Process Engineer

Founded in 1950, SACHEM Inc is a privately held global chemical science company. SACHEM is a world leader in supporting key markets such as semiconductor, panel displays, catalysts, carbohydrates, polymers, oilfield and other challenging sectors. We have achieved our global position by delivering highly pure, precise and innovative chemical solutions designed to solve our customer’s most demanding applications.

SACHEM is recognized for innovation, technical expertise, revolutionary service and an unwavering commitment to safety and the environment.  To provide seamless service, responsiveness and support, SACHEM is organized around regional business units for the Americas, Europe and Asia.  SACHEM’s expanding manufacturing operations includes facilities in North America, Europe and Asia and a global service network spanning over 30 countries.  Our organization enables worldwide delivery of innovative and customized chemical solutions backed by superior customer service.

The Process Engineer provides engineering support to improve efficiency of plant hydroxide processes.  This position is responsible for evaluation of process design parameters and leading measures for improvements to increase productivity, process quality, and overall competiveness through improved manufacturing costs.

Key Responsibilities:

Health, Safety, Environment, Ethics:  Participates in HSEE audits, identifies and  corrects unsafe issues, evaluates ongoing PPE requirements for safe handling of hydroxides, supports environmental efforts, works ethically and with integrity.  Upholds Organizational values.

Plant Maintenance:  Monitors process equipment to identify potential errors and develops solutions to eliminate the re occurrence of those problems.  Evaluates downtime trends and works to improve those trends.

Operational and Technical Support:  Understands all plant hydroxide processes, troubleshoots process problems and identifies solutions which reduce downtime and conserve maintenance costs.

Develops and updates process procedures to ensure that documentation is accurate and understandable and trains operators in the use of new installations.  Answers operation associates questions regarding process concepts and procedures.

Assist in determining product specifications for new products and markets and works with product design teams and other departments to formulate a manufacturing process.

Develops safe operating and maintenance procedures and trains associates working with new or changed processes.

Develops process changes derived from statistical data of hydroxide processes that improve OEE, product quality, and product costs.

Continuous Improvement of Quality:  Designs methods for maintaining or increasing production levels while improving production costs, yields, quality, and safety.  Works with maintenance team to evaluate performance of key equipment and parts in the hydroxide processes.  Identifies any parts life that looks abnormal.

Competencies:  To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Analytical – Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.

Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Oral & Written Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings. Writes clearly and informatively;   has the ability to read and interpret written information.

Teamwork – Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit.

Quality Management – Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.

Cost Consciousness – Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Contributes to profits and revenue. Displays orientation to profitability; Aligns work with strategic goals.

Judgment – Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.

Motivation – Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence; Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.

Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans.

Safety and Security – Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.

Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

Dependability – Takes responsibility for own actions; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

Initiative – Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.

Innovation – Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas.

Education and/or Experience                                             

Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Process Engineering and at least six years related experience.

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