K+S Potash Canada (KSPC) is part of the K+S Group, with headquarters in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; a solution potash mine and production facility located near Moose Jaw and Regina, Saskatchewan; and a potash handling and storage facility operated in partnership with Pacific Coast Terminals in Port Moody, British Columbia. We acknowledge that our Saskatchewan offices and facilities are located on Treaty 4 and Treaty 6 land. These are the territories of the Cree, Salteaux and Sioux, and the homeland of the Métis people. Our Port Moody operation is located on the land of the Coast Salish peoples, including the Kwikwetlam, Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish and Musqueam First Nations. Our organization is committed to having long lasting and deeply rooted relationships with Indigenous people and communities, and is proud to provide job and business opportunities for local people and businesses.
This position will perform one of two roles (and may switch between at discretion of management) over the course of the Ramp-up project feasibility project work.
As the Process Engineer your will either directly support the Ramp-up Feasibility project team with process analysis and process design or work in the Operations Process Engineering group to resolve process issues, complete process design, analyze process changes according to the Management of Change (MOC) process, work to improve process efficiency and be responsible for technical aspects of the process.
As a member of the Ramp-up Feasibility team the Process Engineer will the responsible for:
- Completion of thorough, accurate and timely process modeling and process design in support of the ramp-up project process design development through feasibility engineering steps (concept through basic engineering)
- Develop process design options for wet processing systems, dry processing systems, utilities and energy systems, potash storage and loading systems
- Responsible to work with project coordination and discipline engineering design teams to develop process design deliverables including various heat and mass balances, flow diagrams, process control concept development, process equipment specification development and vendor reviews
- Organize and collaborate on process operational reviews, process design basis development with Operations teams to ensure that their input is fully captured and integrated into options analysis and process design specification/criteria development
As a member of the Operations Process Engineering team:
Reporting to the Senior Process Engineer, this position will provide support to Operations to resolve short and long term process issues, complete process design scope for production area projects; work to improve process efficiency and be responsible for technical aspects of the process for production areas. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Ensure process operational issues are resolved by working with departments in an expedient and sustainable fashion
- Completion of thorough, accurate and timely process modeling
- Process modeling with Minitab, SysCAD, Arena, Fathom, EXCEL
- Work with the production areas as a key contact for process changes
- Process design analysis & defining project scopes, ensuring timely and concise reporting as required (verbal and written) for projects, improvements and presentations
- Collaborate with process engineering team, engineering disciplines, process operations, design, maintenance and Process Analytics Lab employees to ensure thorough, accurate and timely process modeling and process efficiency improvements
- Evaluate and analyze key process variables at reasonable frequencies (daily/weekly/monthly control charts) and provide input for areas of potential improvement
- Assist process engineering team to define long- and short-term project needs aligned with production plans
- Assisting with operation readiness of upcoming projects within the production areas
- Assisting with TapRoot and RCA investigations assigned to process engineering team
Our company values and recognizes the diversity of the workforce and encourages individuals with the equivalent combination of education and work experience. The ideal candidate will have:
- Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Chemical, Mechanical, Industrial & Mineral/Metallurgical engineering
- 1-2 years’ experience in a heavy industrial process setting, potash experience preferred
- Engineer-in-Training (E.I.T.) certification or Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) status with APEGS
- Process modeling and VBA experience an asset
- Interpersonal skills including problem solving and consensus decision making, technical evaluation, report writing
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Programs including EXCEL, WORD, PowerPoint, Visio, SAP
Employment is subject to successfully completing KSPC’s pre-employment checks which may include criminal record check, education verification, functional fitness evaluation and drug and alcohol testing.
To ensure consideration for this role, please apply by May 15, 2022.
By living our common K+S values across all our locations in the world: We are optimistic about our future, collaborative in building it, and with our entrepreneurial spirit, we aim to dig deeper and reach higher. We remain agile in an ever-changing world. We are innovative, turning obstacles into opportunities – and we do it all in ways that are safe and sustainable, protecting future generations.
We are committed to being a company where every employee can contribute, grow and thrive, and where we reflect the diverse communities in which we live and work. We are working toward a truly inclusive environment, because we know that the amazing array of differences in our backgrounds, competencies, experiences, race, gender, age, beliefs, sexual orientation, identity and their intersections is key to the longevity, sustainability and growth of our organization.
In a career with K+S Potash Canada (KSPC), you can look forward to:
Good People and Great Culture
Be part of a team committed to building an innovative and diverse culture. KSPC is growing our business, delivering exciting new opportunities, and giving back to the communities where we live and work.
Challenge and Growth
We support your growth and potential through professional development, training, and a robust performance recognition program.
Our total target compensation is competitive and benchmarked to the market. We have a Pay-for-Performance philosophy that includes two components: fixed (base) pay, and a short-term incentive (bonus) that rewards employees for their contributions towards corporate, team and individual successes.
Our comprehensive, employer-paid benefits program includes Life, Disability, Health and Dental, as well as competitive Retirement benefits, Employee and Family Assistance Program, paid work time to help out in your community (volunteer with a sports team or a charitable organization of your choice) and more! We offer a Health Spending Account for extras, like more expensive glasses, or a Wellness Account that covers recreational items, like your park camping fees, hunting or fishing license, and your gym membership.