Chemical Engineer - R&D

Date: Mar 1, 2023

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 R&D team at our Belpre, Ohio location. 


Key Responsibilities


  • Develop and implement manufacturing processes for new product-development projects
  • Propose, lead and report on manufacturing test runs and process-improvement projects
  • Produce R&D and market-development samples for internal and external customers
  • Influence or conduct experiments in labs, pilot plant, tollers and commercial plants
  • Enable Management of Change initiatives using chemistry and engineering tools


Required Skills


  • Practical, in-plant application of reaction engineering and mass & energy balances in chemical process operations
  • Design and troubleshooting of process equipment from pilot up to commercial scale
  • Demonstrated coordination of small projects that succeeded in production plants
  • Proven written communications to broad range of R&D and MFG personnel
  • 3+ years of relevant chemical plant experience.


Education, Certifications & Licenses

  • Bachelor Degree and 3+ yrs. of relevant experience 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