Chemical Engineer

5 - 7 years experience  •  Business Services

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/21/17
5 - 7 years experience
Business Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/21/17


The primary focus for this position is to develop and implement processes for chemical products. This position will focus on optimizing new and existing products during the pilot stages of products and will work with various departments within Kester.


●  Develop and implement optimized processes for liquid chemical based products, working with other departments including Product Development, Package Development, and Plant Manufacturing to scale up and optimize new and existing products manufactured through pilot and plant trials

●  Plan, organize, and execute studies to evaluate manufacturing process

●  Maintains a high level of safety awareness for self and others through daily practices, management of change, and incorporation into manufacturing processes

●  Use scientific rigor to design experiments to understand relationships/interactions between materials / formulations and processes and their impact on product quality, performance, and stability

●  Optimize process capability through statistical analysis and makes recommendations for product and process specifications, plant or lab equipment capabilities and procedures

●  Will conduct process evaluation including mass and energy balances, dissolution, product flow, overall process time optimization, flow diagrams, equipment applicability, design of experiments (DOE), design for robustness, continuous improvement, and data collection and analysis

●  Hands on work environment including equipment operation and parameter evaluation

●  Assisting across regional/global plants to harmonize and ensure best practices are implemented

●  Develop system design/concept and technical specifications for vendor proposals of design and build of semi-auto, full –auto, and existing equipment automation system upgrades. Use as vendor selection criteria based on capability, reliability, & cost

●  Additional duties and tasks as assigned

Job Requirements


●  BS Chemical Engineering with minimum of 5 years' experience

●  A strong commitment to safety, quality, and teamwork, while always working with a sense of urgency

●  Must have hands on experience and understand general manufacturing practices, working within the chemical processing industry, or wet and dry powder blending

●  Must have ability to develop, organize, manage and prioritize tasks within assigned projects, and bring R&D products to a commercial manufacturing stage

●  Data analysis skills including statistical proficiency (preferably JMP)

●  Strong analytical and problem solving skills


●  Initiative

●  Decision Making

●  Communication

●  Teamwork

●  Organization Skills

●  Adaptability and Flexibility

●  Manage and Develop Others

●  Project Management

●  Technical Competencies

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