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04

Mar

2019

Process Engineer - Bauxite, AR

This position is responsible for providing all required technical support and expertise in regard to process improvements in the related production processes, including (small) engineering projects, six sigma projects, Spillage and Dust reduction processes, root cause failure analysis, customer complaint investigations, cost reduction projects, ABS project implementation and all other continuous improvement projects. These projects should be in alignment with the department KPI’s. In addition, the position is also responsible for implementing capital projects while partnering with Production and Engineering Team.

Responsibilities

Main focus areas are as follows:

  • Performs conventional, less complex engineering assignments that may involve process improvement projects for the production processes. Instructions are provided on task specifications and applications are closely reviewed.

  • Together with related parties define, plan and implement improvement projects related to supporting the Customer complaint process, productivity increases, spillage and dust reduction and cost savings in Production areas.

  • Supports and coordinates the implementation of elements of ABS.

  • Utilize six sigma and other statistical processes to reduce process/product variability and improve quality of our products.

  • Supports the capital project prioritization process, and assist the specifically assigned capital project to accomplish goals linked to production rate increases, spillage reduction, dust & spillage emission reduction, and ESP dust loss reduction.

  • Coordinates small capital expenditures projects in operations for process improvements and replacement of process equipment.

  • Partners with Engineering team to determine the test methods, procedures, parts, and equipment needed to implement changes.

  • Design and conduct plant trials to determine performance capabilities to support the root cause failure analysis process, problem-solving and implementation of standardized work.

Qualifications 

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) in, Chemical, Ceramic Engineering, Process Technology 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.
  • Some experience in production process at plant level in similar industries or in a manufacturing organization will be a benefit but not required.

Knowledge and Skills:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) in, Chemical, Ceramic 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.

  • At least 1 - 2 Years [one to two years] of applicable experience; preferable three (3) to five (5) years in midsized companies in similar industries or in a manufacturing organization.

  • Must have knowledge of key equipment used in Production process preferably in Chemical Industry. Must have the ability to recognize and anticipate problems and solve them with the overall process in mind. 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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05

Feb

2019

Transportation & Shipping Manager - Bauxite, AR

This position manages all activities of the Transportation & Shipping department according to ABS rules and (quality) objectives such that they are in line with Almatis guidelines, approved plans, procedures and instructions as well as (Inter)-national (trading) laws and regulations. The incumbent is responsible for the performance and the results of the department and leads the team by example. He/she assures effective utilization of the resources towards delivering the required performance, aiming to contribute to a most (cost) efficient supply chain - always with a customer focus. The position ensures a safe work place under consideration of environmental, health, safety practices and company policies.

Responsibilities

Main focus areas are as follows:

  • Define the department A3 on basis of continuous improvement and ensures the implementation of the target conditions.

  • Manage all local as well as potential regional and global T&S activities by objectives within established policies/guidelines to meet and exceed department KPI’s: customer satisfaction, shipping and delivery performance, EHS and realization of revenue at the lowest possible costs.

  • Take all necessary actions according to the prescribed quality and performance standards to monitor related costs, aiming at a most cost-efficient supply chain

  • Budget: manage department budget and recommend capital expenditures to increase efficiency and services of transportation operations.

  • Take care of an open and effective communication and creates a process-oriented environment of sharing best practices and continuous improvement, which is the Almatis style of (Lean) Management.

  • Deploy relevant decisions to all levels of the organization.

Qualifications

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree (preferable in logistics or industrial engineering with focus on logistics) from four-year college or university; or related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience

     

    Work experience:

  • 3 - 5 Years of professional experience in transportation and logistics (rail, barge, truck both within North America and Ocean vessels is strongly preferred); preferably in a comparable position and leadership role

  • This position requires experience with developing and maintaining procedures and documentation relating to the T&S function. Understand the legal aspects of T&S.

     

    Knowledge and Skills:

  • In-depth knowledge in transportation and logistics field.

  • Knowledge and under-standing for the chemical industry, its products, markets and customers is an asset. Negotiation 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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25

Oct

2018

Engineering & Maintenance Manager - Bauxite, AR

This position is responsible for managing and directing the engineering and repair & maintenance activities of company’s asset(s) at Benton through the use of personal knowledge, engineering resources, and through the respective personnel, which includes the safe repair & maintenance, continues improvement or replacement of all location’s equipment, machines, tools, buildings and constructions to ensure maximum availability of production equipment at the lowest cost, consistent with the policies, goals and objectives of the company. The position is also responsible for managing the Capital Budgets, coordinating the approvals of projects and leading projects within the company direct or indirect via subordinates.

Responsibilities

Main focus areas are as follows:

  • Manage the Engineering and R&M activities by objectives (A3, capital budget) & meet or exceed department objectives (KPIs): Delivers plant maintenance program.

  • Manage the Engineering activities in preparing plans, cost estimates and specifications to determine most feasible approach to technical problems.

  • Ensure compliance with national, regional, and local insurance ordinances, regulations, and codes to secure safe and stable operation of equipment.

  • Based on KPIs ensures that efficiency and performance are met or exceeded with a conscious control of reliability and cost.

  • Maintain & prioritize the Five Year Capital Budget & deliver the department budgets agreed upon with the Operations Manager at beginning of the year. Provides engineering and cost advice about facilities and equipment related to the short- and long-term needs of the business.

  • Manage the Engineering activities in preparing plans, cost estimates and specifications to determine most feasible approach to technical problems.

  • Take care of an open and effective communication and create a process-oriented environment of sharing best practices and continuous improvement, which is the Almatis style of (Lean) Management.

  • Deploy relevant decisions to all levels of the organization.

  • Be a role model in exhibiting the company values, especially demonstrate trust and respect by listening to and involving, enabling and empowering people.

  • Go to “gemba” and support and coach people, establish and maintain team work, resulting in highly motivated people, engaged in effective and efficient performing teams

  • Ensure the creation of reports related to the department in accordance with regulations and directives, organization-specific accountability internal and externally in order to compare results with plans (and inform the superior), as basis for corrective Actions.

 

Qualifications

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) preferable in Mechanical Engineering potential in Electrical, Chemical, or Ceramic Engineering or a related field in an industrial environment, from four-year College or University. Advanced degree in this or related field is highly desirable.

  • 6 - 8 Years of applicable experience in production, engineering and/or maintenance preferably in midsized manufacturing companies in similar industries with international footprint.

  • Exposure to: project engineering, plant maintenance, construction, MSHA, OSHA and EPA standards, budgeting and scheduling, supervision, process equipment related to thermal, size reduction, conveying and packaging.

  • Proven track record and a minimum of 5 years of experience in leading production process at plant level.

     

    Knowledge and Skills:

  • Extensive relevant experience in a production plant.

  • Must have the ability to recognize and anticipate complex problems and solve them with the overall process in mind. Must exhibit strong analytical and reasoning skills. Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.

  • Good knowledge of the use of statistical tools, preferable 6 Sigma experience, (greenbelt or black belt), experienced with the Toyota Production System

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

 


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