Chemical Engineer- Technology
Lucite International
Nederland, TX

About $94,000 - $130,000 a year

To identify and champion the development of step change technology improvements aligning with and influencing the Regional Business Strategy. To develop, document and promulgate technology standards and knowledge ensuring the technologies are well understood and implemented as intended.

Principal Accountabilities
Lead the development of and take ownership for strategies that deliver the technical objectives of the Business Strategy. These strategic plans are expected to make step change improvements in the manufacturing performance of the Lucite plants in North America. Network with global technology partners to ensure best practices are known and implemented.
Develop, document and retain expert knowledge in the HCN-based methacrylate manufacturing technology as applied in Lucite’s plants in North America, Europe, and Asia. Establish connections to Alpha technology and commercialization groups
Serve as the Technical Authority for the plants to ensure the technology is implemented as intended. This accountability includes development and deployment of corporate standards (such as process safety cardinal rules, HCN code of practice, etc.).
Identify opportunities for developing and extending the technology in order to ensure that Lucite improves its competitive position in keeping with Lucite’s business strategy and values. Document these and take ownership for the Plant Technology Plans.
Provide technology evaluation, chemical process engineering design, and technical management for new build or significant capital investment in the region.
Mentor and provide training to plant based technical staff to ensure appropriate technology understanding and engineering methodologies are in place throughout manufacturing.
Knowledge / Skills / Experience
The job holder will be an experienced chemical engineer with at least 15 years technical and operational experience, including cyanide experience or other relevant, high hazard chemistries. The job holder will be expected to remain in the job for 5-10 years in order to provide a foundation of technology for Lucite’s business.
The job holder is expected to lead complex technical problem solving with expert-level proficiency using multi-variate statistical tools and methodologies such as Six Sigma.
The job holder must be able to apply chemical engineering principles and tools, including process modeling software, to the evaluation/optimization of existing and design of new facilities.
The job holder must be able to operate on a regional and potentially international basis working in existing assets and on potential investments including business partnerships and joint venture opportunities.
The job holder must maintain an excellent network of contacts in Lucite’s manufacturing and technical communities.
EEO Statement
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation values diversity in the workplace, is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law.
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