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Process Technology Manager Job


Memphis, PA, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  Engineering & Technology
Posting Date:  Oct 14, 2021


This position reports to Oxygenates and Derivatives North America Manufacturing Director (direct report) with a strong functional reporting to Business Unit Process Garant (CPT).  The position will manage a Process Technology engineer based at Memphis, and will have an active BU leadership role.



This position is accountable for process technology in Hydrogen Peroxide. 

  • Process & Production: Responsible for ensuring optimal production and process enhancements of Hydrogen Peroxide division operations in the Americas (Memphis/ Becancour and Blooming Prairie).
  • People: Interacts with manufacturing sites listed above to manage activities and efforts of the process engineering function. Interacts with the Hydrogen Peroxide business team, R&D team and manufacturing management and plant process engineers.  Liaison for exchange of technical information with European Hydrogen Peroxide technical personnel including Business Unit Process Garant.
  • Financial: Responsible for Hydrogen Peroxide process technology budget.  Improves manufacturing cost improvement in the Americas.
    Process Development and Technical Support (30%)
  • Manage the Hydrogen Peroxide process technology portfolio.
  • Provide direct technical manufacturing support to plant operations.
  • Identify, evaluate and coordinate opportunities for process improvement.
  • Coordinate the business unit variable cost and energy improvement programs.
  • Develop new process technology, study process alternatives and develop economic analysis.
  • Technical oversight of engineering work performed by process engineers at the plants and KOP technical center.supporting Hydrogen Peroxide activities.
  • Performs competitor and technology benchmarking studies & technical evaluation of business opportunities.
  • Lead teams and be a gatekeeper for smaller projects evaluated using stage gate process.
    Safety and Environmental (15%)
  • Improve process safety at the sites; create and lead initiatives, participate in incident investigations and incident response team, management of change reviews, process hazard analyses and all other process safety activities.
  • Support permit applications, episodic release estimates, etc.
    Large Capital Projects Leadership  (50%%)
  • Lead early development of large Hydrogen Peroxide Business unit capital projects.

    Personnel Management/ Professional Development (15%)
    Ensure process engineers develop / enhance both technical and interpersonal skills. Perform annual evaluations & performance development planning for direct Process Technology Engineers report.
  • Ability to travel apx. 30-40 % of the time within North America and Europe)
  • Supports the site HES policy and complies with all regulatory and internal requirements
  • Participates in HES activities provided by site management and Arkema Inc. (e.g., Behavioral Base Safety, SafeStart, etc.)
  • Supports and promotes the reporting of all health, safety, environmental, near-miss, accident or injury incidents
  • Minimum BS degree in Chemical Engineering
  • Minimum 15 years of plant and/or process engineering experience
  • Chemical industry experience, including project management, production and process
  • Ability to lead and develop process technology, manage technical portfolios, optimize resources and prioritize critical activities
  • Proven ability to correct and take timely decisions
  • Proven ability to understand and communicate complex analytical information.
  • Capable of managing technical professionals

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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