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Process/PSM Engineer (SW-21560)

Location:    Chicago, IL
Relocation:  Relocation package available
Benefits:     Excellent benefits program with a competitive compensation plan       

Our client is a large international specialty chemical company looking to add a process engineer to one of their flagship plants here in the US.  Seeking a process engineer that has hands on experience working in a PSM regulated chemical plant environment.

Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Process evaluation, testing and improvements
  • Design and implementation of process modifications, including, but not limited to, safety, throughput, and energy efficiency improvements
  • Implement process control improvements
  • Conduct raw materials yield and improvement studies
  • Conduct energy yield and improvement studies
  • Implement equipment process hazard analysis
  • Implementation and management of programs related to process safety management
  • Compile written process safety information for all production lines at this location
  • Conduct pre- start up safety reviews


  • BS in chemical or mechanical engineering with 3+ years of process engineer experience in a chemical plant environment.
  • Strong understanding of PSM regulations is required.

Reply To:

Shelley Woodcock, Sr. Recruiter – Engineering
Professional Outlook, Inc.
Direct: 616.796.2288
Office: 616.738.9600

Process Engineer (CD-21640)

Location:     Chicago IL Metro area
Relocation: Competitive Relocation benefits available to qualified candidates
Benefits:     Excellent benefits and competitive compensation!

Our client is a growing and financially sound chemical industry business looking for a talented Process Engineer to, through process analysis and evaluation provide technically sound solutions to potential hazards, areas for improved efficiency and troubleshooting at multiple locations.  Travel up to 40%.

Responsibilities for this position include:
• Working to increase operability, recommending process improvements related to debottlenecking, analyzing energy use and recommend improvements, perform and manage process oriented projects such as construction, MOC’s, PHA’s and EHS reviews.
• This role will also assist in HazOps study reviews for the sites, perform project engineering support including scope, design, material specifications, scheduling, bidding, expenditure preparation, startups.

• Minimum requirements include a BS in Engineering and 3+ years of direct experience in process engineering in a chemical or chemical related environment. 
• The successful candidate will ideally, have some familiarity with AutoCad and other engineering software, experience with ammonia storage and or other hazardous chemicals and knowledge of PSM regulations, especially in areas of Management of Change, Process hazard Analysis, and Process Safety Information.

Reply to:

Colleen R. Doerr-Fisher, Senior Recruiter Professional Outlook, Inc.
Direct: 616.796.2282
Office: 616.738.9600

Reliability & Maintenance Manager - Kansas (DJ-21637)

Relocation: Everything but home purchase

Our international client – an absolute leader in their marketplace – has been consistently growing through continued sales growth as well as smart acquisitions and rated highly amongst companies to work for.  They offer solid career succession and an enjoyable camaraderie work environment.  Outstanding benefits!

Responsibilities for this position include:

  • This is a highly visible role and part of an astute corporate leadership team. 
  • You will oversee the implementation of reliability programs at multiple sites to include RCFA, FMEA, PM/PdM, Weibull Analysis and Crow/AMSSA growth plots. 
  • You will also track reliability KPI’s and assist in the fostering and coaching of reliability engineers and techs at various locations.


B. S. in Engineering with 8-10+ years of proven maintenance and reliability experience with fixed, rotating, electrical and instrument equipment as well as tools to include RCA, Weibull Analysis, Crow/AMSSA Growth Plots and the like, along with enjoying travel to 50% and being home on weekends.

If you enjoy a brief commute to work residing in an area where housing is affordable in a small town living atmosphere yet with many big town amenities and thrive on working on the floor with your dynamic team, this position could be your next upward step in your career!

Reply to:

Deb Hunkins Patane, Sr. Recruiter – Chemical Process Industry
Professional Outlook, Inc.
Direct:  616.796.2292 EST (M-F) 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
After hours available Tuesdays to 8:00 p.m.

Regional Manager Distribution Operations (CD-21639)

Location Description:  North Chicago Suburb

Our client is a growing and profitable chemical company with 22 US locations in their distribution operations.  This opportunity to join the organization as one of three regional managers will provide oversight of operations, environmental, health and safety, maintenance, capital projects and personnel training and development with their assigned region.


  • Collaborate with supervisors regarding policies and procedures; oversee the maintenance of building and equipment, site security and continuous improvement efforts. 
  • Coordinate with engineering, technical services, EHS, accounting and purchasing for optimal performance of facility operations, prepare annual budget, review recommendations for maintenance projects, special machinery and other funded projects.


  • BS in Engineering or similar technical experience and strong business acumen, ten plus years of experience with distribution or processing environment and at least three years of supervisory experience. 
  • Prior experience supporting multiple locations is a plus.

Reply to:

Colleen R. Doerr-Fisher, Senior Recruiter
Professional Outlook, Inc.
Direct: 616-796-2282