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Run Plant Engineer Job


Torrance, CA, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  Engineering & Technology
Posting Date:  Oct 21, 2021

The Run Plant Engineer reports directly to the Torrance Operations Manager.  No direct reports. 






The Run Plant Engineer provides technical (chemical engineering) support at the plant and gains experience with plant processes, systems, procedures, policies, and equipment.






  • Makes routine process calculations, collects, records, analyzes data
  • Reports Production Data (OAU) monthly for the site and quarterly to Director of Manufacturing
  • Coordinates process sampling
  • Assists the production/operations in trouble shooting specific process problems
  • Assists Improvement Engineer and Process Automation Engineer in new process start-ups
  • Acts as emergency back-up for Process automation support
  • Guide/Instruct the Development Engineer (DE) in learning the site’s production process
  • Appropriately organizes data and files documents and records
  • Assist product development in new product scale ups
  • Lead site activities around new product scale-ups
  • Meet all legal, regulatory and other *requirements of the site through general awareness and training
  • Participate in HSEQ *activities provided by the site management. Arkema Coating Resins and Arkema, Inc.
  • Lead/Coordinate the SMART initiative at the site
  • Identify and communicate the potential gains and possible improvements related to the work environment and management system through employee suggestion programs, during group meetings, or through *other identified communication tools
  • Remain in compliance with the *rules, *standard procedures and *work instructions related to the specific job title and site location
  • Complete *assigned training through Arkema learning management system or attendance to assigned Web-Ex or Instructor Led Training (ILT) classes
  • All other duties as assigned






  • Works on specific well-defined job assignments under close supervision, following safe, environmentally sound engineering practices
  • Receives specific direction and detailed instructions concerning the required task and results expected, including timing constraints and priorities
  • Assigned work is reviewed for accuracy and completeness






  • Applies theoretical principles along with reorganized and generally accepted good engineering practices under close supervision to solve assigned problems
  • Aware of pertinent company and governmental safety and environmental rules and procedures
  • Able to handle several small projects/tasks concurrently
  • Works in a team environment and has the ability to communicate and work together with other technical people from multiple disciplines (i.e. project engineering, maintenance, safety, environment, research and development)






  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering from an accredited college or university, or relevant demonstrated ability in unit operations, heat transfer, thermodynamics, reaction kinetics, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, process control, separation processes, mass transfer, energy balances, fluid mechanics, advanced mathematics and physics
  • Basic skills in statistics, computers (spreadsheets and word processing), technical writing, and public speaking and listening skills are also desired 
  • Reads and understands process flow diagrams (PFDs) and piping instrumentation diagrams (P and Ids)  






  • Willing to learn and take direction
  • Persistent/analytical/inquisitive
  • Dedicated to continuous improvement
  • Team player, interpersonal skills
  • Organized
  • Communication and listening skills






  • Comply with the HSEQ Policy
  • Comply with Regulations, Legal and Internal Requirements as made known by the site and by the business unit (BU)
  • Comply with the rules of the specific location to which one is assigned as well as the rules set by the business unit (BU) and Arkema Inc.
  • Comply with all standard procedures and work instructions, aka SP, SOP, PWI, TM, to ensure productivity, quality assurance and cost effectiveness
  • Review their work areas for potential losses and Report hazards to the direct supervisor.
  • Report Near Misses to the direct supervisor
  • Report Incidents or Accidents to the direct supervisor
  • Identify and communicate potential gains or possible improvements to the management system

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.

The diversity of its employees is an asset that the Arkema group wants to preserve. Its non-discrimination policy applies to recruitment, salary levels and career management. The Arkema group is committed to ensuring diversity among its employees.

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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