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Production Manager / Process Engineer (186781)

Ever wish you had a Swiss Army Knife on your Engineering Team? Look no further because we are working with a MI-based Chemical Professional with 20+ years of experience in effective design, implementation, operation, and leadership for chemical manufacturing and management systems. He can do it all! He has a a BSChE, and a MBA and is a Six Sigma Green Belt.

He has a track record of finding hidden value by streamlining operations and supporting processes to address changes in internal and customer needs, which translates into production records, process improvements, and cost savings for his employers! This results-driven self-starter has a proven ability to effectively utilize technology application, personnel development, team building and lead change! His education, skill sets and experience make him a strong addition to any chemical engineering team! He recently completed a contract role and is looking for a perm position supporting chemical operations. His notable experience includes:

Career History Focus:
Training Operators / Daily Plant Operations 35%
Process Design / Build / Commission 35%
Troubleshooting 30%,


• Bachelors Chemical Engineering
• Six Sigma Green Belt

• Plant daily production record set at 51 melt units on a 40 unit “stretch goal”
• Plant monthly production record set at 1122 melt units on a 950 unit budget
• Plant quarterly records set above 3000 melt units
• Reduced argon furnace idle time by 15% via statistical analysis of Argon supply timing vs. furnace timing

Increased productivity 20% when on one gas supply by improving batch cycle timing (Lean: cycle reduction)
Saved $80K/yr by preventing mixing of Argon and Nitrogen gases via the self-designed alarm system
• Created first generation of P&IDs for Argon and Nitrogen gas control systems
• Engineering / Plant support for a 4 shift, 24/7 Flammable Solvent Reaction / Distillation Facility, union workforce
• Oversaw eight Process Hazards Analysis (PHA), ten major Management of Change (MOC) initiatives in two years
• Initiated distillation improvements using self-developed computer model, netting 8% more yield in first pass
Developed Visual Planning Method for Raw Materials and Finished Goods, reducing Working Capital by $700,000
• Filled standard 2 week orders at 100% using patterns, field information, order predictors; <2 week above 97%
• Design / Implemented 10 Hour Staggered Shift Schedule, reducing Overtime by 50%
• Designed and tied in $5000 plant built box filling system, avoiding $125,000 capital investment
• Designed liquid tote dispensing stations, managed station designations within recipe based batch system
• Designed bottle conveyor layout for use with existing and added equipment, new bottle types

Chemical Plant Operations
• Extrusion Operations
• Adhesives – Adhesives Systems
• Sealants – Adhesives Systems
• Consumer Chemicals
• Industrial Gases
• Pigments – Millenium Inorganic Chemicals
• Specialty Chemicals

• Supervision/Plant Management
• Technical Trainer
• Recipe / Methods Development
• Work Flow Analysis
• Lean / 6 sigma / OEE
• Engineering Team Management
• Work Planning
• Creating SOPs
• Process Safety Management
• Leading Problem Solving Teams
• Implementing System Upgrades
• Increasing Production Capacity
• Troubleshooting Process Units
• Optimizing Processes
• Increasing Yield
• Training Operators
• Reducing Operation Costs
• Using Six Sigma Projects / Tools
• Troubleshooting Equipment
• Capital Project Execution
• Managing Multiple Projects
• Working with Plant Maintenance
• Using Statistical Process Control
• BOMs
• Chemical Process Modeling
• Running Simulations
• AutoCAD
• SPCC Software
• Design/evaluation of process unit operations