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Process Engineer

Company: Avantor
Location: Paris
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Job SummaryThe Process Engineer is accountable for providing engineering leadership and technical support to Avantor operations directly supporting manufacturing, product development, safety and customer support. The Process Engineer leads manufacturing technology product, safety management process, and/or process development, scale up and implementation.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: - Interfaces with Engineering, Maintenance, R&T, and other clients; participates in routine communication between each of these groups and the business driving continuous improvement projects while providing clear technology direction and operational production support - Collaborates with Production Leadership, Procurement and external vendors to implement/lead business improvement plans - Accountable for product quality, safety, non-conforming product disposition, process throughput, waste minimization, training/skill usage of hourly employees, yield improvement, investigation and reduction of production variances for identified products/processes - Accountable for tracking process reliability, developing corrective action reports and complaint responses, implement process improvements and corrective actions - Works in conjunction with all plant engineering disciplines, R&T and customers to support new products and new manufacturing technology platforms in operations - Directs contractors and hourly employees to monitor processes, collect data, install equipment and make process modifications - Develops and implements metrics including to monitor and improve process safety, performance of equipment, processes, and/or overall product quality trends to reduce process variability - May develop, design and implement capital projects to support plant initiatives - Performs other duties as assigned with or without accommodation - Provides timely and effective data analysis, root cause analysis, corrective and preventative action execution in response to process trends or out of control data points, or any other issues as they arise with platinum-level customer products - Leads multi-functional process capability improvement, MOC and validation efforts including MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Education: Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering or a related field required; Knowledge of basic problem-solving tools (DMAIC) and lean manufacturing concepts (kanbans, kaizen, 5S) required.Experience: Minimum of five (5) years of related experience required Minimum of two (2) years of experience working in a chemical manufacturing environment requiredPreferred:Six Sigma Black Belt certification preferred Lean certification preferred; Knowledge of OSHA, NFPC, HazWoper, and other governmental regulatory requirements (e.g., 21 CFR Part 820, cGMP, ISO, FDA, etc.)Skills/Competencies: General knowledge of chemistry and high purity chemical processing/engineering, and microelectronic applications required Demonstrated complex problem solving expertise and experience Demonstrated application of SPC tools and implementation Working knowledge and experience in distillation and separation purification technologies, chemical synthesis unit operations, process control, environmental control systems, and clean manufacturing Working knowledge of financial/cost systems and standard operating procedures process Knowledge of FDA, cGMP, ISO 9000 and applicable state and federal environmental regulations Demonstrated organizational, technical leadership, presentation and communication skills Ability to understand analytical procedures, quantify analytical results, and make adjustments and corrections as needed Ability to partner effectively with all functions and levels of the organization Detail oriented; strong analytical and problem solving skills Strong sense of urgency, initiative, and drive Strong organization and prioritization skillsOther Skills: Strong competency in Microsoft Office, specifically PowerPoint, Excel and WordORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS/SCOPE:The Process Engineer reports directly to the Vice President, North America Manufacturing. He/she interfaces with both management and union personnel from various levels. The Process Engineer works closely with manufacturing, understanding the processes and the cause-and effect-relationship of the manufacturing cycle.WORKING CONDITIONS:The work environment is a manufacturing facility, and the appropriate PPE will be required in designated areas.DISCLAIMER:The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. EEO Statement We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/province, or local law. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address. For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the Equal Employment Opportunity is THE LAW Poster, EEO is the Law Poster Supplement, and Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Provision using the links below.EEO is the Law OFCCP EEO Su pplement PAY TRANSPARENCY NONDISCRIMINATION PROVISION 3rd party non-solicitation policyBy submitting candidates without having been formally assigned on and contracted for a specific job requisition by Avantor, or by failing to comply with the Avantor recruitment process, you forfeit any fee on the submitted candidates, regardless of your usual terms and conditions. Avantor works with a preferred supplier list and will take the initiative to engage with recruitment agencies based on its needs and will not be accepting any form of solicitation Posted 24 Days Ago Full time R-123723 About Us Avantor, a Fortune 500 company, is a leading global provider of mission-critical products and services to customers in the biopharma, healthcare, education & government, and advanced technologies & applied materials industries. Our portfolio is used in virtually every stage of the most important research, development and production activities in the industries we serve. One of our greatest strengths comes from having a global infrastructure that is strategically located to support the needs of our customers. Our global footprint enables us to serve more than 225,000 customer locations and gives us extensive access to research laboratories and scientists in more than 180 countries. We set science in motion to create a better world. For information visit, and find us on LinkedIn , Twitter and Facebook .

Keywords: Avantor, Fort Smith , Process Engineer, Other , Paris, Arkansas

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