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Production Engineer Job

Date: May 4, 2019

Location: Franklin / Courtland, VA, US

Company: Arkema

Req Id 30534 - Posted 03/07/2019 - Production / Operations - Franklin / Courtland. Virginia. US


The Production Engineer provides daily engineering support to ensure optimal production and process improvements. Also provides technical support for upcoming product initiatives and capital improvements.



  • Monitors daily production and packaging activities and product quality and makes adjustments as needed. Updates/tracks operational asset utilization (OAU) and other KPIs and drives process and quality improvements based on the data. (30%)
  • Ensures all onsite activities follow MOC, PHA and safe work permitting practices. Leads or participates in PHAs and PSSRs. Actively participates on the Safety Committee. (15%)
  • Ensures continuous evaluation and implementation of opportunities for improvement (e.g., safety/ergonomic   risks, process efficiency, cost reduction, DCS system modifications). Minimizes process downtime by working with operators to create work notifications and working with maintenance to prioritize jobs. (15%)
  • Trains operators on new process equipment or changes to existing equipment, both by updating written work instructions and through face-to-face communication. (10%)
  • Works with Production Support Specialist to coordinate production/packaging schedules with planned and unanticipated maintenance activities. (10%)
  • Serves as Arkema/Solenis liaison to drive timely completion of maintenance jobs, mechanical integrity reviews and improvement projects to reduce repetitive failures. (10%)
  • Establishes short and long term production plans with Site Manager and Marketing team. Reviews physical inventory on a monthly basis to ensure proper accounting of raw materials, intermediates and finished goods. (10%)
  • Works with team to determine root causes of safety, process and quality incidents and drives resolution of each (including MOCs, Work Notifications, Customer Complaints, etc.)
  • Works with Process Engineer to help drive approval/implementation of projects supporting HES, production and packaging.



  • BS in Chemical Engineering
  • 5-8 years manufacturing experience with at least 2 years at a PSM-covered facility
  • DCS programming and mechanical integrity experience preferred
  • Excellent communications and organizational skills
  • Ability to prioritize tasks quickly based on safety, quality and production needs


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 €8.3 billion in 2017, we employ around 20,000 people worldwide and operate in some 55 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.

Nearest Major Market: Richmond

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