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Lead Process Engineer Job


Beaumont, TX, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  Engineering & Technology
Posting Date:  Mar 19, 2023

Arkema is seeking a Lead Process Engineer to support projects for the Thiochemicals Business group.  This position reports directly to the Central Process Technology Manager and provides technical assistance for plant operations. Position requires direct interaction with other departmental managers and staff positions to exchange information and ideas directly related to the success of the Thiochemicals Group.  This position can be based out of  Houston, TX or Beaumont, TX.

The Beaumont Plant is located in Southeast Texas about 30 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico and is about one hour drive east of Houston.  Our facility is responsible for the production of methyl mercaptan, ethyl mercaptan, dimethyl sulfide (DMS) and methylmercaptoproprionaldehyde (MMP).

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Support full compliance of all Safety/Environmental related regulatory requirements including: OSHA, PSM, RMP and Company Policies and programs (MSM).
  • Ensure that timely response of technical review is completed for assigned incident investigations through Root Cause Analysis and action items developed and implemented (Impact).
  • Supports or Leads PHAs as process specialist and process team leader.
  • Maximize operational efficiency and continuously identify and evaluate opportunities for improvement. Maintain, review and update key process knowledge for Beaumont plant/Thiochemical site(s).
  • Support plant initiatives for new product development, process technology projects, and debottlenecking efforts through formal methodologies (Six Sigma, DOE’s). 
  • Provide assistance to operations during plant turnarounds, emergency operations, and any other time technical assistance is required.
  • Serves as consultant for less experienced engineers and plant/Thiochemical site(s) operations personnel as Subject Matter Expert.
  • Apply engineering fundamentals to troubleshoot, solve and document plant/ Thiochemical site(s) technical issues.
  • Leads efforts to develop and analyze options in a capital project by assessing technical, financial, safety, and environmental impact of the project. Coaches less experienced engineers on AGATE methodology.

Required Education/Qualifications/Work Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from an accredited university.
  • Minimum 10 years of relevant experience in a chemical plant setting required
  • Proven analytical and problem solving abilities. Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a fast paced environment.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills necessary to convey interpretations of process data and recommendations for improvement through all levels of the organization, including technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Self-starter and ability to work independently as well as on a team.
  • Ability to coach/mentor other engineers

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 €9.5 billion ($10.6 billion) in 2021, 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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