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Process Technology Pilot Plant Engineer

Company: Ashland
Location: Hopewell
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Are you the kind of person that is always thinking, sketching, seeking, and adjusting? Who needs to understand how things work and then figure out how they can work better? Are you a passionate, tenacious, solver who loves to work with others who share your drive? Are you positive, constructive, and ingenious?
Are you always solving?
Then we'd like to meet you and bet you'd like to meet us.
Ashland has an exciting opportunity for a Process Technology Pilot Plant Engineer to join our Global Technology Team at our Hopewell, Virginia site. This is a very visible, significant role within the Company and the R&D function. This position will report to the Pilot Plant Supervisor.You will support process development and scale-up of an expanding pipeline of new products and processes. This includes cellulose ethers, poly acrylates, and a broad range of other specialty chemicals.
The responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Develop the process technology required to commercialize new products flowing from R&D
  • Develop and evaluate alternative process options to facilitate decisions on product and process feasibility
  • Influence product development teams to ensure process considerations are part of early phase research
  • Direct technicians in lab and pilot plant to define process capability and evaluate process options
  • Oversee pilot and commercial trials to demonstrate and commercialize new products and processes
  • Document and transfer new process technology to manufacturing
  • Conduct vendor trials to evaluate and select manufacturing equipment for new processes
  • Supervise pilot plant technicians and drive a safety conscious, high performance work environment
  • We love new ideas and innovation - bring yours to the table
  • Travel Responsibilities - You will get to see the US and meet your colleagues up to 10% of the time
  • Actively contribute to the organizational goals by taking initiative, executing on goals and focusing on performance and safety
  • Improve the organization capacity and capabilities through building collaborative relationships, optimizing diverse talent and utilizing positive communications and influence with others
    In order to be qualified for this role, you must possess the following:
    • BS or MS in Chemical Engineering
    • A minimum of 3 years of experience in manufacturing, process technology, R&D or engineering
    • Strong chemical engineering competency in process development and scale-up
    • Results oriented with demonstrated leadership and teamwork experience
    • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
    • Excellent technical and communication skills
    • Ability to travel in US and overseas to conduct trials and provide plant support as required
    • Authorized to work in the United States
    • Demonstrated responsible and ethical behavior at all times
    • The ability to help the company drive greater value through understanding the business, making complex decisions and creating the new and different

      The following skill sets are preferred by the business unit:
      • Masters Degree in engineering
      • Six Sigma certification
      • Engineer-in-Training (EIT or FE) certification
        Perks of working at Ashland:
        • Team recognition rewards and monetary incentives based on performance
        • Comprehensive Benefit package, Medical, Dental and Vision starting on Day 1 for you AND your family
        • 401(k) plan with company match
        • Day Shift (M-F)
        • Referral bonus plan - get a job with us and get paid to refer your friends
        • Supporting work/life balance

Keywords: Ashland, Richmond , Process Technology Pilot Plant Engineer, IT / Software / Systems , Hopewell, Virginia

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