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General InformationSolvay is a science company whose technologies bring benefits to many aspects of daily life. With more than 24,100 employees in 64 countries, Solvay bonds people, ideas and elements to reinvent progress. The Group seeks to create sustainable shared value for all, notably through its Solvay One Planet plan crafted around three pillars: protecting the climate, preserving resources and fostering better life. The Group’s innovative solutions contribute to safer, cleaner, and more sustainable products found in homes, food and consumer goods, planes, cars, batteries, smart devices, health care applications, water and air purification systems. Founded in 1863, Solvay today ranks among the world’s top three companies for the vast majority of its activities and delivered net sales of €10.2 billion in 2019. Solvay is listed on Euronext Brussels (SOLB) and Paris and in the United States, where its shares (SOLVY) are traded through a Level I ADR program.
With over 1,500 products, Specialty Polymers offers the widest range of high performance polymers in the world, allowing tailor-made solutions such as pushing the limits of metal replacement in the electronics, automotive, aircraft, and healthcare industries. The GBU has unparalleled expertise in three technologies: aromatic polymers, high barrier polymers, fluoropolymers.
Job Overview and ResponsibilitiesThe Process Engineer will be a member of the Process Engineering team that is responsible for the industrial roadmap, process design and improvements as well as supporting the safe, reliable and cost effective operations. The engineer will work on the optimization of unit operations and major projects. This position is expected to support improvements in our HSE, Quality, Production and cost performance. The incumbent will be responsible for hands-on support, troubleshooting production issues, defining scopes of large capital projects, suggesting product and process improvements and working effectively with all levels of the organization from plant operations to maintenance, customers, suppliers and other groups within the SAP, LLC.The Process Engineer will report to the Technical Manager, and will work in a team-based environment, and is responsible for:•Preparing the industrial roadmap that defines capacity, debottlenecking strategy and timing that is supported by project scopes as well as plant data and other experimental data.•Developing process designs for capital projects. Designs will include mass and energy balances, process flow diagrams(PFDs), process and instrument drawings(P&IDs), equipment specifications, instrument datasheets, safety considerations, relief valve sizing and control strategies.•Providing process engineering improvements to troubleshoot operational problems, minimize unit interruptions and maximize capacity utilization. •Study, define and propose the most optimal production conditions, taking into account cost and quality.•Analysis of the performance of the production facilities and analyze production processes in order to improve them.•Ensure that all process engineering activities are in compliance with HSE regulations and policies.•Reconciling process data used in analyzing unit and equipment performance. •Utilizing process models to evaluate cost reduction opportunities.•Recommending, designing, conducting and evaluating process testing for the purpose of quantifying unit performance for cost reduction or expansion.•Act as a liaison regarding technological matters towards other departments( especially R&D, operations and QC), suppliers and customers. This includes some travel.•Act as a liaison with engineering contractors during detail design for projects. This includes some travel.•Support of other manufacturing locations on an exception basis to supplement process engineering resources at those locations.•Manage small capital projects on an as needed basis.
Education and Experience•Experience in a plant setting is a must. Knowledge and experience with statistics, related computer software, Aspen simulation, Microsoft applications, mass and energy balances, flow sheet preparation and design/specification of chemical process equipment is critical.•Demonstrated ability in chemical process design; polymers preferred.•Incumbent must possess strong safety values, high work ethic and willingness to get involved in all aspects of the business.•Requires a strong technical background, a B.S. in Chemical Engineering or related engineering discipline, plus 5 – 12 years experience in process projects, preferably with some experience in a lead role.
Skills•Perform required safety audits per the Plant yearly audit plan.•Attend plant-wide safety/wellness sessions.•Review/perform required safety audits, JSA’s and What-if scenarios.•Complete all required CBTs on time.•Participate in PSM, PHA, and PSSR field reviews, as well as Follow-Up Incident investigations as needed.•Maintain a working knowledge of all plant environmental standards.•Know the environmental permit limits for your assigned plant (air, waste water, storm water).•Maintain a working knowledge of the Hazardous Waste Rules (RCRA) to include storage, handling, sampling, transporting, manifesting, record keeping, and emergency response.•Maintain a working knowledge of the facility environmental plans (SPCC, Storm Water Pollution Prevention). We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Position RequirementsLess than 1 Year work experience
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