• Sr. Production Engineer Jobs in United States Of America

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Job Description:

DuPont has an exciting and challenging opportunity for a Sr Production Engineer at the METHOCELTM production facility located in Midland, Michigan As part of the Nutrition & Biosciences business, this growing cGMP facility produces industry-leading cellulosic products for the pharmaceutical excipient and food markets and is a key asset to business results The successful candidate to this role will be passionate about applying technical, interpersonal, and leadership skills to safely produce the highest quality products in service to our customers

The Sr Production Engineer reports to the Plant Manager and is part of a high-performance team, serving as an influential leader and technical resource to optimize plant operations, resolve plant problems, and enable safe and efficient production of high quality products This role develops process expertise and then coaches, advises, and assists the operations team on day-to-day issues and opportunities related to safety, quality, throughput, reliability, and cost The individual is key in developing the appropriate short interval control metrics, operating discipline, training, and work processes to maximize value to the business in a safe, environmentally friendly manner, while meeting and exceeding customer expectations Another key aspect of the role is utilizing process and engineering knowledge, coupled with input from other business subject matter experts, to identify, prioritize, and assist in the execution of plant improvement projects to increase performance via equipment and process control optimization This role at times will also serve as the manufacturing representative for capital projects to install new capabilities and/or add capacity at the facility A continuous improvement mindset and toolbox (MAIC, LEAN) are important attributes for success in the role

Influential leadership is required of this position in the form of championing adherence to the life critical safety standards, strong procedure use, and time spent in the field observing worker behavior and working with operations and maintenance personnel This role will also lead root-cause investigations in response to unplanned events, and with their cross-functional teams, propose and implement strong corrective actions to prevent recurrence At Midland METHOCELTM, we pride ourselves on being purposeful in fostering and developing leaders, and empowering our workforce to make decisions with the customer in mind

Responsibilities Include

Understands all applicable process technology, equipment and control technology Works with plant personnel and technology subject matter experts, process R&D, and technical services to optimize operations to meet customer needs and business and plant goals (Environmental, health & safety, quality, regulatory, reliability, throughput, and cost)

Participates when required in advanced troubleshooting and coaches others to learn these skills Ensures findings are documented in plant operating discipline for future usage

Provides leadership and direction in the day-to-day decision making for the operating area of responsibility Consistently demonstrates strong ownership and encourages this in the plant culture through a continual commitment to excellence

As required participates on and leads teams in his/her area of accountability

Networks with other engineers on site and within the multi-national business to leverage knowledge on plant operations and technologies

Ensures most effective technology is understood and utilized

Understands and applies continuous improvement methodologies (LEAN/6) to enhance plant operations

Works with plant process control coordination to ensure process control is optimized in the facility

Supports plant roles in procedure usage, creation, reviews, updates and approvals

Works with the plant team and quality coordinator to continuously improve product quality performance and to meet and exceed requirements of ISO 90012015 and FSSC 22000

Utilizes plant information systems to gather data for troubleshooting and streamline tasks for various roles

Diagnoses and documents the root causes of asset utilization losses for tracking in global systems

Assists with implementation of all aspects of process safety including process hazard analysis, layers of protection analysis, and loss prevention principle application

Utilizes statistical analysis methods to produce data based decisions and results

Leads and participates in root cause investigations (RCI) for unplanned events that meet standardized criteria

Provide training in responsible area as process SME to technical staff and operations as needed Serve as the technical subject matter expert for operator learner review boards as part of the operations training system

Works with R&D and technical services to develop and qualify novel products in the production facility that create value-added differentiation in the marketplace

Part of plant on-call rotation

Minimum commitment to the role is 25 years

Key Competencies

Ability to influentially lead teams and individuals utilizing performance based leadership or similar behavioral based science

Knowledge and ability to apply Six Sigma, LEAN, and process control fundamentals in daily activities

Facilitative leadership and teamwork skills

Strong technical and basic financial knowledge and skills

Demonstrates strong integrity in placing safety, the environment, and quality ahead of production volume

RCI leadership skills

DuPont is an Equal Opportunity Employer

DuPont is an e-Verify Employer


Job Qualifications

Required and Preferred Qualifications

A minimum of a Bachelors degree in Engineering is required Chemical or Mechanical preferred

Skilled in the use of MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) required

2 yrs of engineering experience in a manufacturing and/or design capacity preferred

Experience in continuous improvement methodologies (eg Six Sigma, LEAN, etc) preferred

Experience with Aspen IP21, ABB 800xA, SAP, and VBA are strong assets, but training will be provided

Strong technical, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills are required to be successful in this job

Ingredients make up the food we eat, the beverages we drink, and the supplements and medicines we take But what makes some ingredients fresher, tastier, and safer than others Its whats inside that matters Open the door to DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences and youll see a team of solvers, providing the most innovative solutions in the food and pharmaceutical excipients industries to build a healthier planet But what truly sets us apart are the ingredients you cant seeour consumer insights, breadth of research, and scientific capabilities

Profile Summary:

Employment Type : Full Time
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Industry : Others - other Industry
Functional Area : Production/Manufacturing/Maintenance/Packaging
Role : Production/Manufacturi ng/Maintenance
Salary : 300000-600000 P/A
Deadline : 19th Nov 2019

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