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Chemoxy Apprentice Wins Young Achiever Award

Posted on January 27, 2014

Dan Arkle Wins Young Achiever AwardChemoxy is proud to announce that Daniel Arkle, an assistant plant engineer, has won the Young Achiever Award at the prestigious North East Process Industries Awards Dinner held in January 2014
Chemoxy is an ardent supporter of apprentices and is delighted that Dan’s achievements since he joined the company as an apprentice have been recognised.
Dan has developed from starting as a Tees Valley Production Technician Apprentice in 2006, which along with receiving awards for Apprentice of the Year in years 2 and 4 also resulted in him obtaining an HNC in Chemical Engineering. He has continued with his professional development and is about to complete his Chemical Engineering degree with projected 1st class honours.
In 2013, Dan was offered a job as Trainee Plant Engineer and successfully completed a 5-month internal Graduate development programme that allowed him to rotate through all departments within the organisation to see how his future role fits into the company’s structure.
Dan has been a key figure in the success of the company Improvement suggestion scheme where he is responsible for evaluating and ensuring that business and safety value-added suggestions are implemented.
Dan has also been pivotal in helping to identify and implement plant process improvements for a Freight Improvement project that was a key business objective and provided real benefit from a cost and operational perspective for Chemoxy in 2013.
Dan has played an important role in a recent scheduled site Shutdown which was executed on time with a fantastic safety performance by all involved. Dan shows strong safety leadership skills to promote appropriate behaviours which he has been able to do by earning the respect of his peers.
Other areas where Dan has successfully contributed to the company, include Human Reliability assessments, HAZOP studies, Safety leadership programmes, Management of Change and more recently support to senior plant engineers in the introduction of a new Hot Oil unit system. He is also a qualified issuer of permits to work, provides meaningful contribution to risk assessment of high hazard activities and is competent to provide support in the follow-up of unplanned events.
The NEPIC Young Achiever Award provides a positive marker to recognise the education achieved and skills acquired by Dan in his career achievements to date.