Process Engineer III

Posted 15 Aug 2019

Martin, South Carolina - United States

Req Id 195737


A career with EMD Performance Materials is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 52,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. EMD Performance Materials is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

EMD Performance Materials is seeking a Process Engineer for its Colloidal Silica manufacturing facility located in Martin, SC. In this role, the Process Engineer will serve as the cognizant technical function for the operating facility as well its technical conscience.

Your Role:

The Process Engineer will work in a dynamic environment supporting the manufacture of colloidal silica slurry. In doing so, the Process Engineer maintains efficiency and upkeep of critical manufacturing equipment through effective troubleshooting techniques. This role identifies and improves yield loss and scrap opportunities, develops and recommends new testing processes and technologies to achieve cost effectiveness and improved product quality and establishes operating equipment specifications and improves manufacturing techniques.

In this role you will inspect performance of machinery, equipment and tools to verify their efficiency and investigates and initiates corrective action of problems and deficiencies to ensure product quality. You will also develop manufacturing processes that demonstrate levels of statistical control and validate new equipment and process changes.

The Process Engineer is also responsible for the developing and/or implementing of systems improvement projects and supports maintenance and production groups in resolving technical and engineering issues. You will provide process on assigned Corrective Action Preventive Action (CAPA). Trains departmental technicians and operators to ensure sufficient expertise exists within the manufacturing work centers. You will review capital equipment fabrication activities to ensure manufacturing, construction, installation, and operational testing conform to functional specifications, regulatory safety standards, and user requirements.

As a part of this team you will also investigate and develop new processes required to improve manufacturing operations and processes. Develop cost estimates, obtains quotes, and generates capital requests to support new processes and capital equipment purchase. The Process Engineer also generates, reviews and approves engineering, manufacturing and quality procedures necessary to support equipment validation/revalidation, launch, and normal production schedules.

Facilitates training for individuals involved with the operation and maintenance of processes and equipment introduced to the manufacturing department. Initiate, reviews/approves change requests, and develops implementation solutions to support operational needs.

Who You Are:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering or Material Science and Engineering, or similar field with 5+ years of work experience in a chemical manufacturing facility environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Instrumentation PLC, HMI, and control system programming experience.
  • Lean 6 Sigma experience with green or black belt.
  • Works comfortably in production environments and has hands-on approach to problem solving.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Solidworks or equivalent capability


What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.

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