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Process Engineer- Polymer

Vestolit is part of Orbia, a community of companies bound together by a shared purpose: to advance life around the world.

 

At Vestolit, we focus on innovation and proprietary technologies that create exceptional value, transforming raw materials into valuable products. We create solutions for a healthy and sustainable future. For over 70 years, Vestolit is providing vinyl resins, derivatives, and services to manufacture products that improve living standards and quality of life worldwide. Vestolit has 2,700+ employees in 9+ countries worldwide with production sites in North, Central, and South America, and as well as in Europe. Together we gear up to tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges: Advancing life around the world by creating solutions for a healthy and sustainable future.

 

The Process Engineer is responsible for ensuring that the common manufacturing systems support the manufacturing process to meet compliance requirements, production requirements and production schedule goals to enhance the manufacturing production of PVC Resin in a fast paced environment. The position is located at the Henry, IL facility.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop programs, procedures and practices to encourage employees to work safely in an environmentally responsible manner to achieve quality results at acceptable cost levels. Accountable for personal safety performance and responsible for providing EHS leadership for the plant. Work with EHS Supervision and others to ensure safe operation of the process and compliance with established procedures.

  • Process Engineer responsibilities are to determine the optimum process and equipment conditions to meet resin production requirements and coordinate with operations personnel.

  • Working with the Maintenance & Utilities Manager and maintenance group, define and coordinate maintenance requirements for equipment, within schedule and cost constraints. Determine Safety Critical Equipment Priorities, Preventative Maintenance needs and identify ISO Quality Critical equipment.

  • Under established guidelines for recipe adjustments control process recipes and document changes thru MOC and other means. Troubleshoot changes to determine root cause. Determine and establish process conditions that optimize productivity, cost and quality constraints in an environmentally sound and safe manner. Track the conditions daily, communicate changes appropriately. Responsible and accountable for SAP process related information for the process. Information includes run rates, recipes, line events, inventory and campaign management.

  • Troubleshoot quality and production problems, to support customer activities related to products produced on the process equipment.

  • Collect, analyze, and report process performance data to enhance troubleshooting, quality improvements and cost controls.

  • Working with the Training Coordinator, maintain and approve operating procedures. Ensure that what is written is followed in the process and assist in efforts to maintain fully certified operating staff.

  • Implements changes in process equipment or procedures as needed and uses the MOC process effectively to communicate changes to the process.

  • Determine capital improvement needs for the process and initiate processes for budgeting and approval of same. Write CAR's for process as needed or provide input to person generating the CAR, provide technical assistance during design, procurement and installation phases. Provide start-up review (PSSR’s) and operation support.

  • Coordinate Manufacturing Authorization (MA) for projects/procedures, as directed.

  • Maintain ISO job requirements for the process and ensure compliance to ISO standards and manuals.

  • Provide guidance for all PSM Elements related to process control elements.

 

Education and Experience Required:

  • B.S. degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering Degree preferred

  • 10 years of Process Engineering Support or Engineering Design

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, P&ID's, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must have the ability to speak effectively before groups of associates.

  • Strong organizational and computer skills

  • Ability to communicate with all levels of people, inside and outside of the company

  • Strong working knowledge of engineering standards and manufacturing related policies.

  • Process Safety Management

  • Ability to navigate SAP ERP

  • Prior experience in a manufacturing environment preferred.

 

Vestolit is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

About Orbia

Vestolit is part of Orbia, a community of companies working together to tackle some of the world’s most complex challenges. We are bound by a common purpose: To Advance Life Around the World.

 

Orbia is a purpose-led company. We are passionate about the challenges that define how people will live and thrive tomorrow. We hold a big vision to combine the strengths of our businesses, so we can collectively add up to something greater. Together, we work to resolve big, systemic issues that require strategic, collaborative, and human-centered solutions.

 

Our decades-long history began as a leading producer of commodities, and through investment and strategic growth, we’ve become a global leader in polymers, materials, and infrastructure. Today, we generate over $7B in revenue, operate in 41 countries, and employ more than 22,000 people worldwide.

 

Visit http://www.orbia.com for more information.

 

Featured benefits

  • Medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Disability insurance

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