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14

May

2018

Applications & Market Development Manager, CPO - Leetsdale, PA

This position is responsible for providing technical support to respective Almatis customers and developing new products for the refractory market in the assigned region.

 

Responsibilities

Main focus areas are as follows:

  • Provide customers with technical product/application and manufacturing assistance to ensure maximization of Almatis product sales and profits and customer satisfaction in the ceramics, polishing and other markets.

  • Coordinate and follow-up on critical product and customer requests to provide the necessary communications link between Almatis customers and the Commercial & Production organizations.

  • Be the primary liaison for special customer/product requests, ensuring that any agreed upon specifications are consistent with production and laboratory capabilities.

  • Contribute to resolving customer complaints when problem is of technical nature.

  • Train and support the CPO and Customer Service Representatives to ensure a highly competent technical sales effort.

  • Identify new application and market opportunities for Almatis’ alumina-based products both within and outside of the ceramic, polishing and other industries through direct customer interface, society conferences, journal & trade literature and other contacts.

  • Assist in prioritizing the opportunities and managing the established new product development programs to completion. Assess competitor products to determine competitive threats or opportunities.

  • Provide input and assist in developing the annual North America Applications budget and monitor expenditures to ensure appropriate control in assigned areas.

  • Provide, maintain and update product data sheets and specifications for alumina product lines either as the acting Technical Product Champion (TPC) or as assigned by the TPC, according to the Almatis Product Life Cycle procedure.

  • Maintain frequent contacts with Institutes or Work Groups investigating independently in areas where Almatis’ products are or should be utilized.

 

Qualifications

Education and/or Experience:

  • Fundamental technical knowledge in material sciences gained through a university degree. Bachelor´s degree required, however, Master´s degree or higher preferred.

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, however, Master’s Degree or higher preferred with a minimum of five (5) years relevant work experience. Materials and or Ceramic Engineering preferred.

  • Proven track record as Applications & Market Development Manager or in similar position is a given.

 

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Professional knowledge in the field of ceramics, its production processes and end use markets. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

 

Our Offer

  • An interesting job with perspectives and opportunities for your professional development

  • Attractive remuneration and benefits package

  • An international, highly motivated team with a spirit of performance, connectedness & appreciation

 

If you want to be part of a fast growing global company, please send your resume via email to: Global.HumanResources@almatis.com


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18

Apr

2018

Reliability Engineer - Bauxite, AR

This position is responsible for developing, managing and coordinating the maintenance reliability programs and activities of the location (including those shared services if applicable) key assets, utilities and support equipment   (including mills, converters, kilns ball formers, compressors, water supply, waste water treatment etc.) through the use of personal knowledge, engineering resources, production coordinators and maintenance employees, to ensure maximum availability of these key assets, utilities and support equipment, while supporting the policies, goals and objectives of the company. The reliability engineer is to identify and manage asset reliability risks that could adversely affect plant or business operations. He/she selects engineering techniques to solve problems and makes recommendations incl. the coordination of projects for process improvements.

Responsibilities

Main focus areas are as follows:

  • Manage the reliability programs and risks involved to meet objectives in the areas of environmental health & safety, asset capability, quality and production.

  • Supports the E&M Team to identify best practices and improvement opportunities and coordinate the implementation of this within day to day activities or assigned projects.     

  • Supports the E&M Team that reliability and maintainability of equipment/installations and spare parts incl. the replacement of key equipment/spares are ensured. These goals are measured according to defined KPIs (such as downtimes, production losses, cost).

  • Provide engineering support and expertise to maintenance department for the selection, testing, installation and start-up of new production equipment required for safe, effective and efficient production of products.

  • Ensure proper documentation of activities and their results.

  • Provide reports related to the department activities, status of project milestones and adjust schedules accordingly and interface with stakeholders to provide updates and ensure needs are met as basis for corrective actions.

 

Qualifications

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) in Mechanical Engineering or a related field in an industrial environment, from four-year College or university desired. Advanced degree in this or related field is highly desirable.

  • 1 - 2 Years of applicable experience (minimum) in production, engineering and/or maintenance preferably in midsized manufacturing companies in similar industries with international footprint.

  • Exposure to project engineering, plant maintenance, construction.

  • At least 2 years focused on reliability and/or engineering projects.

    Knowledge and Skills:

  • Expert Knowledge and understanding in Requirement Analysis, Design Skills, Project Management, Manufacturing Methods and Procedures, Process Improvement, Technical Understanding, Documentation Skills, Safety Management, Supervision, Performance Measurement

  • Must have knowledge of key equipment used in Production process preferably in Chemical Industry and knowledge of Toyota Production System (TPS) is preferred. Must exhibit strong analytical and reasoning skills

 

Our Offer

  • An interesting job with perspectives and opportunities for your professional development

  • Attractive remuneration and benefits package

  • An international, highly motivated team with a spirit of performance, connectedness & appreciation

 

If you want to be part of a fast growing global company, please send your resume via email to: employment.bauxite@almatis.com


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