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Process Engineer

Job Description:
We are currently looking for a dynamic individual as a Process Engineer for our Advanced Materials organization at our plant located in McIntosh, IL.
This role will perform process engineering duties including support of manufacturing, capital projects, safety studies, improvement initiatives, and other duties as assigned. This position will have a strong impact on the attitude and actions towards safety.
What will be expected from you?
Demonstrate PASSION for the safe, efficient, and ethical manufacture of high quality materials that are valued by our customers.

  • Strong Root-Cause analysis skills with corrective actions

  • Strong statistical analysis skills including implementation of SPC for critical process parameters

  • Proven understanding of the Chemical Engineering Principles in our Unit Operations

  • Ability to leverage outside vendor engineering expertise for equipment performance

  • Influence, without direct authority, site priorities and improvements

  • Ability to justify Capital via ROI documentation

  • Strong communication skills - Professional Presentation & Technical Writing

  • Thrive in a culture of EHS excellence within the Operations team, where EHS is part of the fabric of who we are and is part of everyday activities

  • Ensure compliance with EHS federal and state laws as well as all corporate standards

  • Provide technical support to production units and site utilities:

    • Track OEE and recommend / lead RCAs to eliminate major and repeat causes of efficiency loss, scrap, and downtime

    • Introduce new products to production lines: Work with other departments and workgroups as needed to safely transition new products into production on schedule. This includes developing a scope of work, initiating MOCs / PHAs/PSSRs, preparing / revising costing estimates, reviews of environmental / regulatory requirements, development of SOPs and batch sheets, training of operations personnel, scheduling and coverage of plant introduction trials, and communication of trial results and recommendations with other work groups

    • Propose and implement projects to optimize unit operations and improve safety while following MOC guidelines

    • Gather and report environmental / regulatory data as needed for reporting

    • Be the technical owner of major site utilities: Thermal oxidizer and refrigeration units




  • Assist with the transition of automation engineering initiatives and projects into production and maintenance programs and procedures (SIS, alarm management, flex-batch)

  • Provide technical support to Project Engineering group in the development of project scopes and equipment / instrument sizing and specification

  • Participate in site-wide improvement initiatives by performing engineering studies and providing technical and project support as needed

  • Backup Production Engineers on a temporary basis as special needs arise

  • Lead/participate in incident investigations as needed



  • Participate in revalidation PHAs as a technical process resource as needed



  • Drive continuous improvement in the reliability and capability of processes and products


What are we looking for in the ideal candidate?

  • Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering and 3 - 5 years minimum in process and production engineering and Chemical Manufacturing OR



  • Masters or PhD in Chemistry with experience in Manufacturing and 3-5 years minimum in process and production engineering and Chemical Manufacturing

  • Leadership Qualities: ability to take ownership and take decisive action within a team mindset

  • Demonstrated problem solving skills: can take data and input that is not well organized and organize it in a way that makes analysis possible and be able to proactively solve problems

  • Project Experience: demonstrated ability to go from theoretical idea to implementation in the field and prove operation and demonstrated generation of ideas

  • Business minded

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills: communication, relatable, builds strong network across resource groups

  • Practical application of Process Safety, OSHA, and EPA regulations

  • Experience with OEE, continuous improvement and Lean tools

  • Requires a high level of proficiency with Internet, Email, and Microsoft programs

  • Use of SAP, LIMS, Pi, and other math/engineering programs as needed

  • Lean Manufacturing and/or Six Sigma experience is preferred

  • Displays initiative, is an agent of change, and self-motivated to exceed expectations

  • Must demonstrate effective, logical, independent, and superior engineering analysis and reasoning capabilities



  • Presentation skills, both oral and written including communications to personnel at all levels of the Huntsman Corporation and third parties

  • Requires solid leadership skills and the ability to manage both vertically and horizontally

  • Strong communication skills to interface with all levels of the organization - shop floor through management


This position may require some involvement with materials regulated under the Resource conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).This involvement may require an understanding of applicable rules and procedures associated with RCRA wastes.A combination of training methods, e.g., Computer-based Training, Classroom, and/or On-the-job training, will be provided prior to any such involvement with RCRA regulated wastes.
Sponsorship now or in the future is not approve for this requisition
What can we offer you?
Huntsman offers unsurpassed opportunities to build a successful future. We are a global specialty chemical company with locations in 30 countries around the world, employing over 11,000 associates. Our diverse portfolio creates a range of career fields including manufacturing, research and development, technical services, sales and marketing, customer service - and the list goes on. The successful candidate will receive a competitive compensation and will be eligible to participate in a comprehensive benefits package which includes: medical, vision and dental, basic life insurance, AD&D insurance, and 401k. Here, you can make an impact and make a difference. Come join us!
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