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Manufacturing Engineer

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Manufacturing Engineer

Channahon, Illinois, United States

INEOS Styrolution America LLC

Our Company: INEOS Styrolution is a leading global styrenics supplier, with a focus on styrene monomer, polystyrene, Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene standard and styrenic specialties. Offering excellent production facilities, cutting-edge R&D centers, international reach, and over 90 years' experience pioneering real change through sustainable solutions, all while makeing the circular economy for styrenics a reality.

  • Global leader in styrenics: No. 1 leader in styrenics with a focus on Styrene Monomer, Polystyrene, Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene Standard and Styrenic Specialties

  • Employees: 3,600 worldwide

  • Production sites: 20 manufacturing sites in 10 countries

  • Customer base: Customers in 106 countries

  • Sales: 4 billion EUR in 2020

Safety, remains and always will be our number one priority in INEOS.  Our US locations now require all new hires to provide one of the following as a condition of employment:  

  • Candidates must be fully vaccinated prior to start date and,

  • Provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination, or 

  • Willingness to obtain the vaccination before hire date and must be fully vaccinated prior to commencement of employment

The Position: Manufacturing Engineer  - Provide immediate, short, and long-term technical support and leadership to the operations area in order to meet productivity and product quality requirements as well as to ensure operation of the units in a safe and environmentally conscious manner.


Level of education & knowledge:

  • B.S. degree in Engineering (preferably in Chemical)

Experience in General:

  • 2-5 years engineering experience at a chemical manufacturing plant preferred

Technical Skills:

  • Strong demonstrated technical and troubleshooting skills.

  • CAPEX project execution experience

  • Experience with Management of Change (MOC), PHA, LOPA is a plus

  • Additional experience with formal Root Cause Failure Analysis is desired but not required.

Competencies, Behavioral skills:

  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, written and communication skills necessary to interface with teams

  • Ability to work with low levels of supervision, both alone and on teams.


  • Responsible for development and maintenance of operating envelopes (OE), safety critical alarms (SCAs), and safety critical systems (SCSs), including identifying appropriate parameters, consequence of deviations, and corrective actions; setting the safe operating envelop limits; and investigating any exceedances.

  • Responsible for maintaining the OE, SCA, and SCS databases, documented and enforced within the DCS system.  Utilize proper alarm management/rationalization techniques to further enhance operability of the DCS.

  • Lead/participate in incident investigations to identify root causes and corrective recommendations to prevent reoccurrence

  • Support/lead Process Hazard Analysis (PHAs) and Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA)

  • Write and support the Management of Change process through PHA and PSSR Evaluation

  • Utilize technical background and troubleshooting techniques to improve process capability, unit and site reliability, and product quality

  • Track in process and final lot quality, lead troubleshooting and RCI efforts for out of spec material, interface with multiple groups including customers to resolve NCR’s and implement corrective actions in a timely fashion and initiate and lead quality and product improvement efforts.

  • Function as liaison with all service groups to ensure that work related to the production facilities is accomplished correctly, promptly, and in the most cost-effective manner

  • Accounting responsibilities can include: compiling and/or reviewing daily production reports, monthly production and raw materials reports, quality results, budget forecasting, and production schedule

  • Assist the team as required to ensure the safety of employees and operations, an environmental sound environment, high quality product and production volume.  Influence behavior of all personnel in the area, include operators, logistics contractor, and peers to further improve safety and drive continuous improvement.

  • Assist in the coordination, planning, and execution of shutdown work including maintenance and capital activities

  • Participate in or conduct Process Hazard Analysis and Pre-Startup Safety Reviews to meet Process Safety Management requirements.

Physical Requirements:

  • Frequent viewing a computer monitor, stooping/crouching, balancing, climbing, twisting/turning, reaching above shoulder level, simple grasping/manipulation of both hands, exposure to dust/gas fumes, chemicals/solvents, temperature extremes, high noise levels and electrical sources.

  • Occasional lifting/carrying up to 50lbs, travel, pushing/pulling from a standing/seated position, kneeling, crawling, firm grasping of both hands, operating machinery, wearing occlusive clothing, exposure to allergic agents, enclosed spaces, wet conditions and  reduced lighting.  

  • Medical clearance needed to wear a respirator.

The Location: This opportunity is located in Channahon, Illinois, United States, only one hour from Chicago, Illinois.

Please note that sponsorship is not available for this position.  

Why Should You Apply?

  • Competitive salaries, performance-related pay and bonuses.
  • Comprehensive benefits package with low premiums including health, short term disability, life and accidental death insurance plans
  • 401K with company match + contributions
  • Fitness and tuition reimbursement
  • Flexible work environment
  • Career development and progression

We are INEOS Styrolution because:

  • We are committed to the safety and personal wellness of all our employees
  • We recognize success and reward achievements
  • We support employees who are passionate about success and motivated.
  • We offer a positive learning environment and encourage the sharing of best practices
  • We produce materials that are necessary for our daily lives
  • We contribute to the communities in which we operate and donate to organizations our employees care about 
  • We foster teamwork and safe, positive working environments
  • We provide equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. 

We are excited to hear from you and to share more about our organization.

All the best,

The INEOS Styrolution Talent Team


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