07 Jan, 2022

Manufacturing Process Engineer

£35,000 - £45,000 yearly
  • Mark Stracey Recruitment
  • East Anglia, UK
Process Engineer Plastics & Manufacturing

Job Description

Distillation/Solvent Recovery

Our client is an independent manufacturer of advanced polymer-based materials on a site that enjoys challenging energy management issues and complex multistage processes including distillation and solvent recovery units

This is an excellent opportunity for a degree-qualified engineer to take on a process engineering role. Our client seeks a well-qualified and driven individual to support development and manufacturing optimisation through continuous improvement projects, root cause analysis and implementation of culture changes. Previous experience in a manufacturing environment is essential, as well as strong knowledge of opportunity identification, process development, project management and hands-on implementation

Job specific skills and Competencies / Level of experience

Competencies relevant for this role would include:

  • Degree (or equivalent) in Chemical Engineering.
  • Significant experience in a manufacturing or chemical plant environment.
  • Experience with distillation processes highly desirable.
  • Proficiency in the application of statistical methods.
  • Trained in HAZOPS, CDM, Permit to Work & Functional Safety in Machinery.
  • Effective communication skills (both oral and written) with demonstrable ability to present ideas without formal authority.
  • Demonstrable teamworking skills across different functions & levels.
  • Mentor and coach, our team of process engineers to continue their journey to become world leaders in their field.
  • Self-starter, able to work independently on multiple projects.
  • A full and current driving licence.


Key responsibilities and accountabilities:


  • Drive a reduction of chronic losses (e.g., Process Reliability, Yield and Scrap) through the development of standards.
  • Lead the prioritisation of losses in the line/area/sector in collaboration with the operating team.
  • Critically analyse processes/systems/practices to identify current gaps and opportunities for improvement.
  • Help troubleshoot sporadic losses and drive them to zero by establishing and improving line standards.
  • Focus on cost reduction programs, energy efficiency, process improvements, and engineering service requests as well as evaluation and recommendation of process capital improvements and automation.
  • Provide supporting data analysis and justifications for any technology improvements, with proposed capital expenditures and feasibility studies.
  • Be responsible for coaching and developing Technicians / Operators to improve their skills allowing them to be more effective team members.
  • Work with Project Engineering to set appropriate documentation standards for vendors and contractors that will facilitate ease of use in developing training documentation for plant staff.
  • Maintain integrity of line level data including training, health checks, and change control. Focus includes scorecards, downtime data base, manual tracking systems.
  • Create daily, weekly and monthly rollup and analysis for key performance metrics like process reliability, energy efficiency, productivity, yield and scrap.
  • Communicate with the R&D team, gathering additional data when available.
  • Take technology from lab scale to prototype to commercial scale.
  • Work on enquiries and internal projects related to various legislative requirements, including but not limited to RoHS, REACH, H&S & LOLER/PUWER regulations.
  • Be hands on with plant design, installations, and manufacturing.
  • Lead cross-functional teams of junior engineers and scientists.
  • Lead and implement project delivery


Interested and suitably qualified candidates should forward Word version of their CV to Mark Stracey at Mark Stracey Recruitment E -mail mark.stracey@outlook.com 

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