VP Process & Tech Engineering

Clean Harbors
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Job Details

  • Location: Hanover, MA, 02339
  • Date Posted: 2023-03-16
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Category: Engineering
  • Req Number: 120686
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The Vice President of Process and Technology Engineering is responsible for leading organizational activities to accomplish measurable business improvements across the Facilities network while concurrently leveraging best in class technology. In addition to being the key program leader, he/she will drive project selection, project design, development, planning, coordination, evaluation and execution of business improvement initiatives.

These projects may include identifying opportunities for improvement in network operations, improving plant/transportation economics and operating costs, helping to identify and develop growth projects, establishing best practices and operational excellence across all plants and evaluating new technology to support business growth and expansion. Technical expert weighing in on new growth expansion projects/assets/operations, design and system upgrades that advance Revenue and Ebit performance. Additional emphasis will be placed on driving results through the integration of engineering, operations, business/customer requirements, innovation and Lean Six Sigma initiatives. Reporting to the President and EVP Facilities, this highly motivated leader will participate on the Facilities Senior leadership team and be based in Norwell, Ma.

Why work for Clean Harbors?

  • Health and Safety is our #1 priority and we live it 3-6-5!
  • Competitive wages
  • Comprehensive health benefits coverage after 30 days of full-time employment
  • Group 401K with company matching component
  • Opportunities for growth and development for all the stages of your career
  • Generous paid time off, company paid training and tuition reimbursement
  • Positive and safe work environments


  • Ensures Health and Safety is the number one goal by following policies, processes, and acting in a safe manner at all times;
  • Working with Senior staff to develop long term plans and strategies and prioritizing critical program/capital initiatives;
  • Coordinate with key resources across the company to ensure complete project performance;
  • Lead monthly reviews of operations (Incinerators, Refineries, Transfer Storage/Disposal facilities, Waste Water Treatment, and Landfills) key programs/initiatives to drive timely development and execution;
  • Provide support to the commercial and operation teams in the evaluation of new customer streams and review of new process technologies;
  • Maintain an understanding of technology, the business and the competition;
  • Identify opportunities to leverage new technologies to drive process focused performance;
  • Identify process improvement as prioritized to business needs and external benchmarks that resolve root cause of problems/inconsistencies;
  • Support development of new capital projects by preparing front end engineering design specifications including material and energy balances, process flow diagrams, P&IDs and specification of equipment;
  • Provide technical support for plant permits and modifications including design and evaluation of distillation, heat transfer and fluid flow operations;
  • Develop cost analysis, justification for new projects (including proforma P&L statements) and "make good" analyses;
  • Employ Lean CI tools and methodology for all programs/project initiatives to ensure ultimate results and sustainability of improvements and performance;
  • Monitoring of plant performance including processing capacity, cycle efficiency, reagent usage, and overall plant efficiency. Work with team to identify shortfalls and opportunities and implement action plans for improvement;
  • Provide technical support and troubleshooting expertise to the operations and engineering group to enhance the process and improve management team interaction and communications.


  • Strong business acumen with an understanding of financial implications of new process technology development, scale up, process improvement, and risk;
  • Ability to challenge status quo, identify key areas for improvement and drive change to implement actions to address;
  • Experience in deploying and managing various system wide improvements/programs as it relates to grassroots, expansion or process plant modifications;
  • Must have experience in the design of processes utilized in refineries, and solvent and chemical manufacturing, recovery, and recycling. Incineration experience a plus;
  • Experience in Waste Processing desirable;
  • Strong Program management skills including schedule and cost control while working with multiple stakeholders;
  • Reading and interpretation of technical documents and manuals, mechanical and electrical drawings;
  • High proficiency with MS Office suite;
  • Excellent detail and presentation skills;
  • Ability to travel at least 50%.

40-years of sustainability in action. At Clean Harbors, our mission is to create a safer, cleaner environment through the treatment, recycling, and disposal of hazardous materials. Clean Harbors is the leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Everywhere industry meets environment, Clean Harbors is on-site, providing premier environmental, energy and industrial services. We are solving tough problems through innovation and proven methodology - come be part of the solution with us.

Join our safety focused team today! To learn more about our company, and to apply online for this exciting opportunity, visit us at https://careers.cleanharbors.com/.

Clean Harbors is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ancestry, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or on the basis of any other federal, state/provincial or local protected class.

Clean Harbors is a Military & Veteran friendly company.