Process Improvement Specialist


Channelview, TX, US, 77530

 As the leading integrated energy services company, Shawcor is responsible for protecting the integrity of operational assets around the world.

Our continued success in our current markets and the unrelenting pursuit of our "growth vision" is possible by our valuable employees who embodies intellect, dedication and the highest form of professionalism.


At Shawcor, we continually seek individuals who share our values which includes; integrity, execution, and technology coupled with accountability, respect and always doing the right thing. Our foundation is integrity, which is not only how we operate-it is the cornerstone of every product we engineer and project we undertake. It is the assurance we provide to each of our customers.


At Shawcor, we have created a true team environment where all employees are encouraged and empowered to contribute to the overall success of the company. A true team environment that fosters an environment of safety, leadership, the opportunity for growth, and a bright future!


We are interested in YOU!



As an active self-starting member of the Pipeline Performance Team, the Process Improvement Specialist will drive the standardization of instrumentation, data acquisition, and process control methods for common product lines at the Channelview, TX facility. This role serves as a major strategic initiative to standardize manufacturing processes for common product lines by using the same operating parameters and envelopes across sites, globally. The focus will be on transformational change of our culture, leadership, and operating model to enable us to execute reliably.


This role will support Quality and Operations Managers in maintaining the Quality Management System, to ensure that local practices refelct efficiency and global requirements.  Assist in attaining statistical information to ensure coating activities reflect efficiency and capability, provide continuous dialogue and support to Management and Commercial Department to ensure tendering inpouts are aligned with local production capabilities. 


Responsible for the development and deployment of site-wide continuous improvement initiatives (i.e. Shawcor Manufacturing System etc) to reduce waste and core business operating costs.  Key in this effort is the collection and analysis of operational data, the identification and prioritization of improvement opportunities, the development of solutions and deployment plans, along with tactics to sustain the gains. 





  • Self-Development/research in 6-sigma, Lean and Pipe Coating theory, and utilization of tools (e.g. MSA, SPC, Visual Management, PFMEA, Control Plans).
  • Working with Process Engineering value stream to identify, test, commission and run capable process instrumentation.
  • Working with Process Engineering and Operations to identify key process input/output parameters to be measured and validating the correct process constant values and process variable operating envelopes to run, to produce reliably.
  • Co-developing the Global Product Specifications to include all key process input/output characteristics.
  • Identification of higher risk locations to prioritize implementation.
  • Training, educating, mentoring and facilitation on implementing the updated Global Product Specifications at the higher risk locations.
  • Track and document progress vs. plan and document realized benefits. Share lessons learned with all key stakeholders on global forums.
  • Company-provided development and mentoring for a future leadership role within the organization.
  • Improve visibility of KPI’s through Ops and Project reporting, and development improvement actions based on KPI analysis.
  • Driving SMS program implementation
  • Development and ownership of PFMEAs, process maps, and SOPs, to reduce waste, capture and mitigate risk, and drive CAPEX planning and expenditure requests.




  • Support Process Engineering and Operations in the identification of key process input/output parameters for all common product lines (prioritized by business risk)
  • Research and identification of new technology (i.e. instrumentation, visual control methods such as feedback screens) in order to acquire and present accurate process data in a standardized way.
  • Working at site, drive the implementation of standardized process conditions at key, strategic locations (prioritized by business risk).




  • A high level of technical acumen and the ability to understand complex engineering/scientific relationships.
  • Technological aptitude to understand instrumentation and data acquisition.
  • Highly analytical and capable of analyzing complex datasets.
  • Basic project management skills (how to oversee time, prioritize and organize travel and objectives.
  • Ability to lead/influence others without direct reporting responsibility (change management and strong interpersonal skills)
  • Ability to communicate with a global network (organizational and cultural sensitivity)
  • Presentation and reporting skills




  • Bachelor's Degree in related field.
  • 3-5 Years Experience in related positions. 



We welcome applications from internal applicants for this opportunity. To be eligible to apply, employees should have at least one (1) year of service in their current role and be in good standing.
You must apply from within SuccessFactors for your application to be considered. Please note your supervisor will be notified if you are selected for an interview.

Nearest Major Market: Houston