NewMarket Services

Sr. Mechanical Engineer

Location US-IL-Sauget


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.



  • Perform preliminary engineering for process design engineers to support capital project scoping.
  • Perform cost estimations for project engineers to support capital project approval process.
  • Perform detailed design calculations and sizing as required for all capital project mechanical scope items.
  • Drawing review and approval for all fabricated equipment to ensure design meets all applicable industry and internal standards and code requirements.
  • Provide field oversight and technical support for contractors during construction and startup activities.
  • Ensure all documentation is accurate and complete before uploading to various systems for documentation control.
  • Support on-site mechanical integrity group by reviewing, modifying, and approving all repair plans for fixed equipment and piping.
  • Provide technical support for a chemical manufacturing plant on an as needed basis.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Requires a 4 year engineering bachelor’s degree.
  • Prior industrial plant experience a must.
  • 3+ year’s industrial mechanical engineering experience.
  • In depth knowledge of ASME Section VIII, API 570, 650, 653 industry codes
  • Ability to work well in a team and individual environment.


Competency Statement(s)

  • 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.
  • Responsible Care; EHS Management-Employ equipment, practices, and procedures which promote a healthy, safe, and secure work environment. Regulatory/Legal compliance.
  • Process Safety Management-Working knowledge of OSHA 1910 standard for Process Safety Management.
  • Emergency Response-Includes both internal and external response to plant.



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


An Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to the individual’s race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, age, disability, genetic information, status as a military veteran or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. 


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