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2 Production Engineers for Catalyst Support (m/f)

  • Location: Belgium, Beringen
  • Type: Permanent
  • Application Deadline: 23/09/2018
  • Hours: Full-time

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The purpose of this role in the Catalyst Business unit is to give technical support to Polyolefin plants at both Borealis and Borouge on all catalyst related issues.

The role holder will work in close contact with external suppliers and both internal and external production plants.

Key responsibilities

  • Follows up the catalyst performance in the different commercial, full scale plants and develops tools and /or processes to improve this follow-up.
  • Pro-actively co-operates with operations (from operator to production manager) and Innotech (eg researchers, process engineers) to troubleshoot catalyst related product and process problems.
  • Suggests improvements to avoid operational problems after consulting with experts.
  • Gives assistance to production teams in the commercial units during introduction of new catalysts
  • Leads the benchmarking activities of external and internal catalysts
  • Suggests improvements to reduce the cost in use of the different catalysts
  • Secures knowledge transfer between plants/technologies
  • Participates in internal and external networks
  • Closely co-operates with internal/external catalyst suppliers on catalyst manufacturing, problem solving and scale-up. Disseminates this knowledge to the extent possible in the Innotech expert community.

 Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Education: MSc in Chemical Engineering
  • Knowledge of polymerisation reactors in full scale plants
  • Language: Fluent in English, spoken and written
  • Good business understanding
  • Analytical Thinking, impact and influence
  • Initiative, HSE awareness
  • Teamwork and Cooperation
  • Experience: preferably worked a few years in a production environment or in close contact with PP or PE plants and has relevant catalyst / polymerisation related experience

Other information

This position reports to: Opex Manager Catalysts

For more detailed information please contact Gert Vanderseypen, Phone: +32 11 45 93 01

Are you the chemical engineer, who is searching for a good mix of practical production experience and theoretical thinking and meet most of the above mentioned requirements, please apply online and attach your CV.

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+32 11 45 91 54
Joke Tielens