Catalyst Recruiting, Inc

Continuous Improvement Engineer

Catalyst Recruiting Inc. - Rock Springs, WY

Continuous Improvement / Process Engineer


A large mineral/chemical operation in Rock Springs, Wyoming, needs a process engineer that is very strongly oriented toward continuous improvement in manufacturing.


This is a sodium carbonate (trona) processing and manufacturing operation that is undergoing a plant-wide methods, process and ops upgrade.


The continuous improvement engineer will be a classic manufacturing engineer, but in a chemical environment (look up trona). A Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen, Six-Sigma, or similar skill set is needed!


  • Work with an operation manufacturing millions of tons/yr in sodium carbonate and related products
  • General process:
  • Work with ops, management, etc, to identify and quantify projects for improvement
  • Set-up a project to address some discrete areas of processes or plants
  • Quantify some goals
  • Quantify steps to attain the goals
  • Execute – and examine/re-examine as you go to ensure success
  • Evaulate, report and make some SOPs so others can successfully use your improvements
  • Risk Assesments:
  • Safety
  • Production
  • Financial/budget
  • Design/establish training tools, templates and SOPs
  • Their system is a home-grown version of a few Kaizen/Six-Sigma/Lean type continuous and quantitative iterative improvement methods. So….be familiar with some of these!



  • Degree in chemical, mechanical, manufacturing or industrial engineering
  • 3 up to a lot more years of experience in appropriate field/area.
  • Experience in continuous improvement systems in a heavy manufacturing setting. Extra points if with high-volume commodity manufacturing.
  • Double extra points if something like chemicals, minerals, materiials, etc, in your background!
  • Willing and able to work in and around a very large operating plant site in all sorts of weather.
  • Able to work legally in the U.S. without need now, or in the future, for a visa or sponsorship (E-3 or TN might be possible)

Salary: depending on experience, but will be over $100,000, relocation, bonus

Posted On: Thursday, May 11, 2023

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