Process Improvement Engineer

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    Cheshire, England

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    £25000 - £29500 per annum

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    Ian C Hull BA (Hons) Dip RP

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    7 months ago

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Process Improvement Engineer
It's an exciting time to join Tata Chemicals Europe…….
Who are we?

Tata Chemicals Europe (TCE) in the UK's sole producer of sodium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate, as well as the market leading producer of salt. We are also one of Europe's leading producers of these and other related producers.

Our parent company Tata Chemical Limited is part of the global Tata group, which represents the largest private employer in the UK, and employs more than 600,000 worldwide.

In 2010, TCE acquired British Salt, the UK's leading manufacturer of pure dried vacuum salt products. From our plant in Middlewich, Cheshire we manufacture a broad range of salt products to suit the needs of a wide range of applications.

There are exciting times ahead for us as we embark on major investment across all our manufacturing sites in Cheshire to grow the business and deliver reliable high quality products into increasingly diverse markets.

To help deliver this exciting vision we are currently seeking an enthusiastic engineer to join the company where with the right core skills and attitude will have the opportunity to make an impact, gain some great industry experience and take on real responsibility from day one.

What will you be doing?
Based at our Middlewich site, you will provide day to day operational support and deliver process improvement projects for the Salt manufacturing team. You will be assisting the managers and production teams to deliver production and efficiency targets and to ensure compliance with our clients safety, health, environment and quality (SHEQ) standards.

Duties include:

The identification, investigation and resolution of process plant production and efficiency issues.

Provision of day-to-day technical guidance to the manufacturing units to resolve SHEQ and production output issues.

Initiate, scope and project manage through to completion, the delivery of multi-discipline process improvement and SHEQ projects, managing the involvement of operations and/or maintenance teams and/or contractors as required.

Support the Site continuous improvement "lean six sigma" activities by engaging with operators and maintenance personnel to identify and prioritise process improvement projects.

Highlight potential business improvement opportunities and assist in building the justification case for capital investment through the Site capital expenditure budget.

Prepare change control / modification requests for approval utilising knowledge of modifications approval process.

Identify and assist with process control improvements, scoping changes to plant control system graphics, trends and control philosophy including PLC and DCS systems.

Assist with Site process safety management requirements, including the preparation of process line diagrams for process units and involvement in process safety review meetings.

What kind of person are we looking for?

You will have a Degree in Chemical Engineering or similar discipline complemented with at least 1-2 years industrial experience.

Experience of delivering improvement initiatives including multi-discipline process plant development projects.

A team player with the tenacity, ability and resilience to influence and persuade others to adopt new methods.

Strong written and verbal communication skills.

A good knowledge and practical application of continuous improvement techniques would be an advantage.

What can you expect in return?

This is an opportunity to take on real responsibility and gain great industry experience from day one, within a friendly team who are passionate about what they do.

Our people have always been at the center of the company's success and in return for their hard work and commitment, we offer a generous benefits package including: 37 days holidays per year, inclusive of Bank Holidays, an additional paid day off each year to volunteer for a good cause in the local community, an excellent contributory Pension scheme, Life insurance, Healthcare and a range of other optional benefit schemes all within a flexible work environment.

Find us on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/3793897/ and www.tatachemicalseurope.com or visit our careers portal https://www.morson.com/tatachemicals-europe-careers to learn more about us.

For more information and the full job description, please contact Ian Hull.

Graduate Process Engineer/Process Engineer/Chemical Engineering/Continuous Improvement/