Senior Engineer/Scientist - Chemical Intermediate - Colonial Heights, Virginia United States - 17522

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Job #: 17522
Title: Senior Engineer/Scientist - Chemical Intermediate
Job Location: Colonial Heights, Virginia - United States
Employment Type:
Salary: $110,000.00 - $125,000.00 - US Dollars - Yearly
Employer Will Recruit From: Nationwide
Relocation Paid?: Negotiable


  • Have a hand in shaping who the company becomes
  • Career growth opportunities since company is at "start" of it's life (It is 2 years old spin off from Honeywell having been stable and profitable)


Senior Engineer/Scientist - Chemical Intermediate

Colonial Heights VA


Job Responsibilities

  • Actively participates as a member of Process Technology team to develop new concepts for caprolactam, ammonium sulfate, nylon resins, chemical intermediates and/or completely new processes.
  • Producing draft PFD’s and P&ID’s for process concepts; producing heat and material balances for new processes
  • Conducting laboratory or pilot plant experiments to develop data needed to properly size plant scale equipment
  • Conducting laboratory experiments to develop all needed safety and reactivity data to allow the proper safe design of pilot plant and full-scale equipment
  • Leading process hazard analysis for laboratory and pilot plant operations
  • Generating data required for and composing definition of technology (process technology data packages), including preliminary design creation
  • Scope, design and build small scale process equipment in labs and pilot plants.
  • Supervise experimental operations, including design of experiments.
  • Develop operational procedures for pilot plant and manufacturing operations and provide training to technology and plant operations staff.
  • Support existing manufacturing and customer applications world-wide.
  • Preliminary process modeling and simulation.
  • Interact with polyamide chemistry, small molecule chemistry, applications technology, and manufacturing technology groups
  • HSE to ensure inherent safe designs
  • IP creation and FTP input



Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering
  • 2-5 years of chemicals or petro-chemicals R&D experience
  • 2-5 years of experience in design, construction and operation of small scale pilot plants and product development


Preferred Qualifications

  • Ideal candidate has MS or PhD in Chemical Engineering
  • Proven track record of successfully commercializing new technology from lab scale to manufacturing plant
  • Strong background in developing process engineering design scope for new processes
  • Requires experience with experimental design and statistical analysis
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required
  • Bias for action and results oriented mindset
  • Ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams
  • Six Sigma experience and/or Project Management a plus

University - Bachelor's Degree/3-4 Year Degree