PROCESS DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER

PROCESS DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER


Charlotte, NC

Are you interested in a role, reporting to the Plant Manager- North America? Do you want to be part of the Production team who is responsible for improving plant processes? Are you the Process Development Technician who is motivated by co-operating with all departments in our company and interaction with external parties like customers and authorities? IGM Resins is looking for a new team member that fits these criteria!

JOB TITLE
Process Development Technician | North America 
Function:Production

WHO WE ARE
IGM Resins (igmresins.com) is recognized as the leader in UV Technology. Headquartered in Waalwijk, the Netherlands, IGM is the world’s leading manufacturer of specialty chemicals focused on the UV Inks, coatings and adhesives market. Manufacturing and product development activities are located in the US, Europe and Asia with sales and distribution locations strategically positioned globally to best serve regional markets. IGM Resins has grown through organic and acquisitions over the last years and currently employs around 800 team members. 


ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES
-Designs, writes instructions, and runs lab scale organic synthesis batches. Develops scope of process variables needed to ensure product quality.
-Evaluates existing plant batch chemical processes, understands all chemistry aspects of the batches, and determines experiments to improve batch quality, cost, or cycle time.
-Runs a variety of laboratory analysis needed to fully describe the in-process and final specification of the products.
-Supervises Pilot Plant operation to ensure adherence to the process variables.
-Writes batchcards for Pilot Plant and full-size Production equipment.
-Collaborates directly with Production Operators to determine process operating parameters. Collects and analyzes chemical process data as needed to optimize processes.
-Facilitate the technical transition of new and modified processes to provide improved results.
-Collaborates with R&D group to develop new analytical techniques as needed.
-Provides detailed lab and Pilot Data analysis. Provides detailed process calculations where necessary.
-Leads and/or participates in incident and CCA investigations in a team environment utilizing sound root cause analysis methods to develop and implement effective corrective and preventative solutions.
-When applicable, leads the MOC process to introduce new equipment or processes and participates in PHAs where needed.
-Follows all plant safety rules. Adheres to applicable EPA regulations for proper labeling and disposal of chemical compounds and waste.
-Performs other related duties as assigned. 

KEY QUALIFICATIONS
-Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering or Chemistry. Also acceptable is  equivalent combination of education, technical certifications, training and /or work experience. 
-Minimum of 5 years of experience in process development and commercial manufacturing environment
-Word processing, spreadsheet software, DOE.

COMPETENCIES
-Strong communication skills
-Experience in analytical techniques, including GC, GPC, FTIR, and HPLC. Familiarity with wet chemistry analytical techniques.    
-Ability to design formal Design of Experiments.    
-Ability to perform higher level math skills involving various detailed engineering and statistical calculations
-Experience in operating lab or Pilot Scale equipment.
-Experience in designing and executing projects 
-Must be self-motivated and goal-oriented with proven success working independently and in a multi-functional team environment.
-Able to manage multiple projects 

APPLY FOR THIS POSITION
IGM is passionate about our mission and excited to grow our talent pool with people who feel the same way. If this is you, we encourage you to get in touch with us! We offer a dynamic and diverse working culture and we are flexible towards working hours and location to support your work-life balance. Please send your resume to: Careers.North-America@igmresins.com or apply through IGM’s website: www.igmresins.com/careers.

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