PROCESS DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER at INEOS Pigments in Ashtabula, OH
At INEOS Pigments, we value the contribution of our people in making us one of the largest producers of titanium dioxide in North America. Providing numerous products and services to industries around the globe, from coatings to plastics to paper and other end-users, we invest in employee development and offer a wide range of career opportunities, offering everyone the chance to broaden their experience and build a professionally rewarding career.
Our Ashtabula, Ohio Complex, consisting of two plants just south of Lake Erie, is a state of the art manufacturing complex with leading technology and more than 45 years of manufacturing excellence.
About the Role: The Process Engineer on the Process Development Team provides technical support to develop innovative process technologies at the manufacturing sites to support safety, quality, production, and cost targets. They are responsible for understanding the process technology and managing multiple projects to drive INEOS performance goals. The position is located at the Ashtabula Complex with occasional travel to the Baltimore Research Center. This is a safety critical role.
Key Activities Include: Lead and support multiple projects to improve performance at the Ashtabula Complex by conducting lab, pilot, and plant scale trials; Develop, evaluate, calculate and design plant equipment and process changes to achieve safety, environmental, production, reliability, quality and cost goals; Develop and present project justification; Apply a basic understanding of maintenance practices to assist in troubleshooting and improve equipment performance and reliability with some support; Perform complex calculations and apply standards correctly and independently; Use industry and company standards to design and engineer effectively; Assist INEOS colleagues with plant support and trial development including leading trials; Review vendor documents for specifications and datasheet requirements; Ensure functionality and data integrity with ability to apply statistical methods by following Six Sigma Black Belt principles; Effectively communicate, and prepare presentations on new technologies based on technical reports for projects; Understand safety and environmental goals and objectives for plant and department; Champion and promote a strong safety culture that ensures adherence to the INEOS Pigments Safety and Behavioural Principles and Life Saving Rules; Lead or participate in cross-functional project teams; Participate in HAZOP and PHA reviews; Develop Process Data Sheets and Specifications; Work with various functional teams, including Safety, Maintenance, Reliability, Project Engineering, Process Controls Process Safety and R&D.
This is a salaried, exempt position with typical work hours of 8 AM – 4:30 PM, M-F.
About You — You Should Possess: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering; chemical engineering preferred; A minimum of one to seven (1-7) years of demonstrated engineering experience in a manufacturing environment with preference in process development activities; Previous experience executing projects involving multi-disciplinary teams at multiple plant sites; Critical analytical skills and be adept at utilizing solid decision-making tools coupled with a high level of data analysis skills; Proficiency in MS Office, SAP, Excel, Minitab; Excellent oral and written communication skills; Ability to work a 12 hour shift schedule and lift 50 lbs primarily during trial and lab work; Open to occasional travel about 25% of the time.