Production Engineer

Wellesley, Western Australia, Australia
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Be an essential element to a brighter future. 

We work together to transform essential resources into critical ingredients for mobility, energy, connectivity and health. Join our values-led organization committed to building a more resilient world with people and planet in mind. Our core values are the foundation that make us successful for ourselves, our customers and the planet. 

Job Description

The Role

The Production Engineer will provide technical support to the Production team while facilitating safe and efficient systems of work so as to meet safety, production and cost targets. The Production Engineer will contribute to continual improvement within the production department, including management of change processes to remove barriers and optimise work systems, and improvement to production processes where identified.

Key Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the implementation and execution of Safety Systems and Procedures

  • Participate in and provide technical input to Safety and Risk Assessment activities

  • Demonstrate and encourage operational excellence and discipline within the production team

  • Manage conflicting priorities while maintaining key stakeholder interests and relationships

  • Develop and maintain technical components of production documentation, including Standard Operating Procedures, Operation Manuals and Training Material

  • Monitor plant performance against Key Performance Indicators. Develop and maintain reports to communicate plant performance against KPIs.

  • Identify deviations from target operating ranges and troubleshoot to root cause.

  • Identify, design and implement effective solutions to address the root cause of chronic deviations.  

  • Participate in Management of Change activities to provide technical input and review

  • Contribute to the development of the Production Plan and Budget and ensure adherance during operation

  • Contribute to Maintenance Planning and Scheduling activities

  • Contribute to process interruption and process Incident Investigations

  • Prepare technical reports to effectively communicate results of investigations, opportunities for improvement and technical observations

  • Develop and coordinate an ‘in process’ and quality assurance laboratory analysis program in consultation with the QA/QC department to effectively monitor and control the production process

Work Experience Requirements

  • Demonstrated experience working in a complex chemical or petrochemical processing environment

  • Experience developing plant documentation for Operations Personnel e.g. SOPs, Checklists, Training Material

  • Commissioning experience is desirable

  • A demonstrated ability to manage conflicting priorities while maintaining key stakeholder interests and relationships.

Education / Qualification Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree in Chemical or Process Engineering

We are partners to one another in pioneering new ways to be better for ourselves, our teams, and our communities. When you join Albemarle, you become our most essential element and you can anticipate competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits package, and resources that foster your well-being and fuel your personal growth. Help us shape the future, build with purpose and grow together.

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