Sr. Chemical Engineer


Senior Chemical Engineer

Position Overview

Develop and enhance Metal Finishing processes and methods to minimize waste and increase the quality of products

Evaluate equipment and processes to ensure compliance with safety and environmental regulations

Develop new and enhance monitoring and testing processes to provide increased capability and process control

Analyzes and plans work force utilization, space requirements, and workflow, and design layout of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency

Confers with vendors to determine product specifications and arrange for purchase of equipment, materials, or parts, and evaluates products according to specifications and quality standards

Monitor process equipment to identify potential errors, develop solutions to eliminate abnormalities

Ensure engineered solutions focus on reducing downtime, maintenance costs, and maintain or increase production levels while improving output, quality, and safety

Confers with management, engineering, and other staff regarding manufacturing capabilities, production schedules, and other considerations to facilitate production processes

Applies statistical methods to estimate future manufacturing requirements and potential

Provide support and required documentation for all metal finishing operations including waste treatment equipment and processes

Responsible for compliance with local state and federal rules, regulations, and statutes relating to hazardous materials and required reporting, including Hazmat transportation and manifests and industrial waste treatment

Provide Engineering Support for 24 hours operations

Manage a team of 3-4

Duties and Responsibilities

Ability to apply chemical engineering principles in new and creative ways to improve process

Expert knowledge of chemical components, solutions, and mixtures

Understanding of safe handling procedures of all chemicals, including hazardous materials

Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, Proficiency with statistical analysis methodologies

Superior math skills, including physical and chemical math equations and theories

Experience in process development and implementation

Experience people management

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Quality orientation and attention to detail is a must

Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities

Lean Manufacturing/Six Sigma, Black Belt preferred

Skills and Experience

BS Chemistry or Chemical Engineering (Masters preferred) with two to four years related experience

Environmental education preferred.

Experienced managing a team

40 Hour Emergency Response Training required due to hazards associate with chemical handling and hazardous waste handling in the facility required by 29 CFR 1910.120

Hazardous Waste Operations training required by 29 CFR 265.16, 40 CFR 265.16, 49 CFR 171-172


Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering