Process Engineer

Company: CV-Library
Job type: Full-time

Process Engineer
Based in Bourges
Job ref: KAH/46076
Reporting to: Plant Manager
The Role
Develop, optimize and maintain production processes, installations and/or equipment, in accordance with HSE and operations guidelines, site infrastructure, regulatory requirements and year plan/budget, in order to maximize the reliability, quality, safety, sustainability and efficiency of production processes at the optimum level of costs.
Safety first culture
Ensure compliance with all ‘local’, ‘corporate’ and ‘legislative’ safety rules and regulations.
Embrace and implement corporate Safety Policy document to ensure ‘Safety First’ culture.
Act as ‘site expert and reference’ on chemical related HSE matters, including REACH and COSHH
Contribute to safety investigations, pro-active risk assessments, HAZOPS and improvement teams to ensure ownership and improvement of safety standards.
People Influencing and Engagement
Provide technical support and expertise for all production related activities.
Steer, guide, support and train operatives in delivering process reliability and improvement
Stimulate the talent within the teams, strive for results, and challenge any poor process performance.
Ensure understanding of the link between process, individual behaviours and impact on KPI’s.
Process – Product Quality and Process Stability
Ensure quality standards are fully understood and delivered.
Fully understand and control technical and process parameters to deliver optimum quality.
Observe all quality procedures. Record necessary quality data and information.
Support root cause analysis and problem solving teams to deliver ‘100yr fix’, in event of NCRs or complaints.
Work in close partnership with Maintenance in troubleshooting, assessing possible solutions, and identifying most appropriate course of action.
Continuous Improvement
Continually strive to improve product ‘value’ to customer whilst reducing ‘cost’ to the business.
Adopt and embed the Lean tools and techniques within the business, including Six Sigma, SPC and other tools as they are adopted.
Identify limitations, bottlenecks and opportunities. Work with data and facts, recommended courses of action.
Make recommendations /support project management with regard to identification, specification, pre-acceptance, installation and commissioning new equipment.
Train operatives in work instructions, tools and techniques, and use of equipment.
Lead root cause analysis and problem solving teams to deliver ‘100yr fix’ for process related issues.
Have the confidence and drive to challenge the status quo and make every effort to continuously achieve controlled improvements.
Process development - Formulations and Standards
Support the production process to deliver BOM and outputs as laid out in standard production parameters
Ensure the process is running to specified speeds and outputs.
In event of ‘out of specification’ conditions occurring relating to safety, quality or materials consumption, intervene in a timely fashion and take corrective action
In partnership with Production Manager, monitor and evaluate all aspects of material yields / scrap, and implement improvement measures to optimize Raw Materials performance.
Contribute to setting of production parameters budget with Production Manager and Plant Manager, and take joint ownership of KPI’s to deliver them.
Facilitate and support all aspects of product and line development, working with Production Manager, Maintenance Engineer and other team members.
Reporting and communication
As a member of the Insulation business line International Process Team, led by R&D Manager, contribute the necessary reports, performance measures and other data as required.
Identify, document and share ‘Best Practice’ across shifts and sites. Embrace, support and implement Best Practices as identified by other areas and sites.
Ensure clear and timely delivery of periodic and ad hoc reports. Work with data and facts
Compose logical and compelling recommendation
Adopt tools and techniques to improve business performance and embed an improvement culture.
* Bachelor in Chemical or relevant Engineering discipline
* Strong process background preferably within the Chemical industry.
* Lean/Six sigma experience, to ‘Green Belt’ standard.
* Able to gather, analyse, interpret and take action on data.
* High volume continuous chemical process experience is desirable.
* Practical working knowledge of ‘Lean’ and Continuous Improvement tools and techniques
The candidate
* A tenacious and robust individual who must be comfortable and passionate to take the ‘ownership and accountability’ of the process.
* Able to articulate achievements and improvements by pointing to them and demonstrating ‘before’ and ‘after’ with data.
* Ability to retain a measured approach, working under own initiative, applying logical thinking, often under time pressures.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union.
Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.
Office Locations: Stratford-upon-Avon, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Cape Town, Dubai, Düsseldorf, Göteborg, Istanbul, Lyon, Milan, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney and Washington.
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