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Senior Production Engineer

Company: Corteva Agriscience
Location: Pittsburg
Posted on: September 16, 2021

Job Description:

Day to Day:

Insight Globals client is seeking to hire a Senior Production Engineer at our Chlorpyridines plant in Pittsburg, California. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong technical competencies, solid leadership qualities and be self-motivated and willing to take initiative. The Senior Production Engineer provides influential leadership and technical resource to coach and assist the operations team to optimize and improve EH&S, throughput, product quality, reliability of supply and cost performance. Along with other key members of the operations group, the Senior Production Engineer takes responsibility for operating assigned processes in a safe and environmentally responsible manner in order to meet business objectives, acting as a senior technical resource.


Optimize plant operations and develop high performing operations team.

Understands all applicable process technology, process safety, equipment and control technology, passing PSM Certifications for 660 Block Operations Units.

Uses continuous improvement and troubleshooting methodology where appropriate for resolution of day to day production challenges.

Work with plant personnel to optimize operations and meet business goals (production, cost, quality and lead time / cycle time).

Owns/participates in effective root cause investigations to prevent recurrence of unplanned events.

Participates in implementation of the Plant Training process.

Has a full understanding of Manufacturing/Operations, Quality and Environmental, Health and Safety policies and procedures with the ability to translate them to implementation in the plant. This includes applicable elements in Managements System work processes and enabling tools.

Maintain, own, and review daily KPIs/ trends to ensure optimum performance as aligned with the assets of responsibility.

Conduct daily review of communication tools utilized in facilities for management of operations tasks (Examples: Task List, Logbook, Alarm history, etc.) to better understand the plant operation and stay engaged with daily activities.

Respond urgently to plant issues and emergencies. Act as a unit technical expert during unplanned events and drive implementation of effective corrective and preventative actions.

Supports the diagnoses and documentation for the root causes of asset utilization (AU) losses.

Participates, when required, in advanced trouble shooting and coaches others to learn these skills. Ensures findings are documented in Plant Operating Discipline for future usage.

Supports plant roles in procedure usage, creation, reviews, updates and approvals.

Supports plant operations effective implementation and utilization of Most Effective Technology.

Scopes and implements small projects in line with their area of responsibility.

Performs other Roles as determined by Plant and business needs (scope definition of capital projects, Man Rep, Production Coordinator, etc.) according to their defined role description.

Function as mentor for process operators that are in training; required participant for PSM reviews of new employees.

Provides coaching both technical and non-technical for other operations personnel i.e. peers, process operators and technical advisors.

Support 660 Block as Reactive Chemical Coordinator and Process Safety Focal Point.

7 or more years of manufacturing experience.

Experience in agriculture industry
Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering or equivalent.

5 years or more of chemical manufacturing experience

Keywords: Corteva Agriscience, Pittsburg , Senior Production Engineer, Other , Pittsburg, California

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