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Production Engineer

Job ID 9878 New Jersey, United States;
Regular

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:
Responsible for ensuring that production consistently meets quality specifications and customer expectations. This will be achieved by actively monitoring process and quality parameters, by driving improvements in production process capabilities and by leading troubleshooting/problem solving efforts.

HSE
Responsible for the application and adherence of HSE and PSM standards and guidelines.
Participate in JHA, HAZOPS, incident investigation as needed
Actively support Safety improvement initiatives as needed
Day to day Operations
Monitor and analyze product performance via operational metrics, initiate corrective action to address unfavorable trends
Manage production recipes
Provide production engineering assistance to troubleshoot operational problems, quality issues, minimize unit interruptions and maximize asset utilization
Work closely with Maintenance to resolve equipment reliability issues and with QC to ensure production meets quality specifications
Provide production assistance during off-hours, as needed
Production Consistency
Track Production and Quality KPIs eg. Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), On Aim Quality etc.
Lead initiatives to increase capacity, to improve process capabilities and/or to reduce costs
Design and implement small improvement projects
Customer Support
Lead and coordinate plant response and resolution for customer complaints
Perform customer specification reviews: Collaboration with Technical Services Team and Account Management
Quality liaison to Customer Support, Technical Services and Sales teams
Quality Management
Support Supplier and Toller Quality as liaison to our suppliers on material specifications, product quality, and processing support. 
Perform Periodic audits of Key Suppliers and Tollers to ensure quality standards are met
Support the maintenance , improvement, and sustainability of ISO9001 Quality Management System

Make Improvements Sustainable
Provide training for employees
Develop and update written documentation about the production and quality processes. 
Perform auxiliary duties as assigned


Education and Experience:
BS degree in Chemical Engineering field of discipline
Minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience in a high-volume manufacturing facility or in a technical engineering role
Experience in polymerization technologies preferred
1-3 years experience with ISO 9001 quality system  
Six Sigma Greenbelt and certification from ASQ preferred
Experience using six-sigma, big-data analysis and Statistical Process Control (SPC) tools
Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills
Self starter with ability to motivate teams as a leader or member
Change Management skills
Strong organizational skills with systematic approach
Good oral and written communication
Project management skills preferred
Good computer skills – Microsoft Office, Google Suite, SAP


Skills:
Experience using six-sigma, big-data analysis and Statistical Process Control (SPC) tools
Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills
Self starter with ability to motivate teams as a leader or member
Change Management skills
Strong organizational skills with systematic approach
Good oral and written communication
Project management skills preferred
Good computer skills – Microsoft Office, Google Suite, SAP
Reports operationally and administratively to the Production Manager
Delegated authority of N+1 as required and assigned
Ensure that health, safety, security and protection of the environment are given the highest priority in all activities performed at all locations within Solvay Specialty Polymers.




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