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Sr Lead Plant Engineer Job


Calvert City, KY, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  261204
Posting Date:  Oct 12, 2021

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.

Sr Lead Plant Engineer


Job Dimensions & Activities

Specify and develop process technology in support of new plant design and plant improvements.  Work independently in evaluation, selection, and application of engineering practices to project requirements, including highly complex technologies.  The process work performed has significant interaction across corporate groups required to set priorities, communicate results and achieve goals.  Analyzing processes such as distillation, heat transfer, reactor design, thermodynamics, etc. and applying these analyses to:  plant design for new or improved facilities, optimization of existing operations, and/or to the troubleshooting of existing processes.  Receives broad direction concerning the required tasks and results expected including timing constraints and priorities.  Overall accountability issues include safety, corrosion prevention, asset utilization, raw material, and energy utilization, as well as waste control and minimization.  Shows originality and innovation in developing problem solutions.


Qualifications / Experience Required

Bachelors of Science degree in Chemical Engineering.  A graduate degree e.g. Masters or Ph. D. in Chemical Engineering, or demonstrated knowledge of advanced theory and principles preferred.  10 or more years of experience with a broad knowledge in the principles and theories of Chemical Engineering as demonstrated by a history of technical accomplishments and contributions.  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 , process hazards techniques  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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