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Messina Group and Verdant Specialty Solutions (https://www.verdantspecialty.com/) are seeking to hire a full-time, permanent Process Engineer to provide technical expertise and day-to-day engineering support to the manufacturing facility. This will include; interaction with the operations and maintenance employees to design and modify existing and new facilities for the purpose of plant continuous improvement. This individual must play an active leadership role in the site’s Manufacturing Excellence Program with accurate measurement and tracking of key performance metrics such as yield, cost, quality, and efficiency (OEE) and to strengthen the mindsets and behaviors at the site to sustain the improvements. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:                                                                                                                    

Change Agent for the site; help lead Manufacturing Excellence initiatives to improve the site performance and culture

  • Analyzes quality for multiple product lines utilizing statistical control charts. Works toward establishing ‘in-control processes. Identifies areas of variation (raw materials, process, or quality analysis), implements measures to reduce variation, and tracks the effectiveness of reduction measures.
  • Analyzes process data and quality critical parameters for control of manufacturing processes. Troubleshoots problem areas and identifies measures for improvement.
  • Investigates off-grade or abnormal batches. Identifies root cause, reports findings, and implements corrective actions.
  • Use heat and material balances, fluid flow/hydraulic principles to troubleshoot process problems and design new equipment.
  • Analyzes batch cycle times. Identifies and implements process optimization improvements to establish consistent cycle times and reduce overall cycle times to lead to improved capacity at the site.
  • Reports cycle time, Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), and other key metrics for key equipment and key product lines.
  • Utilize management of change for applicable situations.
  • Evaluate raw material changes for impact on quality. Develop studies/protocol for evaluation prior to introduction.
  • Create and update site Manufacturing and Equipment Procedures including decontamination and LOTO and train and work with the shop floor on improving these procedures.
  • Trains production operators and laboratory technicians on unit operations, chemistries, and batch recipe or DCS changes/enhancements in regards to the product line.
  • Responsible for day-to-day troubleshooting and ‘firefighting’ associated with the product line.
  • Support / adhere to all quality system requirements, including ISO 9001, European Federation for Cosmetic Ingredients (EFfCI), Good Manufacturing Practices, and Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), consistent with Manufacturing Excellence and HSSE Management Systems as it relates to this position.
  • Performs feasibility studies for technology transfers and new product introduction. Includes assessment of current equipment capabilities, HSE issues, capital requirements, and quality assurance capabilities.
  • Provide process engineering support for capital and automation projects.
  • Provides process engineering assistance to help the plant define and solve problems and capitalize on their opportunities within a leadership role as part of the site’s Manufacturing Excellence Program
  • Provide leadership in a process improvement team setting.
  • Influence people’s opinions, attitudes, and judgments and demonstrate the ability to compromise opinions to develop the best solution for the issue.
  • Processes run within defined control limits
  • Production rates and cycle times are optimized
  • Site complies with Corporate safety programs and passes internal and regulatory audits
  • Provide all required management and technical documentation as needed for the site and regulatory compliance.
  • Be a liaison between the plant (client) and the site technical team.
  • Systemic problem areas (particularly safety) are identified and corrected in a timely fashion
  • Individually, as well as in a team, provide cost-effective process designs and troubleshooting for numerous projects.
  • Provide timely and accurate scope definition and project description to develop a RACE (Capital authorization request)
  • Have a working knowledge of process piping, pumps, electrical and instrumentation/control systems
  • Able to perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency of composure.

HEALTH, SAFETY, AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for personal safety and overall plant achievement of zero lost-time injuries, zero recordable injuries, and zero environmental incidents.
  • Responsible for facilitating and leading safety reviews for product line and associated equipment for the management of change (equipment, quality, etc.), new product introduction/technology transfer, revalidation of process hazard analysis.
  • Applies Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA) for process hazard analysis.
  • Assists with environmental compliance with wastewater permits, air permits, and disposal permits in accordance with regulatory standards.
  • Evaluates any process changes in regards to impact on current permits and overall site HS&E.
  • Utilizes cross-functional teams to develop new safety procedures or evaluate existing procedures.
  • Responsible for compliance with OSHA PSM, EPA RMP, and Solvay PHMP for product line equipment: mechanical integrity, PHA, vent relief sizing.
  • Responsible for evaluating and initializing any change that affects the site Risk Management Program.
  • Attends all safety-related training sessions. Conducts departmental safety meetings and provides safety training to the Operations and Maintenance employees.
  • Enter incident reports and near misses in the Gensuite database
  • Identify process and behavioral safety issues and find solutions to correct them
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University Park, IL

Messina Group and Verdant Specialty Solutions (https://www.verdantspecialty.com/) are seeking to hire a full-time, permanent Process Engineer to provide technical expertise and day-to-day engineering support to the manufacturing facility. This will include; interaction with the operations and maintenance employees to design and modify existing and new facilities for the purpose of plant continuous improvement. This individual must play an active leadership role in the site’s Manufacturing Excellence Program with accurate measurement and tracking of key performance metrics such as yield, cost, quality, and efficiency (OEE) and to strengthen the mindsets and behaviors at the site to sustain the improvements. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:                                                                                                                    

Change Agent for the site; help lead Manufacturing Excellence initiatives to improve the site performance and culture

  • Analyzes quality for multiple product lines utilizing statistical control charts. Works toward establishing ‘in-control processes. Identifies areas of variation (raw materials, process, or quality analysis), implements measures to reduce variation, and tracks the effectiveness of reduction measures.
  • Analyzes process data and quality critical parameters for control of manufacturing processes. Troubleshoots problem areas and identifies measures for improvement.
  • Investigates off-grade or abnormal batches. Identifies root cause, reports findings, and implements corrective actions.
  • Use heat and material balances, fluid flow/hydraulic principles to troubleshoot process problems and design new equipment.
  • Analyzes batch cycle times. Identifies and implements process optimization improvements to establish consistent cycle times and reduce overall cycle times to lead to improved capacity at the site.
  • Reports cycle time, Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), and other key metrics for key equipment and key product lines.
  • Utilize management of change for applicable situations.
  • Evaluate raw material changes for impact on quality. Develop studies/protocol for evaluation prior to introduction.
  • Create and update site Manufacturing and Equipment Procedures including decontamination and LOTO and train and work with the shop floor on improving these procedures.
  • Trains production operators and laboratory technicians on unit operations, chemistries, and batch recipe or DCS changes/enhancements in regards to the product line.
  • Responsible for day-to-day troubleshooting and ‘firefighting’ associated with the product line.
  • Support / adhere to all quality system requirements, including ISO 9001, European Federation for Cosmetic Ingredients (EFfCI), Good Manufacturing Practices, and Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), consistent with Manufacturing Excellence and HSSE Management Systems as it relates to this position.
  • Performs feasibility studies for technology transfers and new product introduction. Includes assessment of current equipment capabilities, HSE issues, capital requirements, and quality assurance capabilities.
  • Provide process engineering support for capital and automation projects.
  • Provides process engineering assistance to help the plant define and solve problems and capitalize on their opportunities within a leadership role as part of the site’s Manufacturing Excellence Program
  • Provide leadership in a process improvement team setting.
  • Influence people’s opinions, attitudes, and judgments and demonstrate the ability to compromise opinions to develop the best solution for the issue.
  • Processes run within defined control limits
  • Production rates and cycle times are optimized
  • Site complies with Corporate safety programs and passes internal and regulatory audits
  • Provide all required management and technical documentation as needed for the site and regulatory compliance.
  • Be a liaison between the plant (client) and the site technical team.
  • Systemic problem areas (particularly safety) are identified and corrected in a timely fashion
  • Individually, as well as in a team, provide cost-effective process designs and troubleshooting for numerous projects.
  • Provide timely and accurate scope definition and project description to develop a RACE (Capital authorization request)
  • Have a working knowledge of process piping, pumps, electrical and instrumentation/control systems
  • Able to perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency of composure.

HEALTH, SAFETY, AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for personal safety and overall plant achievement of zero lost-time injuries, zero recordable injuries, and zero environmental incidents.
  • Responsible for facilitating and leading safety reviews for product line and associated equipment for the management of change (equipment, quality, etc.), new product introduction/technology transfer, revalidation of process hazard analysis.
  • Applies Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA) for process hazard analysis.
  • Assists with environmental compliance with wastewater permits, air permits, and disposal permits in accordance with regulatory standards.
  • Evaluates any process changes in regards to impact on current permits and overall site HS&E.
  • Utilizes cross-functional teams to develop new safety procedures or evaluate existing procedures.
  • Responsible for compliance with OSHA PSM, EPA RMP, and Solvay PHMP for product line equipment: mechanical integrity, PHA, vent relief sizing.
  • Responsible for evaluating and initializing any change that affects the site Risk Management Program.
  • Attends all safety-related training sessions. Conducts departmental safety meetings and provides safety training to the Operations and Maintenance employees.
  • Enter incident reports and near misses in the Gensuite database
  • Identify process and behavioral safety issues and find solutions to correct them

Learn More:

John Dewar

Sr. Talent Advisor

jdewar@messinagroupinc.com

(847) 692-0624

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From the initial phone call up to the first day on the job and after, John was there guiding and coaching me throughout the process. I could not ask anything more from a professional recruiter. He was courteous, polite, and very knowledgeable.Victor B.