Process Technologist (Brits)

Location: Brits, North West, South Africa
Date Posted: 02-10-2017
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
  • B.Sc Degree with applied math and science orB Tech Chemistry/Chemical Engineering or B Tech Polymer Chemistry
  • At least 5 years experience in rubber mixing and extrusion, preferably in the tyre manufacturing industry
 
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Optimize mixing processes to increase mixing capacity and minimize waste and scrap
Analyze mixing conditions statistically
Formulate improvements actions
Evaluate formulated improvement actions
Monitor improved conditions
Maintain compound process capability within specified ranks
  • Introduce new compounds and/or raw materials to satisfy new tyre development strategy
Analyse current mixing conditions versus experimental conditions
Implement plant and volume trials
Monitor volume trial results for fixed period.
Maintain compound process capabilities within specified ranks
  • Waste reduction in mixing and extrusion areas
Collaborate with CFTs to identify opportunities for waste reduction
Formulate agreed actions from processing and/or compound physical property perspective
Monitor implemented actions and justify waste reduction
  • Off specification batch reduction
Analyse off spec batch trend within CFT
Identify causes and make recommendations for improvement
Implement corrective actions
Monitor implemented actions and justify off spec batch reduction
Monitor and implement corrective actions on all Lab tests results related to mixing area
  • CFT (Cross Functional Team) Activities
Active involvement in mixer CFT activities aimed at increasing productivity, reducing waste and scrap and maintaining budget costs
 
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