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Plant Process Engineer Job


Calvert City, KY, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  Engineering & Technology
Posting Date:  Nov 22, 2022

Arkema has established itself as France’s leading chemical producer and a world leader in specialty chemicals and advanced materials. With annual sales of €8.8 billion and 20,000 people employed in some 55 countries, the Group pursues ambitious recruitment objectives both in France and around the world. Arkema offers diverse employment opportunities in 200 job functions and professions in four major fields: industrial, R&D, business, and support functions.

Reaching far beyond your discoveries!

Regarded as one of the world’s leading innovators, Arkema has made research one of the pillars of its strategy. For example by discovering new solutions to help reduce the weight of materials, hence cut down consumption. By developing innovative thermal insulation systems that can optimize the energy performance of buildings. Or by seeking new applications for its biosourced products at the service of greater sustainable development.

Innovative and durable solutions

Our high performance products have applications in wide-ranging areas, from new generation car batteries or telephones to recyclable wind turbine blades, from adhesives for the protective backsheets of solar panels to drinking water filtration systems, from running shoes and acrylic resins with no solvent and no volatile organic compound for 3D printing to molecular sieves for portable oxygen devices used by people suffering from respiratory failure… Joining Arkema means being part of a Group enjoying sustained growth that in little more than a decade has built up an exemplary achievement record, setting high ambitions for itself and for its employees. All our job opportunities are open to people with disabilities at equal merit or with equal skill levels.

Plant Process Engineer

Process Technology position that is located at the Calvert City plant, reporting to the Lead Process Technology Engineer.  Peers include corporate process technology engineers, production supervisors, process engineers, maintenance, lab, safety, and environmental supervisors and engineers.

Job Dimensions

  • Support all facets of process technology at the Calvert City, KY site through involvement in process improvement projects, reliability improvement projects, quality improvement projects, and HES related projects.
  • Specify and develop process technology in support of expansion projects, plant improvements, etc.  Work independently in evaluation, selection, and application of engineering practices to meet project requirements, including highly complex technologies.  The process work performed has significant interaction across both corporate and plant groups required to set priorities, communicate results and achieve goals. 


Key Activities and Responsibilities

  • Major Capital Projects:  Assist in design & implementation of major capital projects to support expansion and optimization of processes. 
  • Process Safety Management- Initiate MOC’s, maintain area work instructions,  process safety information, JSA’s and develop new work instructions/procedures as required.

· Process Improvement - Identify and recommend process improvement projects to the department manager and area supervisors. Track all costs and work performed.   Initiate project requests to the engineering department, providing technical support and coordination of activities as needed to complete the project.

· Provide technical support to the process production areas as required on a daily basis. 

· Process Technology - Assist with plant production trials.  Assist production supervisors and corporate technical personnel in the scheduling and implementation of product trials.

Problem solving and troubleshooting of existing processes.

Context and Environment

Work with all plant departments to support plant management goals, for example: with project engineers as a team member to implement projects, with accounting to develop financial analysis,  with maintenance and operations to implement change or to evaluate existing systems,  with Environmental to develop permits and with safety to evaluate cause and effect. 

Work with corporate departments to support plant management goals, with R&D group in bringing new product trials to the plant, with the PT group in preparing for product trials and in identification of new technologies for new capital projects and for improving the current process, with Central Engineering group to support major capital project implementation.

The incumbent must comply with applicable federal, state, and local regulations, safety, environmental, quality standards, and corporate policies.


Education/Qualifications/Work Experience Required

BS degree Chemical Engineering or equivalent in engineering.  Minimum of 1-2 years of experience in a PSM chemical manufacturing environment.  Six Sigma Greenbelt certified or active pursuit of certification preferred.  Recognized as a deep and broad resource in the principles and theories of chemical engineering as demonstrated by a history of technical accomplishments and demonstrated knowledge of advanced theory and principles is required.   Breadth and depth of knowledge of the laws and rules governing the design and implementation of solutions regarding chemical processes.  These include federal laws regarding environmental compliance issues (EPA), process hazards techniques (OSHA), and engineering standards.


A designer of materials and innovative solutions, Arkema shapes materials and creates new uses that accelerate customer performance. Our balanced business portfolio spans high-performance materials, industrial specialties and coating solutions. Our globally recognized brands are ranked among the leaders in the markets we serve. Reporting annual sales of €8.8 billion ($10.4 billion USD) in 2018, we employ approximately 20,000 people worldwide and operate in close to 55 countries. We are committed to active engagement with all our stakeholders. Our research centers in North America, France and Asia concentrate on advances in bio-based products, new energies, water management, electronic solutions, lightweight materials and design, home efficiency and insulation.

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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