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Process Engineer

Main role purpose: The post holder undertakes process development, manufacturing improvement and technical support activities for assets on our Runcorn Site. They also produce process engineering packages for major development projects including large (~£100m) projects such as a new salt plant and new hydrogen capacity.

Key responsibilities & accountabilities:

  • Maintain a good understanding of basis of safety and SHE regulatory requirements for the Runcorn Site, with particular emphasis on COMAH substances (such as hydrogen).
  • Maintain up to date SHE documentation to ensure ongoing operation and plant developments meet expected standards of SHE performance.
  • Provide the process engineering design specification for capital and revenue projects for Runcorn Site.
  • Undertake timely and effective second level troubleshooting support to manufacturing in order to deliver SHE, volume, variable and fixed cost targets.
  • Closely monitor plant and equipment performance so that early action can be taken to avoid escalation of SHE or manufacturing issues.
  • Enhance process knowledge by organising and managing plant trials in order to improve the SHE, OEE, VPC and fixed cost performance of the assets at Runcorn Site.

Key skills and experience required:

  • Degree in Chemical Engineering required.
  • Full Chartered Member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (or actively working towards chartership).
  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in a process engineering position is preferred.
  • Manufacturing plant and project support experience is required, with a particular preference for experience within the chlor-alkali sector.
  • Strong commitment to SHE; good understanding of relevant SHE legislation and process SHE standards.
  • Strong engineering skills and able to develop extensive knowledge of process engineering.
  • Strong IT skills and familiar with PEL and other process engineering software.
  • Strong understanding of cost / benefit economic analysis and budgeting.
  • Competent in design, development and troubleshooting activities.
  • Able to generate new ideas from self and from others.
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