• Process Improvement Engineer - Metals

    Location US-NC-Bessemer City
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Full Time
    Relocation Eligible
    Works with Chemicals
  • Company Overview

    For over twenty years, FMC Lithium has been innovating, manufacturing and delivering products and technologies to power a cleaner, healthier and more mobile world. We have grown as a leader in the industry through partnership with our customers, thriving in a marketplace full of challenges and opportunities. The success we’ve achieved follows a simple but critical promise to our customers: provide consistent, high quality products, ensure security of supply, and anticipate solutions for future needs; all backed by a deep expertise in material science.


    This expertise and the unprecedented growth in the market made it clear that FMC Lithium is ready to separate into an independently traded company by the end of 2018. The FMC Lithium business is poised to stand on its own with leaders and talent that will drive the organization to greater opportunities and accomplishments. We are investing in our future and our customers’ future, and our best is yet to come.


    As a Process Improvement Engineer you will work with cross functional teams to ensure alignment between EHS, commercial, manufacturing, and R&D. 


    The Process Improvement Engineer 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

    The Process Improvement Engineer will report to a Technical Center Global Improvement Leader and you will be based at the Bessemer City plant, assigned to support the Metals operating unit. Primary responsibilities will be to support the key designated business segment. 

    Required Education

    BS in Chemical, Metallurgical Engineering or Materials Science; Master level qualification (or higher) a plus but not required.


    • 3-10+ years’ experience in a chemical environment in a continuous process experience
    • Experience with reactive metals a differentiator
    • 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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