Technology Engineer (High Purity Metal Organics)


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

Nouryon has an outstanding opportunity for Senior Technology 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).




Principal Accountabilities:     


Activities Senior Technology Engineer:

  • Act as technology licensor for the HPMO process and the fleet of special containers (bubblers) used to ship the HPMO products around the world.
  • Assist marketing and sales in maintaining the product catalog, making sure that the correct product and packing specs are implemented in production.
  • Contribute as process engineer to capital expansion projects (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.
  • Performing and participating in risk assessments
  • Collaborate with key business functions and site responsible staff to drive to most efficient utilization of existing technology.
  • Contact for R&D departments regarding new product Introduction (NPI), checking viability of R&D proposals
  • Retain and improve internal process technology and process safety
  • Provide technical leadership for project team members and production contacts


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:


  • University Degree in Chemical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering or similar field of study
  • At least 3-5 years of relevant experience in process engineering, preferably in combination with experience on a chemical production site. Must have experience working with hazardous materials.
  • Know-how in chemistry, process engineering and process safety.
  • Service driven, structured personality with good communication skills.
  • Problem solving attitude.
  • Proficient in the English language, both spoken and written.  Spanish skills a plus
  • 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

Preferred skills

  • Experience with organometallic chemistry preferred. Experience and familiarity working with 3rd party EPC firms a plus.
  • Project management experience a plus
  • Knowledge of aims, strategies, products and organization of sites and business unit – preferred but not mandatory

About Nouryon 


Industries worldwide rely on our essential chemicals in the manufacture of everyday products such as paper, plastics, building materials, and personal care items. Building on the dedication of our employees and our shared commitment to safety, sustainability, and open innovation, we have established a world-class business and built strong partnerships with our customers. 

Nouryon offers a comprehensive array of benefits to support the well-being of our employees and their families. This includes paid vacation time, paid holidays, sick time, heavily subsidized medical, dental, and vision plans, and a generous retirement savings plan in which the Company matches employee contributions at 100% on the first 6% of pay and makes an additional 3%+ service-based contribution. 




All applicants offered positions by Nouryon will be required to provide proof of their fully vaccinated COVID-19 status prior to beginning employment, subject to any exceptions made by Nouryon for religious or disability-related reasons. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. 


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