Senior Chemical Engineer Job


Birdsboro, PA, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  Engineering & Technology
Posting Date:  Jul 8, 2024

The Senior Chemical Engineer will provide the plant with an authoritative source of knowledge and leadership for projects/assignments. They will apply thorough knowledge of High Performance Polymers to conduct engineering and technology work; resolving problems that are often difficult and/or complex. Lead projects and programs within the site. Leads and supports others on the engineering team as well as cross-departmentally and across corporate groups as needed. 

This role is responsible for the following: 

  • Plant process ownership including support, development, improvements, troubleshooting and training
    • Manages all aspects of area projects related to process improvements for small-mid capex investments
    • Provide root cause analysis 
    • Improve process formulation through review/modification, optimization and updates
    • Use DMAIC process to collect, record and analyze data to drive production and quality improvement initiatives
    • Provide troubleshooting support
    • Provide engineering knowledge and support to all types of personnel, levels and functions of the business unit
  • General and Process safety
    • Coordinate and lead site Process Hazard Analyses as Site Process Safety Contact
    • Lead Pre-startup safety reviews for assigned area and support others
    • Key contributor to plant safety programs
  • Plant DCS programming and PLC program stewardship
    • Manage, maintain and configure updates for plant distributed control system
    • Manage plant wide PLC programs
  • Other tasks as necessary, including mentoring junior engineers in their development 
The ideal candidate will have:
  • A minimum of 5 years process engineer experience with at least 3 years in chemical manufacturing preferred
  • 4 year degree in chemical engineering. Other engineering degrees will be considered if previous work in chemical manufacturing exists
  • Thorough understanding of polyamide technology
  • Working knowledge of process control logic
  • Advanced communication and presentation skills
  • Lean Six Sigma certification preferred

Who we are? Arkema is a world leader in Innovative Materials for a Sustainable World with the ambition to become a pure Specialty Materials player.

We thrive as One Arkema, comprised of many businesses and brands including Bostik, ArrMaz, and more! and operating with a global reach in 55 countries with more than 21,100 employees. Each one contributes to positioning Arkema as a recognized leader of specialty chemicals and advanced materials, reporting annual sales of €9.5 billion, of which 2.9% allocated to R&D for 1,800 researchers in 17 R&D centers.

If you pursue excellence, love innovation and are inspired by challenges, we encourage you through to learn more about our values – Solidarity, Performance, Simplicity, Empowerment, and Inclusion – and how we concentrate on advances in bio-based and recyclable materials, new energies, water management, electronic solutions, lightweight materials and design, home efficiency and insulation.

Changing the world requires the right formula. The right formula consists of our innovative and sustainable materials, and you. Join us to develop the materials of tomorrow and make a difference together. What are you made of?

The legal information below pertains specifically to positions posted in the United States, however we strive for diversity, equity and inclusion in all the countries that we hire.
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 and hiring.

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