Senior Process Engineer

Fulltime, -

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

The Technology Group Polymer Specialties is responsible for process know-how, process design specifications, implementation of HSE guidelines (process safety) and process optimizations. In this role, you will support the organic peroxide sites in the Business Unit Polymer Specialties to be involved in capex projects and to improve the volume output of the plants. Primary area of responsibility is the metal alkyls production site in Texas, but work can include activities for other metal alkyls / complex organic production sites, for example Rotterdam (Netherlands), Deventer (Netherlands), Jiaxing (China) and other (potential future) production locations.


Primary responsibilities: 

  • Debottlenecking, identify options for capacity or OEE improvement
  • Benchmarking of organic peroxide processes across the sites
  • Actively pursue and participate in improving current technologies and identifying new technologies
  • Potentially assist sites to realize implementation of these improvements
  • Prepare process modifications and implement new products and processes in cooperation with R&D and the sites
  • Act as technology licensor and/or lead process engineer in capex projects
  • Prepare process design / basic engineering package for smaller capex projects
  • Participate as process engineer in Hazard Studies
  • Assist in commissioning and startup of capex projects (e.g. as CSU manager for smaller projects)
  • Collect and drive input from process research and safety research/engineers in capex projects
  • Define and drive plant trials on sites related to capex projects


Job Requirements:

  • MSc Chemical Technology/Chemical Engineering or BSc Chemical Engineering 
  • Minimum 10 years of relevant experience in process engineering
  • Experience as process engineer in capex projects
  • Good oral and written communication skills in English language
  • Team player and good communicator
  • Independent, assertive and progressive
  • Knowledge of project management
  • Willing to travel nationally and internationally for the job when needed, on average 25% of the time, ranging from shorter trips of several days to longer periods

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United States
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