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Senior Process Development Engineer

Date: Jan 6, 2019

Location: Worms, RP, DE, 67547

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 3086

Grace ist ein führender globaler Lieferant von Katalysatoren und Spezialmaterialien, der auf Talent, Technologie und Vertrauen baut. Die beiden branchenführenden Geschäftsbereiche des Unternehmens – Katalysator- und Werkstofftechnologien – warten mit innovativen Produkten, Technologien und Dienstleistungen auf, die die Produkte und Prozesse unserer Kunden in aller Welt verbessern. Grace beschäftigt ca. 3.900 Mitarbeiter in mehr als 30 Ländern.

Job Description

The primary function of this position is to develop and scale-up new or improved manufacturing processes to support the growth and productivity objectives of the Materials Technologies product line.  Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Project planning and execution to drive projects from concept to commercialization, including startup and successful transfer to manufacturing
  • Apply sound engineering principles, rigor and manufacturing experience to:
    • Ensure safe, environmentally responsible processes are transferred to production
    • Solve chemical and process engineering problems related to new product and new manufacturing process concepts
    • Identify critical process parameters and develop functional FMEA, Cause and Effect Relationships and Critical to Quality Process Control Plan
    • Carry out experiments to determine the effect of processing variables on product properties and performance
    • Lead productivity projects in the manufacturing environment to improve quality, lower cost and increase rates
    • Troubleshoot new and existing plant processes
    • Provide necessary technical support for Process Design
    • Identify applicable state of the art instrumentation, equipment, and alternate process technology to upgrade the capability of manufacturing processes
  • Collaborate effectively with Research, Manufacturing, and Engineering for the introduction of new products and new plant capabilities, in global multicultural team environment
  • Communicate projects updates, progress, risks, options, barriers and recommendations, effectively to technical and non-technical audience

Required Skills

  • Proven ability to work safely in laboratory, pilot plant and manufacturing environment
  • Strong background in chemistry and engineering fundamentals. Candidate must be able to apply fundamental engineering concepts to develop robust technical solutions for implementation in commercial manufacturing operation
  • Demonstrated ability to apply Statistical techniques (DOE, Regression, Anova, SPC, Hypothesis Test, Process Capability Studies) for process development and process improvement
  • Sound Project Management Skills, ability to successfully handle multiple projects  using self directed work management style
  • Ability to work in cross functional team (R&D, Manufacturing, Process Design, Pilot Plant) to drive project results
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, scale-up, improve, troubleshoot and transfer new processes to manufacturing
  • Strong bias for action with a natural curiosity and ability to learn

Required Experience

  • BS, preferably MS, PhD in Chemical Engineering or Chemical Technology
  • 5-10 years’ experience in Colloidal Silica or Precipitated Silica manufacturing in the area of process development, scale up and productivity improvements
  • Experience with commercial scale chemical reaction, washing, drying, milling, classification unit operations is required
  • Lean Six sigma trained with demonstrated ability to utilize statistical techniques
  • Must be able to travel when and as required by the business needs (travel anticipated 30%, with international travel)

Preferred Qualifications

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