We are currently recruiting for a Process Development Engineer to join us. As a Process Development Engineer, you will be a Subject Matter Expert for Mineral Wool and take on a leading role in the development of Binder, Secondary line (density control and distribution, crimping, Grecon) and Curing process. You will work within a high profile and well-respected team with a wide variety of expertise.
Responsibilities & Accountabilities
• Lead the development of Binder, Crimping and Curing process technology for Rock and Mineral Wool along with development of density control and distribution. Due to synergy, support also Glass Mineral Wool as required.
• Establish updated basis of safety for curing process, working with External experts, CEE, CRD and plants.
• Support the development of Ecose and PF Binder in RMW for all products and ensure all plants are below permitted emission levels from forming and curing.
•Establish needed documented standards to maintain equipment process performance for areas of responsibility.
•Establish best operating practices, via network of inputs from all plants for areas of responsibility.
•Grow continuous improvement culture and mentality for areas of responsibility.
•Provide expertise and support to plants for current equipment, problem solve, and lead RCA as required.
•Identify needed safety improvements on equipment.
Knowledge, Experience & Attributes
•Bachelor's degree in Chemical, Process Engineering, or a similar field of education.
•At least 2-3 years of experience in the field of P&Q or manufacturing improvements in production environment.
•Data driven, experience with Data or Statistical tools (Minitab, Tableau, Power Bi, Excel, SPSS)
•Six Sigma qualification is an advantage.
•Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
•Ability to present technical information to different stakeholders and build relationships with them.
•Focused on problem solving and proactive approach.
•Experience or interest for continuous improvement, lean manufacturing, and sustainability focused projects.
Salary & Benefits
• Bonus potential
• Holiday allowance
• Pension scheme
• Westfield Health Care
• Sick pay (after 3 months of service)
• Life assurance scheme
• Occupational Health & Mental Health First Aiders
• Cycle to work scheme
Knauf Insulation is the UK’s leading provider of high performance, sustainable Glass and Rock Mineral Wool insulation solutions. With more than 40 years of experience in the insulation industry, it is one of the fastest growing and most respected names in insulation worldwide.
As part of the Knauf Group, a €10bn turnover multi-national family-owned manufacturer of building materials and construction systems, Knauf Insulation employs more than 5,500 employees and has 27 manufacturing sites in 15 countries, with a turnover of €2bn in 2019. In the UK, the company employs over 500 people at its manufacturing plants in Cwmbran, Queensferry and St Helens.
Knauf Insulation’s mission is to challenge conventional thinking and create innovative insulation solutions that shape the way we live and build in the future, with care for the people who make them, the people who use them and the world we all depend on.
Its vision is to lead the change in smarter insulation solutions for a better world. Its aspiration is to be the world’s most trusted insulation partner providing high performing and smart insulation solutions and services for a better world.