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Process Improvement Engineer/Process Engineer


About the job:


Nouryon’s Moses Lake, WA location is looking for top candidates to fill the key role of Process Improvement Engineer/Process Engineer. This position is essential to:


  • Provide professional engineering support services including coordination with company technical representatives, comprehensive project management, and technical expertise.
  • Provide process troubleshooting and process optimization services for all process operations within the plant site as directed.
  • Acquire and maintain technical competence on company processes.  Coordinate expertise and related objectives with other company plant sites.


In your future role as a Process Improvement Engineer/Process Engineer, you will:


  • Design and implement process, equipment, and system improvements.
  • Conduct process troubleshooting and implement optimizations.
  • Effectively communicate with all department personnel.  Coordinate activities with Operations, Industrial IT, Plant Engineering and Maintenance representatives.
  • Maintain required documentation. 
  • Follow all applicable management system requirements. 
  • Provide employee training as needed.
  • Evaluate reports and data and coordinate response action as needed.
  • Participate and represent the Moses Lake plant in technical matters with external groups.
  • Interrelate with operations to greatest extent possible.  Provide off-hour support if and as necessary.  Acquire and maintain emergency response knowledge.
  • Acquire and maintain HSES expertise associated with position, including HazOp skills.



Position Requirements:


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


  • Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.) in Chemical Engineering or equivalent from an accredited four-year college or technical school.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. 
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. 
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, customers, and the public.
  • Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations. 
  • Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory and factor analysis.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. 
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Ability to understand proper operating criteria for some large mechanical/process pieces of equipment (static and mobile) in order to be able to make a judgment on their safe operation.
  • Washington State Driver’s License.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Must have a high-level expertise in the ability to operate and use personal computers with current authorized company software packages.





Physical Demands:


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste and smell.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.


Supervision Responsibilities:


  • Responsible for maintaining a positive and professional work environment in activities relating internal and external to the department.  This includes such issues as personnel relations, exemplifying a role of leadership, training, and development of personnel, maintaining proper communications, and supporting management objectives.
  • There are no permanent direct supervisory responsibilities for this position.  However, contractor supervision, and providing employee direction on various projects, as required.  Associated competencies needed to be maintained.
  • Share “Management On-Call” responsibilities for evening, weekends, and holidays.

Safety Responsibilities:


  • Responsible for making safety related decisions and ensuring that safety requirements are followed and maintained.
  • Responsible for the support and application of all Safety, Health, and Environmental policies and procedures as required.

Quality Responsibilities:


  • Responsible for making quality related decisions and supporting the Quality Assurance System.
  • Responsible for changes in the Quality Assurance System as required.


Work Environment:


  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee can be exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; extreme cold; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock; explosives; and vibration.  The employee may be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.



We believe you bring:


  • Excellent interpersonal relationship skills and communicator, able to listen, able to handle team tensions.
  • Stress resistance, flexible, problem-solving attitude.
  • Seen by others as credible, trustworthy, and open to new ideas.
  • Strong analytical & interpersonal skills and ability to influence and guide others.
  • Focused on results.
  • Good problem-solving skills, able to identify and structure issues, run accurate analyses and synthesize recommendations.
  • Strong desire to improve existing status.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Fluency in oral and written English


Compensation Information


The hiring salary range for this position ranges from $72,800 to $104,000, although individuals may eventually progress through the pay scale in this role up to $135,200. Actual compensation will be dependent upon the specific role as well as the individuals’ qualifications, experience, skills, and certifications.

Hired applicant will be eligible to receive annual bonuses.



Good to know:

This is a permanent position on a full-time basis, reporting to the Process, Improvement & Quality Manager

Moses Lake Process & Quality Control.


Please apply via our online recruitment system. We will not accept applications via e-mail. Once it's with us we will review to see if we have a match between your skills and the role! For more information about our hiring process, visit:  


We look forward to receiving your application! 


We kindly ask our internal candidates to apply with your Nouryon email via Success Factors.  

About Nouryon:


We’re looking for tomorrow’s Changemakers, today. 


If you’re looking for your next career move, apply today and join Nouryon’s worldwide team of Changemakers in providing essential solutions that our customers use to manufacture everyday products such as personal care, cleaning, paints and coatings, agriculture and food, pharmaceuticals, and building products. Our employees are driven by the wish to make an impact and actively drive positive change. If that describes you, we will gladly make way for your ambitions. From day one we support you with your personal growth, through challenging positions and comprehensive learning and development opportunities, in a dynamic, international, diverse, and proactive working environment. 




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Moses Lake
Integrated Supply Chain
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