NewMarket Services

Engineer - Pilot Plant

Location US-IL-Sauget


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.


Competency Statement(s)

  • Accurate - Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
  • Ambition - The drive to achieve personal advancement.
  • Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
  • Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.
  • Conceptual Thinking - Ability to think in terms of abstract ideas.
  • Enthusiastic - Ability to bring energy to the performance of a task.
  • Ethical - Ability to demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards.
  • Organized - Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task.
  • Responsible - Ability to be held accountable or answerable for one’s conduct.
  • Time Management - Ability to utilize the available time to organize and complete work within given deadlines.
  • Responsible Care; EHS Management- Employ equipment, practices, and procedures which promote a healthy, safe, and secure work 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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