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Production / Process Control Engineer Job


Hahnville (St. Charles), LA, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  Production / Operations
Posting Date:  Aug 26, 2021

This position reports directly to the Operations Manager

The Production – Process Control Engineer role acts as the technical resource for operations personnel, applying technical skills to optimize plant operations, resolve plant problems and enable production of low cost, quality products.    This position will also serve as a resource for maintaining process control and instrumentation tools for the site.  This position may at times serve as a backup for the Production Superintendent. 

•    Understands all applicable process technology, equipment, unit operations, and control technology. Works with Technical Advising, Process Research, and plant personnel to optimize operations and meet business and plant goals for HES, production, cost, and quality.
•    Participate in advanced troubleshooting, conduct appropriate root-cause analysis, and ensure corrective actions are implemented to address unplanned events as defined in department trigger criteria.
•    Supports daily activities and production requirements, helping ensure goals and commitments are met safely and within budget.
•    Monitor, report, and provide input to daily production, shipping activities, product quality, and direct adjustments to production and shipping plans as appropriate. Ensure continuous evaluation and implementation of improvements.
•    Serves as the Scale-Up Coordinator for the facility - assist with plant recipe system and coordinate new product development activities assigned to the plant.
•    Assist the plant/BU automation engineer in developing and maintaining operator interface graphics, creating and/or making minor modifications to existing control system programming codes, and maintaining control system hardware
•    Lead, or assist the plant/BU automation engineer, in providing training and support for the use of the tools for the plant such as the DeltaV control system, Bar coding, Excel tools, web pages, databases, asset utilization tracking program (RtPM), and other technology center business tools.  
•    Have a working knowledge of the process safety management standard, assist in resolving issues identified in internal and external audits, perform gap analysis against current performance, and lead action plan implementation.
•    Lead or participate in Process Hazard Analyses, Management of Change, Pre Startup Safety Reviews, and Incident Investigations.
•    Communicate technical information and issues to plant personnel and technology centers.
•    Initiate changes to plant operating procedures and work with production technicians to ensure changes are valid and up-to-date.
•    Understands and applies skills and knowledge in Statistical Process Control (SPC) technology to maximize plant asset utilization and produce low cost, quality products
•    Participate in project commissioning and startup activities.
•    Deliver value to the business through the effective use of Lean Six Sigma methodologies, asset utilization tracking and analysis through RtPM, and project management work processes. 

•    High profile / key position within the plant which works closely with every department.
•    Has direct daily involvement with most of the activities in the facility.
•    Maintain high level of communication with operations, process research, process automation, and management teams.

Commitment to HSEQ
•    Comply with the HSEQ Policy.
•    Comply with regulations, legal, and internal requirements as made known by the site and by the business unit (BU).
•    Comply with the rules of the third party Industrial Complex, St. Charles Operations facility, as well as the rules set by the business unit (BU) and Arkema, Inc. 
•    Comply with all standard operating procedures and work instructions to ensure productivity, quality assurance and cost effectiveness.
•    Review work areas for potential losses and report hazards to supervision. 
•    Report near misses to supervision.
•    Report incidents or accidents to supervision.
•    Participate in HES activities provided by site management and Arkema, Inc. (e.g., Behavioral Based Safety, SafeStart, etc.)
•    Support and promote the reporting of all health, safety, environmental, near-miss, accident or injury incidents.


•    Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering required.
•    Minimum of 2 years of experience in a manufacturing environment required (chemical batch processing experience preferred).
•    Hands on knowledge and experience with ISO, Integrated Management Systems, SPC & SQC.
•    DCS and batch manager experience preferred
•    Familiarity using IP-21 or similar data historian preferred
•    Process Safety experience preferred (PHA, LOPA, Safety Instrumented Systems)
•    Root Cause Investigation experience preferred (e.g., TapRoot, 5-Why)
•    Experience with HES Performance & Compliance, PSM, RMP
•    Six Sigma experience preferred
•    Strong communication skills (both written and verbal)
•    Strong Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is required

•    Demonstrated leadership skills as well as demonstrated ability to develop goals and actions to improve     performance.
•    Strong problem solving skills and ability to implement process improvement from concept through project completion (project management skills).

Building on its unique set of expertise in materials science, Arkema offers a portfolio of first-class technologies to address ever-growing demand for new and sustainable materials. With the ambition to become in 2024 a pure player in Specialty Materials, the Group is structured into three complementary, resilient and highly innovative segments dedicated to Specialty Materials - Adhesive Solutions, Advanced Materials, and Coating Solutions - accounting for some 80% of Group sales, and a well-positioned and competitive Intermediates segment. Arkema offers cutting-edge technological solutions to meet the challenges of, among other things, new energies, access to water, recycling, urbanization and mobility, and fosters a permanent dialogue with all its stakeholders. The Group reported sales of €8.7 billion ($9.7 billion) in 2019, and operates in 55 countries with 20,500 employees worldwide.

The diversity of its employees is an asset that the Arkema group wants to preserve. Its non-discrimination policy applies to recruitment, salary levels and career management. The Arkema group is committed to ensuring diversity among its employees.

Arkema Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence.

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