OMNOVA Solutions Inc.

  • Engineer- Polyfox

    Job Locations US-OH-Mogadore
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/11/2018 8:24 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?

    The Engineer-Polyfox is primarily responsible for supporting all aspects of Polyfox production and engineering. Polyfox production includes scheduling daily operations, managing polyfox technicians, managing raw material/finished good inventory, process troubleshooting, quality, SAP, and communicating directly with the technical and commercial teams. The position will also manage pilot plant capital projects and provide scale-up and plant support for emulsion polymerization.

    Your tasks and responsibilities...

    • Manage PolyFox operations ensuring the proper resources and raw materials are available to make quality product while adhering to all safety rules.
    • Analyze manufacturing methods, processes and production schedule to deliver product to customer in timely manner
    • Research and create new methods of manufacturing processes as needed to meet customer requirements, reduce waste, achieve the maximum production capacity/efficiency/yields, and reduce costs.
    • Maintain and monitor inventory levels of finished and semi-finished goods along with raw materials
    • Responsible for safety education and improvements in PolyFox manufacturing area
    • Troubleshoot manufacturing and quality issues
    • Schedule planned and preventative maintenance including but not limited to mechanical integrity, PRV recertification
    • Manage PolyFox inquiries and complaints
    • Maintain SAP BOMs and production costs, time involved and estimated upcoming manufacturing requirements for Polyfox and GenGlaze
    • Oversee quality testing of finished and in-process samples including all necessary SAP transactions and process monitoring
    • Oversee QC lab equipment
    • Interact with analytical, business and sales departments for Polyfox
    • Comply with all statutory and regulatory rules
    • Work with the SOIP group to streamline and automate production processes
    • Serve as PP quality representative, track PP quality issues including customer complaints, corrective actions and First Pass Prime and participate on the Global Quality Team.
    • Maintain ISO certification
    • Manage capital projects
    • Lead scale-up/development projects for emulsion polymerization including running batches, analyzing results and support/guidance for transfer to production.

    Who you are...

    • Minimum of 3-5 years of chemical manufacturing experience with a Bachelor’s degree in engineering, science, or related field; in lieu of degree
    • Leadership/supervisory experience
    • Strong detail orientation
    • Proven problem solving and decision making skills with the ability to develop multiple solutions for an issue and make valid recommendations for resolution
    • Able to understand and execute processes including: risk ranking, rapid problem solving, effective project management, hazard analysis, management of change (MOC), pre-start up safety review (PSSR), lock out-tag out (LOTO), confined space, and required permitting
    • Competent with the Microsoft Office suite of programs (i.e. Word, Excel, and Outlook)
    • Working knowledge in SAP 
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Must demonstrate strong safety orientation
    • Have the ability to work collaboratively and demonstrate effective listening skills
    • Organization skills
    • High energy, productive, team player

    Preferred Qualification

    • LSS Greenbelt/Blackbelt 
    • Advanced SAP knowledge
    • Emulsion or Solution Polymerization

    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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