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Process Engineer

United Kingdom
February 24, 2015

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Paul Williamson

*A Hope Street, Greenock, Inverclyde, PA15 4AL

Mobile: 077*-***-****

Personal Statement

A highly motivated & personable individual with over nine years' experience

in technical and operational roles within various sectors of the chemicals

industries. Graduated in 2004 with Honours in Chemical Engineering.

Currently employed within a contract engineering role.

Education & Qualifications

BEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering (Sandwich) Class: 2:1

Paisley University October 1999 - June 2004

Higher English B Physics B Chemistry


Mathematics C Geography C

Wellington Academy, Greenock August 1993 - June 1998

Employment History

Process Engineer (Contract)

DSM Dalry, via BWA Jan 2014 - Present

Self-employed contract Process Engineer providing process support to

several steps of Vitamin B5 manufacturing process in addition to providing

Process Engineer resource to site wide HAZOP revalidation project.

Process Operations Engineer, Utilities

Ineos, Grangemouth Feb 2012 - Jan 2014

Responsibilities: Ensuring safe operation of several areas within utilities

area of Ineos petrochemical complex, including Caustic storage and

distribution, boiler chemistry, Hydrocarbon interplant pipework, Tidal

effluent pumping facility, Refinery slops regasser system, fuel gas and

fuel oil systems. Process release and equipment changeover, preparation for

maintenance and statutory inspections. Process improvements and equipment

remediation. Operational representative for change projects within area of

responsibility. COSHH assessments and risk assessments for activities in


Assistant Shift Leader, Clav Extraction

GlaxoSmithKline, Irvine June 2011- Jan


Responsibilities: Ensure safe and compliant manufacture of Potassium

Clavulanate blends. Issuing authority for permit to work paperwork for

maintenance tasks, including hot work and confined space, including

ensuring suitable isolation and gas testing. Troubleshoot and fault find on

shift, including use of root cause tools and creation of risk assessments /

abnormal operation procedures as required. Supervision of process operator


Junior Workstation Manager

Syngenta, Grangemouth, Feb 2009 - June 2011

Responsibilities: Responsible for the safe and efficient operation of

several stages of the Azoxystrobin and Pinoxaden manufacturing processes.

Line management of several Manufacturing technicians. Maintain and improve

both process performance and plant safety performance. Ensure process

stages meet production and quality targets. Issuing authority for permit to

work paperwork for maintenance tasks, including hot work and confined

space, including ensuring suitable isolation and gas testing.

Manufacturing & Development Technologist

Kemfine, Grangemouth May 2008- Jan 2009

Responsibilities: Siting of manufacture inquiries, including EIS

submission, hazard studies and development of P&IDs. Manufacture of

products, and monitoring of process performance. Configuration of plant

using flexi-hoses, first line maintenance of plant, clearance of blockages,

filter changes.

Operations Support Owner / Process Engineer 6-APA Extraction

GlaxoSmithKline, Irvine September 2005- May2008

Responsibilities: Monitor performance of multi-stage penicillin extraction

containing both batch and continuous unit operations using in-process KPIs.

Day to day troubleshooting, process improvement and coordination of

maintenance activities during planned plant shutdown. Design and implement

plant trials for changes to process / raw materials. Draft / alter Standard

Operating Procedures with regards to changes on plant.

Skills Gained: Increased knowledge of statistics and their use in

monitoring process performance. Experience of planning and coordinating

multi trade maintenance activities during planned shutdown times. Use of

lean six sigma tools, e.g. Root cause analysis & FMEA.

Chemical Engineer

Borden Chemical, Cowie, Stirling January 2005- August 2005

Responsibilities: Scope, design & cost small site projects. Liaise with and

manage contractors on-site for projects. Management of change for all

changes on-site. Draft / alter Standard Operating Procedures with regards

to changes on-site.

Skills Gained: Basic project management of small scale projects,

understanding of lotus notes based management of change forms. Knowledge of

Borden Chemical Standards and procedures.

Graduate Trainee

Budweiser Stag Brewery, Richmond September 2004- December


Skills Gained: Production operation experience, basic knowledge of brewing.

Understanding of trend usage to monitor process performance.

Work Placement

Junior Process Engineer

Syngenta, Grangemouth June 2002 - June 2003


Process monitoring, day to day troubleshooting, and assisting more senior

engineers within ongoing projects. Also lead several smaller projects,

including designing software alarm system to monitor flow through safety

critical restrictor plates.

Skills Gained:

Knowledge of several programs including; Visio drawing tool, C-MAC Cobra

and Active Factory monitoring systems, C-MAC C-QUIN Software flow diagrams.

Appreciation of large scale chemical manufacturing facility and codes of

practice used for modification and monitoring.

Training and certificates

City & Guilds level 3: Supervisors and managers certificate in the

operation of evaporative cooling systems

IChemE CPD course: Chemical Plant Commissioning

Statistics For Industry Short Course: Statistical Process Control

Forth valley college: First steps into management short course

Exida short course: Alarm management, Functional Safety, Batch and


Various internal short courses including: HAZOP, risk assessments, COSHH

assessments, Management of change, behavioural safety training, H2S hazard

awareness. Trained in use of Honeywell gas monitors, operation of drager

and kittigawa stain tube systems.

Personal Details

Date of Birth: 16 May 1981 I hold a Full Driving Licence

References available on request

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