2017-12-15

Process Engineer
Job Opportunity at Beacon Professional Search

Posted on Dec 15

http://www.beaconsearch.com    843-886-4515

Location: Pensacola, FL
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4088939

Job Description:
 
The Process Engineer will be responsible for scoping, executing, and commissioning new projects to add capabilities, improve quality, and increase production capacity. The role is focused on finding creative solutions to problems, in terms of rapid implementation timetables, best alignment with customer and business needs, and lowest cost.
 
The role will focus on:
 
  • Quantification of scale-up data to size equipment from piloting, experiments, and studies
  • Working closely with the Integrated Supply Chain organization, Sales/Service, and Technology, to identify and develop solutions to meet performance and flexibility needs for production and business conditions
  • Process and equipment specification and design
  • Process measurement and analysis
  • Process simulations and other modeling to develop and evaluate potential process and equipment design alternatives
  • Working with vendors to access capabilities and evaluate new innovations
  • Developing, evaluating, and implementing process and product improvement ideas and projects
  • Improving rates and yields in our processes
  • Participating in and leading teams focused on quality initiatives
  • Interacting with leading internal and external experts, vendors, and other outside consultants to develop and implement improvements
  • Providing technical guidance on areas of expertise to plant manufacturing and engineering organizations, as well as Sales and Tech Services functions
  • Understanding customer needs and supporting Sales and Support functions
  • Performing process HAZOP’s, RCA’s, FMEA’s, and PSR’s
  • Issue work MOC’s, instructions, procedures, experiments, and training documents
 
Essential Functions:
 
  • Manage and maintain key capacity of polymerization processes
    • Developing projects for low cost routes to debottleneck capacity
    • Maximizing throughput rate at equivalent quality
    • Optimizing operation for conversion costs
  • Proactively manage technical milestone delivery, identify potential obstacles and issues, devise contingency plans, and engage stakeholders at necessary decision points
    • Oversee development of process flow diagrams, heat & mass balances, piping & instrument diagrams, and economic estimates from initial concept to final design
    • Manage R&D stage gate process with Six Sigma rigor and statistical methodology and use tools to drive efficiency across all programs
    • Manage internal resources, vendors, consultants, and contract resources to accomplish project goals
  • Maintain product and company reputation by complying with federal and state regulations
    • Maintain safe and clean working environment by enforcing procedures, rules, and regulations
    • Monitor work for compliance to applicable codes and accepted engineering practices and standards
 
Required Skills
Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering. Advanced degree considered a plus.
 
3 + years R&D or Process Engineering experience within the Polymer, Fibers, or Plastics industry.
 
  • Ability to interface, orally and in writing, with many levels of employees of various disciplines within various departments and all other internal and external contacts.
  • Strong analytical and technical skills, ability to solve complex problems, ability to innovate, and a strategic business perspective.
  • Ability to work with interdisciplinary and cross-functional teams to take a concept to plant implementation.
  • Demonstrated track record of commercializing breakthrough technologies. Engineered thermoplastics experience is a strong positive.
  • Broad knowledge of polymerization, reactor engineering, residence time distribution, and interrelationships with reaction kinetics is desired.
  • Curious and a life long leaner.
  • Knowledge of computer systems and software related to process control and optimization.
  • At a minimum, candidate should have experience with Excel spreadsheet functions and layouts; JMP, SAS, or Minitab, or a similar statistical analysis program; and data collection programs. Experience with Provox, AIMStation, DMACS, Aspen, or similar packages a plus.
  • This job may require occasional travel for customer visits and internal meetings. Travel may be domestic or foreign.
 
Required Experience
  • Experience with all phases of process development with emphasis on evaluating separations schemes, reactor design, small-scale pilot operations, economic evaluation and modeling of process technologies.
  • At a minimum, candidate should have experience with Excel spreadsheet functions and layouts; JMP, SAS, or Minitab, or a similar statistical analysis program; and data collection programs. Experience with Provox, AIMStation, DMACS, Aspen, or similar packages a plus.
  • Experience with all phases of process development with emphasis on evaluating separations schemes, reactor design, small-scale pilot operations, economic evaluation and modeling of process technologies.
  • Demonstrated track record of commercializing breakthrough technologies. Engineered thermoplastics experience is a strong positive.
  • At a minimum, candidate should have experience with Excel spreadsheet functions and layouts; JMP, SAS, or Minitab, or a similar statistical analysis program; and data collection programs. Experience with Provox, AIMStation, DMACS, Aspen, or similar packages a plus.
 
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