Process Engineering Leader

Vertellus

Greensboro, NC


Company Overview

Aurorium is the materials innovation partner that helps global manufacturers harness the power of possibility to make the world a better place. Their specialty ingredients and high-performance materials enhance quality of life, support health and wellness, and enable customers to deliver value-added solutions. Key industries served include household products, coatings & adhesives, energy & electronics, healthcare, food & beverages, agriculture, transportation, and paper & packaging.  A Responsible Care® company, Aurorium follows the highest regulatory standards across all manufacturing facilities. The company’s global integrated supply chain offers the customer product consistency, easy access, supply security and reasonable turnaround on delivery. Aurorium is committed to operating at the highest levels of manufacturing consistency, quality control and safety.

 

Job Summary:

This role will provide global leadership for process development and engineering design of new and existing chemical manufacturing processes. Scope includes driving creative engineering solutions to ensure that commercialized processes are robust and deliver products that exceed customer requirements, cultivating strategic relationships with external technology and service providers, and mentoring the directly reporting team of global process engineers.

In addition, this role will partner with R&D and operations management teams to identify and develop scale-up of new processes and to identify and implement improvements to current manufacturing process technology. The leader will successfully prioritize and drive the project portfolio to effectively deliver optimum benefit for the organization.

Responsibilities:

Role Specific Responsibilities:

  • Leads development and execution of process engineering project portfolio to
  • maximize business benefit. Develops and communicates clear deliverables and
  • action plans for the portfolio.
  • Leading high quality chemical process development initiatives and creation of detailed process designs.
  • Ensure close collaboration with R&D to accelerate scale-up of new products and with global operations to drive new manufacturing improvements and opportunities.
  • Manages the global Aspen license and provides a culture of learning to progress user training across the organization.
  • Management of direct functional reports and seeks opportunities to develop the engineers to have blended development, design, and project management skillsets supporting the capability to evaluate, define, design, and execute innovation and improvement projects. Develops a dynamic team culture ready to support changing business and operational priorities.
  • Review and approve quality of work, efficiency, and effectiveness of process engineering team’s performance, ensuring designs follow industry best practices and process safety standards.
  • Demonstrates effective communication, organization, prioritization, as well as routine status updates for the department.
  • Encourages decision making within department through guidance of each engineer in creative and innovative problem solving.
  • Assesses regulatory and compliance requirements and engages appropriate internal and external subject matter experts to assure project implementation is delivered in accordance with all applicable codes.
  • Reports into the Corporate Engineering Director and carries the primary

responsibility of managing a team of chemical process engineers that will deliver process development and detailed chemical process designs.

Compliance:

  • Complies with company Health, Safety and Environmental policies, procedures, and arrangements
  • Reports all Health, Safety and Environmental accidents, incidents and near misses promptly
  • Acts in a safe and responsible manner at all times

Problem Solving and Innovation:

  • Active participation in continuous improvement activities
  • Participates in problem-solving
  • Takes responsibility and ownership for own learning and development in the spirit of continuous improvement of both self and the business
  • Assists in the training, mentoring, and assessment of other team members
  • Exercises autonomy and judgement subject to overall direction or guidance

Qualifications/Desired Skills:

Education and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering required, advanced degree preferred.

Experience:

  •  15+ years of experience in chemical process development and design.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and implementation of new process

technology.

  • Demonstrated skills in managing engineering and technical professionals.
  • Experience and demonstrated know-how of chemical process modelling & scale-up.
  • Aspen+ Process Simulation and Six Sigma Black Belt preferred.
  • Chemical manufacturing experience preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Flexibility to travel
  • Demonstrated knowledge in diverse chemical manufacturing industry,
  • Exhibits a passion for continuous improvement, problem solving, and taking initiative.
  • Demonstrated experience planning and working with multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail with the ability to adapt quickly.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Critical thinking and analytical skills that reinforce ability to identify opportunities.
  • Embodies the Aurorium CODE:
    • credible: keeps their word and honors their commitments, acts with integrity, and holds themselves accountable to their decisions and actions  
    • outcome-oriented: adheres to an unparalleled standard of excellence in everything they do, to deliver results with real impact 
    • driven: passionate about delivering authentic, world-class experiences that engage customers and inspire greatness
    • empowered accountability: empowered to achieve common goals and accountable for delivering performances and results that exceed standards

 

If you have the energy, drive, and passion for joining the Aurorium team, we would love to hear from you.  Apply today!

Aurorium offers competitive total compensation packages, including benefits such as medical, dental, vision, life, 401(k), disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, paid time off, and paid holidays. 

Aurorium is a global Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of and will not be discriminated against based on gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, religion, age, veteran status, disability status, genetic information, or any other protected category.

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