Senior Process Engineer – Specialty Chemicals,

United States, Illinois, Morris

Business unit: Surface 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.


The role of the Sr. Process Engineer is to provide process and technical support to Site Morris Operations by identifying, developing, and implementing process improvements on best industry practice level.
Key Objectives/Principal Accountabilities Include:
•           Process optimization on continuous and batch units
•           Troubleshooting and problem solving in continuous and batch units
•           Support Production Management with process chemistry related issues
•           Analyze process problems using structured problem-solving techniques
•           Scope, design, and manage multiple capital projects to improve safety performance, process unit through put, product quality and cost competitiveness
•           Design engineering justifications, project schedules, cost analysis, and spending authorization documentation for projects
•           Act as Project Manager for assigned capital projects due to being suitable, qualified by experience, education, training, or any combination thereof
•           Conduct safety and design reviews to ensure compliance with engineering best practices, plant engineering specifications and management of change process.
•           Train operators and maintenance technicians on new and existing equipment procedures.
•           Act as the plant engineering representative on large corporately managed projects.
•           Assist in the development and maintenance of the plant's capital plan.
•           Participate in the plant management of change process and quality awareness team.
•           Monitor yields and make recommendations for bill of material adjustments, process SAP transactions related to notifications, capital project accounting, and purchase requisitions.

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Closing date

December 31, 2099

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North America


United States





Business unit

Surface Chemistry

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Full time/part time


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Job requirements/Candidate profile

•           BS. Degree in Chemical Engineering
•           Proven capabilities and good understanding of chemical process engineering aspects such as:
o          Chemical and physical unit operations
o          Process equipment
o          Reaction chemistry and technology
o          Mass and energy transfer
o          Fluid dynamics, thermodynamics and
o          Process control systems
•           Experience from chemical process industry site related Engineering work a plus
•           Teamwork and team leadership, ability to manage resources, excellent communication skills, interpersonal skills, attentive to detail, strong drive and strong results orientation
•           Ability to analyze and solve complex problems using SPC, Pareto diagrams, SWOT analysis, and cause and effect analysis
•           Experience with Lean Six Sigma, 5S and other continual improvement tools are a plus. Experience from laboratory and pilot scale reactors a plus
•           Ability to make decisions and take action consistent with current developments and trends
•           Physical demands: Must be able to access all areas of site