Sr. Process Engineer,

United States, Texas, Deer Park

Business unit: Polymer Chemistry

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, with leading market positions and brands in countries around the world. We operate in a number of important market segments ranging from buildings and infrastructure to transport, industrial and consumer goods. We’re also the sector leader in sustainability and are number one in the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In practical terms, that means our sustainable solutions are in your lives, and those of your friends and family, every day. We’re the people that make it possible for you to do what you need to do.


Technology Group Organometallic Specialties (MA, HPMO and COP) i s responsible for integrated process engineering solutions, process design specifications & quality, implementation of HSE guidelines (process safety), project management and process optimizations within the product group. Main activities of the Technology Group include: execution of investment projects for capacity increase of existing production facilities and construction of new plants; compilation of guidelines for process safety and design standards; improvement of existing processes (Increase of yield, reduction of waste)
The Senior Process Engineer is a global role, contributing to expansion projects (acquisition, new units, new technology), specifying criteria for engineering works and critical equipment selection. Major participant in scoping/scope change of new units at various sites.

Main Responsibilities/Activities
- Commissioning and start-up activities for capacity increase projects and new plants

- Delivering and maintaining basic process know-how with the emphasis on process yields, material balancing and applied thermodynamics

- Perform risk assessments

- Collaborate with key business functions and site responsible staff to drive to most efficient utilization of existing technology on sites

- Contact for R&D departments, checking viability of R&D proposals

- Act as Project Engineer on cap-ex <$1M 

- Travel on average 25% of the total time, ranging from smaller trips to periods > 3 months (in case of commissioning & start-up).


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Closing date

December 31, 2099

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North America


United States




Deer Park

Business unit

Polymer Chemistry

Sub business unit

Polymer Chemistry_Americas

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Job requirements/Candidate profile

- Master's degree in Chemical Engineering
- At least 5 years of relevant experience in process design engineering, preferably in combination with experience on a chemical production site
- Willingness to work in a multi-cultural environment
- Ability to work independently with a can-do mentality
- Working knowledge of: process engineering; project management; aims, strategies, products and organization of sites and business unit;guidelines in the areas of environment, safety and working conditions.


Employment at AkzoNobel is contingent upon the successful completion of both a pre-employment background check and a drug screening. In some case, pre-employment physicals may also be required.

All candidates hired must be able to provide proper documentation of their eligibility to work in the US.

AkzoNobel is an E-Verify Employer.

AkzoNobel is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities / Females / Disabled / Veterans (M/F/D/V)