NewMarket Services

Sr. Process Design Specialist

Location US-TX-Pasadena


Afton Chemical Corporation develops and manufactures petroleum additives that help fuels burn cleaner and more efficiently, engines run smoother, and machines last longer. 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
  • Responsible for process manufacturing processes and bringing in state of the art process technologies to improve product quality and lower manufacturing costs
  • Develop new plant designs for debottlenecking existing sites and greenfield expansions
  • 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
  • Ability to travel up to 15 – 20% (Port Arthur or San Juan Del Rio)
  • Other duties as assigned


  • 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 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




  • BS degree in Chemical Engineering
  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience
  • Minimum of 10 years in plant or engineering environment (Process Engineering, Technical Services, etc.)


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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