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PRODUCTION ENGINEER at Search Enterprises, Inc.


Search Enterprises, Inc. Wilmington, NC Full-Time
$115,000.00 - $132,000.00 / year
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Works closely with the operations team leveraging their problem solving skills and technical expertise.

Owns day to day production troubleshooting, leads cross functional team to address production issues.

Collects and categorizes lost production preventing the achievement of supply plan.

Monitors and collects yield, energy usage, and sustainability data to achieve cost conversion and sustainability metric goals.

Measure the performance of uptime and maintenance bad actors to ensure reliable, low cost, high quality production.

Respond urgently to plant issues and emergencies.

Act as a unit technical expert during unplanned events and execute the effective corrective and preventative actions.

Provide expertise in the diagnosis and optimization in plant raw material and utility usage, which may include yield or waste generation.

Responsible for validating and improving the technical skills of operations team members.

Support maintaining up to date and accurate standard operating procedures.

Understand site integration and provide input to optimize the manufacturing process.

Learn and apply continuous improvement, value creation, and financial acumen skills to accelerate profitability and low cost service of the facility.

Drive high levels of safety, quality, responsiveness, and reliability for the customer.

Develop operator and supervisor training programs.

Mentor new engineers in on site processes/technology.

Develop and maintain SOPs.

Lead or assist in RCA/CA to improve site HSE performance.

Maintaining/monitoring of key operating metrics.

Requires a degree in Engineering, Chemical Engineering preferred, and experience in manufacturing and engineering required in the chemical industry. Experience running capital projects and excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as excellent interpersonal skills. In addition:

 Demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple tasks.

 Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills required.

 Capacity to work with limited supervision and support, in a rapidly changing and fast paced environment.

 Must possess demonstrated ability to teach/train staff members at all levels.

 Demonstrated ability to interact in a collaborative manner with other departments, teams, and stakeholders.

 Certifications in Six Sigma (Green Belt, Lean) would be a plus.

 Fluent verbal and written skills required to be able communicate within the operations team and with other departments.

NOTE: We have opportunities similar to this one with a number of Fortune 500 clients in the chemical, refining and pharmaceutical sectors. They/We  are always looking for candidates with credentials and experience similar to the above. We have positions for engineers who are seeking an opportunity to move in operations, engineering or production. So if the location or responsibilities of this position do not satisfy your present  career desires, let us hear from you anyway, as other unadvertised positions may be of interest to you.  We DO NOT contact our client companies on your behalf without your approval.


CAVEATS: Your experience must be as a direct employee of an operating chemical, refining, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, or closely related industry.  You must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident, and you must reside in the USA.

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