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Olin Corporation - Chlor Alkali Products Division

Project Improvement Engineer

Olin Corporation - Chlor Alkali Products Division - Saint Gabriel, LA

Olin Chlor Alkali Products & Vinyls, a division of Olin Corporation, has an opening for an Project Improvement Engineer

. This position is for Olin’s Louisiana Operations which is comprised of two separate plant facilities located on opposite banks of the Mississippi River: the St. Gabriel plant which is located on the east side of the Mississippi River and the Plaquemine plant which is located on the west side of the river. This role will be physically located at one of the plant facilities but could expect select project assignments in the other plant.

The Project Improvement Engineer works with Operations and Maintenance personnel to identify and lead both process improvement and maintenance/reliability project opportunities. Activities may include gathering and analyzing process data, a

ssessing feasibility and soundness of proposed engineering solutions, preparing project proposals and funding requests utilizing Olin’s Capital Project Management System (CPMS), and leading the field execution of funded engineering projects such that safety, cost, and schedule objectives are achieved.

Olin Corporation is a leading vertically-integrated global manufacturer of chemical products and a leading U.S. manufacturer of ammunition. Olin is the world’s leading producer or chlor alkali products and vinyls, the number one supplier of epoxy materials, the number one global seller of membrane caustic soda and chlorinated organics and the number one North American seller of chlorine, bleach and hydrochloric acid. Winchester's principal manufacturing facilities produce and distribute sporting ammunition, law enforcement ammunition, reloading components, small caliber military ammunition and components and industrial cartridges.

Essential Functions:

Partners with plant operation and maintenance personnel to identify, gather, and analyze information and data relating to improved plant operation and equipment

Facilitates idea sessions to identify projects, value, and feasibility; ensuring a healthy pipeline of improvement project ideas.

Prepares detailed scopes of work for proposed projects in conjunction with other site resources such as production engineering, maintenance and reliability, safety, and environmental representatives

Prepares detailed specifications for materials and equipment and prepares installation scopes of work to enable Purchasing to obtain competitive bids. Reviews bid analysis and makes recommendations to Purchasing

Develops project cost estimates at FEL1, FEL2, and FEL3 levels

Prepares project proposals and Capital Appropriation Requests (CARs) utilizing Olin’s Capital Project Management System (CPMS)

Interface with management and employees to gather information and provide guidance for implementation.

Support field construction efforts through interpretation of plans, specifications, schedules, and work with assigned construction personnel to ensure a safe, timely, cost effective and quality project execution.

Ensure that all required elements of PSM are satisfied, including MOC, PSSR and that hazard review inputs are addressed.

Ensure all aspects of quality (material certifications, equipment fabrication, and field installation) are promoted and maintained in all aspects of capital project execution.

Set up cost control and reporting for assigned projects. Monitor and control various states of engineering and construction costs to ensure that each project is completed within the budgeted appropriation.

Promote and practice operational excellence, good safety and housekeeping.

Maintains and updates plant process P&IDs

Typical project range $5M - $10MM

Minimum Requirements:

A minimum of 3 years of project / manufacturing experience, chemical manufacturing environment preferred.

Bachelor's Degree* in Engineering;

Demonstrated ability to problem solve and work in a team environment

Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills – verbal and written

Knowledge of OSHA 1910.119 PSM standard preferred

Work experience with managing vendor proposals and quotations, contractor bids and development of desired solutions for projects

Demonstrated use of inventory software, order processing systems, project management software, spreadsheet and Microsoft Office systems; SAP experience preferred

*Degree must be from a College or University accredited by US Department of Education

*This position is not eligible for an expat assignment

Olin is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Olin Corporation - Chlor Alkali Products Division


Project Improvement Engineer Olin Corporation - Chlor Alkali Products Division - Saint Gabriel, LA, United States


Location: Saint Gabriel, LA

Company Profile:
Founded by Franklin Olin in 1892, Olin Industries began as a blasting powder company, supplying powder to Midwestern coal fields. The company's success soon prompted its expansion into small arms ammunition and the formation of the Western Cartridge Company in 1898. Olin Industries went on to play a critical supply role in U.S. defense during World Wars I and II. By the 1950s, Olin Industries had expanded into a wide range of businesses, including brass and other nonferrous alloys, arms and ammunition, explosives, cellophane, cigarette and fine papers, construction fastening systems and forest products. The Olin Corporation is the result of a 1954 merger of Olin Industries and Mathieson Chemical Corporation. Although both companies were founded in the same year, over 100 years ago, and had complimentary manufacturing businesses with similar philosophies, they produced very different products.