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The primary function of this position is to develop and scale-up new or improved manufacturing processes to support the growth and productivity objectives of the Advanced Refining Technologies product line, a focused on hydroprocessing catalysts.  Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:
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Sr. Process Technology Engineer

Chicago, IL
Job Description
The primary function of this position is to develop and scale-up new or improved manufacturing processes to support the growth and productivity objectives of the Advanced Refining Technologies product line, a focused on hydroprocessing catalysts.  Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  1. Project planning and execution to drive projects from concept to commercialization, including startup and successful transfer to manufacturing. 
  2. Apply sound engineering principles, rigor and manufacturing experience to:
    • Ensure safe, environmentally responsible processes are transferred to production
    • Solve chemical and process engineering problems related to new product and new manufacturing process concepts
    • Identify critical process parameters and develop functional FMEA, Cause and Effect Relationships and Critical- to-Quality Process Control Plans
    • Carry out experiments to determine the effect of processing variables on product properties and performance
    • Lead productivity projects in the manufacturing environment to improve quality, lower cost and increase rates.
    • Troubleshoot new and existing plant processes
    • Provide necessary technical support for Process Design
    • Identify applicable state-of-the-art instrumentation, equipment, and alternate process technology to upgrade the capability of ART manufacturing processes.
  1. Collaborate effectively with the R&D, Manufacturing, and Engineering teams for the introduction of new products and new plant capabilities
  2. Communicate projects updates, progress, risks, options, barriers and recommendations, effectively to technical and non-technical audience
  3. The role will require periodic travel to ART plants and toller facilities for project discussions and execution.
Required Skills
  • Proven ability to work safely in laboratory, pilot plant and manufacturing environments
  • Strong background in chemistry and engineering fundamentals. Candidate must be able to apply fundamental engineering concepts to develop robust technical solutions for implementation in commercial manufacturing operation.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply Statistical techniques (DOE, Regression, Anova, SPC, Hypothesis Test, Process Capability Studies) for process development and process improvement
  • Sound Project Management Skills, ability to successfully handle multiple projects  using self directed work management style
  • Ability to work in cross functional teams (R&D, Manufacturing, Process Design, Pilot Plant) to drive project results
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, scale-up, improve, troubleshoot and transfer new processes to manufacturing.
  • Strong bias for action with a natural curiosity and ability to learn.
Required Experience
  • Minimum 3-5 years (entry level), 5-10 years (Sr. Level) experience in process development or manufacturing in chemical process industry. 
  • Experience with commercial scale chemical reactions, washing, drying, extrusion, milling unit operations is preferred.
  • Lean Six sigma trained with demonstrated ability to utilize statistical techniques.
  • Direct experience with alumina, hydroprocessing catalysts, zeolites or related inorganic materials is a plus
Preferred Qualifications
  • Advanced degree: MS or PhD in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or Material Science
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