Process Engineer

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Process Engineer

  • Post Date:17th March 2023
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Job Description

About the job

Synthomer is an innovative and differentiated global leader in sustainable polymer solutions. The Group is one of the world’s foremost suppliers of water based polymers and has leadership positions in many markets. Our polymers help customers create innovative new products and enhance the performance of existing products in key industries such as coatings, construction, adhesives, textiles, paper and nitrile medical gloves.

With the acquisition of Eastman Adhesive Resins in 2022 and Omnova Solutions in 2020, Synthomer grew its global manufacturing network, expanded its product portfolio and boosted its geographical presence, allowing it to better serve over 6000 customers around the world. Synthomer has its operational headquarters in London, UK, and provides customer-focused services from regional centres in Harlow, UK; Marl, Germany; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Beachwood, Ohio, USA. It employs more than 5000 employees across over 40 sites and is listed on the London Stock Exchange.

Purpose Of The Job

Develop and implement technical improvements for the Lithene production processes in line with the sites’s manufacturing strategy and the overall company targets. Deliver OEE improvement by identification and remediation of technical / plant issues – primarily rate and quality losses. Plan and execute projects from conception to commissioning

Main Accountabilities

  • Support the Lithene Manufacturing Strategy actively in developing improved production processes on the Lithene plant
  • Develop a technical strategy for the Lithene production processes in cooperation with all other departments bridging the markets needs and technical possibilities
  • Support the Site Leadership Team in developing and delivering the Site Value Gap and identifying the Value Opportunity
  • Take a lead in the Root-Cause Problem solving activities of the of Lithene production processes
  • Provide technical competency training and assessments where required
  • Offer technical support to production when required
  • Champion and engage in lean process improvement tools incl. leading 5S, RCPS and PD-board meetings
  • Ensure full MoC, PTW and other SHE requirements for technical processes in various business environments. Ensure the Manex strategy is executed to achieve and maintain Gold standard.

Job Requirements

  • Degree or equivalent (Chem Eng/Eng preferred)
  • Experience within the chemical industry, in production or a process engineering function, ideally with COMAH responsibility
  • Excellent team player showing high adaptability, sharing optimism, and having a proactive mindset
  • Good personal communications and people skills, customer focused and self-motivated
  • Strong organisational skills, detail oriented, the ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, and adapt in a fast-paced manufacturing environment and prioritise workload
  • The ability to effectively communicate at all levels
  • Demonstrate a bias for action towards making changes that solve problems and have a positive impact on the process, products, and people

Why Synthomer?

We are ambitious!

We have grown significantly – both organically and inorganically. We are a FTSE 250 listed company, 22% of our revenue comes from newly commercialized products, and we’re recognized in the top-quartile for chemicals manufacturing safety.

We believe in high challenge, high support!

We are keen to let you contribute in real roles from day 1. We expect a lot, but offer a lot, too. This includes onboarding, induction and learning events, networking opportunities, mentoring and personal development planning. So, be up for an inspiring long-term career adventure.

We personalize our approach to development!

At Synthomer, you won’t find generic career tracks or development programs but rather a one-size-fits-one approach to employee development. We’ll partner with you to ensure you have the right experiences that build your capabilities and accelerate your career growth.