Individual contributor who provides technical expertise and applies unique technical skills and extensive engineering knowledge to promote, drive, and implement projects that allow the site to achieve business objectives. Position is held by an incumbent who is recognized as a technical expert by the organization and it routinely contacted for information and advice in areas of expertise. Works independently with review by manufacturing line management and technical management. Responsible for process design of medium to large capital projects and process improvements, lead plant trials, and perform complex Process calculations, hazard reviews to meet Process Safety requirements.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES: Understand safety and environmental goals and objectives for the plant and department. Complete monthly safety KPI requirements. Apply technical knowledge to achieve business objectives with little, if any, technical guidance. Influence technology advancements both regionally and globally. Support business and technology teams and manufacturing initiatives as agreed in a timely manner. Develop the design scope specification for minor to major projects, ensuring appropriate input and sign-off. Support the business by providing technical direction to engineers within the company. Utilizes the Management of Change and Process Hazard Procedures to ensure the safe implementation of plant/process changes. Lead cross functional teams to improve plant efficiencies and reduce costs. Maintain and foster collaborative effort with other functional group teams locally and overseas to identify, establish, and share best practices. Contribute to adherence to safe working practices, high quality workmanship, and a proactive approach to teamwork, continuous improvement and cost reduction. Assist R&D with trial development and lead major plant trials and issue reports of results, technical specifications and recommend process improvements, including coordination of shift coverage resources. Participate as the technical lead on PHA teams for major or complex unit operations. Manage requests through MOC process. Work with external vendors, contractors, suppliers and technical personnel. Mentor new engineers through training and other engineers on site and globally on assignments. Coach engineers during training and on job assignments. Provide feedback to supervisor on initial performance. Participate on engineer candidate interview panel teams. Responsible for off-hours call for process engineering group. Apply understanding of maintenance practices to assist in troubleshooting and improve equipment performance and reliability. Initiate and conduct technical investigations and innovations aimed at quality, cost, SHE and reliability improvements. Responsible for undertaking assigned actions arising from change orders, audits, inspections, PHAs, PHRs, RCAs etc. related to the process. Participate/lead alarm management improvement programs Carry out design calculations and check/approve information of equipment including safety critical equipment. Completes reports and documentation as required. Perform other duties as required. Provide day to day technical support to operations team, including duty weekend coverage, as required. Contribute to and use global and industry best practice, experiance and knowledge in the area of process engineering.
Job relevant information: Must be capable of working without direct close supervision. Work is subject to periodic review from the Process Improvement Lead and T&I Manager. Works closely with project Managment on evaluate and develop Project Packages.
QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, & SKILLS:
Minimum Qualification and Experience: BS in Chemical Engineering, MS preferred. At least 15 years of experience in a manufacturing environment, with minimum of 12 years as a Process Engineer. Experience in TiO2 industry preferred. Experienced in project management, supervising and directing a team, performing and verifying complex process design calculations, and providing guidance and mentoring less senior personnel. Experienced in Process Control engineering and technology.
Job Specific Skills: Capable of implementing complex and/or significant technology changes. Influences decision making through establishing rapport and gaining commitment. Coaches one or several individuals or teams on a specific competency or technical aspect Ability to analyze complex engineering problems fully and accurately, and reach productive decisions Excellent knowledge of engineering tools and techniques to enable effective data analysis and determination of root causes and development of solutions that resolve the problems in the best interest of the business Experience with Business Improvement tools and techniques, including Six Sigma, to improve organisational performance; ability to apply these tools to identify and implement changes which add significant value in the eyes of the customers and stakeholder Strong knowledge of Process Safety Management elements ‘Management of Change ‘, ‘Process Hazards Analysis’ & ‘Root Cause Analysis’ Ability to perform process evaluation, preliminary scope development, and process design for major new or modified chemical processes. Computer literate and fluent with Microsoft applications. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including effective presentation tools and techniques to present information to groups with the appropriate degree of formality. Experienced in using Process Simulation software.
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