Run Plant Engineer

Bessemer City, North Carolina
Dec 03, 2023
Dec 12, 2023
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
About Livent:Livent powers the things that power our lives. From the revolution in electric vehicle batteries and mobile devices to the strong, lightweight alloys and advanced polymers that take innovation further, we harness lithium technology to help the world move forwardcleaner, healthier and more sustainably.
For nearly eight decades, weve been harnessing lithiums potential to change the energy landscape. We are a pioneer in the lithium industry and have a rich history of breakthrough innovations and industry achievements, including partnering with Sony Corporation to develop the first ever Lithium-ion battery for commercial use.
Today, Livent builds on our heritage and is a global leader in the lithium industry with a differentiated product offering, proven track record and sustainability profile. Our customer portfolio includes some of the most dynamic companies in the world, including Tesla, BMW Group and LG Chem.
Our customers look to us to meet the most demanding technical requirements, drawing upon our strengths in R&D with our advanced engineering capabilities, industry-leading materials science expertise, fully integrated global supply chain, and passion for continuous improvement and excellence.
Together, we work to safely and sustainably convert lithiums potential into commercial progress, driving not only incremental improvements and also next generation, transformative opportunities.
For customers at the forefront of the once in a generation shift in how the world powers itself and the fight against climate change Livent is the lithium technology partner thats leading the way.
Position Summary: The Run Plant Engineer is responsible for safe and stable day to day operations of the production unit. You will work with cross functional teams to ensure alignment between EHS, commercial, manufacturing, and R&D. You will focus on shorter range process improvement initiatives. Your main responsibilities will include the following:
Support the sites safety efforts through activities such as safety observations, safety improvement projects and key safety procedure audits.
Resolving day to day production issues and process problems
Initiate and/or approve MOC requests to include action items, training, PSSRs, etc. and communicate changes.
Assist in incident investigations, identifying root causes and appropriate corrective actions to improve safety and environmental performance at the Bessemer City site.
Analysis of Asset Utilization data for reliability and capacity improvement opportunities
Process safety assessment and improvement initiatives
Maintaining accurate process technology information
Development and execution of small-scale quality, yield, or capacity improvement initiatives
Capital project support
Plant / process start-ups
Participate on Process Hazards Analysis teams.
Support resolution of high-risk scenario action items generated from PHA teams, etc.
Required Education:
B.S. in Chemical Engineering required (strong consideration will be afforded to candidates with experience inExtractive Metallurgy, Minerals Processing or Hydrometallurgy)
3-10 years experience in a chemical manufacturing (crystallizer experience, and cGMP or equivalent quality systems experience preferred)
Strong knowledge of chemical processing with the ability to solve complex chemical engineering process problems
Exposure to production and process functions
Proficient in Project Management & AFE Process
Presentation skills, public speaking
Knowledge of PSM, LOPA, PHA, EHS Policy/Procedures/SOP,
Environmental Regulations Specific to Plant Processes
Proficiency in DCS/PLC Process Control
Comfortable being out in the plant
Good composure
Familiar with Lean manufacturing principles, OAU
Identify through observation bottlenecks and issues to help the existing production process run better
Execute projects up to $100k
Effective communicator, up and down
Conduct and lead Root Cause Analysis and identifying preventative / corrective actions
P&ID development
Complete Mass and Energy Balances on unit operations to processes
Provide process data to size pumps, exchangers, control valves, flow meters and other basic equipment or unit operations
Basic systematic troubleshooting
Proficient in Excel and other MS Office products
Familiar with and know how to read single line diagrams, piping isometrics, tank and equipment drawings
Six Sigma

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. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and color vision.
Work Environment:The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. This position will be in an office environment with some exposure to the manufacturing environments.
Safety Requirements: All employees are expected to carry out their work functions in a healthy and safe manner, to encourage and always support safe work practices, and to report and/or rectify any unsafe conditions that may come to their attention immediately.
Personal Protective Equipment Must wear PPE as required based on job duties or when traveling to locations where PPE is essential.
Travel Required: None
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
LIVENT employs people across a broad range of occupations in locations across the world. We are looking for people to join us in creating, developing, and improving our products, our processes, and our markets. Employees enjoy competitive compensation, a menu of work/life benefits and opportunities to continue developing their skills and building their career.
LIVENT is an Equal Opportunity Employer, EEO, AAE, MFDV and supports a drug free workplace.