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Senior Process/Technology Engineer

Job ID 10538 Augusta, Georgia, United States;

Solvay is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics.

SPECIALTY POLYMERS belongs to Solvay, a global multi-specialty chemical company with more than 27,000 employees, committed to developing innovative solutions for key societal challenges. With more than 1500 products and over 2 billion EU sales, Specialty Polymers, a core Solvay Global Business Unit (GBU), offers the widest range of high-performance polymers in the world. A portfolio that enables our customers to create advanced customized solutions that extend the limits of metal replacement in a wide range of areas from sustainable mobility, to hyperconnectivity and advanced consumer devices to batteries, electrification and efficient energy production, and many more. JOIN US When our science and innovation blends with your energy and passion, Solvay Specialty Polymers becomes the perfect fit to start your career. Join one of the world’s leading chemical companies in which vast international opportunities, motivating benefits and a fulfilling environment are waiting for you.

Job Overview and Responsibilities:
The Senior Process Engineer will be a member of the Process Engineering  team that is responsible for process design and improvements as well as supporting the  safe, reliable and cost effective operations. The engineer will work on the optimization of unit operations and major projects. This position is expected to support improvements in our HSE, Quality, Production and cost performance. 

The incumbent will be responsible for hands-on support, troubleshooting production issues, defining scopes of large capital projects, suggesting product and process improvements and working effectively with all levels of the organization from plant operations to maintenance, customers, suppliers and other groups within the SAP, LLC.
The Process Engineer will report to the Technical  Manager, and will work in a team-based environment, and is responsible for:
Preparing process designs for capital projects. Designs will include mass and energy balances, process flow diagrams(PFDs), process and instrument drawings(P&IDs), equipment specifications, instrument datasheets, safety                                  considerations, relief valve sizing and control strategies.
Providing process engineering improvements to troubleshoot operational problems, minimize unit interruptions and maximize capacity utilization. 
Study, define and propose the most optimal production conditions, taking into account cost and quality.
Analysis  of  the performance of the production facilities and analyze production processes in order to improve them.
Ensure that all process engineering activities are in compliance with HSE regulations and policies.
Reconciling process data used in analyzing unit and equipment performance. 
Utilizing process models to evaluate cost reduction opportunities.
Recommending, designing, conducting and evaluating process testing for the purpose of quantifying unit performance for cost reduction.
Act as a liaison regarding technological matters towards other departments( especially R&D, operations and QC), suppliers and customers. This includes some travel.
Act as a liaison with engineering contractors during detail design for projects. This includes some travel.
Support of other manufacturing locations on an exception basis to supplement process engineering resources at those locations.
Manage small capital projects on an as needed basis.

Education and Experience:
Experience in a plant setting is a must.  Knowledge and experience with statistics, related computer software, Aspen simulation, Microsoft applications, mass and energy balances, flow sheet preparation and design/specification of chemical                process equipment is critical.
Demonstrated ability in chemical process design; polymers preferred.
Incumbent must possess strong safety values, high work ethic and willingness to get involved in all aspects of the business.
Requires a strong technical background, a B.S. in Chemical Engineering or related engineering discipline, plus 10 – 12 years experience in process projects, most recently in a lead role.

Perform required safety audits per the Augusta Plant yearly audit plan.
Attend plant-wide safety/wellness sessions.
Review/perform required safety audits, JSA’s and What-if scenarios.
Complete all required CBTs on time.
Participate in PSM, PHA, and PSSR field reviews, as well as Follow-Up Incident investigations as needed.
Maintain a working knowledge of all plant environmental standards, ES-01 through ES-10.
Know the environmental permit limits for your assigned plant (air, waste water, storm water).
Maintain a working knowledge of the Hazardous Waste Rules (RCRA) to include storage, handling, sampling, transporting, manifesting, record keeping, and emergency response.
Maintain a working knowledge of the facility environmental plans (SPCC, Storm Water Pollution Prevention).


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