East Chicago, US

Location Details: 

Title:  Process Engineer

Kemira is a global leader in sustainable chemistry for water intensive industries. For more than 100 years, our chemistry has advanced human progress and quality of life. We call it chemistry with a purpose, better every day. 


At Kemira, we foster a collaborative and inclusive work culture that empowers our employees to thrive and make a difference.


Learn more about Kemira at www.kemira.com/careers. 


We are now looking for an experienced Process Engineer, to join our I&W Manufacturing Coagulants team. This position will be located at our East Chicago, IN plant.  Working closely with Plant Manager; Production Supervisor and Lead Maintenance Mechanic, this role supports the optimization of plant processes with the goal of maximizing throughput and enhancing product quality. The role provides process engineering support including process design, project management, improvement and troubleshooting. This role also champions process safety and assists with environmental regulatory reporting and compliance.


In this Role you’ll be responsible for:

  • Safety & Compliance
  • Assist in technical calculations related to compliance reporting
  • Promote a safety oriented culture
  • Monitor and improve continuous and batch chemical process
  • Continuously update standard operating procedures
  • Report any processes and equipment problems, including night and weekend monitoring
  • Create reporting of key production metrics for the site management team
  • Develop a thorough knowledge of all processes and equipment
  • Create a training bible for all plant processes
  • Work with external contractor to update all process P&ID’s
  • Troubleshoot problems
  • Work to reduce costs through improving quality and productivity
  • Responsible to execute PSSR’s, MOC’s, and PHA’s on an as needed basis.
  • Utilize fully integrated IT business system (SAP) in all processes
  • Issue maintenance work requests and work orders
  • Supervise production personnel
  • Tain, evaluate, and review performance of production personnel
  • Develop or mold practices to improve productivity
  • Supervise loading and unloading of trucks and rail
  • Other duties as assigned.


 What you’ll bring to the team: 

  • 4 year bachelor’s degree, preferably in Chemical Engineering
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a chemical manufacturing environment with a working knowledge of plant technical process flows and operations, including progressive track record. (Process Engineer, Production Engineer, etc.)
  • Information technology skills with advanced knowledge of MS Excel and ERP SAP
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Requires overall knowledge of chemical processing equipment, plant processes, environmental guidelines, and state, federal and local employment law

What you can expect from us:

  • Great Opportunities for personal and professional growth.
  • A job that helps you increase your abilities and skills in various areas.
  • Employment in a stable company with an established position in the market.
  • An attractive benefit package.
  • A great, multicultural and positive working environment.


Ready to create better every day?  Join Kemira!

For more information, please contact reynaldo.marierose@kemira.com by email or by phone at 1-470-407-0586.


Please apply with CV/Resume at Kemira.com/careers.