Large Project Process Engineer

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Date: Jan 11, 2023

Location: High Point, NC, US

Company: AkzoNobel

We’ve been pioneering a world of possibilities to bring surfaces to life for well over 200 years. As experts in making coatings, there’s a good chance you’re only ever a few meters away from one of our products. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from the most sustainable paints company, which has been inventing the future for more than two centuries.

Job Purpose

As the Large Project Process Engineer, you will take a lead role in commissioning, startup and handover of the new process to manufacturing. Following handover, the Process Engineer becomes the process owner for optimization and continuous improvement initiatives to increase production rates, improve product quality and improve operating costs. The Process Engineer plays a lead role in the Quality and Performance Success of the manufacturing operation.

Key Responsibilities

•    Manages the Commissioning and Startup processes for equipment lines and facilitates handover to production including the creation and training on SOP’s.
•    Monitors the process performance through Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) such as RFT, MME, OEE, cost productivity, customer complaints, and takes action to make improvements including performing plant based process investigations
•    Identifies opportunities for process optimization, leads optimization projects.
•    Perform Root Cause Analysis on chronic product and process problems and implement corrective/preventive actions which result in meeting plant goals.
•    Identify, design, coordinate and employ statistical evaluations utilizing the ASQ Body of Knowledge. This will include MSA, DOE, Capability Analysis, and Root Cause Analysis.
•    Provide quality and manufacturing support as required to meet specific program needs.
•    Assist in developing and implementing the plant wide Quality Management System (QMS).
•    Assist in specification development and/or changes as requested.
•    Organizes meetings with Pilot Plant, QC, Manufacturing and R&D to investigate product or Production Process problems and develop corrective action plans. 
•    Actively deploys ALPS foundations and ALPS Quality Management primary processes, with high priority. 
•    Provides expertise for on site operations group during process related troubleshooting issues- hands on with production operators/quality techs.
•    Contributes to the Capital Project Process providing inputs needed for project development, executes process studies, contributes to pre-projects and performs initial project scoping and business case development, handing over to the project group for execution (except minor projects, <500k).
•    Manages multiple concurrent projects at any time varying from small to large ($500K) in scope.

Job Requirements

•  BS in Engineering: Mechanical, Chemical, Process or similar required 
•  3-5 years experience in CI, Process Engineering or Engineering roles preferably in the Coatings 
•  Strong MS office Skills. (Using excel for data analysis and decision making, good presentation skills) 
• Experience in batch or continuous manufacturing operations preferred

Level of Autonomy

As the Process Engineer, you will be expected to work autonomously to resolve project work issues deploying solid analytical and problem-solving skill and lean manufacturing competency for process improvement solution. As collaboration and transparency is critical success factor of project a strong interpersonal skill will be required to interact with other project team members to achieve the result.


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AkzoNobel is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable laws, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally-recognized basis, including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, lactation, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), veteran status, uniformed servicemember status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

Requisition ID: 25008