NewMarket Services

Production Engineer

Location SG-Singapore


Support production operations by providing engineering expertise to ensure that products are being manufactured within set production schedule and to the required standards of EHS and quality in a cost effective manner.  


  1. Supports Area Operation Manager in daily production activities to meet production schedules, EHS, quality and cost target.
  2. Provides production and process optimization, trouble shooting, data analysis, and technical support to the operations organization.                                 
  3. Maintains production, time and environment metrics and closely monitor process performance and unit consumption of raw materials, chemicals and utilities. Manages all production reporting in SAP.
  4. Maintains and improves plant operations effectiveness and reliability by performing routine monitoring and analysis of safety control devices, environmental pollution control devices and process parameters to detect problems / potential problems for trouble prevention.
  5. Analyzes existing processes, develops recommendations and initiates projects to improve effectiveness, efficiencies, quality and cost savings of the operations.
  6. Achieves loss minimization by implementing procedural countermeasures and conducts routine investigation to evaluate the causes of plant losses and recommends measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, and quality of product.
  7. Assist area operations manager in projects ranging from simple to medium complexity.  These projects can be capital projects, process improvement projects, EHS projects, etc. to support the production.
  8. Assists in developing, maintaining and updating process documents like process manual, standard operating procedures, training materials for operations personnel, Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams, etc.
  9. Assists in developing, maintaining and updating process metrics, charts and reports to support the operations.
  10. Analyzes, updates and manages the alarm limits in DCS to keep the operations safe and effective.
  11. Supports the Annual Operations Plan process with data, analyses and recommendations.
  12. Conducts trainings for the operations personnel.
  13. Manages the Management of Change for the process units.
  14. Assists in developing plan for equipment and plant turnaround.
  15. Issues SAP work notification for maintenance activities.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 



  • Minimum bachelor degree and above in Chemical Engineering
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, SAP and general computer knowledge.
  • At least 2 years of plant experience in a Chemical / Petrochemical industry
  • Has good technical knowledge. He/she must keep abreast of current developments and trends in his/her area of expertise and is a keen learner.
  • Capable of monitoring information and be skilled in analyzing and evaluating both process and non-process situations. 
  • Able to identify cause-effect relationships.  Should have excellent planning/organizing skills and the tenacity to follow through on planned activities and projects. 
  • Must be able to assimilate and apply, in a timely manner, new job-related information that may vary in complexity.
  • Able to interpret and understand piping and instrumentation diagrams
  • Good communication and writing skills and able to interface with people from all levels and functions.
  • Able to make decisions and work under pressure
  • Must be a team player and possesses an understanding of group dynamics in an empowering environment.  Must be able to work effectively with teams to accomplish organizational goals, taking actions that respect the needs and contribution of others, while striving for consensus.
  • Must possess the maturity, tact and personal stature to successfully interface with others throughout all level of the organization.



  • Demonstrates broad in-depth working knowledge of engineering drawings, specifications and design practices and principles
  • Demonstrates familiarity with SS506 and Process Safety Management
  • Demonstrates broad general knowledge of instrumentation and process controllers and their applications
  • Demonstrates working knowledge of plant and engineering safety practices and principles
  • Demonstrates computer literacy with regard to Afton’s routine applications and is able to use appropriate software to solve engineering problems
  • Demonstrates technical writing skills
  • Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills
  • Able to interact effectively with all levels of employees
  • Demonstrates vigilance of potential safety hazards



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