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Ashland has an exciting and challenging opportunity in our Columbus, Ohio plant for a Chemical Process Engineer.


The Process Engineer provides technical support, monitor, optimize, and ensure PSM compliance for existing batch processes in the manufacturing facility.  Evaluate new process technology to determine feasibility for pilot and full scale manufacturing.  Lead and manage all aspects of new process introduction into the manufacturing facility.  Determine necessary equipment modifications to support new processes and/or to improve current processes.



  • Author and maintain current operating instructions (batch packets) for the plant and ensure that they are kept up-to-date and compliant with all regulatory requirements.
  • Provide technical support to the plant, including process and equipment troubleshooting,
    de-bottlenecking, process optimization, and evaluation of raw materials and potential new raw material suppliers.
  • Evaluate and approve proposed equipment and process technology changes and assess impact to affected processes.
  • Lead process and equipment PHA’s and PHA revalidations as required. Maintain PHA revalidation schedule to ensure continued compliance with PSM.
  • Lead and manage Combustible Dust Assessments for the facility as needed to comply with the corporate standard.
  • Manage and maintain records for Process Safety related activities, such as: submitting requests for process safety testing and relief sizing, maintaining Process Safety Information (PSI) for covered processes, maintain current volume requirements for covered processes, participate in Facility Siting activities, etc.
  • Act as Project Leader for new processes (This requires close coordination with all departments at the facility and involves every aspect of the project from raw material procurement, batch sizing/scaling, hazard review, writing operating instructions, etc., all the way through to packaging and shipment of material).
  • Establish emergency shutdown procedures and safe operating limits for the process. Work with the QC department to establish post-cleaning procedures.
  • Determine critical parameters for effective and safe scale-up from the bench to pilot to commercial production.
  • Set production scales to meet customer needs.
  • Act as New Product Introduction (NPI) representative for the plant. This system is used for corporate review and approval of new processes and process changes at the plant.
  • Responsible for maintaining Recipe Management (RM), Bills of Materials (BOM), Master Recipes (MR, and Production Versions (PV) in SAP for facility processes.
  • Manage MOC electronic system for changes to chemicals, process technology/new processes, and equipment.
  • Participate in process safety and quality incident investigations. Provide input/feedback for process and quality deviations.
  • Must be available 24/7 for start-up coverage, processing questions, and troubleshooting




  • A Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering is required.


  • 5 to 10 years of experience in Process Engineering and manufacturing in a fine chemicals batch operation environment.
  • Strong aptitude and background in process chemistry and unit operations such as batch reaction, extraction, distillation, polymerization, crystallization, filtration, centrifugation, drying, and milling.
  • Must have a strong background in cGMP (FDA protocols, IQ/OQ/PQ, validations, etc.) and PSM (knowledge of requirements, experience in leading PHA/HAZOP/LOPA).
  • Skilled in technical writing and operating instruction development.
  • Must be familiar with analytical methodology.
  • Must be familiar with basic cost accounting principles.
  • Good communication and people skills are required.
  • SAP and PHA Pro knowledge/experience is a plus.
  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

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 2017-6855 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.


Ashland. always solving

We are passionate, tenacious, solvers who thrive on developing 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.

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, mission, way and values are the foundation for what makes Ashland, Ashland. What we aspire to accomplish, how we work every day toward that vision, and the way that we do things are what give substance to the promises we make to each other, customers and investors.


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.


Our way is to respect, protect, and advance the people we work with, companies we serve, shareholders who invest in our future, communities we’re a part of, and planet we share.


Ashland is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation. 

Ashland is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.








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