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Process Engineer Job


Alsip, IL, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  Production / Operations
Posting Date:  Jun 2, 2022

Location: Alsip, IL





Position reports directly to the Alsip Operations Manager.





This role serves as a technical resource in the areas of control system and automation, plant reliability, cost management, product quality and HES performance & compliance to assist work teams to optimize the daily operations of a batch emulsion polymerization plant.






  • Understand all applicable process technology, equipment and control technology.
  • Work with local and business unit teams to optimize operations and meet business / plant goals (i.e. Health Environmental and Safety (HES), quality, cost, production, etc.).
  • Supports daily activities and production requirements, helping meet goals and commitments safely and within budget.



  • Serve as the site control system focal person. 
  • Lead the site process automation team.
    • Works with BU process automation team for resolving issues to the control system hardware and code.
    • Perform on site system maintenance to the system as needed
    • Manage relationship with local service provider.



  • Lead site Overall Equipment Effectiveness
    • Track and report OEE
    • Analyze OEE data and develop improvements



  • Provide leadership as needed to improve HES performance.
  • Communicate technical information and issues to plant personnel and technology centers
  • Initiate changes to Plant Operating procedures and work with Production Technicians to ensure changes are valid and up-to-date
  • Lead or participate in Process Hazard Analyses, Management of Change, Pre Startup Safety Reviews, and Incident Investigations.
  • Participate in project commissioning and startup activities, including tuning of control loops
  • Deliver value to the businesses through effective use of Six Sigma methodologies, asset utilization and project work processes
  • Act as site focal point for Cybersecurity team



  • Completes all assigned Impact items
  • All other duties as assigned.





  • High profile / key position within the plant which works closely with every department.
  • Has direct daily involvement with most of the activities in the facility.
  • Maintain high level of communication with operations, process research, process automation, and management teams.
  • Supports all AIMS initiatives
  • Comply with Regulations, Legal and Internal Requirements as made known by the site and by the business unit (BU).
  • Comply with the rules of the specific location to which one is assigned as well as the rules set by the business unit (BU) and Arkema Inc.
  • Comply with all standard procedures and work instructions, aka SP, SOP, PWI, TM, to ensure productivity, quality assurance and cost effectiveness.
  • Review their work areas for potential losses and Report hazards to the direct supervisor.
  • Identify and communicate potential gains or possible improvements to the management system.
  • Supports the site HES policy and complies with all regulatory and internal requirements
  • Participates in HES activities provided by site management and Arkema Inc. (e.g., Behavioral Base Safety, SafeStart, etc.)
  • Supports and promotes the reporting of all health, safety, environmental, near-miss, accident or injury incidents





  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering required
  • Minimum of two years of experience in Chemical manufacturing
  • Preferred experience in: Maintaining, updating and programming Delta-V process control system; Emulsion Polymerization on a production scale (safety hazards, technical methods, etc.); New product scale up (from lab scale to commercial scale); Handling of acrylic monomers and understanding of chemistry involved with handling acrylic monomers in emergency response situations; Process Safety (Layers or Protection Analysis - LOPA); and Root Cause Investigation strategy
  • Familiarity using IP-21 or similar
  • Six Sigma experience preferred
  • Solid knowledge/experience with HES Performance & Compliance, Cost Management, Plant Reliability, Product Quality and Personal Development.





  • Strategic thinker with strong analytical skills.
  • Strong communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Demonstrated leadership skills; as well as demonstrated ability to develop goals and action to improve performance.



Building on its unique set of expertise in materials science, Arkema offers a portfolio of first-class technologies to address ever-growing demand for new and sustainable materials. With the ambition to become in 2024 a pure player in Specialty Materials, the Group is structured into three complementary, resilient and highly innovative segments dedicated to Specialty Materials - Adhesive Solutions, Advanced Materials, and Coating Solutions - accounting for some 80% of Group sales, and a well-positioned and competitive Intermediates segment. Arkema offers cutting-edge technological solutions to meet the challenges of, among other things, new energies, access to water, recycling, urbanization and mobility, and fosters a permanent dialogue with all its stakeholders. The Group reported sales of €8.7 billion ($9.7 billion) in 2019, and operates in 55 countries with 20,500 employees worldwide.

The diversity of its employees is an asset that the Arkema group wants to preserve. Its non-discrimination policy applies to recruitment, salary levels and career management. The Arkema group is committed to ensuring diversity among its employees.

Arkema Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence.

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