SENIOR PRODUCTION ENGINEER
SUMMARY: As a key member of our Production Engineering team the Senior Production Engineer provides chemical engineering expertise to deliver optimum performance of company’s process units in the areas of capacity, yields, energy, safety, and quality. Reporting to the site Production Engineering Manager, the Senior Production Engineer works closely with professionals in Technology, Project Engineering, and Manufacturing. Production Engineers are assigned to support specific production units, but will have the flexibility to support all areas as necessary for high-value projects.
Develop a collaborative working relationship with Site Leadership and the Manufacturing organization.
Utilize Six Sigma and Operational Excellence principles to drive process to entitlement performance in the areas of capacity, yields, energy, safety, and quality.
Support testing and implementing of new Technologies and processes.
Works closely with Manufacturing Engineers, Control Engineers, and Operations to optimize the economic performance of the assigned process unit(s) by improving yields or reducing energy and other usages.
Works with Operations, Maintenance, and Reliability professionals to improve the reliability of the process unit(s) and to maximize OEE.
Actively supports the site & area safety programs via participation (or leadership) in PHAs, LOPAs, MOC, incident investigations, resolution of action items, and other activities to ensure safe operation and regulatory compliance.
Serves as the unit production expert and provides technical counsel and troubleshooting assistance to Manufacturing Engineers and Operations as needed to deliver planned performance.
Works with the Manufacturing Engineers and Operations to maintain all process documentation up-to-date.
Serves as Manufacturing Representative on capital project teams.
Provides process design information for small capital and/or expense projects.
Generates innovative ideas for process improvements and works with Technology, Process Engineering, and Project Engineering to screen such ideas.
Conducts trials and experiments to validate the scale-up of new processes and products, as well as to optimize processing conditions within operations.
Degree in Chemical Engineering.
Experience in chemical or polymer manufacturing plant.
Fiber experience would be a huge plus.
Working knowledge of Six Sigma to drive process improvements.
Capital project implementation.
Proven troubleshooting skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills and can thrive in a team-based environment.
Strong knowledge around advanced process control (e.g. being able to design, not program, multi-variable controls).
Basic Equipment design is a plus.
Experience with process simulations to size pumps, lines, and other equipment is a plus.