Dow Chemical Improvement Engineer Speciality Packaging in Norfolk, United Kingdom
The Dow Chemical Company has a job opportunity for anImprovement Engineerto be located inKings Lynn United Kingdom.
The improvement engineer leads the plant level improvement process by gathering and analyzing data, evaluating improvement opportunities, and implementing improvement projects at the DAS King’s Lynn Formulation and Packaging plants.
The improvement engineer provides input and leads execution of the Plant Specific Technology Plan, thereby closing local performance gaps, increasing Asset Capability
(AC), supporting product portfolio evolution, and execution of Business & Functional Strategies.
The improvement engineer is implicated at different level within Global Project Methodology (GPM), Six Sigma projects, Lean initiatives, Create Product Success and Modify & Improve Supply Chain projects.
This role will also provide packaging machinery technology expertise to the King’s Lynn manufacturing site. The improvement engineer as an expert in packaging technology is supporting:
Definition of packaging opportunities and implementation of MET in accordance with Global Packaging Technology Lead.
Project teams as a Subject Matter Expert in packaging equipment design
Supporting plant operations with problem solving and troubleshooting related to packaging equipments.
The DAS King’s Lynn plant is a world scale production unit to formulate and pack final fungicide and insecticide products for the European, Middle East and African market.
The job aligns functionally and administratively to the EMEA Regional Improvement Leader.
Key Responsibilities are:
Assisting the Improvement Leader in identifying key measures by analyzing plant performance data.
Partnering with plant operation personnel to secure process data for identification of technology gaps, improvement opportunities, and project definitions.
Coaching plant personnel on measurements and daily updates of technology performance / asset utilization data.
Actively participates in plant level safety improvement program.
Identifying and prioritizing plant improvements that are aligned to the Global Molecule / Technology Strategies, for input into Plant Specific Technology Plan.
Owner of the asset TICA database, providing inputs and updates to accurately show the business and asset supported improvement activities.
Partnering with plant personnel to solicit and collect improvement ideas.
Championing the Plant Improvement Team and assuring proper set-up and use of global opportunity identification tools (Opportunity Tracking System, Idea Tracker, etc.)
Validating improvement opportunities using global tools and assists in building the Plant Specific Technology Plan.
Assisting the Improvement Leader to ensure implementation of Business-supported projects as identified in the Plant Specific Technology Plan.
Assisting the Improvement Leader in the collection and analysis of data as necessary to validate that projects deliver performance objectives after implementation.
Master degree in Chemical-, Process- or Mechanical- Engineering.
Packaging machinery engineering and mechanical engineering background preferred.
Six Sigma knowledge and preferably Green-Belt Project Leader trained or certified.
5 year experience in Manufacturing and Engineering function
Experience in TICA and GPM is a benefit.
Key competencies include technical skills and interpersonal effectiveness.
Work during off-hours and weekends are sometimes required during plant turnarounds or on call duty.
Candidate should be fluent in English.
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from material, polymer, chemical and biological science to help address many of the world's most challenging problems, such as the need for fresh food, safer and more sustainable transportation, clean water, energy efficiency, more durable infrastructure, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven portfolio delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in 175 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, infrastructure, transportation, consumer care, electronics, and agriculture. In 2016, Dow had annual sales of $48 billion and employed approximately 56,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 7,000 product families are manufactured at 189 sites in 34 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at: www.dow.com.
Competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits
An annual variable pay program that rewards team and individual performance while sharing success across the company
Employee stock ownership - and the commitment to long-term success that it brings
On-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and rewarding work environment
Career experiences that can span different Dow businesses and functions with opportunities for personal and professional growth
The chance to work within a global company and interact with colleagues from around the world
Opportunities that spark your imagination and ignite your passion to help others
Dow is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
Improvement Engineer Speciality Packaging