Pilot Plant and Process Engineering Manager (closed)
*The purpose of the Pilot Plant and Process Engineering Manager role is to lead formulation scale-up work, and collaborate with colleagues across Production & Supply to achieve successful and safe formulations, optimized for manufacturability and distribution through the application of process engineering principles.
*New formulation process development and scale-up
*Collaborate with formulation chemists to provide manufacturing input during product development
*Take an active part in manufacturing plant introductions of newly developed products
*Provide process engineering support for existing products both at the plant and in the distribution network, to address any quality or efficiency issues.
*Strive for innovative solutions to improve plant productivity and cost efficiency to gain competitive advantage
*Take leading role in development of pilot plant operations and technology development, including the project management in accordance with departmental priorities as well as assist in training and supervision of technicians, co-op students and third-party employees.
Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
Critical knowledge: *Background and skills must include BS, MS or PhD in Chemical Engineering
*Knowledge in scale-up and mixing processes a plus
*5-10 years of process engineering experience in a chemical production facility or process scale-up experience
Critical Technical Proffesional & Personal capabilities:
*Thorough understanding of engineering fundamentals
*Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
*Ability to work effectively with multi-functional and multi-level teams
*Good problem solving, decision making and planning skills are a must.
*Motivated, independent, self starter who enjoys diverse fast paced environment
*Must be interested in technology development and working in a pilot plant environment
Critical Leadership capabilities:
*Shows potential and has desire to lead a team of engineers
*Demonstrated ability to coach people to excel and provide technical mentoring
*Has foresight to develop and execute ambitious strategies
*Manages uncertainty and risk with confidence
*Collaborates effectively across organizational and functional boundaries
*Liberates potential by creating an environment that supports innovation
Critical Success Factors & Key Challenges: *The ability to manage multiple projects independently
*Self-motivated and prioritized to maximize value to the organization
*Fast learner who can adapt to a new business and organizational culture rapidly
*Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people across different levels of the company
*Ability to learn what is critical in scale-up and robustness and to judge what studies are need to be carried out based on engineering fundamentals.
*All applicants must be eligible to work in the US.
*External candidates will be required to sign a non-compete agreement.
*Travel Requirements – 20%