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  • Sr. Process Engineer

    Job Locations CA-BC-Richmond
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  • Why work for Lafarge?

    Lafarge in Canada is proud to provide construction solutions in the buildings, infrastructure and industrial segments. These solutions are built with high performance products from our cement, aggregates, ready-mix concrete, asphalt and road construction, and concrete products divisions.  From the use of alternative materials and recycling to renewable energy, Lafarge's focus is to develop innovative products that can contribute toward sustainably constructed building solutions.  Lafarge takes personal growth and development to heart, and provides resources for our employees to take control of their own careers. Through our commitment to communities, to the health and safety of our employees and their families, or through the many volunteer hours of our employees, Lafarge demonstrates our care for people. If you want to work in an environment that values hard work, entrepreneurship, and collaborative teamwork, Lafarge is for you.   Building Better Cities is what we do. Come Build a Better Career with us!  More information can be found at .


    The main objective of the position is a proactive working style, ensure continuous optimization of all stages of the cement manufacturing process, focusing on opportunities to achieve overall plant cost reduction. The process engineer works with various other departments to identify and develop long-term improvements as well as working with the technical centers to ensure that the Lafarge technical guidelines are implemented at the plant level.


    • To serve as a role model in the areas of safety, environmental stewardship, leadership, teamwork, customer focus, and continuous improvement to ensure alignment with the company’s vision and critical success factors.
    • Ensure that any changes to the plant's equipment or design are reviewed with the Environmental Manager to ensure that any relevant regulatory requirements are identified and met.
    • Optimize the day to day operations of the cement manufacturing process.
    • Provide technical support to various plant personnel.
    • Manage the process equipment inventory.
    • Manage process best practices as they become available to the plant.
    • Perform process audits as per Lafarge standards.
    • Maintain accurate and complete process records


    • Contribute to the analysis of equipment breakdown and non-optimal running
    • Define and implement improvements to existing process and optimal solutions to process problems
    • Ensure permanent monitoring of key process and operation parameters & data, inspection of stopped equipment and organize process reviews
    • Contribute to new technology /new processes /new product development
    • Keep track of trials, process activities, solutions tested and process inspections
    • Ensure progress in process control loop and automation
    • Determine areas for significant process improvements and assist with the implementation of such projects


    Education and Work Experience:

    • Bachelor’s degree in engineering (chemical or mechanical preferred)
    • Complete understanding of cement manufacturing process
    • 5 years of experience in cement plant
    • Deep knowledge of Cement Grinding and Burning Process.
    • Ability to conduct Mill and kiln Audits
    • Strong knowledge on process measurements
    • Knowledge of Control room operation principles
    • Expertise in Alternative Fuel utilization
    • Knowledgeable in Process Automation (PID loops, HLC and TIS)
    • Knowledge of Refractory and its use.
    • Knowledge in Environmental protection: operational levers, mitigation equipment


    Preferred skills:

    • Technical background that includes mass transport and thermodynamics
    • Advanced computer skills
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Fluency in English


    Competencies and skills:

    • Action Oriented
    • Conflict Management
    • Creativity
    • Customer Focus
    • Team player
    • Organizing
    • Planning
    • Priority Setting
    • Problem Solving


    Pre-employment medical including drug & alcohol testing and a criminal record check may be required.

    As the world leader in the building materials industry, LafargeHolcim Ltd and its subsidiaries have the assets necessary to meet the building and design challenges of today’s increasing urbanization.  Globally, LafargeHolcim has 115,000 employees, a well-balanced local presence in 90 countries and combined net sales of CHF 33 billion (EUR 27 billion) in 2014. With the most innovative cement, concrete, and aggregates solutions, strong R&D and a commitment to health, safety, and sustainability, LafargeHolcim has the building solutions to meet customers’ needs, from the individual homebuilder to the largest and most complex project.  We are committed to drive sustainable solutions for better building and infrastructure while contributing to a higher quality of life.  We are positioned to deliver on this commitment. 


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