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Senior Mechanical Engineer 1

Part of INEOS, INOVYN is Europe's leading producer of vinyls and in the top three worldwide.  With an annual turnover of €3.1 billion, INOVYN has circa 4,200 employees and chemical manufacturing, sales and marketing operations in 8 countries across Europe.

INOVYN’s portfolio consists of an extensive range of class-leading products arranged across General Purpose Vinyls; Specialty Vinyls; Organic Chlorine Derivatives; Chlor Alkali; Hydrogen and Vinyls Technologies.  INOVYN's annual commercial production volume is circa 10 milliontonnes.  See and  for more details.

Primary location - Runcorn (UK). Must be located and based on an INOVYN site.

Middle management level.

Main role purpose:

The post holder is responsible for leading the mechanical engineering discipline within the central Research, Technology & Engineering team, proactively providing advice, solutions and problem solving for INOVYN projects and manufacturing sites to ensure mechanical integrity and reliability.

Key responsibilities & accountabilities:

  • Lead the development of the INOVYN standards and strategy for static equipment to improve SHE and reliability.
  • Support the development of site modifications, project ideas and CAPEX technical approvals.
  • Provide the technical expertise and leadership for the mechanical aspects of projects.
  • Provide central leadership for selecting main vendors of mechanical equipment.
  • Act as the operational and technical link between people on the manufacturing sites to encourage knowledge sharing and the use of best practice.

Key skills & experience:

  • University degree in mechanical engineering or equivalent.
  • At least 10 years of relevant experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of mechanical pressure systems.
  • Familiar with a variety of pressure system design codes and design tools.
  • Proven operational and design experience associated with high hazard SEVESO manufacturing sites.
  • High level of independence and autonomy.
  • Able to travel regularly in Europe.
  • Excellent problem solving and decision-making ability.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Highly adaptable to working in different countries, different cultures and with different design codes.

For further information contact:

Alex O’Shea, telephone +44 (0)1928 51 1908

INOVYN is a company of INEOS.  INEOS is a global manufacturer of petrochemicals, speciality chemicals and oil products. It comprises 34 businesses each with a major chemical company heritage. Its production network spans 183 sites in 26 countries throughout the world.

This is a direct Company recruitment.  We will not accept applications via employment agencies

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