OMNOVA Solutions Inc.

  • Production Engineer

    Job Locations US-SC-Chester
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/7/2018 10:30 AM)
    Job ID
    Engineering / Quality
  • Who is OMNOVA Solutions?

    OMNOVA Solutions is a specialty chemicals and functional surfaces company, whose technologies enhance the performance of a wide variety of well-known products across the globe. We are proud to offer "The Science in Better Brands."

    What are we looking for?

    This position will directly support daily plant production processes and serve as a technical expert to the production team. This position is part of the Supervisor Team Meetings and will also serve as a backup production coordinator covering coordinator vacations/vacancies as needed. They will be ultimately responsible for working to improve production related safety, quality, and productivity performance by monitoring and implementing changes to drive improvement in these specific areas. They will need to identify improvement opportunities, prioritize, and develop sustainable improvements to improve asset utilization and production efficiency. They will provide technical support for production related capital activities owning and leading applicable projects. They will also serve as the technical expert for production related reviews of new projects and PM plans for existing and new installations.

    Your tasks and responsibilities...

    • Supports the production team with hands on engineering technical support on day shift as well as afternoons and evenings.
    • Actively engages with operators and supervisors to ensure safe, efficient, production activities
    • Identifies production related safety, quality, and process improvement opportunities, prioritizing as needed, and implementing effective long term corrective actions
    • Supports and participates in plant safety activities and training, specifically driving production related safety improvements.
    • Provides troubleshooting support for production related issues and alarms working directly with the production team to identify the causes and implement effective solutions
    • Participates in the administration of the Management of Change or (MOC) program which includes, but is not limited to, change approvals, start-up approvals, development of operating procedures, hazard evaluation, training of personnel on changes, and updating of Process Safety Information
    • Develop and maintain production related procedures, training materials, and documentation to facilitate consistent and safe manufacturing practices meeting all requirements of Process Safety Management.
    • Acts as the technical expert for all production related activities
    • Owns and manages production related capital projects, delivering projects on time and on budget
    • Supports Responsible Care and ISO activities
    • Support One with One process
    • Coach, council, motivate and participate in corrective action process as necessary

    Who you are...

    • Bachelors Degree in Chemical, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering
    • 3-5 years of experience in a production environment
    • Advanced problem solving and facilitation skills
    • Previous experience driving production related improvements
    • Proven ability to initiate and drive change
    • Advanced computer skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, SAP, etc.).
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Must be able to flex shift
    • Function effectively in a team environment
    • Ability to create sustainable management systems
    • Experience as Work Permit Author (CSE, Hot Work, Line Opening, LOTO, etc)

    Preferred Qualification

    • Electrical/Instrumentation experience
    • Experience working with DCS systems
    • Experience working in a PSM covered facility
    • Incident Commander/Emergency Response Team Certification
    • Six Sigma Project Leader
    • Root cause investigation / incident owner


    Why OMNOVA?

    The science of better careers. Come formulate yours.

    Bring your ingredients for success and together we’ll create a unique plan for your development and career growth. We recognize that without our talented employees and their passion and curiosity (which really are the backbone of our organization), we would not be where we are today. Click here to learn more about why you should join OMNOVA.


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