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Senior Process Engineer

Company: Clariant Corporation
Location: Louisville
Posted on: April 18, 2019

Job Description:

Clariant is a focused and innovative specialty chemical company, based in Muttenz near Basel/Switzerland. On 31 December 2018 the company employed a total workforce of 17 901. In the financial year 2018, Clariant recorded sales of CHF 6.623 billion for its continuing businesses. The company reports in four business areas: Care Chemicals, Catalysis, Natural Resources, and Plastics & Coatings. Clariant s corporate strategy is based on five pillars: focus on innovation and R&D, add value with sustainability, reposition portfolio, intensify growth, and increase profitability.

The Process Engineer ensures continuous improvement reviewing production processes aiming highest degrees of efficiency aligned to corporate/site objectives by performing the following duties:


* Ensure compliance with local legal regulations and local legal legislation (ensure that permits are obeyed)

* Ensure compliance with Clariant policies regarding safety and environmental aspects

* Ensure proper utilization Management of Change procedures

* Participate/Lead risk analysis; support and implement corresponding action items

* Decide and develop processes and procedures to increase First Pass Quality (FPQ) of production

* Lead/participate in groups to follow up nonconformities from clients (QNS)

* Use Clariant Excellence tools to generate/track proper KPIs to improve overall quality

* Provide plant support as needed in certain process lines of the plant taking necessary decisions in a daily basis

* Decide on modifications, projects, trials for certain areas of the plant

* Develop documentation to run process and train people accordingly

* Lead improvement groups to enhance performance of plant areas

* Coordinate the implementation of new products or processes at the plant

* Ensure proper know-how transfer documentation for start-up of new processes/products

* Participate/Manage process development groups (R&D, GTI, other production sites)

* Lead, champion and support continuous improvement initiatives and activities to improve processes

* Execute/monitor Continuous Improvement Programs in costs, performance, quality, safety (KPI improvement)

* Participate in Green or Black Belt training and empower Yellow Belts

* Manage projects under the guidance of the Production Engineer and/or Production Manager

* Measure Product Quality, Process Capability, Yield, etc. utilizing various Statistical Process Control techniques

* Support project/maintenance groups in the definition of new processes, procedures, equipment

* Propose, develop ideas and concepts to improve processes and transform it into investment projects

* Support project/maintenance in commissioning and start-up of new processes, procedures, equipment


* Performs other functions as necessary or as assigned


* Bachelor s degree in Chemical engineering or related career

* Over 5 years of experience in production, process improvement and/or R&D areas

* Solid experience in similar chemical operations (Ziegler Natta Polypropylene Catalyst production)

* Excellent overall computer skills, SAP experience is preferred but not required

* Ability to work varied work hours

* Must be a self-learner and able to make fast and accurate decisions

* Must be results oriented with ability to handle multiple complex tasks simultaneously

Clariant ensures by adequate and documented processes, mechanisms, and policies that all employees are treated equal irrespective of gender, race, nationality, culture, religion, age, political views, or disability. With regard to the zero-tolerance approach of Clariant against any form of discrimination, regional and country HR departments have to ensure avoidance or elimination of any discrimination in work-related activities, particularly regarding remuneration, training, vocational guidance, and social security. Globally, the average basic salary of female employees was 96 % of that of the average male employee in 2017.

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