Process Development Engineer at Ashland, LLC

Posted in General Business 3 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Wilmington, Delaware

Job Description:

Ashland Specialty Ingredients, GP

Process Development Engineer

Are you the kind of person that is always thinking, sketching, seeking, and adjusting? Who needs to understand how things work and then figure out how they can work better? Are you a passionate, tenacious, solver who loves to work with others who share your drive? Are you positive, constructive, and ingenious?

Are you always solving?

Then we’d like to meet you and bet you’d like to meet us.

Ashland has an exciting opportunity for a Process Development Engineer to join our Central R&D organization at our Wilmington, DE. This is a very visible, significant role within the Company and the Process Technology function. This position will report to the head of Process Technology.

The responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Develop the process technology required to commercialize new products flowing from R&D

  • Develop and evaluate alternative process options to facilitate decisions on product and process feasibility

  • Influence product development teams to insure process considerations are part of early phase research

  • Lead new process development projects

  • Direct technicians in lab and pilot plant to define process capability and evaluate process options

  • Oversee pilot and commercial trials to demonstrate and commercialize new products and processes

  • Document and transfer new process technology to manufacturing

  • Develop quantitative reaction and purification models for new products and process optimization

  • Conduct vendor trials to evaluate and select manufacturing equipment for new processes

  • Supervise lab technicians and drive a safety conscious, high performance work environment

  • Actively contribute to the organizational goals by taking initiative, executing on goals and focusing on performance and safety

  • Improve the organization capacity and capabilities through building collaborative relationships, optimizing diverse talent and utilizing positive communications and influence with others

In order to be qualified for this role, you must possess the following:

  • BS in Chemical Engineering

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in R&D, pilot plant, process technology or engineering

  • A record of successful technology or product commercialization

  • Strong chemical engineering competency in process development and scale-up

  • Results oriented with demonstrated leadership and strong team oriented interpersonal skills

  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously

  • Demonstrated excellent technical and communication skills

  • Ability to travel in US and overseas to conduct trials and provide plant support as required

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States

  • Demonstrated responsible and ethical behavior at all times

  • The ability to help the company drive greater value through understanding the business, making complex decisions and creating the new and different

The following skill sets are preferred:

  • MS or PhD in Chemical Engineering

  • Six Sigma certification

Perks of working at Ashland:

  • Team recognition rewards and monetary incentives based on performance

  • Comprehensive Benefit package, Medical, Dental and Vision starting on Day 1 for you AND your family

  • 401(k) plan with company match

  • Monday - Friday work schedule

  • Referral bonus plan – get a job with us and get paid to refer your friends

  • Supporting work/life balance

In more than 100 countries, the people of Ashland LLC. (NYSE: ASH) provide the specialty chemicals, technologies and insights to help customers create new and improved products for today and sustainable solutions for tomorrow. Our chemistry is at work every day in a wide variety of markets and applications, including architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, personal care and pharmaceutical. Visit to see the innovations we offer.
At Ashland our vision is to be a leading, global specialty chemicals company whose inspired and engaged employees add value to all we touch. In fact our people, employees, customers and vendors define who we are. They are the driving force behind everything we do.
Not only do we value our customers but we value our employees, and we work to offer them a dynamic and challenging environment. We hold ourselves to high standards at Ashland, and we value integrity and honesty.
Ashland has a history of attracting the best people and keeping them. The reasons are simple: industry competitive salary and benefits, pay-for-performance incentive plans and a diverse work environment where employees feel challenged and valued. People come to Ashland and stay. As a growing Fortune 500 specialty chemicals company, we offer opportunities for development and advancement throughout our global organization. Our values define who we are and what we care about as a company. If you are looking for a relationship with a company instead of simply a job, this may be a great fit.

Ashland is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. NOTE:  We do not accept resumes from external staffing agencies or independent recruiters for any of our openings unless we have a signed recruiting agreement in place to fill a specific position.

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