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Process Engineering Co-op

Process Engineering Co-op

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US-KY-Calvert City
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A Process Engineer Co-op works in the Process Engineering Department (PED).  PED provides technical support to three on-site production areas, Utilities, the Safety, Health and Environmental Group plus several other manufacturing sites.  The assignment is diverse in that the Co-op will generally have responsibilities across several departments and units at the Calvert City site. 


Description of Duties

  • Works with Sr. Process Engineers on planning, documenting, obtaining management approval, and installing capital projects.
  • Works with Production, Process Development, and QA/QC Analytical departments to develop, pilot and implement process changes or equipment upgrades. (includes:  process modeling, capacity debottlenecking, product quality improvements and cost justification)
  • Updates process or operating instructions. (300 different processes at Calvert City)
  • Helps train plant operators on process changes or equipment upgrades.
  • After becoming qualified, works in the plant during start-up campaigns for new or modified processes.
  • Graphically and statistically interprets process data to calculate process capability and assess performance.
  • Understands and applies knowledge of different types of processes (batch, continuous, semi-batch).
  • Understands and applies knowledge of different types of unit operations (polymerization, co-polymerization, hydrogenation, distillation, vinylation, heat transfer, compression, solvent exchange, drying, powder handling-conveying/packaging, fluid flow, ion exchange, and absorption).
  • Continually enhance everyone’s understanding of organic, physical, and/or analytical chemistry to solve problems and make process improvements.


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Ashland Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ASH) is a premier global specialty chemicals company serving customers in a wide range of consumer and industrial markets, including adhesives, architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, food and beverage, personal care and pharmaceutical. At Ashland, we are 6,000 passionate, tenacious solvers - from renowned scientists and research chemists to talented engineers and plant operators - who thrive on developing practical, innovative and elegant solutions to complex problems for customers in more than 100 countries. Ashland also maintains a controlling interest in Valvoline Inc. (NYSE: VVV), a premium consumer-branded lubricant supplier. Visit to learn more.


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Our people—molecular scientists, chemists, process engineers, logisticians, research scientists, economists, analysts, compliance auditors, salespeople, safety experts and more—are distinguished by their ability to create and apply specialized chemistry in ways that enable customers to amplify the efficacy, refine the usability, add to the allure, ensure the integrity, and improve the profitability of their products and applications.


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Our vision is to make a better world by providing creative solutions through the application of specialty ingredients and materials.


Our mission is to develop practical, innovative, and elegant solutions to complex problems in applied chemistry, always pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, and advancing the competitiveness of our customers across diverse industries.


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