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Lead Process Technology Engineer Job

Req Id 29543 - Posted 04/16/2018 - Engineering & Technology - King of Prussia. Pennsylvania. US


The Lead Process Technology Engineer will be part of the Central Process Engineering Group reporting to Global VDF and Kynar Process Technology Manager.  This position will work closely with the manufacturing sites, R&D, pilot plant, business and supply chain.


The ideal candidate will develop process technology in support of new plant design, plant/process/quality improvements, and new product development. Work independently in evaluation, selection, and application of standard engineering practices to meet project requirements. Lead new process development for capital projects. Process work requires interaction across corporate groups to set priorities, communicate results and achieve goals. Work will be mainly focused in US, but will include participation in global teams and some international travel.  Travel may average 20%-30% based on project portfolio and stage of the projects.


Specific job activities include (but are not limited to):

  • Identify process safety improvement opportunities and develop improvements where appropriate. Process lead/expert for PHAs, MOCs, and other safety reviews as needed. Advance process safety initiatives in the plants. Incorporate safety principles and waste minimization and control into work assignments.  Lead root cause analyses (RCA) using appropriate methodologies.
  • Provide plant support as necessary (Calvert city, KY mostly, eventually China and France) and participate in development of operating procedures and process documents. Support or direct test runs and/or new product trials in the plants.
  • Support for Kynar® pilot unit (on-site at King of Prussia) including oversight for design & execution of pilot programs.
  • Technical support of tolling in the US.
  • Study process alternatives and develop preliminary economics analysis to advance technology.
  • Process lead with active participation in R&D projects, including coordination with plant for new product trials.
  • Using knowledge of process chemistry and operations, develop and lead cost savings initiatives at the plants.
  • Utilize rigorous statistical methodology, including DOE, SQC, regression, and other forms of optimization. 
  • Perform basic engineering work dealing with the development of process technology for capital projects, improving plant performance, and/or testing of new equipment concepts.  Expected to show originality and innovation in developing problem solutions.
  • Support the development of solutions for a variety of technical challenges assuming the role of team leader in projects as needed. Develop solutions and implement designs for process improvements using the plant MOC and project procedures.



  • An undergraduate degree in chemical engineering is required for this position. BS ChE with 2 + years of hands-on industrial experience, higher level degrees are encouraged to apply.
  • Well versed and experienced in the application of principles and theories of Chemical Engineering. 
  • Preferred candidates will have training and industrial experience in the area of polymerization and/or polymers.
  • Additional certifications, such as lean six sigma would be advantageous. 

A designer of materials and innovative solutions, Arkema shapes materials and creates new uses that accelerate customer performance. Our balanced business portfolio spans high-performance materials, industrial specialties and coating solutions. Our globally recognized brands are ranked among the leaders in the markets we serve. Reporting annual sales of €7.5 billion in 2016, we employ approximately 20,000 people worldwide and operate in close to 50 countries. We are committed to active engagement with all our stakeholders. Our research centers in North America, France and Asia concentrate on advances in bio-based products, new energies, water management, electronic solutions, lightweight materials and design, home efficiency and insulation.

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Full time
King of Prussia, PA 19406, US