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Job Title: Production Engineer
Location: St. Gabriel, LA, South United States, USA
Company: Syngenta
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed & Biotechnology
Career Type: Logistics/Distribution
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive
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About Syngenta


Syngenta is a global leader in agriculture; rooted in science and dedicated to bringing plant potential to life. Each of our 28,000 employees in more than 90 countries work together to solve one of humanity’s most pressing challenges: growing more food with fewer resources. A diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace environment are enablers of our ambition to be the most collaborative and trusted team in agriculture. Our employees reflect the diversity of our customers, the markets where we operate and the communities which we serve. No matter what your position, you will have a vital role in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. Join us and help shape the future of agriculture.


Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown.   We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities.


The St Gabriel Site is currently looking to fill multiple Production Efficiency Engineering positions with various experience to grow our team for future success. 


As the Production Efficiency Engineer, you will be responsible for the day to day engineering of one of the production units within the Active Ingredients AI Business Unit at the St. Gabriel site. You will be responsible for assisting AI Unit Superintendents in meeting production targets necessary to meet volumes and customer requirements by identifying efficiency improvement opportunities through data mining from multiple sources including historical process data, daily white board issues, and daily interactions with operations personnel. You will identify bottlenecks that can be modified to create a step change in Overall Equipment Effectiveness OEE.   Support unit through real time production reporting, product quality control, yield and raw material efficiency monitoring. Support environmental improvements, reporting and calculation needs.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

    Responsible for OEE and Continuous Improvement Efforts within an AI Production unit. Assist in development and maintenance of operational procedures, safety critical limits, and quality parameter limits. Support of month-end accounting closure for consumption of raw materials and energy. Support unit through real time production reporting, yield and raw material efficiency monitoring. Support environmental improvements, reporting and calculation with regards to permitting and release reporting. Support unit operations in incident investigations related to production processes. Lead and Maintain a list of productivity/cost savings projects in unit of responsibility. Works closely with Unit personnel to improve unit efficiency and overall cost effectiveness. Assist/Backup other production efficiency engineers in other units.


    Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering. 2 – 10+ years of experience in a chemical or manufacturing setting as Production or Process Engineer.  Working knowledge of OEE and plant reliability. Demonstrated understanding of best engineering practices and the application of RAGAGEPs to assets and processes.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, Traits & Abilities:

    Strong personal accountability.     Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.  Ability to communicate at multiple levels throughout the site organization. Have a high level of ownership in making a measurable positive impact to plant performance and Syngenta profitability. Demonstrated ability to develops plans to attain targets. Be a team player in a team environment.  Be a self-starter and self-motivator. Have good computer skills including Microsoft suite. Working knowledge of Pi or other Data Historian and ability to design and interpret trends. Experience with both continuous and batch chemical production processes and technology Six Sigma Black belt or Lean Manufacturing experience a plus. 

What We Offer:

    A culture that celebrates diversity & inclusion, promotes professional development and offers flexible work options to meet both your work and personal needs. Full Benefit Package Medical, Dental & Vision that starts the same day you do. 401k plan with company match, Profit Sharing & Retirement Savings Contribution. Paid Vacation, 12 Paid Holidays, Maternity and Paternity Leave, Education Assistance, Wellness Programs, Corporate Discounts among others.


Syngenta is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.


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Job Post Date: 09/26/21
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