Process Engineer - Paper industry

ProCore Solutions Limited Recruitment Services

Process Engineer required for our paper making client based in Hampshire

Procore has been tasked to support one of the UK’s oldest paper manufacturers with bags of heritage and a strong global presence. Our client is at the forefront of paper technology.
 
The company offer a great working environment and culture with a clear path to further career development. When people join this business, they rarely leave. 

The Job
 
To provide practical hands on support to paper manufacturing by developing current process/product capability & applying structured technical solutions to our processes. 
 
The Responsibilities  
  • To propose, plan and execute safely Process/Product Improvement projects in agreed areas such as safety, quality, energy efficiency & fresh water reduction within agreed budget and timescales following a formal structured approach which may include elements of design.
  • Lead process/product improvement teams (or support as required) and actively promote team working and effective communications within projects.
  • To provide Process Improvement support to all Mill operations to enable manufacturing to achieve the best quality product at the lowest cost. A driver in this area is online inspection systems and real time yield calculation on the paper machine to enable improved WIP control and reduced working capital tied up.
  • Identify process capabilities and offer innovative solutions to improve paper quality performance.
  • Through the Process Improvement support provided, actively encourage and coach employees in lean manufacturing techniques, quality and how data drives decisions.
  • Work closely with other process improvement engineers and Technical advisers in providing specialist support and training for relevant personnel as required in areas such as wet end chemistry, new equipment installations.
  • Participate with FLMs & Asset Care to embed the processes into daily paper machine cell activities, reducing breakdown time/cost and increasing paper machine availability.
  • Work with Op Ex and supporting APQP paper product teams.
  • Actively involved in FMEA, CCAR, and Control Plans as required.
  • New process & product validation supporting commercial trials
  • Flexibility is needed as at times issues may need support out of hours.
  • Following of mill policies and procedures (HS&E, HR, Operating methods) challenging unprofessional conduct and responsible for ensuring that environmental, health and safety issues are fully considered in the proposing, planning and implementation of any Process Improvements project.
  • To ensure full participation in the performance development review (PDR) process and maintain an up to date record of all training and development activities/programs.
The person
  • Education to HNC/HND within engineering, scientific or paper industry.
  • Solid manufacturing/production background, ideally within a process improvement or manufacturing engineering position.
  • Demonstrable track record in implementing positive change through Lean Manufacturing or continuous improvement techniques.
  • Proven ability to implement conceptual process improvements to provide installed manufacturing solutions.
If this is the kind of challenge that you are looking for in your next career move then please send your CV through to Garth Andresen at ProCore Solutions Ltd.

ProCore Solutions Limited acts as an Employment Agency on behalf of our Clients. We provide permanent services and this vacancy is advertised with the permission of the Client.