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Date: May 26, 2023

Location: Logansport, US

Company: Grupo PROMAX

Waelz Sustainable Products, LLC (WSP) is a partnership between Indianapolis-based Heritage Environmental Services and Zinc Nacional, both fourth-generation family-owned businesses.  Zinc Nacional is subsidiary of Grupo Promax.  Our companies have a long history of operating safe, efficient and sustainable businesses which include Zinc Nacional’s nearly seven decades of expertise in producing zinc oxide from mine ore and steel mill byproducts.  Zinc oxide is an important ingredient in many consumer products including sun block, diaper rash cream, cosmetics, and dietary supplements to name a few.


Job Summary:

The Project Engineer will coordinate and manage engineering and technical development projects. Reports directly to the Engineering Manager.


  • Work closely with production/Engineering/maintenance to design, develop, and manage engineering projects and process improvements for the facility.  
  • Responsible to perform all duties and activities in a manner that is fully supportive of the company values, and its mission to create a safe, environmentally sustainable, high-quality, and cost-efficient operation.
  • Must Lead and set example in a manner that is aligned with our company values:  Humility, Integrity, Excellence, Innovation, Customer Focus, Openness to Change and Collaboration.
  • Collaborates with project staff to create a strategic action plan and cost estimates of materials, time, labor, and other resources required to complete the project.
  • Facilitates and contributes to the development of project plans and designs.
  • Utilizes CAD or similar software to make engineering drawings and designs.
  • Recommends and/or analyzes materials, equipment, and practices used in the project.
  • Assesses the competence, capabilities, resources, and financial status of vendors.
  • Supervises progress of development project.
  • Compares the actual cost of development project to estimates.
  • Collaborates with design group to change plans if problems arise. 
  • Analyzes equipment, systems, processes, and systems to identify modifications to improve efficiency, increase quality, and reduce costs.
  • Prepares periodic progress and cost reports for leadership.
  • Ensures compliance with codes, guidelines, best practices, and policies.
  • Collaborates with the operations department to identify and troubleshoot problems.
  • Collaborates with project engineers from other plants to share problems and solutions.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.



Required Skills/Abilities:

Education and Experience:

  • Industrial or project engineering degree preferred.  Industrial, chemical, manufacturing, mechanical or related technical discipline required- preferred experience with Waelz Kiln technology. 
  • 3-5 years of experience in an industrial environment (Waelz kiln) preferred.


Physical Requirements:

  • This is a hands-on project engineering role and requires someone who enjoys working in the plant setting.
  • Must be able to lift 50+ pounds at times. 
  • Must be able to access and navigate each department at the organization’s facilities which involves significant walking and climbing of stairs/ladders.
  • Must be willing to work in extreme work conditions that are often hot, cold, dirty as well as working at heights on occasion. 
  • Must be able to work wearing appropriate safety PPE including respirators on regular basis.



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