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Process Development Engineer

At INEOS Pigments, we value the contribution of our people in making us one of the largest producers of titanium dioxide in North America. Providing numerous products and services to industries around the globe, from coatings to plastics to paper and other end-uses, we invest in employee development and offer a wide range of career opportunities, offering everyone the chance to broaden their experience and build a professionally rewarding career.

About the Role:

The Process Development Engineer, Technology & Innovation aims to work independently or as part of a team to support the development of innovative process technologies at the manufacturing sites to support safety, quality, production, and cost targets. They are responsible for understanding the process technology and managing multiple projects to drive INEOS performance goals. This is a critical safety role. The position is located at the Ashtabula Complex with occasional travel to the Baltimore Research Center.

About You:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering; chemical engineering preferred
  • A minimum of one to ten (1-10) years of demonstrated engineering experience in a manufacturing environment with a preference for process development activities
  • Previous experience executing projects involving multi-disciplinary teams at multiple plant sites
  • Critical analytical skills and adept at utilizing solid decision–making tools coupled with a high level of data analysis skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office, SAP, Excel, Minitab
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work a 12-hour shift schedule and lift 50 lbs. primarily during trial and lab work
  • Ability to lead larger process design scope development, evaluation, and design of new/existing chemical processes.
  • Knowledge of statistical design and evaluation methods.
  • Ability to use analytical techniques (appraise a situation, develop supporting plans, make decisions, generate innovative ideas, analyze and troubleshoot operational problems

Specific Job Responsibilities:

  • Adhere to  INEOS Pigments' 20 principles of process and Behavioral Safety and Life Saving Rules
  • Lead and support multiple projects to improve performance at the Ashtabula Complex by conducting lab, pilot, and plant scale trials.
  • Develop, evaluate, calculate, and design plant equipment and process changes to achieve safety, environmental, production, reliability, quality, and cost goals.
  • Develop and present project justification.
  • Apply a basic understanding of maintenance practices to assist in troubleshooting and improve equipment performance and reliability with some support.
  • Perform complex calculations and apply standards correctly and independently.
  • Use industry and company standards to design and engineer effectively.
  • Assist INEOS colleagues with plant support and trial development, including leading trials.
  • Review vendor documents for specifications and datasheet requirements.
  • Ensure functionality and data integrity with the ability to apply statistical methods by following Six Sigma Black Belt principles.
  • Effectively communicate, and prepare presentations on new technologies based on technical reports for projects.
  • Understand safety and environmental goals and objectives for the plant and department.
  • Champion and promote a strong safety culture that ensures adherence to the INEOS Pigments Safety and Behavioural Principles and Life Saving Rules.
  • Lead or participate in cross-functional project teams.
  • Participate in HAZOP & PHA reviews.
  • Develop Process Data Sheets and Specifications.
  • Work with various functional teams, including Safety, Maintenance, Reliability, Project Engineering, Process Controls, Process Safety, and T&I.
  • Other duties as assigned

INEOS Pigments is one of the largest producers of TiO₂, a bright white powder made from titanium ore. Titanium dioxide is a unique material that delivers an unparalleled refractive index value, making it ideal for applications with opacity. TiO₂ creates opacity, brightness, and durability possible in various end uses like coatings, plastics, and paper.

INEOS Pigments offers a competitive salary with an annual bonus and a comprehensive benefits package, including paid time off, medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, long-term disability with the buy-up option, basic life & AD&D insurance with a buy-up option for self and dependents, 401(k) with company match.

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