurate when judged over time; sought out by others for advice and solutions.

Learning on the Fly - Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions.

Planning - Accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks and projects; sets objectives and goals; breaks down work into process steps; develops schedules and tasks/people assignments; anticipates and adjusts for problems and roadblocks; measures performance against goals; evaluates results.

Problem Solving - Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; probes sources for answers; can see hidden problems; is excellent at honest analysis; looks beyond the obvious and doesn’t stop at first answers.

Process Management - Good at figuring processes to get things done; knows how to organize people and activities; understands how to separate and combine task into efficient work flow; knows what to measure and how; can simplify processes.




  • Responsible to initiate and/or approve MOC requests to include action items, training, PSSR’s, etc. and communicate changes.
  • Responsible to assist in incident investigations, identifying root causes and appropriate corrective actions to improve safety and environmental performance at the Bessemer City site.
  • Responsible to lead Process Hazards Analysis teams.
  • Responsible for PSI manuals.
  • Responsible to resolve high risk scenario action items generated from PHA teams, etc.
  • Responsible to support the site’s safety efforts through activities such as safety observations and key safety procedure audits.
  • Responsible to apply principles of engineering to solve health safety, and environmental problems 

Business Support

  • Leverage performance data (OAU) to identify and prioritize production bottlenecks and issues. Responsible to lead OAU analysis and problem solving.
  • Establish cross functional root cause analysis teams and develop action plans to address production issues.
  • Responsible to analyze process data, operating procedures and equipment functions to improve product quality, reduce processing time, increase yields or reduce waste generation as part of driving continuous improvement.
  • Responsible to evaluate and approve all final design documents such as P&ID’s, equipment specs, drawing releases. Etc.
  • Responsible to assess and facilitate improvement of current plant processes based on need.
  • May be involved or responsible to lead the customer complaint process.


  • Conduct MOC for processes and product changes and communicate changes.
  • Responsible to assist in the developing of programs for the training of engineers, operators, transfer of technology, and the preparation of Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Accountable as a resource in the recruiting process in the area which includes interviewing, hiring, and training employees.


  • Responsible to execute small to medium sized projects in support of improving and optimizing process performance. Drafts Opportunity Statements and other documents necessary to obtain funding approval.
  • Responsible to assess new process technology for existing business products based on need an opportunity.
  • Responsible to ensure BOMs are accurate for products.

Key Relationships/Customers

  • Internal: Engineering, Maintenance Dept., Division Leadership, Site & Corporate EHS, Supply Chain, Research & Development.
  • External: Marketing/Sales, Manufacturing, Customers; Toll manufacturing operations; Business alliance partners and joint ventures; Research alliance partners

Required Education

Minimum of a BS in Engineering (Chemical preferred) 


  • Prefer 1-4 years experience in chemical manufacturing environment.
  • Strong knowledge of chemical processing and the ability to solve complex chemical engineering process problems.


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee is regularly required to stand, talk, and hear. The employee is frequently required to walk, sit for periods of time, use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and depth perception.


Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee has the potential to be exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate

EEO Statement

FMC employees enjoy competitive compensation, a menu of work/life benefits and opportunities to continue developing their skills and building their career. FMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, gender, disability or protected veteran status. FMC supports a drug-free workplace. 


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