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Resin Pilot Plant Leader

Job Requisition ID:  36567

Title: Resin Pilot Plant Leader

 

Job Description: PVB Resin Pilot Plant Lead in Antwerp, Belgium

  • The Resin Pilot Plant Leader will be accountable for leading the resin pilot plant and contributing to new process development and process improvements.  This is an excellent growth opportunity for a junior leader.

 

We would advise you to discuss your availability and your desire to post for this position with your supervision before posting.

This is the role:

  • Maintain High Safety Performance◦Understand the concepts for process safety management and actively design according to those principles
  • Ensure daily safe work practices, by driving to a Zero Incident Mindset
  • Co-manage and direct operations staff to ensure safe and reliable operations
  • Develop and Champion a Strategic Vision for the Resin Pilot Plant◦Set short term and long-term vision for success
  • Lead a cross-functional team develop new processes and products◾Working in a fast-paced result-oriented multidisciplinary team environment
  • Exhibit a high level of initiative
  • Direct work of operators
  • Effectively communicate and collaborate across enterprise◦Establish a strong partnership with on-site supporting departments to understand needs, issues, and priorities and coordinate technical activities
  • Frequently interact with global manufacturing and technology personnel 
  • Communicate plans and results through effective written documentation and oral presentations
  • Invent, improve, trouble-shoot and debottleneck resin processes ◦Conduct experiments in the pilot plant
  • Apply statistical tools effectively (6-Sigma, design of experiments, Minitab)
  • Analyze results, solve complex problems, and document conclusions
  • Lead root case analysis of process upsets and equipment failures to identify corrective actions to prevent recurrence

This is what you bring :                                                                      

  • A Masters degree or PhD in Chemical Engineering or Chemistry
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in chemical industry
  • Experience in pilot plant of plant scale chemical manufacturing environment required
  • Demonstrated creativity and a desire to solve challenging and complex problems
  • Strong project management and team leadership skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to work in a team environment
  • Willingness to travel between Eastman locations in Belgium

Job Responsibilities:

  • Maintain High Safety Performance
    • Understand the concepts for process safety management and actively design according to those principles
    • Ensure daily safe work practices, by driving to a Zero Incident Mindset
    • Co-manage and direct operations staff to ensure safe and reliable operations
  • Develop and Champion a Strategic Vision for the Resin Pilot Plant
    • Set short term and long-term vision for success
    • Lead a cross-functional team develop new processes and products
      • Working in a fast-paced result-oriented multidisciplinary team environment
      • Exhibit a high level of initiative
      • Direct work of operators
  • Effectively communicate and collaborate across enterprise
    • Establish a strong partnership with on-site supporting departments to understand needs, issues, and priorities and coordinate technical activities
    • Frequently interact with global manufacturing and technology personnel  
    • Communicate plans and results through effective written documentation and oral presentations
  • Invent, improve, trouble-shoot and debottleneck resin processes
    • Conduct experiments in the pilot plant
    • Apply statistical tools effectively (6-Sigma, design of experiments, Minitab)
    • Analyze results, solve complex problems, and document conclusions
    • Lead root case analysis of process upsets and equipment failures to identify corrective actions to prevent recurrence

                                                                       

Qualifications: The ideal candidate must have:

  • A BS in Chemical Engineering or Chemistry
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in chemical industry
  • Experience in pilot plant of plant scale chemical manufacturing environment required
  • Demonstrated creativity and a desire to solve challenging and complex problems
  • Strong project management and team leadership skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to work in a team environment
  • Willingness to travel between Eastman locations in Belgium

Eastman is  committed to creating a powerfully diverse workforce and a broadly inclusive workplace, where everyone can contribute to their fullest potential each day.


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