Process Engineer

Chief Ethanol Fuels Engineering Hastings, Nebraska


Chief Ethanol Fuels is seeking a Process Engineer to join the Chief team. This position assists process engineering manager with process engineering projects and plant optimization.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Train and become proficient with Production Operator and Supervisor duties and responsibilities.
  • Develop and/or maintain mass and energy balances for ethanol plants.
  • Participate in process optimization project design and execution including project scope definition and economic analysis. 
  • Participate in fermentation optimization and plant trials. 
  • Participate in process control design, programming and execution.
  • Be proficient and utilize computer programs such as MS Excel, MS Word, MS Project, Pipeflow Flow Expert, Aspen Technology Aspen+, and SuperPro Designer. 
  • Participate in standard operating procedure (SOP) generation and updating.
  • Create new or update existing process and plant documentation such as P&ID’s, PFD’s, equipment information, control narratives, etc.
  • Actively participate in safety program including MOC, PSSR and PHA evaluations. 
  • Assist Production and Maintenance Managers as required.
  • Work well with outside contractors and Chief personnel to safely and efficiently execute work tasks.


Qualifications and Skill Requirements:

  • Working knowledge of computer based process simulation programs is required
  • A minimum of two years of engineering experience is strongly preferred


The Company:

Putting the needs of customers first has taken Chief Industries, Inc. from a small construction company in 1954, to a highly diverse company with a reputation for manufacturing quality products and offering unparalleled customer service. Through its many divisions and subsidiaries, Chief Industries employs over 1,400 skilled and dedicated employees who produce a wide variety of products, many of which are used around the world.

A subsidiary of Chief Industries, Chief Ethanol is committed to producing quality renewable fuel, and produces approximately 140 million gallons of ethanol annually. Chief Ethanol Fuels, Inc. was Nebraska’s first dry-mill ethanol plant and remains committed to producing renewable fuel and high quality feed today. The plant is a continuous flow Vogelbusch process.

Our Benefits:

This full-time position is eligible for full company benefits, including

  • Paid vacation and PTO policies
  • Paid holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life Insurance
  • Wellness program
  • 401(k) retirement with company match
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • And much more.