The Chemical Process Engineer Lead (Plant Support) is a primary resource to optimize plant operations, resolve plant problems and enable safe production. The Chemical Process Engineering Lead works as a member of the plant support team ensuring excellence in safety, quality, operations, and maintenance. The role provides a technical direction to assist process engineering teams on daily performance improvements, equipment modifications, and upgrades, and new product qualifications and trials. The position requires that the Engineer be available to assist whenever unexpected downtime or yield losses occur.
The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in engineering leadership as well as the ability to develop standard engineering practices and provide detailed documentation upon work completion. This person will be site chemical process technical lead and provide project management activities, as required.
This position requires a high degree of technical skill level and chemical background. Participation in all aspects of process support will be required: new process implementation; value improvement optimization; safety evaluation; in-depth troubleshooting; formal Corrective Action Preventative Action (CAPA) evaluation and implementation; and process control planning. The Process Engineering team works with an extremely varied chemical portfolio including specialty organic chemicals; organic resins and adhesives; polymer materials; inorganic glasses, minerals, and composites; and pharmaceuticals. Production scale is small to moderate, allowing for rapid product introduction and frequent innovation. Work will be performed within an FDA/ISO regulated facility requiring the development and execution of appropriate validation/qualification protocols.
The Plant Support Process Engineering team is responsible for the efficient operation of all chemical products in two manufacturing plants. We evaluate existing manufacturing operations; establish procedures to gain optimum utilization of equipment; review production requirements; and recommend process improvements.
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