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Pilot Process Lead


Red Hill, NC

Posted 1 month ago

We are seeking an experienced and motivated Process Development Lead to join our client's dynamic R&D team in Red Hill, North Carolina. The Process Development Lead will play a crucial role in the design, development, and optimization of chemical processes, ensuring they are scalable, efficient, and safe for pilot plant and full-scale production. This position requires a strong background in chemical engineering and process development, coupled with excellent project management and leadership skills.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Process Design and Development:

  • Lead the development and optimization of chemical processes from laboratory scale to pilot plant scale.
  • Collaborate with R&D scientists to understand experimental data and translate laboratory-scale processes into scalable operations.
  • Create detailed process flow diagrams, material balances, and energy balances.
  • Conduct feasibility studies, pilot trials, and process simulations to validate new processes and technologies.
  • Implement continuous improvement initiatives to enhance process efficiency, safety, and cost-effectiveness.

Project Management:

  • Manage process development projects, including planning, resource allocation, budgeting, and timeline management.
  • Coordinate cross-functional teams to ensure project milestones and objectives are met.
  • 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.

Technical Leadership:

  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to junior engineers and team members.
  • Stay current with industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in process engineering and development.
  • Foster a culture of innovation, collaboration, and continuous learning within the team.
  • Ensure compliance with safety, quality, and regulatory standards throughout the process development lifecycle.

Collaboration and Communication:

  • Work closely with the Pilot Plant Manager to ensure smooth scale-up and transfer of processes from the lab to the pilot plant.
  • Collaborate with Quality Control, Production, and Procurement teams to ensure seamless integration of new processes into manufacturing operations.
  • Engage with external partners, suppliers, and industry experts to leverage additional expertise and resources.
Contact the Recruiter:
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Sarah Benz
Managing Director
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Sarah Benz
Managing Director
I was extremely impressed by Sarah’s effort to find and recommend me for the Sales Operations position I currently hold. If it were not for her reaching out, maintaining communication, and streamlining the process, I would not be in the situation I am now. I am so very appreciative and thankful for her help.
– Sebastian L. | Sales Operations Manager
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