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Continuous Improvement Manager

Akzo Nobel Specialty Chemicals Morris Full-Time
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Job Description
Continuous Improvement Manager (190002WC )

Closing Date: Ongoing
Location: United States-Illinois-Morris
Organization: Surface Chemistry Operations
Number of employees needed: 1
Job Family:Engineering
Employment Contract:Full-time

We are a global specialty chemicals leader. Industries worldwide rely on our essential chemistry in the manufacture of everyday products such as paper, plastics, building materials, food, pharmaceuticals, and personal care items. Building on our nearly 400-year history, the dedication of our 10,000 employees, and our shared commitment to business growth, strong financial performance, safety, sustainability, and innovation, we have established a world-class business and built strong partnerships with our customers. We operate in over 80 countries around the world and our portfolio of industry-leading brands includes Eka, Dissolvine, Trigonox, and Berol. URL blocked - click to apply

Nouryon - has an outstanding opportunity for a Continuous Improvement Manager in our Morris, IL location. This position will provide process and technical support to Site Morris Operations by identifying, developing, and implementing process improvements on best industry practice level.

Key Objectives/Principal Accountabilities
Evaluates loss data and generates specific reports that identify production performance improvement opportunities to be pursued by other work processes
Identifies and communicates operating unit goals and technology plans with respect to health, safety, and environmental concerns, unit operations, and technical opportunities.
Selects, defines, and schedules analysis of systems critical to business goals; collects relevant data on selected systems
Leads the criticality review and determines the risk management strategy
Monitors and analyzes the reliability program performance
Establishes the root cause analysis (RCA) level criteria
Identifies the level of RCA to be performed and the Team as appropriate
Process optimization on continuous and batch units
Troubleshooting and problem solving in continuous and batch units
Support Production Management with process chemistry related issues
Analyze process problems using structured problem-solving techniques
Conduct safety and design reviews to ensure compliance with engineering best practices, plant engineering specifications and management of change process.
Train operators and maintenance technicians on new and existing equipment procedures.
Act as the plant engineering representative on large corporately managed projects.
Participate in the plant management of change process and quality awareness team.
Monitor yields and make recommendations for bill of material adjustments, process SAP transactions related to notifications, capital project accounting, and purchase requisitions.
Key Figures (In Euros million) (please include relevant / applicable financial data)

Functional Responsibilities/Network

Engineering; Process, Mechanical, I&E, Automation, Civil

Requirements for Job:

BS. Degree in Chemical Engineering
Six Sigma black belt preferred
5+ years of proven capabilities and good understanding of chemical process engineering aspects such as:
Chemical and physical unit operations
Process equipment
Reaction chemistry and technology
Mass and energy transfer
Fluid dynamics, thermodynamics and Process control systems
Experience from chemical process industry site related Engineering work a plus
Teamwork and team leadership, ability to manage resources, excellent communication skills, interpersonal skills, attentive to detail, strong drive and strong results orientation
Seeks to understand the Health, Safety, Environmental and Security (HSES) aspects of his/her area operations and the consequences if an upset occurs
Ability to analyze and solve complex problems using SPC, Pareto diagrams, SWOT analysis, and cause and effect analysis
Experience with Lean Six Sigma, 5S and other continual improvement tools are a plus. Experience from laboratory and pilot scale reactors a plus
Ability to make decisions and take action consistent with current developments and trends
Physical demands: Must be able to access all areas of site


Skills required

Continuous Improvement Process
Six Sigma Methodology
Lean Manufacturing
Team Building
Business Process Improvement
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