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Plant R&D Process Engineer IV

Company: Calgon Carbon
Location: Catlettsburg
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Calgon Carbon - A Kuraray Company currently has an opportunity where you can be a part of our growing team as we provide our customers outstanding products that make the air we breathe and the water we use safe for generations to come.

Position: Plant R&D Process Engineer IV
Location: US - Big Sandy

Excellent Benefits: Medical, dental, prescription & vision, HSA & retirement savings (401k) - Generous Company Match!
Perks: Incentives/bonus plans, competitive pay, dress for your day, hybrid schedules, paid time off (vacation starting at 3 weeks), tuition reimbursement, wellness programs, fun events, learning & development opportunities.

Hours of work: Full-time position with hours Monday - Friday 9:00-5:00 PM
Travel: Air and/or Auto travel for plant trials and Sales support - 25%

The Plant R&D Process Engineer IV serves as the technical lead process development and scale-up in Prime carbon manufacturing and other market segments as appropriate. In addition, the Plant R&D Process Engineer IV will support R&D efforts in other active development areas, as needed. The Plant R&D Process Engineer IV must be able to rapidly gain an understanding of technology through both internal experts and external sources, and creatively utilize any new information in his/her development projects. The Plant Process Engineer IV will most often work with manufacturing and R&D personnel and must be able to influence others to gain cooperation. A hands-on approach is expected in both plant and laboratory environments. The Plant Process Engineer IV must be willing to work off hours and respond to frequent changes in priorities in a fast-paced environment. While the primary responsibility of the Plant Process Engineer IV is process development and scale-up, there may be occasional projects involving optimization of existing full-scale processes

Duties and Responsibilities (not limited to)

  • Technical responsibility or support for other R&D and manufacturing projects, as needed. The position will entail lab work and/or field work in a plant (4-8 times annually, multiple days per trip), dependent on project needs
  • Lead production process development in prime activated carbon manufacturing. Candidate is expected to develop technical plans, execute the plans with help from lab technicians, production technicians, process engineers, and other colleagues, maintain a record of the progress in a timely fashion, focusing on project objectives with minimal supervision
  • Advance company's expertise in processing activated carbon, beyond current technology.
  • Evaluate new raw materials and thermal processing technology at both lab and plant scale. A "hands-on" approach is expected to drive all projects to completion at both lab and plant
  • Must be responsible for maintaining strong collaboration and communication among personnel of various backgrounds and education
  • Full and timely reporting of results is a must, including formal update presentations for major projects
  • The candidate will be expected to work closely with plant maintenance and operations staff to ensure that production trials and new pilot scale tests are accomplished with technical rigor
  • Extensive field work with pilot scale equipment design and configuration will be required
  • Interface with other R&D resources and occasionally Commercial team members to understand market needs and the desired properties for possible new products. Use knowledge gained in R&D efforts to understand current production methods and suggest improvements to other process engineers and technical and plant management staff Qualifications
    • A Bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.), or equivalent from four-year college or university is required (a degree in chemistry or chemical engineering is preferred)
    • A Master's degree (M.A.) or equivalent is preferred
    • 3-5 years of experience in lab-scale chemical treatment and analysis is required
    • 5-7 years of hands-on practical experience in field trials of new processes - knowledge of carbon and chemistry fundamentals, techniques, and test methods is required
    • 7-10 years of industrial R&D experience, demonstrated creative skills (patents, technical leadership), and statistical analysis is required
    • Experience in activated carbon is preferred
    • Familiarity with economic/business analyses is preferred
      More about Calgon Carbon, A Kuraray Company

      We are a company of scientific innovators with over 205 patents. For over 75 years, we've been innovating solutions to the world's emerging challenges. Since creating the first activated carbon products from bituminous coal in the 1940s, Calgon Carbon has been a pioneer in developing advanced products, systems and services for air and water purification. Calgon Carbon's product portfolio now encompasses more than 700 direct market applications.

      Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Calgon Carbon employs approximately 1,350 people and operates 20 manufacturing, reactivation, innovation and equipment fabrication facilities in the U.S., Asia, and in Europe, where Calgon Carbon is known as Chemviron.

      Calgon Carbon was acquired by Kuraray in March of 2018. With complementary products and services, the combined organization will continue to focus on providing the highest quality and most innovative activated carbon and filtration media products, equipment, and services to meet customer needs anywhere in the world.

      Calgon Carbon is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
      Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans
      VEVRRA Federal Contractor

Keywords: Calgon Carbon, Lexington , Plant R&D Process Engineer IV, Professions , Catlettsburg, Kentucky

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