NewMarket Services

Production Engineer

Location US-TX-Pasadena


Identify and implement improvements to processes and procedures that will increase capacity, reduce cost; improve safety and quality of Afton’s global supply chain manufacturing processes. Troubleshoot existing processes to improve on stream time and operating efficiency.  Work in a team environment with operations and other members of the Unit Operating Teams.  Identify opportunities to improve mechanical and instrumentation reliability.  Utilize process improvement methodologies including Lean Six Sigma to increase Afton’s profits.  


  • Track operating performance and product quality of production units. Identify causes of departure from standard and initiate corrective actions
  • Troubleshoot existing processes and initiate corrective actions to improve on stream time and operating efficiency.
  • Identify and implement improvements to processes and procedures that will increase capacity, reduce production cost, improve safety and quality of chemical manufacturing processes.
  • Provide technical coverage for plant trials and startups.
  • Write operating procedures and provide training for chemical operators.
  • Propose changes in programming logic that will lead to improved process safety, quality, or production efficiency.
  • Develop in depth expertise on process equipment used at the plants such as reactors, agitators, heat exchangers, pumps, and filters.
  • Write and obtain approvals for MCR’s (Manufacturing Change Requests) and PCF’s (Process Change Forms) in support of process improvements.
  • Lead or be a member of PPA (potential problem analysis), JSA (job safety analysis) and PHAs (process hazard analysis teams.
  • Develop PFDs, P&IDs, mass and energy balances for modified processes.
  • Develop project scopes for small capital projects.
  • Specify new process equipment including updating/revising equipment specification sheets. Work with equipment vendors and operations to aide in selection.
  • Perform data and statistical analysis to make sound processing decisions.
  • Provide relief coverage for supervision in production units.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • BS degree in Chemical Engineering
  • 3+ years of relevant experience



  • Accuracy - Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
  • Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
  • Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.
  • Customer Oriented - Ability to take care of the customers’ needs while following company procedures.
  • Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.
  • Teamwork - Ability to exhibit a cheerful demeanor toward others and work effectively in a team environment.
  • Honesty / Integrity - Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace.
  • Initiative - Ability to make decisions or take actions to solve a problem or reach a goal.
  • Organized - Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task.
  • Relationship Building - Ability to effectively build relationships with customers and co-workers.
  • Self-Motivated - Ability to be internally inspired to perform a task to the best of one’s ability using his or her own drive or initiative.

Working at Afton

Who We Are – We are a diverse, global family of individuals, who share a passion for developing innovative solutions. We build our professional relationships on respect, integrity and a commitment to safety and quality. Just as these values apply to our professional relationships, they also apply to the way feel about our neighbors and communities.


Our Work - At Afton, our innovative R&D programs lead to global growth. Our lubricant and fuel additives are among the most highly developed and widely used in the petroleum industry. Afton is a recognized and trusted supplier of driveline lubricant additives, engine oil additives, fuel additives and industrial lubricant additives.


Benefits / Compensation - We offer competitive compensation and benefit packages that reflect our commitment to our employees. Our employees are our most treasured asset and we have dedicated resources that allow us to reward our employees for their commitment on an ongoing basis - ensuring our compensation packages are competitive in the industry.


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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