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Production Engineering Co-op

Production Engineering Co-op

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US-KY-Calvert City
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Ashland is seeking a Production Engineering Co-op to join our team.


The Co-op Engineering Program at our Calvert City location provides job opportunities for students to learn and develop application skills.  These skills, that enhance the student’s overall knowledge of Chemical Engineering, are developed by working at a major chemical manufacturing site during the student’s formal college training.  The job assignments fall into two categories: Production Engineer and Process Engineer.



A Production Engineer Co-op works in one of the three plant operations units at the Calvert City, KY manufacturing site.  He/She works closely with the Area Engineers and operating personnel to monitor and troubleshoot manufacturing operations and product quality within the production area. 


Description of Duties:

  • Monitors and updates production trends associated with unit reliability, downtime, and failure mechanisms.
  • Monitors and evaluates reactor temperature, pressure, and raw material processing trends.
  • Recommends and completes small projects. Tracks costs associated with implementation of projects. (examples: instrumentation upgrades, pump changes, flow meter changes)
  • Utilizes operations monitoring tools and/or systems to aid production personnel with making decisions. (e.g. lab data downloads, batch yield data, statistical analyses, distributed control system trends)
  • Monitors process cycle times, yields, quality analyses for improvement opportunities.
  • Assists Process Engineering Department, Area Engineer, and/or Area Personnel with new product development, project planning, and startup support.
  • Investigates product quality failures and helps implement corrective actions.
  • Enhances their oral and writing skills by writing technical reports, making a presentation each term on work assignments and accomplishments.

*This position is located in Calvert City, KY.


TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, please select the Apply button. If no Apply button is provided, please visit Ashland's Career Center. Once there, enter job number 2017-6843 in the Keyword Search field to find this posting and apply on-line.


NOTE:  We do not accept resumes from external staffing agencies or independent recruiters for any of our openings unless we have a signed recruiting agreement in place to fill a specific position.


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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