Leader of Material PI Group

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▪ Ensure the industrialization and optimization of compounds, materials and curing specification within the boundary conditions of the customers and R&D to fulfill plant processability and cost requirements

▪ Write, modify or update work instructions and facilitate close cooperation to QM

▪ Assess plant readiness based on future R&D requirements in terms of invest and capacity for compounds

▪ Translates R&D requirements into tangible impacts on the plant ( in terms of invest, capacity, capability).

▪ Ensure that the production can produce the raw material and compounds within the plant goals

▪ Monitoring the compound  properties and specification optimization for compound stability & improvement if necessary

▪ Support production and QM trouble shooting activities

▪ Decide about release or blocking of compounds related to the physicals defined by R&D and QM

▪ Decision about the usage of process scrap and rework/work off.

▪Ensure the availability of new compounds and materials for experimental tire building

▪ Ensure that all the compounds and materials are within the required specification

▪ Ensure the appropriate decision about release, recycling or other use of non conforming compounds, fabrics and cured tires.

▪ Ensure the follow-up of the introduced product during the RN phase

▪ Ensure the RNs are closed within the timing given by R&D and within the 441 success criteria

▪ Offer technical alternatives which are optimized for process capabilities, cost, minimized rework and comply with the established Release Notice Procedure and QMD Standards.

▪ Proposal for new product improvement measures (PIP) items for Material, Process and Technology                                                                                

▪ Realization of  product improvement measures (PIP) for Material, Process and Technology including standardization and consolidation (complexity reduction).  

Ensure the availability of specification.

Support the PI Manager in understanding new compounding technologies in order to provide operational support for new product lines and strategical growth plan of the company.

Assess plant readiness based on future R&D requirements in terms of invest and capacity for compounds.

Translates R&D requirements into tangible impacts on the plant ( in terms of invest, capacity, capability).

Local Business Key User for System/Process/Tool CBS3 and GUTS material.

 Coordinate local requirements with Central Key User and the Competence Center. Support and coordinate problem solving for functional user questions.

 Collect technical user problems and address them to the support level. inform users about solved technical problems; summarize user change requests (user suggestions for improvements)

Development of local end user documentation

Participate in Key User workshops, Business Acceptance tests and Key User Trainings. Integration into the world-wide Key User community in terms of continuous system improvement and knowledge / experience transfer.

Support Know-how transfer to and training of the local end users in the standard processes and usage of System/Process/Tool CBS3 and GUTS material.

Plan, organize, assign, review and evaluate work performance, training & development of MatPI Team.

Recruitment & development of methods to retain specialized skills.

Training & development of MatPI personnel.

Managing and budgeting of the PI MAT department resources taking into account given company and factory strategies.

Ensure parity of the actual plant specification with CBS3/GUTS system

Report regularly results of current testing and planning of future activities

Coordinate the cooperation between PI MAT, PI CVT departments and other plant and R+D incl. 4-4-1 approach.

Share Know how, lessons learned inside the PI and other plant departments.

Actively participate in CBT meetings  (mainly CBT3).


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Chemical engineer or Chemist

3 years in Mat PI department of plant or R&D compound development

Preferably mixing process experience

Leadership potential

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