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  • Pilot Plant Engineer

    Location US-IL-Sauget
    Category
    Engineering
  • Overview

    Responsible for supporting the process development and commercialization of new products by producing scaled-up batches of blends and components in the pilot plant. Also responsible for producing drum quantities of commercial components when required.

    Responsibilities

    • From R&D and Process Development bench scale studies prepare and order pilot plant equipment to simulate plant process conditions in support of the commercialization of new products.
    • Implement and support Afton methodology in the pilot plant for delivering R&D technologies to the internal or external customer with a focus on PSM (process safety management), customer satisfaction, process robustness and product quality.
    • Schedule and coordinate pilot plant trials with the Process Development SBU Specialists.
    • Lead the pilot plant JSA (job safety analysis) team.
    • Schedule personnel, raw materials and shipment of finished goods.
    • Provide leadership in matters of safety, taking personal responsibility for a safe working environment and for following and promoting established safety policies and procedures in the pilot plant.
    • Document the pilot plant schedule and process work on the Process Development SharePoint site.
    • Assure ISO documentation is maintained on all pilot plant activities.
    • Assume responsibility for the maintenance and trouble shooting of the pilot plant equipment and/or instrumentation.
    • Provide training for chemical operators whenever they are required for production of commercial material or needed to provide two people for batch production.

    Qualifications

    • Working experience in a lab process development or plant related role.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    • Strong safety/environmental commitment.
    • Strong interpersonal skills.
    • Able to organize, prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
    • Able to interface effectively with all levels of staff in a variety of functions.
    • Experience working with wage roll employees is a plus.

    EDUCATION  

    • BS in Chemical Engineering.

     

    COMPETENCY STATEMENT(S)

    • Accuracy - Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
    • Decision Making - Ability to make critical decisions while following company procedures
    • Energetic - Ability to work at a sustained pace and produce quality work.
    • Ethical - Ability to demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards.
    • Honesty / Integrity - Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace.
    • Leadership - Ability to influence others to perform their jobs effectively and to be responsible for making decisions.
    • Self-Confident - The trait of being comfortable in making decisions for oneself.
    • Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
    • Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.
    • Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
    • Organized - Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task.
    • Negotiation Skills - Ability to reach outcomes that gain the support and acceptance of all parties.
    • Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.

     

     

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    M/F/D/V

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to the individual’s race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, genetic information, status as a military veteran or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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