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Chemical Process Engineer

Liverpool, Lancashire
£41,000 to £45,000
Job Type
22 Mar 2021

The Client

Our client is part of a huge multinational company with operations and offices all over the world, with an innovative and high technology range of products. As part of their continued growth and expansion of their plant, they are presently seeking a Chemical Process Engineer.

The Role

Reporting to the Engineering Manager, the Process Engineer supports the manufacturing process from both an operational and technical stand point. Key focus on efficiency, continuous improvement and problem solving; leading and coaching problem solving through root cause analysis. Applicants must possess experience of manufacturing operations and be dynamic and self motivated.


Work with site safety department to drive a higher standard of safety though proactive identification and actioning of process and occupational safety improvements.
Support reactive process safety issues by providing technical support during safety investigations and routine audits of manufacturing environments.
Ensure the site Management of Change process is followed with respect to changes being proposed
Work closely with operations teams to improve manufacturing reliability though analysis of process variability, root cause analysis of chronic problems in manufacturing
Monitor KPIs (eg OEE) to identify gaps in process performance
Reduce overall factory operating costs to improve manufacturing profitability
Improve process equipment and site infrastructure in line with current safety standards and available technology
Promote, educate, and lead team members in lean tools, such as Value Stream Mapping, Flow, Rapid Problem Solving, Total Productive Maintenance, 5S, Poka Yoke etc.
Identify and define opportunities for engineering projects, prepare and present proposal to key stakeholders, including detailed feasibility studies and business profitability
Produce detailed capital expenditure requests and financial models for project justification
Manage engineering projects through the complete life cycle to ensure the project is delivered within the agreed time frame and budget
Generate equipment specifications for tendering out for quotation
Work to internal engineering standards and external safety standards (eg DSEAR) to deliver compliant equipment
Review contractor and vendor supplied designs and documentation against specifications to evaluate design merit and suitability.
Undertake appropriate risk assessments during the life cycle of projects
Identify and investigate new technologies and opportunities to improve manufacturing excellence of current and future manufacturing processes.
Communicate progress of projects with all levels of the business
Develop and maintain supplier relationships for key business critical equipment
Provide technical support to operational escalations
Investigate new production technologies for merits of introduction into the organisation

Educated to Bachelors level or above in chemical or engineering with manufacturing process engineering and process safety experience.

Preferably a member of IChemE

IT Systems
- Microsoft Office
- Minitab (desirable)


Design, installation and commissioning of chemical manufacturing plants
Experienced in Process Safety methodology and ways of working
Trained in risk assessments and installation hazard analysis techniques
Problem solving techniques.
Data analysis skills
Fluid and powder handling techniques
Experience of working in a fast-paced production environment.
Attention to detail.
IT and numeracy skills
Focus on data and process to determine the best outcomes.
Able to work on own and as part of a team
Able to lead investigations and identify root causes.
Is This You?

If you are a process engineer with the skills outlined above we want to speak with you. Send your CV to us and if you fit the bill we will be in touch within 24 hours to discuss the role and our client in more detail
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  • Job Reference: 250002141-2
  • Date Posted: 22 March 2021
  • Recruiter: Dilectus Recruitment Solutions
    Dilectus Recruitment Solutions
  • Location: Liverpool, Lancashire
  • Salary: £41,000 to £45,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Pension, Healthcare etc
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent