OMNOVA Solutions Inc.

  • Process Engineer

    Job Locations US-PA-Auburn
    Posted Date 1 month ago(12/12/2018 9:26 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?

    Provide technical guidance of daily plant production processes and serve as the technical expert to the production team. This individual will support maintaining transparent, easily understandable, and easily maintainable metrics for safety, housekeeping, quality and productivity. The role will be responsible for driving continuous improvement in these areas. The incumbent will need to be able to readily identify opportunities, prioritize, and take action to improve asset utilization and production efficiency. The role will also provide technical support for production related projects as well as lead other applicable projects as needed. They need to be able to work closely with process engineers and technicians and the maintenance team to implement improvements. The incumbent will provide production technical expertise for all production related reviews. They will also serve as the point of contact and owner of product scale ups and changes. 

    Your tasks and responsibilities...

    • Provides technical guidance of daily plant production processes
    • Serves as a technical expert to the production team
    • 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.
    • Drives continuous improvement and change to deliver production results
    • 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, also closes all MOC’s as MOC coordinator
    • Develops and maintains production related procedures, training materials, and documentation to facilitate consistent and safe manufacturing practices meeting all requirements of Process Safety Management.
    • Owns and manages production related projects, delivering projects on time and on budget
    • Supports EtQ system implementation and ISO activities
    • Acts as point of contact and process expert for all product scale ups and changes.

    Who you are...

    • Bachelors degree needed in Chemical Engineering or related field
    • 3-5 years of experience Web Handling Manufacturing (preferably from the PVC industry)
    • Advanced problem solving and facilitation skills – ability to critically think and execute deliverables
    • Previous experience driving production related improvements
    • Proven ability to initiate and drive change
    • Ability to read engineering drawings
    • Advanced computer skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.).
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with internal and external customers
    • Partner with Operations staff to understand their perspectives and priorities
    • Must be able to flex shift
    • Function effectively in a team environment

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Electrical/Instrumentation experience
    • Experience working with DCS systems
    • Experience working PSM covered facility
    • Incident Commander/Emergency Response Team Certification
    • PLC experience in Allen Bradley, Siemens, and or Omron System
    • Working knowledge of SAP
    • Working knowledge of Lean/Six sigma practices
    • Functional knowledge of auto CAD software

    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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