Corporate Process Engineer

West Chester, OH


Role Summary

This role provides support to continuously improve manufacturing processes at all facilities. This person will support and foster business policies and objectives, while insuring a positive work environment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Define optimal process operation including documentation of operating procedures.
  • Optimize plant operations to improve safety, quality, and productivity while lowering cost. Conduct reviews of process operations to identify opportunities.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve long-term manufacturing problems that impede quality and cost effectiveness.
  • Devise and conduct plant trials to establish areas for improvement.
  • Utilize process simulation software for new process design and troubleshooting.
  • Develop, improve, and implement production/processing methods that positively impact cost, quality, and safety objectives.
  • Manage capital projects and provide technical support for the specification, design, purchase, installation, and commissioning of new equipment and retrofits.
  • Assist with the development and administering of training on new and existing equipment and products for manufacturing personnel to ensure product/process consistency.
  • Participate in Process Hazard Analysis studies, action item follow-up, and Pre-Startup Safety Reviews.
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with the Responsible Care Management System® including the establishment of policies and procedures, assigning responsibilities and tracking progress.

Competencies Required:

  • Degree in Chemical Engineering, B.S. minimum.
  • Minimum of 10 years' experience in chemical process engineering, preferably in a specialty chemical manufacturing facility.
  • Proven skills to design new systems and upgrade existing systems; process unit monitoring and data analysis; unit optimization and troubleshooting operational problems; inspection assistance for reactors, columns, vessel internals, etc.; studying unit capabilities and limitations; improving unit efficiency; and capital projects.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Team skills necessary to work and interact effectively with other functional groups at both plant and corporate levels.
  • Ability to apply analytical and problem-solving skills to achieve process improvements.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and tasks simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects to completion on time and within budget.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Competency with Microsoft Office.
  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 25% of time in order to fulfill the responsibilities of this position.
  • Physical ability to reach all work areas in the plant (i.e., climb ladders, negotiate catwalks, handle heights to 50 feet, etc.), to lift, twist, and turn up to 50 lbs. (i.e., open and close large valves, inspect equipment, don emergency equipment, etc.).


  • Advanced course work in engineering, management, or chemistry.
  • Passed the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam (EIT)
  • At least 1 year in a TQM or similar Quality System environment.
  • At least 1 year in ISO 9001 environment.
  • Experience in process control, SPC, and instrumentation.
  • Experience with AutoCAD.
  • Experience with Microsoft Project or equivalent project scheduling software.
  • Experience with process simulation software, such as HYSYS, PRO II, or Aspen.

Pilot Chemical is an equal opportunity employer. We respect and seek to empower each individual and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills, and experiences within our workforce. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need.

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Process Engineer
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