Senior Production Engineer

Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Date Posted: 08-30-2018
Company: Client of The Griffin Groupe Executive Search
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Job Type: Full Time
Industry: Chemical Manufacturing
Rate: Market

Senior Production Engineer

The Griffin Groupe is searching for a Senior Production Engineer for a premier client in the chemical manufacturing industry. Our client is a leading manufacturer of performance materials as well as other products used in the electronics, aerospace, apparel, agriculture, food and industrial packaging industries. Its research and development efforts in North America, Asia and India are focused on developing innovative process technologies and new products that will lead the nylon industry into the future. A career at Our client means opportunity and possibility for people who seek variety, responsibility and hands-on experience in a friendly, dynamic workplace. 
  • Developing, implementing and maintaining methods, operation sequence and processes in specific chemical/mechanical fields of distillation, reaction, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer
  • Daily troubleshooting of operational issues and developing methods to mistake-proof processes plant-wide
  • Interfacing daily with Front-line Supervisors, Board Operators, and Field Operators as well as Engineers and Management to resolve issues in a timely manner
  • Devising and leading change projects of cost savings involving energy reduction, yield improvements, and quality variation, through the plants Continuous Improvement Initiatives
  • Interfacing with controls group to engineer distillation, reactor, heat exchanger, and metering control schemes
  • Interfacing with project engineering in coordinating the release of new projects, from design through commissioning and optimization
  • Championing process safety and environmental compliance of equipment and procedures using HAZOP analysis
  • Monitoring operational conditions of the plant daily to ensure sustainable productivity using DCS (Distributed Control System) and other online process monitoring tools
  • Adopting and leading Honeywell Manufacturing best practices through Lean Six Sigma Principles, 5S, Kaizen events, and set-up/changeover reduction
  • On-call rotation with operations group, reporting and resolving any plant issues on back shifts 
    Production Engineer
  • Bachelor's degree in Chemical, Mechanical Engineering or related field
  • 10 or more years Production/Process experience in environments such as: Chemical, Petro-Chemical, Pulp & Paper, Refinery or Pharmaceutical
  • Established skills and knowledge within a professional discipline requiring knowledge of job family principles and theories preferred
  • Ability to interact with parties within and outside of own job family preferred
  • Able to influence parties within own job family at an operational level and explains facts, practices and policies related to parties outside of job family preferred
  • The job may require the individual to work in adverse weather conditions (cold, hot, humid, rain) preferred
  • The job may require the individual to work in process areas located 100 feet above grade level preferred
  • Software experience with ASPEN products, PIPE-FLO, & Minitab a plus
  • Strong experience in specific chemical & mechanical fields of distillation, reaction kinetics, & fluid mechanics a plus
Ryan Schortmann
The Griffin Groupe
Director of Recruiting and Technology

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