Raw Materials Engineer I

Raw Materials Engineer - Plant City, Florida

James Hardie is a leading manufacturer of fiber-cement siding products.The Plant City manufacturing center features 4 production lines spread over 1,000,000 sq ft of manufacturing space.

Position Summary

As a member of the Production Department reporting to the Department Manager, the Raw Material Engineer is responsible for improving the efficiency of the manufacturing process and managing small capital projects in a large, heavy manufacturing environment.

Position Responsibilities

Actively leads for efficiency of the plants:

  • Perform routine maintenance on the ball mill;
  • Ensure specifications for ideal within parameters for production of material;
  • Oversee the rebuild and installation of cyclones;
  • Manage and record different changes of process of raw materials of the plant;
  • Ensure specifications are met with the city to discharge to the city;
  • Pulp plant: Oversee flush cycles to make sure no plugs;
  • Successfully identify leaks in valves
  • Actively leads the raw material operators and train for processes

Routinely verifies conformance of material being produced to meet or exceed the quality standard by:

  • Monitoring lab results; and
  • Participating in quality audits and meetings.
  • Understand the relationship between the ball mill and out of spec materials to make appropriate actions;
  • Adjusting fundamental processing information

Actively leads and supports the plant safety program by:

  • Identifying and reducing hazards related to plant equipment;
  • Monitoring and addressing safety conditions and behaviors; and
  • Participating in safety audits.

Develops and manages capital projects by:

  • Identifying improvement opportunities;
  • Organizing teams to help in research efforts;
  • Writing Capital Expenditure Requests (CER); and
  • Coordinating and implementing projects.

The position responsibilities outlined above are in no way to be construed as all encompassing. Other duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may be required and/or assigned as necessary.

Position Requirements

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


  • Demonstrated ability to effectively take action to solve problems while exhibiting sound judgment and successful stress tolerance.
  • Demonstrated ability to act independently upon information and make decisions that achieve optimal results.
  • Strong interpersonal and written/oral communication skills with the ability to relate well and cooperate with others to effectively coordinate activities and accomplish goals.
  • Demonstrated intermediate skills with the standard features of various personal computer word processing and spreadsheet software (Microsoft Word and Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet, and other proprietary software).
  • Demonstrated ability to think ahead and plan over a 30-day time span and prepare action plans to achieve results.
  • Ability to balance and achieve positive results in the areas of quality, productivity and cost.
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple tasks and prioritize workload while paying attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to function as a strong team player.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (mechanical, chemical, industrial, paper science).
  • 3 or more years in a high-speed manufacturing environment

Job Type: Full-time


  • heavy industrial: 2 years (Preferred)
  • mechanical engineering: 3 years (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Preferred)

Additional Compensation:

  • Bonuses

Work Location:

  • One location


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off
  • Relocation assistance