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PROCESS ENGINEER
ID:
34021SC
Chicago, IL

OVERVIEW: The Process Engineer will be reporting to the Director, Process Engineering and Quality. The position works closely with the Operations Manager to drive process optimization and improvement for assigned units in the production plant. The position will develop to be the process owner and subject matter expert for assigned areas, including formulation vessels, packaging lines, and associated processes. Responsibilities will include daily assessment of performance of the process units (yield, throughput, quality), investigation and corrective actions for quality and safety incidents, and conformance to company safety and quality standards. In addition, the position will lead or support continuous improvement projects to drive safety, quality, efficiency, cost, new product introduction, and new equipment design and commissioning in the plant.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Process Performance - Routine measurement and assessment of process performance for assigned formulation vessel (reactor), storage, and packaging lines or areas. Focus on providing training, procedures, corrective actions, and tools (5S, Root Cause Analysis, etc.) for achieving cycle time and yield targets.
Process Improvement Projects - Identify, lead, or support projects that optimize performance metrics and achieve plant goals. These may include work-process design and implementation, equipment procurement and implementation, software implementation, training, SOP development.
Quality - Work with Quality personnel to ensure and support appropriate procedures, training, tools, incident investigations, and metrics are in place to conform to company quality and contamination prevention standards for assigned units. Drive improvement in key Quality metrics such as right-first-time and non-conforming products.
Safety, Health, and Environmental - Work with HSE personnel to ensure and support appropriate procedures, training, tools, incident investigations, and metrics are in place to conform to company standards for assigned units. Support waste reduction.
New Product Introduction - Support introduction of new or modified products to assigned process units. Participate in transfer-to-manufacturing process.
Mentoring - Provide tactical guidance to assigned co-ops or interns.

REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering with manufacturing/process/quality engineering experience. Able to identify, drive, and implement key process improvements working with plant management, quality, safety, supervisors, maintenance, engineering, operators, etc.
Working knowledge of chemical process and or packaging equipment. Exhibit personal energy in responding to change in a fast-paced, dynamic and growing organization. Disciplined, focused, resilient, teamwork, entrepreneurial, collaborative and inclusive style. Experience with manufacturing improvement tools such as Six Sigma, Lean, SPC, Root Cause Analysis, 5S, preferred.

NOTE: We have opportunities similar to this one with a number of Fortune 500 clients in the chemical, petrochemical, refining, and coatings/resins sectors. They/We are always looking for candidates with credentials and experience similar to the above. We have positions for engineers who are seeking an opportunity to move in operations, engineering, or production. So if the location or responsibilities of this position do not satisfy your present career desires, let us hear from you anyway, as other unadvertised positions may be of interest to you. We DO NOT contact our client companies on your behalf without your approval.

CAVEATS: Your experience must be as a direct employee of an operating chemical, refining, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, or closely related industry. You must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident, and you must reside in the USA.

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