Production Engineer (Chemicals)
Our client is seeking Production Engineers for its Emulsion Plant at their state of the art facility located in the Baton Rouge area.
The position will report to the Operations Superintendent and provide technical leadership to their assigned unit.
This position is responsible for all technical aspects of assigned Emulsion lines and associated equipment.
This includes continual improvement in all key performance indicators.
This position will work closely with the Shift Supervisors and the Maintenance/Engineering department.
Maintain and monitor daily production and quality metrics as well as operation log books to insure optimal unit operation and accurate reporting
Continually optimize production operations to maximize the Efficiency and On-Stream-Time of the manufacturing equipment
Lead safety training, conduct behavior based safety audits, and provide a strong safety presence in the unit
Develop and review standard operating procedures to meet ISO9001 and PSM requirements
Minimize/eliminate out of specification production by ensuring equipment is maintained in the condition that is required
Conduct thorough/appropriate non-conforming product and customer complaint investigations necessary to identify root causes and effective corrective/preventive action to continuously reduce the amount of off-spec production and customer complaints
Investigate/identify causes of waste generation in order to minimize the amount of waste generated
Apply troubleshooting/problem solving techniques and resources, as required, to quickly respond to many varieties of operational issues
Collaborate with internal and external customers to minimize production impact
Identify, communicate, and eliminate production bottlenecks with Engineering/Maintenance in order to continually maximize production capacities
Train the salaried and hourly staff, as appropriate, on technical matters
BS degree in Engineering or Chemistry (Chemical Eng preferred)
1 year chemical manufacturing experience (2-5 years preferred)
PSM, Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, and ISO exposure
Comfortable in a fast-paced collaborative Operations department