Process Engineer Job


Piedmont, SC, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  Engineering & Technology
Posting Date:  Nov 5, 2023

Division : Bostik

Region:  Piedmont

Job title:                   Process Engineer

Situation in organisation:   Reports to the Operations Manager

Job dimensions

  • Provides process and project engineering support to maximize operational efficiency , continuously identify, evaluate, and implement opportunities to improve safety, quality, cost, and capacity. 
  • Collaborate with technical staff, business group, corporate technology and consultants to ensure product quality and customer focused support
  • Support plant day to day processes including batch management and manual operations to ensure safety in all aspects of operations
  • Backup for Operations Manager


Safety and Environmental  15%

  • Improve process safety at the site by leading and participating in all process safety programs such as;  C.A.R.E., incident investigation, MOC, process hazard analysis and other process safety activities.
  • Spend time on the plant floor ensuring people are following safety policies
  • Propose actions to reduce safety and environmental risks.
  • Ensure safety critical items are up to date (PRV inventory/calculations, Critical Interlock checks etc)


Process Development  15%

  • Lead small CAPEX projects from concept, feasibility, design, and execution including knowledge of Stage-Gate Process
  • Assist with large CAPEX as needed
  • Organize industrial trials allowing the feasibility studies of the new products, projects, approval of new materials, new suppliers, at the best cost while ensuring the quality of the products.


 Plant Process Support  70%

  • Process owner for assigned equipment and knowledge of all site processes
  • Regularly engage with operators on the plant floor to learn, optimize and troubleshoot process
  • Provide training for operators
  • Create, review and update SOP’s, batch sheets and other procedures to drive standardization of all process operations
  • Maintain the technical process knowledge for the facility and the product line including SAP recipe management
  • Support DCS (DeltaV) system and Aspen IP.21 historian system including batch reporting
  • Conduct and use MOC process to document and control process changes
  • Provide process support during periods of abnormal site management
  • Support and promote HES reporting and investigations at the site
  • Support the plant in the management of product quality and others quality issues including root cause analysis
  • Coordinate at the site the variable cost and energy improvement programs in support of corporate initiatives
  • Subject Matter Expert for process and work with other site engineers to keep up-dated the process documentation of the plant (mass and thermal balance, technology manual, P&IDs, etc.) as required by PSM/RMP and corporate policies
  • Other duties as required

Context and environment

  • This role is based in Piedmont, SC Bostik Facility
  • The job involves the ability to climb stairs and ladders, wearing of a full face respirator, work in an industrial environment requiring FRC and other PPE in addition to time spent in the office
  • Comply with all regulatory requirements, industry best practices and internal policies
  • Travel to vendors, corporate offices and other plants may be required (typical <15% of time)
  • On-Call plant support required both for operations and DCS



  • Strong communication skills (English) both written and verbal
  • Mechanical aptitude and troubleshooting abilities
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks effectively
  • Ability to work independently and make decisions
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams and support all departments
  • Ability to learn SAP and DeltaV programs and reports
  • Exhibit good judgement, dependability, initiative, and a positive attitude

Qualifications / experience required

  • BS Chemical, Mechanical or Industrial Engineering required
  • 3+ years experience in chemical manufacturing environment preferred
  • DeltaV batch programming experience preferred
  • Experience with Process Safety Management (including MOC process, PHA/HAZOP, Mechanical Integrity, and documentation requirements) preferred
  • Experience with SAP, other databases, and PLC systems preferred
  • Knowledge of ISO 9001:2015 and GMP regulations preferred
  • Knowledge of Six Sigma tools and methodologies

A career with Bostik offers a collaborative work environment and supportive development to reach your career goals, with benefits starting day one as part of our competitive total rewards strategy.  Bostik, an Arkema company, is a leading global adhesive specialist in construction, consumer and industrial markets. For more than a century, it has been developing innovative adhesive solutions that are smarter and more adaptive to the forces that shape daily lives. From cradle to grave, from home to office, Bostik’s smart adhesives can be found everywhere. With annual sales of €2 billion, the company employees 6,000 people and has a presence in more than 50 countries. diversity of our employees is an asset we value and commit to from recruitment through career management.  Bostik is an EEO/AA/Drug Free Workplace.  The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications

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 €11.5 billion, of which 2.6% allocated to R&D for 1,800 researchers in 16 R&D centers.
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