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Process Engineer-Resins Job

Date: Oct 26, 2018

Location: Bristol, PA, US

Company: Arkema

Req Id 29641 - Posted 07/16/2018 - Production / Operations - Bristol. Pennsylvania. US




The owner of this position will provide continuous improvement for Safety, Cost, Quality and Reliability of production lines to increase the plant efficiencies as well day-to-day plant support and troubleshooting. Work in close collaboration with operations, process technology, supply chain, commercial team, corporate engineering and consultants to achieve these improvements. In this role, the Resins Process Engineer will report to the Process Improvement Manager with a dotted line to the Operations Manager.  This position will have one direct report, the Developing Engineer.



30% Operations support

  • Partners with Operations, Process Technology and Maintenance Department to address day to day issues and achieve production goals
  • Prepares operating manuals and process documents
  • Supports and assists in the implementation of day to day troubleshooting for Control Systems in the Bristol Plant.
  • Tracks and maintains KPIs for the Resins departments in the Bristol facility.

50% Continuous Improvement

  • Collects data, identifies key measures using plant performance data analysis for improvement projects working collaboratively with the Area Superintendent and peers.
  • Implements 6-sigma techniques to improve process performance
  • Identifies, evaluates, and implements capital and non-capital improvement projects working with manufacturing teams, engineering personnel, and R&D representatives.
  • Communicates concise summaries of process performance and recommends improvements
  • Interacts with and leads other in-plant or outside technical resources to complete projects.
  • Leads reliability improvement projects
  • Partners with plant operation personnel to secure process data for identification of technology gaps, improvement opportunities and project definitions

20% Plant Trials to bring new materials to commercialization stage

  • Works collaboratively with research, operations, and quality to set up industrial scale trials for developing new products
  • Executes plant trials for new product development



  • Supports the site HES policy and complies with all regulatory and internal requirements
  • Participates in HES activities provided by site management and Arkema Inc. (e.g., Behavioral Base Safety, SafeStart, etc.)
  • Supports and promotes the reporting of all health, safety, environmental, near-miss, accident or injury incidents
  • Supports continuous plant operations as needed.
  • Wears personnel protective equipment such as respirators



  • BS in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science or related field with polymer concentration and at least 7 years in a manufacturing environment
  • Polymer technology and extrusion experience preferred
  • 2 years management experience preferred
  • Accident and incident investigation and root cause analysis
  • Process Hazard Analysis using LOPA Technique preferred
  • Lean Six Sigma Operational Excellence Certification preferred




A designer of materials and innovative solutions, Arkema shapes materials and creates new uses that accelerate customer performance. Our balanced business portfolio spans high-performance materials, industrial specialties and coating solutions. Our globally recognized brands are ranked among the leaders in the markets we serve. Reporting annual sales of €7.5 billion in 2016, we employ approximately 20,000 people worldwide and operate in close to 50 countries. We are committed to active engagement with all our stakeholders. Our research centers in North America, France and Asia concentrate on advances in bio-based products, new energies, water management, electronic solutions, lightweight materials and design, home efficiency and insulation.

Arkema Inc.  provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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