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Senior Process Engineer

  • Location: SMARTPLY Europe DAC, Waterford

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and lead on process improvements to increase plant yield, efficiencies and drive process excellence.
  • Monitor and enforce adherence to all safety protocols.
  • Support production trials, process modifications, investigation studies etc. in the development of new products.
  • Manage Graduate Engineer program.
  • Coach and mentor operational teams to help advance their technical knowledge.
  • Undertake, manage and report on specific improvement projects.
  • Co-ordinate Lean activities on site.
  • Develop & promote solution based protocols arising from manufacturing issues
  • Support maintenance teams to help develop their performance and knowledge base
  • Provide technical support to large projects & major equipment upgrades.
  • Innovate to take advantage of technological advances in process technologies and propose disruptive projects in this space.
  • Support the Operation Excellence program using lean tools and techniques.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant standards & certifications, FSC procedures, EPA & IEL License, ISO Safety, Quality & Energy & SOP’s
  • Propose plant improvements, prepare capital project AFE’s and execute project to completion.

Qualifications and Experience

  • BSc Degree in relevant Engineering discipline
  • Green/Black Belt Lean certification
  • Experience using safety systems of work
  • 3+ years relevant experience in a process role or project environment.
  • Experience of technical management in a process or project environment.
  • Experience in Lean tools and techniques
  • Knowledge of steam, heavy plant and utilities
  • Rapid problem-solving ability for a 24/7 business environment
  • Strong planning, numeracy, analytical and PC skills
  • High energy and commitment to best practice and continuous improvement
  • Awareness of SOP’s, Safety Legislation & relevant Codes of Practice
  • Understanding and experience in use of Lean Manufacturing Principles.
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic

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