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Senior Electrical/Process Controls Engineer

Senior Electrical/Process Controls Engineer

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Ashland Inc. (NYSE:ASH), a diversified FORTUNE 500* chemical company, provides innovative products, services, and solutions to customers around the globe and has an opening in its Engineering Solutions department. Ashland has sales and operations in the United States and in more than 100 countries worldwide and offers a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package, and opportunities for development and advancement throughout a global organization.


This is a full-time Electrical/Instrumentation Engineering position, based in Columbus (Dublin), Ohio or Wilmington, Delaware, and will support design and implementation of capital projects. Job level and salary to be commensurate with relevant skills and experience of the successful candidate. This job involves approximately 25% domestic and international travel. Must be authorized to work in the United States.


The ability to support multiple capital projects simultaneously is required as well as the ability to assist manufacturing facilities apply innovation for new and current operations. This includes the upgrade and expansion of existing facilities, as well as integration of acquired facilities. Must have the proven ability to design, specify, and start-up new equipment and systems.

This successful candidate will prepare project scope packages and formal engineering design packages for the power distribution, instrumentation, and automation components of capital projects. Also included is the development of E&I and controls equipment standards, specifications, and procedures; participation in risk assessments, layers of protection analyses (LOPAs); and design of functional safety systems (SIS). Additionally, this individual will execute area hazard classification, arc flash, and short circuit coordination studies; and prepare reports or other engineering deliverables documenting relevant results. The successful candidate may coordinate small teams of professionals, select, supervise or monitor contract service personnel, and implement innovative solutions to improve current manufacturing technology.


A BS or MS in Electrical Engineering is required along with 8-12+ years of E&I design experience in the chemical or heavy manufacturing industries.  Experience with all applicable U.S. codes (e.g. the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70E, NFPA 497, NFPA 499) and design standards is required, with knowledge of other global codes/standards (e.g. IEC, GB) a plus.  Field experience in performance testing (FAT, SAT), commissioning, troubleshooting and startup activities required.   Experience with design and installation of process controls systems (both PLCs and DCSs) a plus.  Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are required.  International experience in Asia-Pacific, Europe or South America is also a plus.


Must be eligible to work in the US.


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 2017-6651 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.


The Ashland Way


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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