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  • Process Design Engineer

    Location US-IL-Sauget
  • Overview

    Afton Chemical Corporation develops and manufactures petroleum additives that help fuels burn cleaner and more efficiently, engines run smoother, and machines last longer. Afton is seeking a process design engineer for our manufacturing facility in Sauget, Illinois located near Saint Louis, Missouri. Candidate must work effectively in a manufacturing environment within a team. Creative problem solving and troubleshooting skills as well as excellent communication skills are required.


    • Develop PFDs, P&IDs, mass and energy balances for new and modified processes.
    • Develop project scopes for small and large capital projects.
    • Specify new process equipment. Work with equipment vendors and Operations to aide in selection.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
    • Use state of the art process technologies within capital projects to improve product quality and lower manufacturing costs.
    • Develop new plant designs for debottlenecking existing sites.
    • Work with the Plant Operations teams to provide technical expertise and support for resolving operational issues.
    • Provide technical coverage for plant trials and startups.
    • Write and train chemical operators on operating procedures for new processes and equipment.
    • Interface with R&D with regard to process development and process improvements.
    • Develop safety procedures to be employed by workers operating equipment. Lead or be a member of PPA (potential problem analysis), JSA (job safety analysis) and PHAs (process hazard analysis) teams.
    • Other duties as assigned.


    • BS degree in Chemical Engineering
    • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience
    • Minimum of 5 years in plant or engineering environment (Process Engineering, Technical Services, etc.)
    • Demonstrates the ability to interface effectively with all levels of staff in a variety of functions
    • Able to handle multiple tasks and projects concurrently
    • Able to travel (domestic and internationally as required)



    • 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.


    Afton Chemical supports global operations through its corporate headquarters in Richmond, Virginia, and operates globally through local offices, research facilities and manufacturing plants strategically located throughout the world.

    We offer competitive pay, excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401K matching contributions, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, and a casual working environment.



    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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