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Catalyst Owner, PE or PP (m/f)

  • Location: Belgium, Beringen
  • Type: Permanent
  • Application Deadline: 21/08/2018
  • 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 plants and develops tools and /or processes to improve this follow-up.
  • Proactively works with operations and Innotech to troubleshoot catalyst related product and process problems.
  • Suggests improvements to avoid operational problems after consulting with experts.
  • Gives assistance to plants 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 cooperates 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 or Chemistry
  • Experience: Several years of relevant catalyst / polymerisation related experience
  • Language: Fluent in English, spoken and written
  • Good business understanding
  • Preferably having worked in or in close contact with PP or PE plants
  • Analytical Thinking, impact and influence
  • Initiative, HSE awareness
  • Teamwork and Co-operation

Other information

This position reports to: Opex Manager Catalysts

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

If you are interested in this position 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