31 Aug, 2021

Lead Process Engineer

  • Jubail City Center, Al Jubail Saudi Arabia
Process Engineer Chemicals

Job Description


To support Steel Plant Flat Product Operations team in complex troubleshooting, unit performance assurance and optimization, long term improvements and development of studies.


Job Purpose & Responsibilities


  • Provide process ‘know how’ support for plant upset, complex trouble shooting, shutdown and start-up.
  • Support in Evaluating complex quality and productivity problems, suggesting solutions and recommending suitable corrective measures, including on site investigations at plant area.
  • Work closely with production team to investigate Process customer complaints.                                                                                                                
  • Support project feasibility studies, project package development & benchmarking studies .
  • Support operating units to resolve run and maintain issues and the chronic issues that cannot be resolved by run and maintain teams.
  • Monitors and audits the current operating parameters and makes recommendations for continuous improvement necessary to maximize process capability.
  • Prepare as needed reports for different process parameters to demonstrate their inter-relations and suggest measures for process improvement.
  • Analyzing manufacturing process flows continually for the process enhancements of quality, cost reduction, and productivity.
  • Develop workable process solutions to meet the requirements of the business (e.g. increased capacity, new product development, reduced costs, and improved quality, improved environmental impact).
  • Use a data-driven methodology to facilitate continuous improvement in parallel with direct mentoring of process parameters for a sustainable deployment of proven best practices.
  • Develop new operation methods when needed and monitor results after implementation.
  • Working closely with the production and quality teams to identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Develop Production processes for new products to ensure the safety, quality, production and cost targets are achieved or exceeded.
  • Troubleshooting and debottlenecking of unit operations and related equipment including identifying the problem source, evaluate alternatives, suggest solutions and improvements.  
  • Identify gaps between current performance and best practices and recommend opportunities for improvement.
  • Communicate & Consult with Process Licensors / technology providers to improve the performance.



Bachelor Degree in Chemical/ Mechanical/ Metallurgical/ Materials Engineering or Equivalent. 

15 Years’ experience in the relative field. 


The candidate shall has an experience in:

  • Primary Steel making covering all aspects of melting Scrap, DRI “Direct reduced iron” and Hot DRI” “Direct reduced iron”
  • Secondary Steel making covering Ladle furnace and Vacuum Degasser
  • Steel making technology from different vendors such as Primetals, Danieli and SMS “ SMS Group Company- Technology provider”
  • Metallurgical concepts and calculations related to Primary and Secondary Steel making
  • Metallurgical concepts related to product quality
  • Plant capacity calculations
  • Sound technical knowledge of all steel plant raw materials (Scrap/ DRI) and consumables (fluxes, electrodes, refractory, alloys etc.)
  • Working Knowledge of upstream and downstream processes (Direct reduction, Casting and Rolling)
  • Thorough Knowledge and insights about Steel business

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