Lake Charles, LA – Plant Engineer (ME)


Identifies, develops and implements process improvements within the Lake Charles plant.  Directs operations personal to optimize plant process economics and performance.  Supports plant supervision to achieve performance metrics.


A university degree in mechanical engineering science with 3 – 4 years of process engineering related experience required. Capable of handling all mechanical systems of a medium sized power plant. Must have sound understanding of Power Plant Cycle’s operation and maintenance.  Must have experience in the following areas of maintenance:  turbine & auxiliaries, boiler & auxiliaries, cooling tower & auxiliaries and critical equipment such as:  boiler feed water pumps, deaerator, high capacity centrifugal pumps, air compressor and air driers, bag house, induced draft fans, etc. Must be familiar with the regulations of boiler repairs in the U.S.  Must have demonstrated knowledge in the implementation of routine, planned, predictive and turn around maintenance. Must have experience in planning and supervising maintenance jobs and guiding the technicians/contractors at the work spot.  Must be proficient in condition monitoring and history maintenance of critical equipment like turbine-generators, boiler feed water pumps, cooling tower fans, condenser cooling water pumps, condenser extraction pumps, turbine lube oil pumps, etc.  Ability to relate to all levels of the organization. Requires good project management and troubleshooting skills. Experience on Reverse Osmosis Plant would be a huge plus.


Reports to the Plant Manager.  Has close contact with corporate, plant management and all hourly employees, as well as vendors and outside consultants.  Supervises process related daily activities of control operators.


Opportunity Exploitation – New projects development and implementation.

Gas usage  – MMBTU/Ton vs budget

Production  – Calcined tons and energy production vs budget, product yield

Quality – Customer Related Specifications such as RD

Power generation – MW/MT (Energy recovery efficiency)