· Region:North America
Job Category: Industrial
Job Type: Regular
Type of Contract: Permanent
Working time: Full-time
Work schedule: Day shift
Solvay is a science company whose technologies bring benefits to many aspects of daily life. With more than 24,100 employees in 64 countries, Solvay bonds people, ideas and elements to reinvent progress. The Group seeks to create sustainable shared value for all, notably through its Solvay One Planet plan crafted around three pillars: protecting the climate, preserving resources and fostering better life. The Group’s innovative solutions contribute to safer, cleaner, and more sustainable products found in homes, food and consumer goods, planes, cars, batteries, smart devices, health care applications, water and air purification systems. Founded in 1863, Solvay today ranks among the world’s top three companies for the vast majority of its activities and delivered net sales of €10.2 billion in 2019. Solvay is listed on Euronext Brussels (SOLB) and Paris and in the United States, where its shares (SOLVY) are traded through a Level I ADR program.
The Industrial function’s role is to help the Solvay Group in safety initiatives and support the group's transformation in operational excellence.
Job Overview and Responsibilities
Are you looking to build a solid foundation for a successful career, as well as contribute your creativity, talents and passion to an exciting, fast-paced organization? Solvay’s Foundations for the Future industrial leadership development program, now in its 23rd year, offers ambitious new engineers the opportunity to take on exciting and challenging assignments at any of our 50+ manufacturing sites throughout North America.
Foundations for the Future is specifically designed for entry-level graduates in Chemical or Mechanical engineering. You will be extensively involved from day one in hands-on field work and advanced analytical problem-solving in chemical manufacturing environments around the country. This program’s rotations are designed to last between 18-24 months and relocate 2-3 times within our North America manufacturing sites. You’ll become a valuable partner of the Solvay family and within five years, be taking on key responsibilities in future manufacturing and business roles.
We are seeking individuals who demonstrate high potential through their academic accomplishments, extracurricular involvement and solid internship experience. We value dynamic team players who are flexible, innovative and eager to tackle new challenges.
As a Foundations for the Future (FFF) Engineer, you may gain experience in some of the following roles:
You will successfully implement and lead production performance improvement projects, provide support to the engineering department in the various fields (safety/environment, quality, capacity, competitiveness), and may manage a team of technicians.
You will learn to analyze and improve current processes, to manage the industrial and manufacturing excellence projects, and to ensure process safety and product quality within the unit
You will evaluate current work procedures/methods and propose, describe, test and implement improvements, new techniques and methods, and provide specialized maintenance tasks and expertise. Will also be responsible for reliability & cost improvement projects and advising on failure analyses.
You will interact and work with investment projects, taking up the coordination between the different stakeholders (internal and external), the control of the production of engineering deliverables (internal or subcontracted). You will also have the opportunity to interface with purchasing and construction, and will perform specific missions in relation to project execution.
You may have an opportunity to deploy the research & innovation strategy for one’s own perimeter, and potentially manage and deliver a portfolio of R&I projects
As a FFF engineer, you will be introduced to many organizational leaders who will guide you along your journey within Solvay. Networking events will enable you to develop strong working relationships quickly with manufacturing leaders, plant management, direct supervisors, coaches/mentors and alumni of the FFF program.
If this sounds like an opportunity you are looking for, we can’t wait to hear from you. Please apply online, and get ready to build a solid foundation for YOUR future.
Education and Experience
A successful candidate will have:
Demonstrated a commitment to participating in a rotational program that will require relocation as you move through assignments. A particular rotation can last anywhere from 18-24 months
Shown a willingness to relocate and travel accordingly. Location will be at the discretion of Solvay based on particular business needs
Bachelors in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering obtained December 2020 or May/June 2021
Minimum GPA of 3.0
Successful completion of an internship or co-op assignment in a relative environment. This may include, but is not limited to – Specialty Chemical, Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Pulp & Paper, or Food & Beverage industries
Desire to build relationships with multiple business units and functions within the organization
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.