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Process Engineer Job


Chester, SC, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  261204
Posting Date:  Oct 19, 2021

This position is based at the Coatex facility located in Chester, South Carolina.  Coatex is a subsidiary of Arkema Inc. 


  • Provide process engineering, chemistry support and detailed know how to manufacturing personnel.
  • Provide and develop training for manufacturing personnel.
  • Determine source of variation in production of reactor products and develop systems or procedures required to reduce or eliminate variation.
  • Provide field management for plant process improvements, requiring good understanding and knowledge of process control system.
  • Coordinate plant’s Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) by analyzing process risk.
  • Assist in plant projects by reviewing project proposals and plans; maintain project schedule by monitoring project progress; resolving problems as necessary.
  • Assist Quality Control Lab in developing effective correction guidelines for products to reduce blocked stock inventory.
  • Investigate causes of non-conforming product and implement corrective action.
  • Develop procedures required for introduction of new products to facility.
  • Regularly communicate with other departments, in written, electronic, and/or verbal form, on the status of process and other projects, scheduled completion time, and need for assistance.
  • Lead efforts for continuous improvement in quality and productivity of products. Progress is demonstrated by reduced variability, tighter distribution of product properties, improved product yields, and reduced generation of nonconforming products.
  • Understand plant environmental health and safety regulations and comply with all applicable laws and regulatory requirements.
  • Other duties as assigned by Management.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum a BS degree in Chemical Engineering.
  • Two years of chemical process engineering experience is desirable.
  • Competence and knowledge of process control system /batch recipe management is highly desirable.
  • Proven analytical and problem solving abilities. Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high pressure environment.
  • Must be able to read Process & Instrumentation Drawings.
  • Leadership skills and ability to manage and direct teams.

Job Characteristics

  • This position require occasional afterhours work or a modified schedule to ensure that site’s needs are met.
  • Working closely with production operators



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.


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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