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Pilot Plant Engineer

Ashland, LLC
Calvert City, KY 42029
  • Job Code
    2021 - 501
Ashland LLC

Are you the kind of person that is always thinking, sketching, seeking, and adjusting? Who needs to understand how things work and then figure out how they can work better? Are you a passionate, tenacious, solver who loves to work with others who share your drive? Are you positive, constructive, and ingenious?

Are you always solving?

Then wed like to meet you and bet youd like to meet us.

Ashland has an exciting opportunity for a Chemical Engineer to join our Specialty ingredients G.P. business at our Calvert City, KY location. This is a very visible, significant role within the Company and the global R&D function. This position will report to the Group Leader of the Pilot Plant and Catalyst Testing Lab.

Responsibilities include:

  • Lead process development and scale-up projects of specialty products developed through the R&D innovation program

  • Develop and evaluate alternative process options to facilitate decisions on product and process feasibility

  • Direct technicians in the pilot plant to define process capability and evaluate process options

  • Participate in plant trials to demonstrate and commercialize new products and processes

  • Summarize and interpret process and analytical data

  • Document and transfer new process technology to manufacturing

  • Evaluate heterogeneous catalyst performance in laboratory scale flow reactors for various processes

  • Maintain and modify bench scale process and laboratory equipment

  • Comply with company procedural guidelines, laboratory procedures, and safety programs

In order to be qualified for this role, you must possess the following:

  • BS in Chemical Engineering is required

  • Ideal candidate has 0-3 years of experience in chemical manufacturing, catalyst generation and operations and/or process research

  • Authorized to work in the United States

  • Commitment to safe practices in all aspects of job

The following skill sets are preferred by the business unit:

  • Displays initiative

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and activities

  • Familiarity with basic process control instrumentation

  • Proficient in PC usage and Microsoft Office software

  • Knowledge of gas chromatography and other analytical equipment is beneficial

  • Understands chemical handling procedures and the use of Safety Data Sheets (SDS)

  • Knowledge of organic synthesis and experience handling organic solutions, organic solvents and flammable gases is desirable

Calvert City, KY is located in Western Kentucky and sits in close proximity to Kentucky Lake known for some of the best recreational boating and bass fishing in the U.S.

In more than 100 countries, the people of Ashland LLC. (NYSE: ASH) provide the specialty chemicals, technologies and insights to help customers create new and improved products for today and sustainable solutions for tomorrow. Our chemistry is at work every day in a wide variety of markets and applications, including architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, personal care and pharmaceutical. Visit www.ashland.com to see the innovations we offer.

At Ashland our vision is to be a leading, global specialty chemicals company whose inspired and engaged employees add value to all we touch. In fact our people, employees, customers and vendors define who we are. They are the driving force behind everything we do.

Not only do we value our customers but we value our employees, and we work to offer them a dynamic and challenging environment. We hold ourselves to high standards at Ashland, and we value integrity and honesty.

Ashland has a history of attracting the best people and keeping them. The reasons are simple: industry competitive salary and benefits, pay-for-performance incentive plans and a diverse work environment where employees feel challenged and valued. People come to Ashland and stay. As a growing Fortune 500 specialty chemicals company, we offer opportunities for development and advancement throughout our global organization. Our values define who we are and what we care about as a company. If you are looking for a relationship with a company instead of simply a job, this may be a great fit.

Ashland is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. NOTE: We do not accept resumes from external staffing agencies or independent recruiters for any of our openings unless we have a signed recruiting agreement in place to fill a specific position.

Posted: 2021-06-09 Expires: 2021-07-08
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