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Responsible for the development and improvement of robust chemical manufacturing processes.
Responsible for preparing Technology Transfer packages for new product introductions at Baker Hughes plants or Tollers then monitoring and supporting commissioning.
Attends New Product Introductions at Baker Hughes plants and tollers.
Identifies critical-to-quality processing steps and coaches and monitors plant operators.
Interacts with Process Engineers to develop automated batch recipes.
Responsible for monitoring QC results, identifying trends and initiating improvement projects.
Technical lead for assigned Customer Complaints.
Liaises with R&D group to ensure new products are manufacturable.
Supports the qualification of new raw material sources though the completion of lab trials.
Reduces the Cost of Quality for the EH Manufacturing Plants by using Organic Chemistry expertise to solve or prevent production problems.
Improve robustness of plant processes by identifying critical to quality process steps and increasing controls.
Improve throughput by eliminating testing from processes which are shown to be robust.
Interfacing with SMEs and Production Operators alike to ensure that we deliver what we designed.
Identify trends in QC results and use them to initiate improvement projects.
Develop and documenting chemical process knowledge to support future expansion of the EH manufacturing footprint.
Support cost reduction by preparing lab batches to qualify new sources of cost-effective raw materials
Lab scale chemical synthesis
Evaluation and optimisation of chemical processes
Liaison with Manufacturing providing chemical expertise to solve processing problems
Assisting QC with corrective actions to recover non-conforming material
Investigates Customer Complaints as assigned. Establishes root cause of defects.
Supporting New Product Introductions to the Kirkby plant, providing shift cover as required.
Supporting the transfer of Kirkby processes to toll manufacturers and other Baker Hughes plants, attending first batches if required
Leading new project introductions.
Working collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams across departments and manufacturing sites.
Contact between lab and plant
Responsible for adherence to HS&E policies and procedures
Work with Purchasing to qualify new Raw Material suppliers.
Special projects as assigned.
Any other duties as required
Gains familiarity with vessels and computer control system at the Kirkby plant and other Baker Hughes locations.
Bachelor of Science Degree or Master of Science Degree or PhD in chemical science discipline
Experience of chemical synthesis within a chemical manufacturing environment.
Experience in troubleshooting Manufacturing processes
Experience in scale-up and new product introductions to plant
Experience in project management
Experience in chemical process development
Knowledge of synthetic organic chemistry and analytical techniques
Knowledge of scale-up and large-scale batch processing
Knowledge of chemical process development
Knowledge of chemical process safety
Knowledge of BHGE Global Chemicals chemistries
Skills in the use of SAP would be beneficial.
Skills in the use of Microsoft Office packages, including e-mail.
Six Sigma green belt qualifications and / or Design of Experiments would be beneficial
Project Management training would be beneficial
Practical synthetic organic chemistry expertise
Excellent communication skills; able to interact with senior managers and plant operators.
Skills in mentoring, coaching and developing others
Ability to work in a team (both own function and across other functional teams) as well as being able to work on own initiative
Communication skills, both written and verbal
Planning and Organisational skills
Project Management skills
Problem solving skills
Diplomacy and negotiating skills
Skilled in identifying process improvements and implementing continual improvement requirements
Ability to undertake supplier selections and evaluations
Skills in undertaking root cause analysis
Report writing skills
Ability to work to work on multiple projects to strict deadlines and under pressure
Flexible in their approach and willing to learn and develop
Skilled in the used of Microsoft Office packages
Ability to work safely and ensure others work safely
Kirkby, Merseyside, UK