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Production Engineer - Chemical Manufacturing

Company: KP Recruiting Group
Location: Middlebourne
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

KP Recruiting Group is a consulting firm that provides leadership and exceptional talent to some of the world's leading companies. Headquartered in the Midwest, KP Recruiting Group has successfully completed countless engagements across the United States. We represent clients in all industries and all sizes. Our mission is to provide exceptional client and candidate experiences in order to get the best possible results. On behalf of our client, we are excited to present the following confidential role. We look forward to hearing from you and discussing the opportunity!

The Role:

The Production Engineer will be responsible to provide overall ownership and continuity for production areas of the site including the resolution of daily issues and providing technical expertise to area operators. Set and achieve goals on EHS performance, product quality, equipment performance and reliability, daily production, productivity, stable operations, and supporting key capital projects. This role will support the implementation of CapEx as well as continuous improvement initiatives in coordination with team members and cross-functional teams.


  • Operate for strict adherence to compliance with EHS regulations and requirements, both internally and externally, for installation/modification of site facilities and production process.
  • Consistently maintain and demonstrate a high regard for personal safety, and for the safety of company assets, employees, and the public.
  • Responsible for safety on project work not limited to MPM employees but also contractors & vendors
  • Primary Owner of MOCs for the area(s) of responsibility
  • Improvement and regular adjustment of safety considerations (SVA's, PHA's) in the operating area in cooperation with EHS.
  • Compliance with and further development of a zero-tolerance environment regarding occupational safety and environmental protection
  • Review safety procedures every time before performing pre-startup for both new and modified facilities. This rule applies even if the procedural changes only affect a single component or process.
  • Ensure all requirements of Momentive's EHS Management System are compliant in the responsible area.
  • Lead exposure reduction events
  • Update JSA's Compliance
    • Ensuring compliance with legal requirements and internal company standards for occupational and plant safety as well as environmental and health protection
    • Ensure proper documentation for the site (e.g. Operating instructions, MOC process)
    • Ensures that the operators are strictly following all applicable policies, procedures, and standards including (but not limited to) ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 18001 OHSA(S), business ethics, and other basic compliance requirements.
    • Provide production/SARA information for permitted units Operations
      • On-schedule and quality-oriented manufacture of all products in the area of responsibility in accordance with the sales plan and in compliance with the relevant statutory provisions. Work closely with SIOP team to optimize planning to achieve schedule attainment targets
      • Provide daily direction setting and leadership to area production personnel. Lead small capital improvement projects and provide technical knowledge/expertise to large capital project teams.
      • Preparation, adaptation, and sampling of operational contingency plans in the area of responsibility
      • Support the continuous process improvement and cost reduction initiatives in the area of responsibility with stable Operations, Lean, and Six Sigma tools in the areas of Quality, Safety, Cost, and People.
      • Monitor production area performance based on key ops. metrics (FPY/RFT, POTIF, OEE, MTBF) and execute action towards productivity improvement, stability and reliability increase, and quality performance.
      • Implement and maintain 5S & Gemba boards in production areas.
      • Safe introduction of new products to production scale according to market requirements in cooperation with Product/Process Technology
      • Ensure process & equipment reliability, all equipment in the production process is in good condition. Effectively work with team members and maintenance team on prioritizing the maintenance work
      • Participation in internal and regulatory audits and ensuring follow-up actions, and initiating and documents change controls as appropriate
      • Ensure the quality of the product is conformed to our QC specification.
      • Use structured problem-solving techniques, analytical tools, and teamwork to improve quality and unit performance.
      • Field operation support
        • Support area supervision with daily coordination of shift-to-shift transfer activities
        • Support field operation for stable ops including Night Notes and daily direction/continuity.
        • Partner with the process engineering team for any process change matters.
        • Identify and implement quality improvement and productivity improvement projects
        • Partner with the process engineering team for OOS and SMI reduction.
        • Support maintenance and operation team to implement design changes for extending the life of the assets
        • Execute SOP updates
          • Conduct root cause analysis and implement follow-ups of un-planned events and near-miss from EHS/quality/operations perspectives
          • Support the technical project manager in the timely and budget-compliant execution of investment projects in the responsible areas
          • Ensuring relevant standard requirements in accordance with ISO 9001, ISO 50001, and other applicable quality/compliance standards in the area of responsibility
          • Conduct and participate in regular engineering meetings
          • Develop operations SOP and conduct training/qualification for operators
          • Support for the VCP program
          • Lead or participates in Quality Forward Look events and coordinate recommended actions to improve product quality performance
          • Quality incident investigations/actions
          • Process monitoring and analytical data result in evaluation through LIMS to assure production in conformance with product spec.
          • Other work as assigned Communications & Documentation
            • Ensuring regular employees and contractors are well-informed of the hazards they're facing such as the potential of fire, explosion, or toxic release hazards related to the contractor's work and the process.
            • Implementation of stringent change and documentation management in the operating area (MOC)
            • Identifies, communicates, and drives implementation of short-term modification work
            • Provide necessary training of job, skill, and knowledge for operators/contractors. Requirements
              • Bachelor's in engineering or degree in a related technical field
              • Strong safety consciousness, strong EHS awareness, and familiarity
              • Strong capability in problem-solving and analytical skills, including the ability to organize and analyze process data, utilize statistical analysis, and effectively troubleshoot complex chemical processes
              • Good understanding of business interrelationships
              • High awareness of responsibility and costs
              • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills are essential
              • Demonstrated ability to organize and motivate teams, drive change, and deliver quantifiable production improvements
              • Highly motivated and energetic, willing to demonstrate significant ownership in the overall production area
              • Good written and verbal communication skills
              • Strategic thinking ability
              • Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook / Office / Excel/ work etc. - computer basics Preferred Qualifications:
                • At least 5+ years of production or process experience in the chemical industry
                • Bachelor's degree in chemical engineering
                • Experience in six sigma, SAP, ISO system
                • Practical experience with process optimization
                • Basic understanding of chemical plant operations, equipment, and EHS guidelines Benefits
                  • 401k Matching
                  • Family and Individual Insurance Packages (Health, Life, Dental, and Vision)
                  • Paid Time Off & Paid Holidays
                  • Long & Short-Term Disability
                  • Identity Theft Plans
                  • Retirement & Pension Plans
                  • Employee Assistance Program
                  • Employee Referral Program
                  • Tuition Reimbursement Programs
                  • Advancement & Professional Growth opportunities
                  • Parental Leave
                  • & More

Keywords: KP Recruiting Group, Pittsburgh , Production Engineer - Chemical Manufacturing, Professions , Middlebourne, Pennsylvania

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