RC Chemist/Engineer

Date: Jun 15, 2022

Location: Santa Fe Springs – California, US, 90670

Company: Heraeus

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RC Chemist/Engineer
Heraeus Precious Metals
Location Santa Fe Springs – California
Permanent  
Full Time
 
 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following (other duties may be assigned as required):

 

  • For existing processes, assures that all procedures are defined, up to date and followed.  Performs checks to determine if procedures are followed and if the training requirements within the department are met. 
  • Write procedures (from the digest of PM to the treatment of side streams) and check training for the operators who will run the process.
  • Implements new processes and technology.  Assures that new technologies and processes match the needs of the Recycling Production.
  • Supports Production Management in the event of out-of-specification materials.  This includes rework recommendations including procedures and blending formulations.
  • Supports Production Management in the root cause analysis for out-of-specification finished products.  Update procedures to correct findings from root cause analysis.
  • Optimizes precious metal throughput, lead time and quality in the Recycling production area.
  • Works with support staff to assure employees’ and company’s adherence to quality, safety and environmental standards that exceed the industry minimum.
  • Provides information for MSDS creation and updates to the EHS department.
  • Responsible for complying to the company code of conduct and for reporting any deviations to any of the company Compliance Officers,
  • Responsible for reporting any suspicious activity as defined by the anti-money laundering federal regulations,
  • Responsible for adhering to and enforcing the US Heraeus Handbook and the local Site Employee Handbook.
  • Responsible for immediate notification of any deviations from the operation in accordance with the regulations and of any industrial accidents to the Vice President of Regulatory Compliance or his designee,
  • Design and develops next generation production processes and strives to improve the existing technology.
  • Supports production in the case of acute problems either with Production Managers approval, or in an emergency with prompt notification
  • Supports maintenance group in the case of acute problems and questions concerning material selection and corrosion resistance with Production Managers approval, or in an emergency with prompt notification.
  • Plans and execute assigned projects for the development of new processes and products under special consideration of costs and time schedule.
  • Developed and executed projects related to production in close working together with production managers, supervisors and operators
  • Provide proper training of supervisors and operators for new and improved processes or products.
  • Working towards the company goal for the reduction of accidents.
  • Supports the introduction of the QM 9001 2000 and DIN EN ISO 14001 system in Process Development Department and HMP.
  • Works with support staff to assure project adherence to quality, safety and environmental standards that exceed the industry minimum.
  • Delivers data necessary for permit registration and authority compliance within CA, TN, and USA legislation.
  • Assures that new invented and improved processes increase the precious metal security in HMP.
  • Assures precious metal security during tests and storage in the Process Development areas.
  • Optimizes precious metal throughput, lead time and quality in the whole refining plant.
  • Supports Process Development in execution of Construction, Engineering and development projects.
  • Together with Process Development implements new processes and technology. Assures that new technologies and processes match the needs of the precious metal refining. Manager GR, RF and WC initiates Process Development Tasks for his department and signs the transfer and completion of the Task into production.

 


Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles