Continuous Improvement Manager

Fulltime, Integrated Supply Chain

Morris, Illinois, United States Apply Now Apply until: Open until further notice

Nouryon - has an outstanding opportunity for a Continuous Improvement Manager in our Morris, IL location. This position will provide process and technical support to Site Morris Operations by identifying, developing, and implementing process improvements on best industry practice level.


Requirements for Job

BS. Degree in Chemical Engineering

Six Sigma black belt preferred

5+ years of proven capabilities and good understanding of chemical process engineering aspects such as:

Chemical and physical unit operations

Process equipment

Reaction chemistry and technology

Mass and energy transfer

Fluid dynamics, thermodynamics and Process control systems

Experience from chemical process industry site related Engineering work a plus

Teamwork and team leadership, ability to manage resources, excellent communication skills, interpersonal skills, attentive to detail, strong drive and strong results orientation

Seeks to understand the Health, Safety, Environmental and Security (HSES) aspects of his/her area operations and the consequences if an upset occurs

Ability to analyze and solve complex problems using SPC, Pareto diagrams, SWOT analysis, and cause and effect analysis

Experience with Lean Six Sigma, 5S and other continual improvement tools are a plus. Experience from laboratory and pilot scale reactors a plus

Ability to make decisions and take action consistent with current developments and trends

Physical demands: Must be able to access all areas of site




Key Objectives/Principal Accountabilities

Evaluates loss data and generates specific reports that identify production performance improvement opportunities to be pursued by other work processes

Identifies and communicates operating unit goals and technology plans with respect to health, safety, and environmental concerns, unit operations, and technical opportunities.

Selects, defines, and schedules analysis of systems critical to business goals; collects relevant data on selected systems

Leads the criticality review and determines the risk management strategy

Monitors and analyzes the reliability program performance

Establishes the root cause analysis (RCA) level criteria

Identifies the level of RCA to be performed and the Team as appropriate

Process optimization on continuous and batch units

Troubleshooting and problem solving in continuous and batch units

Support Production Management with process chemistry related issues

Analyze process problems using structured problem-solving techniques

Conduct safety and design reviews to ensure compliance with engineering best practices, plant engineering specifications and management of change process.

Train operators and maintenance technicians on new and existing equipment procedures.

Act as the plant engineering representative on large corporately managed projects.

Participate in the plant management of change process and quality awareness team.

Monitor yields and make recommendations for bill of material adjustments, process SAP transactions related to notifications, capital project accounting, and purchase requisitions.

Key Figures (In Euros million) (please include relevant / applicable financial data)


Functional Responsibilities/Network

Engineering; Process, Mechanical, I&E, Automation, Civil

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United States
Integrated Supply Chain
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