WS/2459 - Extrusion Process Expert - Chemical Engineering

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Extrusion Process Expert - Chemical Engineering




Attractive Tax Free Packag


Saudi Arabia, Riyadh

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All Nationalities

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Interested in TAX FREE Role? A major global petrochemical manufacturing company seeks an Extrusion Process Expert to process and operational expertise relevant to Extrusion technologies in order to achieve best in class performance in the areas of EHSS, Cost, Reliability, Energy Efficiency, and capacity utilization across all Extrusion lines globally. Applicants invited with a degree in Chemical Engineering (or similar) combined with a minimum of 15 years’ experience of Extrusion process technical support. Experience of Gas Phase Extrusion Technologies are highly desired, especially experience in Kobe or other gas phase equipment manufacturers. Working on a Tax Free, Expat residential permanent role, you will be exposed to a great opportunity to develop your specific expertise working across various stakeholders on high value projects. This role is offered in adherence with Saudi Labour Law and therefore these positions are only open to Males and under the age of 58.

With offices and manufacturing plants spread across 6 continents, the Company is one of the largest global petrochemical organisations. They manufacture petrochemical products for a wide range of industries including construction, healthcare, agriculture, industrial and automotive.

Riyadh is the capital and most populous city of Saudi Arabia. It is situated in the center of the Arabian Peninsula on a large plateau and home to more than six million people.

This is a residential permanent position (i.e. not rotational) and the Company provides 22 – 28 days holiday (depending on grade) plus you are entitled to all of the Saudi Public holidays (circa 10 - 14 days). The Company will provide accommodation for single or family status in a secure compound. They will organise all mobilisation / demobilisation transport and you will be entitled to 2 flights home per year.

Responsibilities: You will be responsible for:
  • Conducting required studies to achieve higher potential for Extrusion lines.
  • Working with the Extrusion Expert Group, various Polyolefin Expert Groups, and Affiliates to achieve best performance.
  • Developing Best Practices and Manufacturing Standards that improve Extrusion lines performance globally.
  • Developing Extrusion performance KPIs and working with Affiliates to track the performance globally and as necessary, developing improvement recommendations.
  • Working with the Extrusion Expert Group to develop strategic alliance with licensor/OEMs for technological strength, handling complexity and Operational Excellence including revamps and bottlenecks.
  • Participating in benchmarking activities in the areas of Extrusion and setting performance improvement recommendations. Also, working as a consultant to Affiliates to check and qualify gap closing actions.
  • Working as active team member/lead in the Extrusion Expert Group in addition to being a Process Domain core team member.
  • Supporting all networking activities emerging from the Extrusion Expert Group and Process Domain.
  • Disseminating knowledge and expertise to Affiliates personnel through training, troubleshooting and various networking activities.
  • Participating in complex RCAs in Extrusion area in specific and Process in general.
  • Resolving Extrusion (Process) related Performance Killers, chronic issues and MSRs.
  • Participating in New Product Introduction up to commercialization.
  • Keeping abreast of emerging trends and technologies within your relevant field
Preferences: The successful candidate will have
  • Batchelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering/Material Engineering/Plastic Engineering/Polymer Processing essential. Masters or higher preferred.
  • Six SIGMA certified or equivalent qualification essential.
  • A minimum of 15 years’ experience in experience in the area of Extrusion process technical support essential.
  • Experience of Gas Phase Extrusion Technologies are highly desired, especially experience in Kobe or other gas phase equipment manufacturers
  • Significant working experience in the major Polyolefin technology essential.
  • Previous experience in the major OEM Extruders (JSW, Coperion, KOBE) for polyolefin essential.
  • Strong knowledge and experience in the use of the different types of Extrusion software (1-dimensional model: SIGMA and 3-dimensional model: CFD etc.) essential.
  • Previously conducted several studies (debottlenecking) on the capabilities of Extrusion lines in polyolefin plant in relation to new functions/products essential.
  • Knowledge and involvment in new grade introduction, optimization, development and commercialization essential.
  • Previously participated in plant wide TA planning, optimizing and execution.
  • Previously participated in RCAs and HAZOP reviews and qualified/certified in both.
  • Previous experience working in Saudi or the Middle East advantageous.
  • Ability to make independent decisions in the planning, organizing and coordination of solutions to complex problems.
  • Competent with the ability to lead a team of discipline engineers and provide engineering support.
  • Enthusiasm and drive to stay abreast of new trends and technologies in your field.
  • Proactive, flexible and dedicated team player, able to achieve goals.
  • Enjoys working in a multidisciplinary team essential.
  • Excellent communication skills in English with the ability to engage and work effectively with team players from various cultures. The ability to present results to stakeholders is key.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop good working relationship
Other Information
Package: A highly attractive Tax Free salary is on offer dependent on skills and experience. In addition, a full Ex-Pat package for single or family status is available including housing, transport, 2 flights home per year, health and dental insurance 22-28 days holiday plus all Saudi national holidays which are circa 10-14 days. End of Service Benefits on offer as per Saudi law.

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