Process Engineer Reviews
Q: What is it like working as a Process Engineer?
Pros: The thing I like most about my job is that I am constantly applying my skills and developing new ones.
Cons: It is difficult to move up in my current position.
"Corporate Culture, Stress Levels, Lean Manufacturing."
Pros: It gives me the experience to be best in class in terms of world class manufacturing. My job focuses on continuous improvement effecting the business at large. It gives me opportunity to collaborate with. Other departments prompting team work. Exposure to lean manufacturing and six sigma creates a mindset in which projects can be set up based on variation and making sure the right measures are put in place to ensure process capability. To be able to think in an innovative way which effects the bottom line of the business at large.
Cons: Continuously demotivated by the poor salary conditions and not given a distinct direction of what are the expectations with no targets in place. Frustration on not being recognized and seems not valuable to the company due to bias agendas.
Pros: Always learning new things on the job which keeps you busy all the time. Being given the lead of a project as soon as I enter the industry.
Cons: Not being able to differentiate between my job and someone else's job as I end up having to do multiple parts of a project and sometimes am uncertain about whether it is correct.
"Challenging but stressful."
Pros: The challenge. Impact on process safety. Impact on supply of a major commodity. Working with people who love to challenge you.
Cons: There is too much work with little time complete tasks. Accountability of safety issues.
"Analytical thinking, problem solving skills."
Pros: Opportunity to always do something new.
Cons: Stress that sometimes come with the job.
"A good working condition."
Pros: I like the extent of managerial skill required to do a job.
Cons: The stress levels are a bit too high.
"Challenging the status quo."
Pros: Constant optimisation and improvement means there's no time to rest on laurels! Processing plants can run better, leaner and cleaner and it's my job to put in those optimisations. My team is quite close and helpful, I enjoy working with them a lot. I get just the right proportion of desk work to getting-my-hands-dirty in the plant.
Cons: Current climate in the coal industry is difficult as coal prices are low. This puts a damper on work because people fear for their jobs, which changes the atmosphere at work. Also mining mentality can be difficult to work with.