Senior Process Engineer

Fulltime, -

LaPorte, Texas, United States Apply Now Apply until: Open until further notice


Nouryon has an outstanding opportunity for Senior Process Engineer in La Porte, TX.


Key Objectives/Principal Accountabilities:

The Metal Alkyls Technology Group is responsible for integrated process engineering solutions, process design specifications & quality, implementation of HSE guidelines (process safety), early stage project management and process optimizations within the product groups Metal Alkyls (MA), Complex Metalorganics (CMO), and High Purity Metal Organics (HPMO).

MA-TG is currently looking for a process engineer to support technology projects and activities based at the flagship site in La Porte, Texas, USA.

Principal Accountabilities:            

Activities Senior Process Engineer:

    • Contribute as process engineer to expansion projects (acquisition, new units, new technology), specifying criteria for engineering works and critical equipment selection. Major participant in scoping/scope change of new units
    • Commissioning and start-up activities for capacity or efficiency increase projects and new plants
    • Performing and participating in risk assessments
    • Collaborate with key business functions and site responsible staff to drive to most efficient utilization of existing technology on sites
    • Contact for R&D departments, checking viability of R&D proposals
    • Retain and improve internal process technology and process safety
    • Act as technology licensor as required
    • Provide technical leadership for project team members and production contacts


Functional Responsibilities/Network

Internal contacts:

    • Production sites worldwide (USA, Mexico, Netherlands, China)
    • Polymer Catalysts Technology group
    • Nouryon Technology & Engineering
    • RD&I, Safety lab (Deventer, Netherlands)


External contacts:

    • Suppliers (hardware/equipment)
    • Local, regional, or national authorities
    • External engineering companies



Correction Factor

Intended geographic scope is in North America

Possible travels as a global Technology Engineer and/or for training are not excluded – up to 25%


Main activities of the Technology Group:

    • Holder and licensor of metal alkyl and complex metal organics process technology
    • Planning and execution of investment projects for capacity increase of existing production

facilities and construction of new plants

    • Compilation of guidelines for process safety and design standards
    • Improvement of existing processes (Increase of yield, reduction of waste)


Functional Responsibilities/Network

Engineering; Process, Mechanical, I&E, Automation, Civil


Requirements for Job:

B.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering

Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in process design engineering, preferably in combination with experience on a chemical production site.  Experience with organometallic chemistry preferred. Experience and familiarity working with 3rd party EPC firms a plus.

Good communication skills.

Proficient in the English language, both spoken and written

Spanish skills a plus


Know how of Process Engineering

Knowledge of Process Safety

Project management experience/skills a plus

Knowledge of aims, strategies, products and organization of sites and business unit – preferred but not mandatory

Knowledge of regulations in the areas of environment, safety and working conditions

Knowledge of economic process design

Physical demands: Must be able to access all areas of site


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