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Pilot Plant Manager


Red Hill, NC

Posted 1 month ago

We are seeking an experienced and highly skilled Pilot Plant Manager to join our client's R&D team in Red Hill, North Carolina. The Pilot Plant Manager will be responsible for overseeing the operation and management of our pilot plant, ensuring the successful scale-up of processes from laboratory to production scale. This role requires a deep understanding of chemical engineering, process development, and project management, coupled with strong leadership and organizational skills.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Pilot Plant Operations:

  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the pilot plant, ensuring all activities comply with safety, quality, and regulatory standards.
  • Oversee the installation, commissioning, and maintenance of pilot plant equipment.
  • Develop and implement standard operating procedures (SOPs) for pilot plant activities.
  • Monitor and analyze process performance data to identify areas for improvement and ensure optimal operation.

Process Scale-Up:

  • Collaborate with process development teams to translate laboratory-scale processes into pilot-scale operations.
  • Conduct pilot trials to validate process concepts and technologies.
  • Ensure seamless integration of new processes into the pilot plant, addressing any technical challenges that arise.
  • Implement continuous improvement initiatives to enhance process efficiency, safety, and scalability.

Team Leadership:

  • Lead, mentor, and develop the pilot plant team, fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement.
  • Provide technical guidance and support to team members, ensuring high standards of performance and productivity.
  • Coordinate with other departments, including Quality Control, Production, and Procurement, to ensure smooth operations.

Project Management:

  • Manage pilot plant projects, including planning, resource allocation, budgeting, and timeline management.
  • Communicate project progress, challenges, and results to stakeholders, including senior management and other departments.
  • Prepare comprehensive technical reports, documentation, and presentations for internal and external stakeholders.

Safety and Compliance:

  • Ensure that all pilot plant operations adhere to safety regulations and industry standards.
  • Conduct risk assessments and implement safety protocols to minimize hazards and ensure a safe working environment.
  • Stay current with regulatory requirements and ensure compliance in all pilot plant activities.
Contact the Recruiter:
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Simon Ohannes
Talent Advisor
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Simon Ohannes
Talent Advisor
(847) 692-0627
(847) 692-0627
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– Matthew L | Director of Operations
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