Solvay is a multi-specialty chemical company committed to developing chemistry that addresses key societal challenges. We innovate and partner with customers in diverse global end markets. Solvay Composite Materials combines 50 years of technology heritage to bring a comprehensive product portfolio, expertise in material design, and extensive process engineering solutions to our customers. As the partner of choice for advanced materials development, we deliver optimal material solutions to address our customers’ most challenging demands for new high-performance materials to improve durability and production, while offering weight savings for the end application.
The Production Engineer is responsible for providing technical leadership and support to ensure that currently defined processes meet or exceed work cell’s target in terms of HSE, quality, productivity and cost. Lead incremental improvement initiatives to optimize existing processes through the Productivity Area Improvement Team.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
• Day To Day Operations
o Establish and maintain control of process metrics and data such as cycle time, productivity,
uptime, yields, etc. to ensure existing processes are in control
o Provide direct engineering support to production to ensure that product is running
within SOP (SOC)/PCD and to the desired quality standards
o Establish and maintain control of process metrics to ensure processes are in control
o Plays lead technical role to ensure that process safety obligations are met including the
maintaining of safety file, lead/participate in PHAs and MHAs, PCAT, MOCs, PSSRs
o Participate in visible safety leadership activities
o Fill in as relief for Production Area Leader as needed
o Provide technical support and collaborate with Quality Engineers, Process Engineers
and work cell team to respond to all customer issues, quality escapes and other
systemic quality issues
o Maintain, develop and update all control documents such as SOPs, MSOPs, WIs, recipes,
visual Inspection, etc.
o Maintain and manage router effectiveness metric, BOMs, routers, scrap, yield, and other
aspects of product configuration
o Liaise with project/GEO engineers to implement new capital project in production area
o Coaches and supports employees in lean and six sigma principles and methodology.
Ensure that operators have the background knowledge in these principles in order that
they can effectively engage with the Area Improvement Team.
o Teach workout lite process through Area Improvement Team activities.
o Maintains SOPs, BOMs and routers to an acceptable level in order that the operation
runs to plan while minimizing quality issues.
o Ensures productivity metrics such as uptime and throughput are visible on the shop
floor and deviations to standard are being actioned.
o Ensures that router timings are correct to real running conditions in order that OTIF is
maximized. Will be measured via the router effectiveness metric.
o Facilitates and leads Productivity Area Improvement Team in continuous improvement
activities through the use of lean and various engagement tools (including kaizen,
workout, 6S (5S), etc.)
o Lead execution of incremental process improvements (e.g. waste and First-time-Right) by
actively engaging horizontally, vertically with all levels
o Take corrective action to address process deviations and identify root cause to prevent
• Impact and Influence
• Achievement Drive
This position will spend equal amounts of time in the production area and in an office environment. While
performing the duties of this job in the production area, the employee is frequently exposed to airborne
particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The noise level in the work environment can be loud.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee
frequently is required to stand, walk, and use hands to handle or feel, and reach with hands and arms.
The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The
employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25
pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision,
peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
This is a Full Time, Exempt Level Position with hours fluctuating depending on deadlines, Overtime, Shift