Process Development Engineer - 2022 - 778

at Ashland, LLC in Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Ashland Specialty Ingredients, GP



Process Development Engineer

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 Process Development Engineer to join our Central R&D organization at our Wilmington, DE. This is a very visible, significant role within the Company and the Process Technology function. This position will report to the head of Process Technology.

The responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Develop the process technology required to commercialize new products flowing from R&D
  • Develop and evaluate alternative process options to facilitate decisions on product and process feasibility
  • Influence product development teams to insure process considerations are part of early phase research
  • Lead new process development projects
  • Direct technicians in lab and pilot plant to define process capability and evaluate process options
  • Oversee pilot and commercial trials to demonstrate and commercialize new products and processes
  • Document and transfer new process technology to manufacturing
  • Develop quantitative reaction and purification models for new products and process optimization
  • Conduct vendor trials to evaluate and select manufacturing equipment for new processes
  • Supervise lab technicians and drive a safety conscious, high performance work environment
  • Actively contribute to the organizational goals by taking initiative, executing on goals and focusing on performance and safety
  • Improve the organization capacity and capabilities through building collaborative relationships, optimizing diverse talent and utilizing positive communications and influence with others

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

  • BS in Chemical Engineering
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in R&D, pilot plant, process technology or engineering
  • A record of successful technology or product commercialization
  • Strong chemical engineering competency in process development and scale-up
  • Results oriented with demonstrated leadership and strong team oriented interpersonal skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Demonstrated excellent technical and communication skills
  • Ability to travel in US and overseas to conduct trials and provide plant support as required
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States
  • Demonstrated responsible and ethical behavior at all times
  • The ability to help the company drive greater value through understanding the business, making complex decisions and creating the new and different

The following skill sets are preferred:

  • MS or PhD in Chemical Engineering
  • Six Sigma certification

Perks of working at Ashland:

  • Team recognition rewards and monetary incentives based on performance
  • Comprehensive Benefit package, Medical, Dental and Vision starting on Day 1 for you AND your family
  • 401(k) plan with company match
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    Equal Opportunity Employer - minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity

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Job Posting: 992805

Posted On: Jun 24, 2022

Updated On: Jul 24, 2022