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Chemical Process Engineer

Date: Nov 10, 2021

Location: Belpre, OH, US, 45714

Company: Kraton

Make a +Difference at Kraton!

At Kraton, we make a Positive Difference, and we are looking for individuals who are also looking to make a difference in their jobs, for our customers and to the world.  We are looking to hire a key member of our Operations team at our Belpre, Ohio location. 


The Chemcial Process Engineer is the unit expert who provides day to day support to the operating unit and supports operators in troubleshooting performance gaps and improvement activities in the areas of HSE, Quality, Production and Costs. This position may be asked to provide backup support for the Production Engineer.  

Key Responsibilities

  • Provides day-to-day support of operating unit.
  • Develops and communicates the Daily Operations plan.
  • Assure unit is operating at best possible performance. (HS&E, Quality, Cost, etc.)
  • Works with Supply Planning to optimize the production schedule.
  • Provide inputs to Supply Planning on unit requirements and capabilities.
  • Owns the Asset Improvement Work Process.
  • Manages process for prioritizing and completing improvement activities within the operating unit, which can be completed by operations or unit support personnel or directs to correct group outside of operating unit for completion.
  • Provides facilitative leadership to operators in problem resolution using RCA and statistical tools.
  • Develop technical skills and troubleshooting skills in the unit’s operators.
  • Support facility needs during safety or environmental related emergency events.
  • Works with Quality Assurance to grade and release product and respond to customer cases.  

Required Skills

  • 4+ years of engineering experience.
  • Supervisory training and project Mgmt. experience.
  • Required technical skills include a working knowledge of feed preparation, polymerization, solvent removal, polymer drying, packaging, structured problem solving and MS Office Suite (Excel and Word).
  • Other skills include planning, presentation, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Successful candidates will be detail-oriented, able to work independently with a minimum of supervision, and possess excellent organizational skills. 

Education, Certifications & Licenses

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering


The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification.  Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.


Kraton’s internal talent acquisition team manages our recruiting efforts and from time to time works with pre-selected/pre-approved external staffing agencies. We do NOT accept unsolicited resumes or candidate referrals from recruiters and/or agencies who are not pre-selected/pre-approved.


Kraton is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Nearest Major Market: Athens