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Production Engineer Job

Date: Nov 10, 2018

Location: Memphis, TN, US

Company: Arkema

Req Id 30237 - Posted 10/12/2018 - Production / Operations - Memphis. Tennessee. US

Job Title:      Production Engineer


Situation in organization

(List the title to Whom this Job Reports, direct and Indirect reports (by Title), matrix relationships, etc.)


Reports to the Operations Manager and supports the day-to-day operation of the Memphis facility.


Job dimensions
(Position summary and scope of role: volume, Number of sites, etc.) ** May include Confidential information (not to be shared on job postings) **


The position provides technical support for the entire site operation with guidance and oversight from Operations Manager.


Key Activities and responsibilities
(include % of time (using ranges) for each item next to each activity, totaling to 100%; use increments of 10% and higher; Balance of smaller items can fall into “other Duties as assigned”)


Production Support (100%)


  • Day to day monitoring of process conditions, utilization of engineering tools (SPC, Data Historian, Six Sigma Tools) to assess plant performance, identify and address deviations.
  • Daily support to Operations in plant troubleshooting and documentation of learning.
  • Works closely with Production Supervisor to execute production plan.
  • Works closely with Process Engineer to identify systemic process improvement opportunities in Safety, Quality, Efficiency and Throughput. Execution of DOE's, plant trials.
  • Owner of SOP's, updates, improvements and training package.
  • Creation of process monitoring tools to ensure proactive process efficiency.
  • Updates daily AU/OAU data to track process deviations.
  • Works with Process Engineer to segregate AU/OAU systemic bad actors from "one-offs". Incident investigation (IMPACT) team leader.
  • Safety and Environmental KPI’s on daily basis
  • Production schedule and rate.


Context and environment

(include % travel, if applicable; Three HES References Below are required on all descriptions; site may have additional HES references; for physical demands refer to the job Demand Form for this role)

  • Ensures compliance of regulatory and plant safety and environmental requirements with special emphasis on Process Safety Management (PSM)
  • Ensure that all incidents are reported, investigated and action items assigned.
  • Ensure that all HES training, standards, policies and procedures are followed.
  • Demonstrates commitment to HES through high visibility and actions.
  • 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




Required Education/Qualifications /Work experience

(Include Degree attained and specialty of Education, Certifications/Licenses, Years and Type of Relevant Experience, Systems proficiency, etc.)


  • BS degree in Chemical Engineering.
  • 2-5 years of experience working at a production facility



Demonstrated Competencies (Describe behaviors necessary for role)


  • Must be able to show evidence of the following:
    • Communication and interpersonal skills, strong leadership and supervisory skills, teamwork facilitation skills,                        problem solving and analytical ability, accuracy and attention to detail, training of process operators regarding procedure and consistency, high level of confidence.
  • Computer skills including Microsoft office.





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