Process Engineer (API)

Recruiter
Entrust People
Location
Northumberland
Posted
11 Feb 2018
Closes
15 Feb 2018
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Due to Capital Investment and new product introduction, Entrust People are currently seeking a Process Engineer with a background in API or Fine Chemicals to join their client based in Northumberland on a permanent basis.

The successful candidate will join a multi-disciplinary engineering team reporting to the Engineering Manager. You will be educated to a minimum of degree level in Chemical Engineering or a relevant Engineering discipline (or equivalent experience), have demonstrable experience ideally a minimum of five years, within an Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient or Fine Chemicals production environment. You should be able to demonstrate experience in a Process Engineer function including working across both process & equipment / capital-based projects, with an understanding of continuous improvement methodologies such as Lean, 6 Sigma etc and be able to communicate with colleagues from other departments including chemists, operators, team leaders and other engineers.

Responsibilities and Duties
• As API Process Engineer, you will be responsible for:
• Day to day production support on four batch API chemical plants
• Identifying, specifying and implementing continuous improvement projects.
• Providing support to internal & customer teams during problem solving, new product introduction as well as capital investment projects.
• Providing operation support and troubleshooting for the plant control systems.
• Performing process risk & hazard assessments (Incl. FMEA & HAZOP)
• Preparing equipment, acceptance & commissioning specifications for new & modified capital equipment as well as validating performance prior to hand-over to Production teams
• Ensuring best practice across site including working closely with other departments on site

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