Process Engineer

Kenedy, TX

Ashland Specialty Ingredients, GP 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 we’d like to meet you and bet you’d like to meet us.


Ashland LLC has an exciting opportunity for a Process Engineer to join our team at our Kenedy, TX location. This is a very visible, significant role within the Company and the Engineering function. This position will report to Plant Manager.


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

  • Assist in improving product quality and process efficiency through technical studies and experimentation
  • Improve process operations by providing technical support and process troubleshooting
  • Develop process designs and procedures for new products
  • Provide accurate and detailed reports for tests conducted
  • Assist in reviewing process designs and procedures to ensure safe and environmentally sound operation of the facility
  • Provide programming assistance for the process control computers in the plant
  • Understand and comply with plant safety and environmental policies. Report all safety, environmental and quality risks and hazards and chemical releases
  • Complete all activities in accordance with good manufacturing practices
  • Lead the facility’s continuous improvement program focusing on implementation of Lean manufacturing practices including 5S, visual management, Lean Six Sigma projects, and operations alignment

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

  • B.S. in Engineering or a related engineering degree
  • Good written and oral communication skills are required

The following skill sets are preferred by the business unit:

  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering
  • Knowledge in programming PLCs and ladder logic.
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing techniques
  • Polymer chemistry
  • Bulk powder handling expertise


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.

Process Engineer
North America

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