CSU Process Chemist

Posted 18 April 2022
Contact NamePhil Butcher

Job description

Reporting to the Analytical Lab Manager, the Process Chemist is responsible for providing support to the
process units with a chemistry-based knowledge of stream and additive characteristics to ensure the
effective application of process controls. As part of the Analytical Lab team, the role is complemented
and supported by the Quality Control functions. The ultimate objective is to monitor process activities
and recommend initiatives to maintain or improve product quality to ensure that product released from
manufacturing meets specifications and fit-for-purpose requirements.
This role is a temporary Commissioning and Start Up (CSU) role and the role is expected to end on 31
May 2023.
Support activities fit into the following categories:
Liaison between Analytical Lab, Process Engineering, and Operations Identify opportunities to enhance
process control reliability through appropriate data generation Monitor process-data and apply
technical knowledge to proactively avert product quality issues. Apply consistent quality practices across
the Shell Polymers Monaca site
Specific Accountabilities
Manage (in conjunction with the Analytical Lab) the balance of process samples required for laboratory
testing versus field laboratories and on-line analyzer. Develop standards related to sample frequency,
sampling location, testing turnaround and result reliability.
Ensure the needs of Operations data requirements are met in the most efficient, cost effective manner,
and interpreted to provide process units with timely, accurate data for decision-making.
Monitor process quality performance through the establishment of Key Performance Indicators.
Purpose is to evaluate the level of quality giveaway and risk in order to optimize the process financial
Maintain expertise in the chemistry associated with all process units
Provide consultation for Process Engineering and Operations on process stream compositional chemistry
issues and appropriate lab testing.
Maintain technical relationship with Technical Services for training and development
Lead process project initiatives that are related to product quality
Manage the effective application of on-line analyzers and field laboratories (selection, calibration and
Establish quality-training requirements for process operators and coordinate the development of
training procedures (data interpretation, and impact of process deviations on product quality)
Identify cost saving opportunists in the process operations
Maintain current technical knowledge in on-line equipment developments
Promote Quality Assurance systems to ensure effective application of quality processes and best

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