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Environmental Engineer

Ozark

DIMENSIONS

•  Product diversity – number of product lines
– Electrodes/10 sizes, By-products, raw materials (pitch), packing media
•  Technical/Technological complexity o
– Remain up to date with state and federal environmental regulations and reporting.
– Thorough knowledge of all production processes.
– Understanding of data acquisition system and software: Mikon, Oracle, Crystal Reports, Crystal Enterprise, local Visual Basic applications.
– Strong analytical ability to troubleshoot process problems.
– Excellent statistical analysis techniques.

SUMMARY OF JOB CONTENT

This position, reporting to the Technical Manager, is accountable for environmental compliance functions and activities. Works with corporate EHSA to implement environmental compliance strategies and maintain compliance with various operating permits and relevant regulations. Assists individual departments in achieving environmental compliance.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

•  Supporting general environmental compliance activities with emphasis on air and water compliance.
•  Compiling emissions inventories.
•  Preparing and submitting permit applications and required compliance reports.
•  Permit preparation.
•  Organizing and participating in emissions monitoring activities.
•  Reviewing and reporting emissions data.
•  Providing environmental training to employees.
•  Responding to regulatory agency requests and enforcement actions.
•  Providing general environmental technical support to departments.
•  Collaborating with other key internal functional areas to assure on-going compliance (e.g. engineering, maintenance).
•  Effectively managing third party consultants.
•  Initiating, designing, developing, implementing, maintaining and monitoring existing and comprehensive environmental program that assures compliance with current, emerging and/or changing federal, state and local environmental regulations and supports/aligns with company policies.
•  Assisting in the development and implementation of effective environmental risk management methods, procedures and programs.
•  Conducting internal environmental audits to identify deficiencies and ensure compliance. Track to closure all identified corrective/remedial actions.
•  Supporting negotiations with federal, state and local regulatory agencies on environmental risk and liability exposure issues.
•  Working closely with internal/external environmental counsel and operations personnel (corporate and plant) to ensure alignment of approach leading to successful outcomes.
•  Participating and assisting in incident investigations to identify causes and recommend corrections. Track to closure all identified environmental corrective actions.
•   Participating in professional environmental organizations (e.g. AEF).
•  Active in the SGL Excellence Initiative (Continuous Improvement, Six Sigma, etc.)

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / EXPERIENCES

•  4-year college degree in Environmental, Electrical, Chemical, or Mechanical Engineering
•  At least 5 years heavy manufacturing or chemical processing industry experience
•  Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, with a strong background in Excel
•  Knowledge of statistical tools
•  Knowledge of quality tools and six sigma methodology
•  Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations and permutations. Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory and factor analysis.
•  Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and make informed decisions on and manage high risk environmental liability issues.
•  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
•  Ability to self-manage and interact with teammates to assure a constructive, productive and efficient work environment.
•  Experience with:
•  Title V air quality permits
•  Emissions inventory reports
•  Storm water and industrial NPDES permits
•  SARA 313 reports
•  SARA Tier 2 reports

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This position has no direct reports.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk and hear, and use hands to finger, handle or feel. The employee may occasionally be required to stoop or reach with hands and arms. On occasion, the employee may lift up to 30 pounds. This position requires close vision, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus. The use of a computer is frequent.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment described here is representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position works between an office environment and a plant environment. The employee will regularly be working near moving mechanical parts and will on occasion be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, outdoor weather conditions, risk of electrical shock, high, precarious places, or toxic or caustic chemicals. This position is required to travel up to 15% of the time.

Process Engineer

Ozark

DIMENSIONS

•  Electrodes (10 sizes), by-products, raw materials (pitch), consumables (packing media)
•  Technical/technological complexity
•  Product diversity – number of product lines
•  5 Primary processes
•  Understanding of steel mill operations utilizing electric arc furnaces
• Understanding of data acquisition system
•  Thorough knowledge of all production processes, product specifications, and associated equipment
•  Strong analytical and problem-solving ability

SUMMARY OF JOB CONTENT

Strong level of understanding of the facility’s processes and products. Responsible for driving continuous improvements in the area of safety, quality, efficiency and costs for products and processes.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

•  Monitor processes to identify areas of opportunity for improvements in safety, quality, efficiency and cost.
•  Perform, evaluate and report on process and product experimental testing.
•  Monitor compliance to product specifications and manufacturing procedures.
•  Perform root cause investigations for process/product non-conformances and identify appropriate corrective actions.
•  Collaborate with department managers on projects and/or provide technical advice for processing or equipment parameters.
•  Assist in training of new Process Engineers, Supervisors, Technicians, etc.
•  Compose various reports (monthly, project, etc.).
•  Comply with all State/Federal environmental regulations and reporting.
•  Perform other duties as required that are in support of the site’s goals.
•  Actively participate in the SGL Excellence Initiative (Continuous Improvement, Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, etc.)
•  Apply statistical process control (SPC) to process and product parameters.

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE/ SKILLS / EXPERIENCE

•  BS degree in Industrial, Electrical, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering
•  Experience working in an industrial or manufacturing environment preferred
•  Co-op or internship in a manufacturing environment or engineering role is a plus
•  Proficient in Microsoft Office Programs
•  Highly disciplined team player, with excellent analytical/problem solving skills and a strong work ethic
•  Ability to read, analyze and interpret data
•  Ability to apply structured problem-solving methodologies
•  Strong written and oral communication skills
•  Ability to handle multiple projects or tasks concurrently
•  Ability to perform well in time constrained situations and meet deadlines
•  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers and coworkers

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee frequently is required to stand, sit, walk, talk, hear, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. Requires using hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls. May require repetitive movement, bending or twisting. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Requires contact (face-to-face, by telephone, radio or otherwise) with individuals or teams. Requires being exact or highly accurate and meeting strict deadlines. Requires coordinating or leading others in accomplishing work activities and working with others in a group or team. Requires making decisions that affect other people, the financial resources, and/or the image and reputation of the organization, co-workers, clients or the company. This position does occasionally require travel.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment described here is representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position works between an office environment (controlled) and a plant environment (non-controlled). Includes exposure to fumes and airborne particles, contaminants, sounds and noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable. Requires working in very hot (above 90 F degrees) and very cold (below 32 F degrees) temperatures. Requires exposure to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings. Requires exposure to hazardous equipment and conditions. May require working in elevated places. Requires common protective or safety equipment to be worn.

Some areas contain equipment that operates with extreme voltage and electrical current. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Graphite Manager

Ozark

DIMENSIONS

•  Production planning, 70 million lbs
•  Budget, $12,946,647
•  Product diversity – number of product lines
•  Electrodes/10 sizes, By-products

SUMMARY OF JOB CONTENT

•  This position has the overall responsibility of managing the Graphite Department by leading an all-salaried workforce and department supervisors to meet company objectives for safety, quality, productivity and cost savings.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

•  Utilizes good training, safety, job relations and job methods in managing subordinates.
•  Participates in employee matters such as promotions, hiring, disciplinary actions or discharge of employees within the Graphite Department within the provisions of the plant, division or corporate policies and procedures.
•  Manages operations according to established manufacturing specifications within production schedules, cooperating with other departments to assure proper product flow.
•  Recommends changes or improvements of production methods or administrative procedures to increase productivity, improve safety or quality and puts each improvement into practice upon proper authorization.
•  Gathers, computes, records and compiles data for production, cost, quality, maintenance and safety reports.
•  Notifies proper authorities of production, schedules, scrap and quality problems, and sees that an adequate supply of materials and equipment is available.
•  Oversees that all safety and health programs are followed and attended.
•  Safeguards all company property and sees that all tools and equipment are in good operating condition and maintains work areas in a neat, orderly, and safe manner.
•  Is attentive to plant emission problems and takes immediate action to get under control.
•  Supports and participates in TPM process.
•  Knowledgeable in Six Sigma for departmental cost saving projects.
•  Develops production schedules based on production requirements.
•  Develops departmental monthly reports.
•  Works with accounting on the yearly budget and engineering on CAPEX projects.
•  Manages scheduling of all-salaried workforce for the department.
•  Develops and supports personal, departmental, and corporate objectives.
•  Conducts performance evaluations of production supervisors.
•  Performs other duties as required that are in support of the department’s goals.

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / EXPERIENCE

•  Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
•  General computer skills, including knowledge of MS Office 2000.
•  Must be able to communicate effectively with all areas of the company, including production employees, supervisory staff, department managers, maintenance, technical and engineering staff.
•  Must have very strong written and good verbal communication skills.
•  Must be able to work well without close supervision and make effective decisions. Must have excellent planning and organizational skills.
•  Must have strong analysis/problem solving skills and good mathematical ability.
•  SAP or similar exposure to other MRP systems desirable.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Manages four Departmental supervisors who in turn supervise 16 employees.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to sit; drive a fork truck; work off ground level; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; bend/stoop, kneel, crouch/squat, or climb. The employee’s work occasionally requires repetitive motion movements. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move items weighing greater than 50 pounds (examples are chains, tools, pipe, and other equipment, oil dry and stock skids) and occasionally reach above shoulder level moving items weighing up to 25 pounds. The employee must occasionally push/pull electrodes weighing from 2,500 to 5,500 pounds on the rail. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and peripheral vision. Requires contact (face-to-face, by telephone, radio or otherwise) with individuals or teams. Requires making decisions that affect other people, the financial resources, and/or the image and reputation of the organization, co-workers, clients or the company.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment described here is representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position works between an office environment and a plant environment. Includes exposure to contaminants, sounds and noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable. Requires working in very hot (above 90 F degrees) or very cold (below 32 F degrees) temperatures. Requires exposure to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings. Requires exposure to hazardous equipment and conditions. May require working in high places. Job tasks are performed in close physical proximity to other people. Requires working indoors in non-controlled environmental conditions and wearing common protective or safety equipment.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions; extreme cold or heat; and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Instrument Technician

Ozark

DIMENSIONS

•  Technical/Technological complexity
•  Equipment knowledge for all production processes
•  Complexity of Knowledge
•  Knowledge of Mikon, Wonderware, AB, RS-LOGIX
•  VFD Software and calibration processes

SUMMARY OF JOB CONTENT

•  Supports plant operations by insuring operation and accuracy of plant instrumentation and control systems.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

•  Calibrate plant instruments and maintain the ISO system required for calibration.
•  Modify plant instrumentation and controls as needed to meet changing requirements.
•  Maintain/troubleshoot plant instrumentation and controls as needed to insure continuous, reliable operation.
•  Keep plant management informed of all activities.
•  Troubleshoot electrical components

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / EXPERIENCE

•  Associates Degree or equivalent; or more than 5 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
•  Knowledge of MRPII systems, such as SAP.
•  Proficiency in Microsoft Office Programs, particularly Word & Excel.
•  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
•  Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.
•  Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.
•  Ability to handle multiple projects or tasks concurrently.
•  Ability to perform well in time crunched situations and meet deadlines.
•  Ability to work well on own with minimal supervision and make competent decisions.
•  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.
•  Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.

PREFERRED CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

•  Master Electrician or Industrial Maintenance Electrician License and Control System Technician Certification.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee frequently is required to stand, sit, walk, talk, hear, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. Requires using hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls. May require repetitive movement, bending or twisting. Requires working in cramped workspaces and getting into awkward positions. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and or move up to 70 pounds. Specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Requires contact (face-to-face, by telephone, radio or otherwise) with individuals or teams. Requires being exact or highly accurate and meeting strict deadlines. Requires coordinating or leading others in accomplishing work activities and working with others in a group or team. Requires making decisions that affect other people, the financial resources, and/or the image and reputation of the organization, co-workers, clients or the company.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment described here is representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Includes exposure to contaminants, sounds and noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable. Requires working in very hot (above 90 F degrees) or very cold (below 32 F degrees) temperatures. Requires exposure to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings. Requires exposure to hazardous equipment and conditions. May require working in high places. Job tasks are performed in close physical proximity to other people. Requires working indoors in non-controlled environmental conditions and wearing common protective or safety equipment.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions; extreme cold or heat; and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Maintenance Technician

Ozark

DIMENSIONS

•  Technical/Technological Skills and Understanding
•  Equipment knowledge for production processes (Electrical / Mechanical /Fluid Control)

SUMMARY OF JOB CONTENT

•  Support production departments maintaining and repairing plant equipment.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

•  Perform plant Preventative / Predictive Maintenance (PvM’s and PdM’s) as assigned.
•  Troubleshoot / repair components and equipment as assigned.
• Install equipment as directed following all applicable mechanical, electrical codes and governmental regulations

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS / SKILLS / EXPERIENCE

•  Three years of electrical maintenance experience in a manufacturing environment and/or two years formal technical education from an accredited university or trade school.
•  A motivated team player, with good problem-solving skills and a strong work ethic.
•  Ability to work any shift, including nights, weekends, and holidays as scheduled, also call-in for plant breakdown during off shift hours, as needed.
•  Ability to read and utilize electrical schematics, wiring diagrams, blueprints, and drawings as required to install and troubleshoot electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic systems.
•  Demonstrated experience and proficiency with control systems, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), and variable frequency drives with computer troubleshooting and digital electronics a plus.
•  Demonstrated experience troubleshooting and repairing of electrical systems ranging from 24VDC – 600VAC safely working with electrical hazards using proper PPE.
•  Demonstrated proficiency with instruments/tools – multimeter, megohmmeter, oscilloscope, chart/trend recorders, drills, presses, saws, hydraulic jacks.
•  Ability to solve practical problems and work within situations where only limited standardization exists.
•  Ability to apply mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.
•  Ability to perform within time constrained situations and meet deadlines.
•  Ability to work with minimal supervision and make competent decisions.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS / SKILLS / EXPERIENCE

•  Associates degree in Industrial Maintenance Technology, Electrical Technology, Instrumentation, or equivalent
•  Five years or more of maintenance/electrical experience in a manufacturing environment
•  Demonstrated experience safely working with the hazards and using the associated proper PPE on voltages up to 25kVAC
•  Demonstrated experience troubleshooting and repairing of electrical systems up to 24kVAC
•  Demonstrated experience and proficiency with various maintenance software; AB PLC programming, WonderWare, ABB block logic programming, CNC programming, HMI programming
•  Demonstrated experience troubleshooting hydraulic / pneumatic controls
•  Demonstrated experience and proficiency with PIDs loop and process controllers
•  Welding and fabricating experience
•  Demonstrated experience with Risk-Based and/or Condition Based Maintenance Philosophy

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

•  Industrial Maintenance Electrical License and/or Journeyman License/Certification as an Electrical Maintenance Technician

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee frequently is required to stand, sit, walk, talk, hear, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. Requires using hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls. May require repetitive movement, bending or twisting. Requires working in cramped workspaces and getting into awkward positions. May require working in elevated locations and confined spaces. May be required to climb ladders more than 60 feet. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and or move up to 70 pounds. Specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Requires contact (face-to-face, by telephone, radio or otherwise) with individuals or teams. Requires being exact or highly accurate and meeting strict deadlines. Requires coordinating or leading others in accomplishing work activities and working with others in a group or team. Requires making decisions that affect other people, the financial resources, and/or the image and reputation of the organization, co-workers, clients or the company.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment described here is representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Includes exposure to contaminants, sounds, and noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable. Requires working in hot (above 90 F degrees) or cold (below 32 F degrees) temperatures. Possible exposure to hazardous equipment and conditions. May require working in high places. Job tasks are performed in close physical proximity to other people. Requires working in non-controlled environmental conditions and wearing common protective or safety equipment.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high places; fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions; extreme cold or heat; and risk of electrical shock.

Accounts Payable Clerk

Charlotte

CORE DIMENSIONS

Verify and process incoming invoices, and initiate payments to vendors. Perform cash application of incoming payments from customers.

SUMMARY OF JOB CONTENT

This position is responsible for the full A/P cycle, matching, and GL coding, as well as processing of outgoing payments (ACH, wire & checks). This position is also responsible for performing cash application of incoming customer payments.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES / ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

• Verify and process invoices for payment timely and accurately
• Run weekly payment proposals including processing of ACH, check and wire payments
• Resolve purchase order, invoice or payment discrepancies
• Respond to vendor inquiries
• Perform cash application of incoming customer payments
• Other duties as assigned

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / EXPERIENCE

• AA / BA in Accounting and /or 2 years successful work experience in the AP field.
• Ability to organize and prioritize work
• Must have excellent communication skills
• Detail oriented with basic clerical skills
• Experience in Microsoft D365 preferred

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This position has no supervisory responsibility.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perm the essential functions. The employee is regularly required to sit, talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, stoop or kneel, crouch or crawl, reach with hands and arms and use finger, handle or feel. On occasion, the employee is required to lift and move/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

This position works in an office.