OMNOVA Solutions Inc.

  • Process Innovation and Pilot Plant Operations Manager

    Job Locations US-OH-Mogadore
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(9/21/2018 1:17 PM)
    Job ID
    Technology & New Product Development
  • 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 Manager of Process Innovation and Pilot Operations is accountable for effective scale-up of new products and processes, optimization of current manufacturing processes, investigation of new process technologies, and maximizing the performance and value delivery of OMNOVA's Pilot Plant Facilities. This position is responsible for managing all pilot plant functions including production, engineering, quality, safety, human resources and technical. Responsibilities also include for commercial production and shipping conducted within the Pilot Plant facilities.

    Your tasks and responsibilities...

    • Establish expectations and implement policies, procedures and management systems to maintain a safe, environmentally responsible and compliant Pilot Plan operation
    • Supervises all operations of the Mogadore, OH Pilot Plant including new product and process piloting, small-scale commercial production and shipping, maintenance, quality, and safety management
    • Process owner of industrial scale-up stage of the new product stage gate process. Establishes and manages the global procedures for pilot production at all chemical pilot plants
    • Manages portfolio of staged technical projects for implementation of contract manufacturing opportunities into OMNOVA manufacturing facilities
    • Accountable to ensure that new processes are effectively developed, thoroughly documented and communicated prior to production scale up
    • Manage production conducted within the Mogadore Pilot Plant including inventory control, quality management and reporting of standard operation metrics
    • Partners with Product Management, Technology, and Manufacturing to support Operations Excellence, Productivity, Quality Improvement and Product Integrity initiatives
    • Establish a vision and strategic direction for Pilot Operations and translate into a budget and priorities
    • Manage capital investment planning and execution for Pilot Operations
    • Employee relations, training and development of Pilot Plant and Process Innovation staffing
    • Coordinate with New Product Development teams, Marketing and other Performance Chemicals manufacturing sites to prioritize and execute Pilot Plant Work Requests
    • Oversight of ISO 9001 and RCMS systems at the Mogadore Pilot Plant

    Who you are...

    • Bachelors degree in chemical engineering
    • 10 years of experience in process/operations engineering or manufacturing
    • Experience with Process Safety Management
    • Emulsion polymerization process experience
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Demonstrated leadership skills with ability to function effectively in a team environment
    • Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills
    • Understanding of quality management principals and techniques
    • Ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Advance Degree in Chemical Engineering
    • Experience in the application of Process Intensification methods
    • Six Sigma Black Belt certification
    • DOE (Design of Experiments) knowledge
    • Project Management experience
    • Knowledge of ISO 9000 systems and PSM


    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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