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Role Definition

This position provides process engineering support for the design, construction, start-up, and operation of a new chemical manufacturing plant that will include multiple, interconnecting, process units.  This includes:

·         Responsible for identifying, developing, designing and implementing manufacturing processes, equipment and plants working in      collaboration with technology licensors and major engineering contractors.

·         Provide process design and start-up support for major capital project

·         Lead and direct the work of contactors and consultants

·         Results oriented and relies on experiences and judgment to plan and achieve performance targets.

·         Propose and implement improvements to existing processes and procedures that will increase yield and production, improve product quality, and reduce costs

·         Maintain engineering documentation

·         Write accurate, clear and concise procedures and support start-up activities

·         Determine root cause of process problems and lead implementation of permanent solutions

·         Actively participate in PHA/HAZOP studies, safety audits, and incident investigations

·         Ensure compliance with safety and environmental regulations

Key Tasks

·         Develop technical expertise in the process technologies and manufacturing for the major process steps in the manufacturing of   Methionine.

·         Evaluate, design and implement a major capital project working with engineering contractors and consultants, mfg representatives, and technology licensors in a cross-functional team environment.

·         Plan, Coordinate, and Manage the process technology transfer between Technology providers and Major Engineering Contractors.

·         Provide technical and process engineering support for major capital project.  This includes: developing justification and scope, process design, process experiments, cost management and startup support.

·         Provide technical assistance to maintain or improve safety and environmental compliance.

·         Establish and foster a strong working relationship with Engineering Consultants, Technology providers, Mfg Representative and other key interfaces.

Knowledge/skills required

·         BS in Chemical Engineering with 7-12 years of process engineering experience in a chemical manufacturing environment

·         Production manufacturing experience with start-ups

·         Increasing responsibility with project design and process engineering

·         Excellent leadership and communication skills

·         Demonstrated ability to work well independently with minimal direct supervision

·         Demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment

·         Proven ability to manage improvement initiatives and/or capital projects

·         Experience using root cause analysis

·         Experience with OSHA PSM compliance requirements

·         Demonstrated ability to use Aspen Plus is a plus

·         Demonstrated ability to use SPC/SQC tools to monitor processes and make decisions

·         Working knowledge of PLC and DCS control hardware and software


·         MS in Chemical Engineering is an advantage

·         Experience with a world-class chemical company is desired

 About Novus 

Novus International, Inc. is headquartered in metropolitan St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A. and serves customers in nearly 100 countries around the world. A global leader in developing animal health and nutrition solutions, Novus’s International’s products include ALIMET® and MHA® feed supplements, ACTIVATE® nutritional feed acid, ACIDOMIX® preservative premixture, CIBENZA® enzyme feed additive, MINTREX® chelated trace mineral, SANTOQUIN® feed preservative, MERA™Met aquaculture feed additive, AGRADO® feed antioxidant and many other specialty ingredients. Stratum Nutrition, a division of Novus Nutrition Brands, LLC, focuses on human nutrition through specialty and functional ingredients for manufacturers of foods, beverages and dietary supplements ( 

Please send resume in confidence to Howard Curtis at:




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The Casino Queen Hotel has 157 rooms including luxury suites with a view of the Gateway Arch and Mississippi River.
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·      Ability to adapt to market conditions and desires with a flexible and creative approach to menu design
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o    Excellent organizational skills
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