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Process Engineer

Date: Mar 31, 2021

Location: Liverpool, NSW, AU

Company: Prysmian Group S.p.A.


About Prysmian Group

Prysmian Group is the world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry. Each year, the Group manufacturers thousands of miles of underground and submarine cables and systems for power transmission and distribution, as well as medium low voltage cables for the construction and infrastructure sectors. We also produce a comprehensive range of optical fibers, copper cables and connectivity for voice, video and data transmission for the telecommunication sector.


We are almost 29.000 employees, across 52 countries. Everyone at Prysmian Group has the potential to make their mark; because whatever you do, wherever you are based, you will be part of a company that is helping transform the world around us.


This role will be based in our Liverpool plant and reports to the process engineering manager


Your responsibilities will include:


  • Compliance with Health, Safety and Environmental systems and procedures
  • Process & machine modification implements new project equipment to meet specific production requirements, as well as improve existing processes.
  • To be responsible for the day to day operation activities, managing daily improvement and making sure that the equipment’s are operating properly with good throughput and quality
  • To analyse data from process production (scrap, efficiency, OT, production capacity, OVC, etc.) and lead in continuous improvement activities.
  • To develop and upgrade process capability, tooling and machine performance for yield improvement, safety, cost and productivity
  • Develop control measures to ensure quality of the final product is met
  • Test and approve new materials introduced into the cable manufacturing process and investigate non-conforming materials and/or processes
  • Investigate customer complaints jointly with QA department
  • Provide process documentation and operating instructions including technical support regarding the cable manufacturing process
  • To provide training and guidelines to operators, demonstrate and promote safe working practices and methodologies
  • Source equipment, parts and supplies, preparation of capital investment proposals
  • Maintain and follow quality standards in production according to the Company Quality policies and regulations
  • Oversight of processes and working to maintain optimization of the production line
  • Assisting Process Technicians in troubleshooting in the event of a problem
  • Presentation of data and reports to senior colleagues and management
  • Report monthly on material over-usage in assigned areas making recommendations for improvement
  • Maintain and develop procedures for improving process efficiencies (speed, rates/outputs) with Process Owners
  • Provide technical support for Manufacturing regarding materials, compounds, process improvement/innovation and continuous improvement strategies with a view to reduced material usage and therefore maximising cost benefit
  • Actively contribute to new product development for cables
  • Problem solving and Troubleshooting the process
  • Develop best practices, routines and innovative solutions to improve production rates and quality of output
  • Implement lean initiatives to build a continuous improvement culture. Using tools such as; visual management, A3's, SMED, and 5S


What you'll need to succeed

  • Previous experience in a similar position within mechanical, process, plastics engineering
  • Ability to be responsible for the process design, operation and implementation and skills to improve processes in order to maintain efficiency, reduce cost, improve sustainability and maximize profitability
  • Proven work experience in process engineering
  • Creativity and Continuous Improvement mind set
  • Analytical thinker with interpersonal skills
  • Ability to engage effectively with stakeholders across the business from operations to board room
  • Proven team member who can maintain effective and harmonious working relationships with colleagues and customers.
  • Ability to cope and work with disruption and adapt to changing priorities.
  • A passion for learning and personal growth, with meaningful focus on industry developments.
  • Have excellent general engineering problem-solving skills
  • The ability to motivate others is crucial as is a sound level of technical understanding of manufacturing process, products and machinery.
  • Able to liaise with people of all degrees of responsibility to achieve results


This is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated, results driven individual with the experience and aspiration to work in an industry-leading environment and in a role, that is highlighted by a broad scope of responsibilities.   You will also have the opportunity to be part of our Global Make It Program!


Our "Make It" Manufacturing program is unique. You'll be highly visible from day one, and along with a competitive salary package, customized to best suit your needs, you'll have the opportunity to partner, and learn from, a highly skilled mentor, as well as the chance to shape the future from day one in a challenging role at one of our largest facilities. Over 4 years, you'll expand your knowledge and develop your skills, as part of a comprehensive career program, designed to immerse you in the business from day one.


If you feel you are the right candidate, please apply.


Prysmian Group, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, aims to attract and recruit individuals with diverse backgrounds, skills and abilities, who will enhance the quality of service and contribute to the Group’s success. Prysmian Group is committed to the development of an organization that prioritizes talent, where people feel respected, appreciated and free to fully express their human potential. Prysmian Group strongly believes that diversity drives meritocracy and brings significant value at all levels of the organization, increases the possibility of capturing market opportunities and maximizing value for our customers and shareholders. Prysmian Group bases its decisions on principles of equality, with evaluations based on the type of position and with a focus on best practices so individuals succeed based on their efforts and skills and their alignment with applicable job requirements.


Line Mangers, Hiring Managers, HR Corporate and HR Local are responsible for ensuring that diversity and inclusion are respected during the recruiting process. Unconscious bias and stereotypes must not influence our selection processes. We look for the best candidates and for the real value they can bring into the organization. We value meritocracy. We value diversity. We turn off our bias. All persons shall have the opportunity to be considered for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, military service and veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Prysmian Group will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business.

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