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Process Engineering Lead

Job Description:
We are currently looking for a dynamic individual as a Process Engineering Lead for our Advanced Materials organization at our plant located in McIntosh, IL.
This is a working role performing process engineering duties, as well as supervising and directing the other process engineers and automation engineers to ensure that activities are aligned with department, site and corporate goals and policies. This role must continuously improve processes to become more robust and ensure processes can be done the same way every time. This includes ensuring that site and corporate policies and procedures are followed. This is a leadership position that will have a strong impact on the attitude and actions of direct and indirect reports towards safety.
What will be expected from you?
Demonstrate PASSION for the safe, efficient, and ethical manufacture of high quality materials that are valued by our customers.
With minimal supervision and high level of decision making:
Ability to lead other Process Engineers
Strong Root-Cause analysis skills with corrective actions
Strong statistical analysis skills including implementation of SPC for critical process parameters
Ability to work closely with the Quality Control Manager for customer relations
Proven understanding of the Chemical Engineering Principles in our unit operations
Ability to leverage outside vendor engineering expertise for equipment performance
Influence, without direct authority, site priorities and improvements
Ability to justify Capital via ROI documentation
Strong communication skills ? professional presentation and technical writing
Drive a culture of EHS excellence within the Operations team, where EHS is part of the fabric of who we are and is part of everyday activities
Ensure compliance with EHS federal and state laws as well as all corporate standards.
Provide technical support to production units and site utilities:
Track OEE and recommend / lead RCAs to eliminate major and repeat causes of efficiency loss, scrap, and downtime
Introduce new products to production lines: Work with other departments and workgroups as needed to safely transition new products into production on schedule. This includes developing a scope of work, initiating MOCs / PHAs/PSSRs, preparing / revising costing estimates, reviews of environmental / regulatory requirements, development of SOPs and batch sheets, training of operations personnel, scheduling and coverage of plant introduction trials, and communication of trial results and recommendations with other work groups
Propose and implement projects to optimize unit operations and improve safety while following MOC guidelines
Gather and report environmental / regulatory data as needed for reporting
Be the technical owner of major site utilities: Thermal oxidizer and refrigeration units
Assist with the transition of automation engineering initiatives and projects into production and maintenance programs and procedures (SIS, alarm management, flex-batch)
Provide technical support to Project Engineering group in the development of project scopes and equipment / instrument sizing and specification
Participate in site-wide improvement initiatives by performing engineering studies and providing technical and project support as needed
Backup Production Engineers on a temporary basis as special needs arise
Lead, participate in, and assign incident investigations as needed
Participate in revalidation PHAs as a technical process resource as needed
Develop performance of direct reports (process and automation engineers) by setting meaningful and measurable PDP goals and objectives that are aligned with site and business goals
Provide feedback and developmental opportunities for direct reports to reach their full potential
What are we looking for in the ideal candidate?
Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering and 8-10 years minimum in process and production engineering and Chemical Manufacturing OR
Masters or PhD in Chemistry with experience in Manufacturing and 8-10 years minimum in process and production engineering and Chemical Manufacturing
Leadership Qualities: ability to take ownership and take decisive action within a team mindset
Demonstrated problem solving skills: can take data and input that is not well organized and organize it in a way that makes analysis possible and be able to proactively solve problems
Project Experience: demonstrated ability to go from theoretical idea to implementation in the field and prove operation and demonstrated generation of ideas
Business minded
Exceptional interpersonal skills: communication, relatable, builds strong network across resource groups
Practical application of Process Safety, OSHA, and EPA regulations
Previous plant supervisory experience is preferred
Experience with OEE, continuous improvement and Lean tools
Requires a high level of proficiency with Internet, Email, and Microsoft programs
Use of SAP, LIMS, Pi, and other math/engineering programs as needed
Lean Manufacturing and/or Six Sigma experience is preferred
Displays initiative, is an agent of change, and self-motivated to exceed expectations
Must demonstrate effective, logical, independent, and superior engineering analysis and reasoning capabilities
Presentation skills, both oral and written including communications to personnel at all levels of the Huntsman Corporation and third parties
Requires solid leadership skills and the ability to manage both vertically and horizontally
Strong communication skills to interface with all levels of the organization ? shop floor through management
Innovative thinking: ability to generate original and imaginative ideas and solutions
Decision Making: ability to make swift decisions, based on solid information and taking into account the consequences; customer focus; influencing; personal conviction
Team Effectiveness: maximizing the performance of the team by adopting the appropriate behaviors, gaining trust and support in all kinds of circumstances
Communicates tactfully and effectively both verbally and in writing, and maintains effective work relations with those encountered during the course of employment
Flexibility and adaptability to new instructions and/or dynamic organizational priorities is critical for success
This position may require some involvement with materials regulated under the Resource conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).This involvement may require an understanding of applicable rules and procedures associated with RCRA wastes.A combination of training methods, e.g., Computer-based Training, Classroom, and/or On-the-job training, will be provided prior to any such involvement with RCRA regulated wastes.
Sponsorship now or in the future is not approved for this role
What can we offer you?
Huntsman offers unsurpassed opportunities to build a successful future. We are a global specialty chemical company with locations in 30 countries around the world, employing over 11,000 associates. Our diverse portfolio creates a range of career fields including manufacturing, research and development, technical services, sales and marketing, customer service ? and the list goes on. The successful candidate will receive a competitive compensation and will be eligible to participate in a comprehensive benefits package which includes: medical, vision and dental, basic life insurance, AD&D insurance, and 401k. Here, you can make an impact and make a difference. Come join us!
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