Process Improvement Engineer Salts

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

Company Overview

FMC Corporation is a leading speciality company focused on agricultural and lithium technologies. We are proud that our products help grow that world's food, improve health and contribute to a more sustainable energy supply.


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.


The Lithium Center is an organization that provides technical support for business level projects and initiatives.  The mission of the Technology Center is to maintain our process technology knowledge and ensure a strong technical foundation to enable:

  • Safe and reliable manufacture of products that meet our performance requirements
  • Quick and accurate response to business and customer needs
  • Effective execution of capital projects, product scale-ups, and process changes
  • Continuous improvement in process safety, product quality, and capacity


As a Technology Center Improvement Engineer you will work with cross functional teams to ensure alignment between EHS, commercial, manufacturing, and R&D.  You will focus on longer range process improvement initiatives and provide technical support for: 

  • Process safety assessment and improvement initiatives
  • Development and documentation of process technology information
  • Development and execution of quality, yield, or capacity improvement initiatives
  • Analysis of Asset Utilization data for capacity improvement opportunities
  • Capital project support
  • Plant / process start-ups
  • Product scale-ups or transfers
  • Chronic production issues and process problems

You will report to the Technical Center and you will be based at one of the Lithium sites. Your primary responsibilities will be to support the key designated business segment. You may also be called upon to support other sites or technologies within the Lithium business as needed.  If you're a Chemical Engineer with deep technical experience and enjoy supporting and managing projects in a chemical plant environment, this role will afford you the opportunity to manage future projects as part of our Lithium Operations team.

Required Education

BS in Chemical Engineering; Master level qualification (or higher) a plus but not required


  • 3-5+ years experience in a chemical environment in a continuous process experience
  • Experienced professional with developing knowledge of the technical field and working knowledge of business processes, technologies and applications.
  • Can independently select, evaluate and apply techniques, processes and criteria to complete standard assignments
  • Competency at the customer interface level commensurate with starting level.
  • Strong safety orientation in OSHA and PSM
  • A demonstrated history of bringing projects in safely, on time and on budget.
  • The ability to effectively present at both informal and formal training settings
  • Ability to lead project teams
  • Data based and results driven with strong action orientation combined with practiced risk management abilities
  • Strategic agility with foresight and the ability to create alternate plans
  • International experience and bi-lingual capabilities a plus

Competencies important to the position:

Process safety knowledge

Technical / functional skills

Problem solving

Six Sigma

Actions oriented / drive for results

Decision quality and data based decision making

Planning and project management

Customer focus

Interpersonal skills and self awareness


Comfort around higher management

Customer focus

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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