The Project Engineer is to manage and support the operations on projects, process improvements and development opportunities. They will be responsible for managing the day to day planning and engineering initiatives for the manufacturing and mining areas of TQC. The majority of the projects will be focused on continuous development. The tasks include: identifying problems or opportunities that support operations. Manage the process of developing feasible solutions that solves the problem or allows for utilizing opportunities. Utilizing various engineering disciplines, manage the engineering process for selected solution Lead design reviews at various engineering stages and manage the planning process for execution of the engineered solution.
Driving continuous improvement project activities including engineering calculations for the process parameters, equipment sizing, cost modelling etc.
Develop project scope definition, capital requirements, deliverables, risk assessment, tracking, cross-functional team requirement etc.
Project planning, scheduling, and tracking of project timelines of the assigned projects.
Review engineering deliverables and initiate corrective actions if necessary.
Taking on the responsibility for coordinating with other cross-functional teams like Operations, maintenance, supply chain and contractors for engineering and design requirements.
Responsible for generating engineering drawings (2D/3D) with BOM, Design analysis, reviewing vendor and contractor submissions or help of vendors and releasing for fabrication.
Resolve problems during the start-up of new equipment and processes and establish routine operating parameters.
Plan and assist with new plant commissioning, project status update to all the stakeholders regularly and prepare risk mitigation plan if necessary.
Lead/Participate in lean six sigma projects which functionally and financially contribute to pure Quartz business.
Partnering with Operations and Support Functions to develop plans to identify and address current and future challenges through the use of Lean tools.
Support Continuous Improvement Framework development (Standard Work, 5S, Value Stream Mapping, Problem Solving, Kaizen, visual controls, process standardization)
Documentation including training plans, operation manuals, maintaining data in ERP software.
Undertaking training and development courses were identified for career development.
Plan and/or assist with process test or evaluation trials at external vendor’s facilities and prepare reports and recommendations.
Bachelor’s/Masters in Mechanical/ Industrial Engineering or Manufacturing is preferred.
5 to 8 years of professional experience in a related field.
Must have 1-3 years’ experience in the complete Project management life cycle.
Proficient in CAD tools (AutoCAD & Inventor), Office tools, MS Project and ERP software’s.
Certifications in Lean six sigma and Project management are desirable.
Knowledge on Mineral processing technology is highly desirable.
Good Analytical and problem-solving skills.
Interpersonal skills are necessary to establish and maintain effective working relationships with cross-functional teams, Vendors and workers.
Excellent communication/ people skills
Attention to detail coupled with excellent prioritization skills
Possesses strong mathematical skills, reasoning ability and the ability to define problems/opportunities, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
Must be able to work in multilevel team environment
Must be able to work independently
Excellent oral and written skills
The work environment and physical demands are as follows: ability to work at heights up to 75 feet, must be able to climb stairs and navigate uneven surfaces, and must be available to work all days and shifts.
Standing and walking and frequently up to 50% of work time. Sitting frequently up to 75% of work time. Driving occasionally up to 25% of work time. Lifting/carrying up to 50 pounds occasionally.
Must be able to meet the physical and mental demands to perform the essential functions of this job with reasonable accommodation as necessary as indicated in this job description.
About The Quartz Corp
The Quartz Corp was founded in 2011 through a merger of two industrial mineral processing experts, Imerys Minerals Ltd. and Norsk Mineral AS. This merger combined unique quartz reserves in Spruce Pine, North Carolina with state-of-the-art processing sites in Drag, Norway to create one world renowned supplier of high purity quartz.