OMNOVA Solutions Inc.

  • Senior Engineer - Pilot Plant

    Job Locations US-OH-Mogadore
    Posted Date 2 months ago(11/13/2018 10:00 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-1535
    Function
    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?

    Plans, leads, and executes technical projects relative to the development and scale-up of new products and processes. Responsibilities include, identifying and scaling new polymer processes, working with Chemists to optimize product recipes, assisting the production facilities with resolution to process or product problems, optimization of existing products, and evaluation of raw materials. The position will also provide engineering and troubleshooting support to Pilot Plant processes.

    Your tasks and responsibilities...

    • Drive process and product scale-up from lab scale to production
    • Lead production personnel in trials of new products and processes
    • Create batch recipes and input in DeltaV control system
    • Analyze batch data, draw conclusions, and make recommendations through written reports and presentations
    • Interact with other work groups including product development, technical marketing, and production staff
    • Proactively monitor new technology for process optimization opportunities
    • Participate in, or lead, continuous improvement, innovation, and cost reduction programs
    • Develop technical process safety information and participates on MOC, PHA, and PSSR Teams
    • Support and troubleshoot process control system and process instrumentation
    • Troubleshoot and provide process engineering support to Pilot Plant Operations

    Who you are...

    • Bachelors in Chemistry, Polymer, Engineering
    • 7 - 10 years of experience in Polymer R&D and/or Manufacturing
    • Polymerization process experience
    • Ability to lead and work with diverse teams from research to manufacturing
    • Ability to lead projects across global locations
    • Ability to analyze data and drive data based decisions
    • Ability to function effectively in a team environment and work independently as well
    • Ability to prioritize and balance short and long term needs in a dynamic environment
    • Flexible; adapts well to change and can multi-task efficiently
    • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
    • Ability to travel (~20%) to OMNOVA facilities and/ or customers in order to provide hands-on support when necessary
    • Monday – Friday, day shift with possibility of occasional irregular hours
    • Ability to be on-call at all hours depending on schedule
    • Longer hours may be required during scale-up

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Advanced technical degree
    • Emulsion polymerization expertise
    • Experience in small scale equipment operations
    • Polymer drying expertise
    • Analytical chemistry experience
    • Experience with Delta V distributed control system
    • Experience with controls and instrumentation
    • Manufacturing experience
    • LSS Greenbelt

    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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