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Alabama Job Search for Transitioning and Former JMOs, NCOs, and Enlisted Technicians

Known for its Southern hospitality, sweet tea, and football, Alabama has some of the country's most affordable home prices, lowest cost-of-living indexes, and relatively low taxes. It is ranked nationally as one of the best places to live for veterans.

The Top Industries for Veterans in Alabama

Alabama is home to many production plants, with aviation, biotechnology and automotive among its top industries. The state has the best business environment in the country, with plenty of job opportunities for veterans.

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Improvement Engineer
Position ID: # EB-5776817149
Date Posted: 3/25/2022 8:00:12 AM
Location: Mobile, AL
Industry: Chemicals
Salary: $100,000 - $130,000

Job Description

Active Ingredient Improvement Engineer
Position Details:

Location: Mobile, AL

Salary: 100k to 130k depending on experience + bonus and relocation assistance if needed.

Position Description: The Sr. Active Ingredient Improvement Engineer will manage a variety of technical responsibilities including new product introductions, continuous improvement projects (capital and non-capital) and manufacturing support. This individual will work across company departments to support/lead strategic product launches and sourcing opportunities. The ideal candidate will have strong technical and communication skills needed to lead cross functional teams in resolving complex production/supply issues, upgrading products and processes by implementing modifications ranging from incremental improvements to large technology changes.

Job Duties:

New Product Introductions and Site Transfers:

Assessment of active ingredient site capabilities for the ability to manufacture potential new or re-sited products
Work cooperatively with the R&D organization to design safe, efficient commercial manufacturing processes for new products
Ensure all steps of MOC process are completed for new project implementation, including HAZOP, PHA and lessons learned meetings
Design and develop product launch test protocols and reports
On-site support of the commissioning of production units during trial production, optimization and validation. Help establish standard production rates & efficiencies which can be used for performance monitoring
Ensure QAR’s, QC and Contamination Prevention policies are appropriately incorporated at the AI site.
Encourage adoption of the company's EHS programs and support as needed to ensure proper execution of our processes.
Support in developing the capital plan for the AI network

New Technology and Capital Project Development:

Leverage process knowledge and data to research and provide recommendations for process technology advancements
Develop and execute test protocols to determine the viability of a new technology
Provide guidance and coaching on process design, equipment selection and sizing, control logic design, piping, utility requirements and preparation of construction packages for assigned projects (utilize the company's Capital Deployment Methodology as required)
Implement approved capital projects in coordination with the Third-Party personnel

Process Support

Support operations through supplemental review of performance data to identify and develop short- and long-term improvement plans to further optimize various processes
Drive strategic process improvements to deliver the Active Ingredient product supply plan.
Demonstrate ability to quickly understand new technologies and legacy processes and intermediates – must demonstrate the ability to learn on the fly.
Develop necessary trial plans to test optimization ideas, analyze data, and create reports of findings
Lead and/or participate in Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) for significant safety, quality, or manufacturing failures
Support periodic site audits for compliance with applicable regulations and company standards
Management and tracking of ongoing qualification efforts from initial testing and assessment by the R&D organization through production scale trials.
Develop project execution plans to support aggressive timelines including identifying required resources and managing risks
Work with internal groups to assess and track opportunities and risks such as cost impacts, relative quality, supply continuity, etc.
Utilize database decision making to identify and resolve problems.
Other tasks as assigned

Required Education:

Technical Degree (BS, MS, or PhD) in Chemical Engineering / related field or equivalent experience


2 to 5 years of experience in a chemical environment with reactive chemistry process experience.
Good knowledge of equipment design, scale-up procedures, troubleshooting and project management skills
Experienced knowledge of the technical field and working knowledge of business processes, technologies and applications.
Strong safety orientation in OSHA and PSM with a demonstrated commitment to Personal Safety & Environmental issues
General understanding of business processes and economic factors affecting the business
Strategic agility with foresight and the ability to create alternate plans
Experience presenting at both informal and formal training settings
Effective team building skills with an operating style that fosters high expectations, open dialogue, creates a strong sense of team, inspires and motivates
Knowledge of quality assurance programs or statistical quality control
Experience making data-based decisions
A demonstrated history of bringing projects in safely, on time and on budget.
Lean six sigma certification a plus

**Full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment. Full vaccination means that two weeks have passed since the second dose of a two-dose vaccine (i.e., Pfizer or Moderna) or two weeks after a single dose of a one-dose vaccine (i.e., Johnson & Johnson/Janssen). All applicants will be required to show proof of their vaccination status upon receipt of an offer of employment. Exemptions will be granted only to those applicants who are unable to take the vaccine due to medical reasons or a sincerely held religious belief. The company will work with those who apply for and are granted exemptions to identify reasonable accommodations which will permit those individuals to fulfill the responsibilities of their positions.

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