NewMarket Services

  • Pilot Plant Engineer

    Location US-IL-Sauget
  • Overview

    Responsible for supporting the process development and commercialization of new products by producing scaled-up batches of blends and components in the pilot plant. Also responsible for producing drum quantities of commercial components when required.


    • From R&D and Process Development bench scale studies prepare and order pilot plant equipment to simulate plant process conditions in support of the commercialization of new products.
    • Implement and support Afton methodology in the pilot plant for delivering R&D technologies to the internal or external customer with a focus on PSM (process safety management), customer satisfaction, process robustness and product quality.
    • Schedule and coordinate pilot plant trials with the Process Development SBU Specialists.
    • Lead the pilot plant JSA (job safety analysis) team.
    • Schedule personnel, raw materials and shipment of finished goods.
    • Provide leadership in matters of safety, taking personal responsibility for a safe working environment and for following and promoting established safety policies and procedures in the pilot plant.
    • Document the pilot plant schedule and process work on the Process Development SharePoint site.
    • Assure ISO documentation is maintained on all pilot plant activities.
    • Assume responsibility for the maintenance and trouble shooting of the pilot plant equipment and/or instrumentation.
    • Provide training for chemical operators whenever they are required for production of commercial material or needed to provide two people for batch production.


    • Working experience in a lab process development or plant related role.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    • Strong safety/environmental commitment.
    • Strong interpersonal skills.
    • Able to organize, prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
    • Able to interface effectively with all levels of staff in a variety of functions.
    • Experience working with wage roll employees is a plus.


    • BS in Chemical Engineering.



    • Accuracy - Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
    • Decision Making - Ability to make critical decisions while following company procedures
    • Energetic - Ability to work at a sustained pace and produce quality work.
    • Ethical - Ability to demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards.
    • Honesty / Integrity - Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace.
    • Leadership - Ability to influence others to perform their jobs effectively and to be responsible for making decisions.
    • Self-Confident - The trait of being comfortable in making decisions for oneself.
    • Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
    • Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.
    • Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
    • Organized - Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task.
    • Negotiation Skills - Ability to reach outcomes that gain the support and acceptance of all parties.
    • Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.



    Equal Opportunity Employer


    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to the individual’s race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, genetic information, status as a military veteran or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


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