Improvement Engineer

Department:  Engineering
Date:  May 22, 2022

Company Overview

FMC Corporation is a leading specialty company focused on agricultural technologies. FMC provides innovative and cost-effective solutions to enhance crop yield and quality by controlling a broad spectrum of insects, weeds, and disease, as well as in non-agricultural markets for pest control. FMC is a globally diverse organization that offers its employees exciting opportunities to work on challenging projects that are important to the achievement of our strategic objectives. Your education and professional experience are valued and put to use from day one. Your success at completing key initiatives will result in a varied, progressive, and fulfilling career with FMC.

 

With a corporate culture of innovation, integrity, responsibility, and customer intimacy, we foster “The Right Chemistry” in everything we do. We are looking for people to join us in creating, developing, and improving our products, our processes, and our markets. If you are ready to make a difference every day, FMC is ready to talk to you about joining our team!

 

Job Overview

Formulation and packaging is a significant and strategic part of FMC’s operations globally. The North America Improvement Engineer will use their technical capabilities to make meaningful change for the organization to enable continued business growth and ensure the agility required to meet the demands of a dynamic market. As the primary technical support of the NA Formulation & Packaging network, the NA Improvement Engineer will provide expertise to a variety of technical areas including continuous improvement, capital project execution, manufacturing support, sustainability, new product introductions, and overall process improvements while driving the safety culture of the FMC organization in daily activities. Working with various levels of onsite and corporate leadership, technology, maintenance, operations, R&D, quality, supply chain, and engineering teams, the NA Improvement Engineer will lead strategically, proactively, and purposefully to implement solutions which continually improve our safe, sustainable, and reliable formulation & packaging processes.

This NA Improvement Engineer position is based on Site at the Wyoming, Illinois FMC facility location and reports to the NA Formulations and Packaging Technical Center Manager.

 

Responsibilities:

Safety:

  • Serve as a role model and champion for EHS excellence and injury free culture
  • Support maintenance and/or development of process safety information, as needed 
  • Support PHA process and group safety reviews on Site processes
  • Drive implementation of the FMC process safety standards and ensure continued EHS compliance
  • Support the Responsible Care and Sustainability initiatives at facility

New Product Introductions and Site Transfers:

  • Assess site capabilities for the ability to manufacture potential new or re-sited products
  • Work cooperatively with FMC stakeholders to design safe, efficient commercial manufacturing processes for new products
  • Ensure all steps of MOC process are completed for new project implementation, including HAZOP, PHA and lessons learned meetings
  • On-site support during trial production, optimization, and validation. Help establish standard production rates & efficiencies which can be used for performance monitoring

Capital Project Development and Continuous Improvement:

  • Identify capital projects for process improvement, expansion, and cost-savings opportunities
  • Lead Third-Party personnel for implementation of capital projects, as needed.
  • Develop and execute test protocols to determine the viability of new technology at the Site
  • Support plant Operations in identifying improvement opportunities through review of performance data (OAU) to identify & develop long term improvement plans to further optimize various processes
  • Develop necessary trial plans to test optimization ideas, analyze data, and create reports of findings
  • Develop and lead capital and continuous improvement projects from initiation through execution, commissioning, and close-out ($100K-$2M)

 

Education:

  • BS in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related field required
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in chemical or related field operation
  • 10-15 years of experience in a chemical operations environment preferred 
  • Six Sigma certification preferred

 

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to personal safety and safety leadership
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to effectively communicate technical and non-technical information with global internal and external partners .
  • The ability to establish and maintain a positive and professional working relationship with individuals at all levels of the company including client representatives and subcontractors.
  • Working knowledge of equipment design, scale-up procedures, troubleshooting, rework planning, project management skills, and change management experience.
  • Root cause analysis, process hazard analysis, and chemical manufacturing experience preferred.
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office knowledge (expert level Excel), Minitab or other statistical tools (a plus), and SAP knowledge (preferred).
  • Collaborate effectively across interdisciplinary teams with an operating style that fosters open dialogue, creates a strong sense of team, inspires, and motivates others to achieve project goals
  • Experience applying data-based decision making and strong results driven/action orientated approach to leadership
  • Knowledge of quality assurance programs or statistical quality control a plus

 

 

Competencies:

  • Accountable
  • Leadership
  • Adaptive
  • Inclusive
  • Innovative
  • Strategic

 

EEO Statement

At FMC, diversity and inclusion are in our DNA. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to creating an inclusive workplace where all employees can thrive – regardless of race, gender, sex, pregnancy, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, color, age, religion or religious creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. FMC also supports employee participation in company employee resource groups that celebrate the diverse backgrounds of our workforce by providing communities for employees to connect with each other and raise awareness throughout FMC.  FMC complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact our Talent Acquisition department at talentacquisition@fmc.com.