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Senior Process Engineer

Senior Process Engineer

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Ashland LLC has an exciting opportunity for a Process Engineer in our Corporate Engineering group.


**This position can be based in our Dublin, OH or Wilmington, DE Corporate offices and will require 25 - 30% domestic and international travel. 


As a Process Engineer in our corporate engineering group, you will be responsible for leading the process design efforts associated with multi-million-dollar capital projects across the organization. These projects include both new chemical manufacturing facilities and upgrade and expansion of existing facilities.


Our typical manufacturing facility is comprised of a series of diverse and complex process equipment and systems including reaction, blending, distillation, centrifuging, crystallization, drying, solids handling, packaging, etc. 


As a member of multi-discipline project teams, you will be heavily involved throughout all stages of the typical project life cycle.  This includes conceptual design through commissioning and start-up. 


Your process design activities and responsibilities will include: 

  • Develop mass and energy balances, process flow diagrams, and P&IDs (piping and instrument diagrams).
  • Complete equipment and system sizing calculations using process simulation and software modeling tools as needed.
  • Develop detailed data sheets and specifications for purchase of required process equipment and systems.
  • Complete preliminary project scopes and cost estimates for screening and budgetary purposes.
  • Support process control system designs and instrumentation specifications for purchase.
  • Develop and execute equipment commissioning plans and support project start-ups.
  • Execute all aspects of Process Safety Management throughout the project life cycle including PHA (Process Hazards Analysis), LOPA (Layers of Protection Analysis), relief device sizing and evaluation, and PSSR (Pre-Startup Safety Review).

 **This job is based on a ladder structure and the job level (salary) will be determined by the quantity and quality of your experience.


Qualifications for this position include:

  • BS or MS in Chemical Engineering.
  • 5 years of process engineering experience in the chemical manufacturing industry.  Relevant experience in the petrochemical, petroleum refining, pharmaceutical or food industries will also be considered.
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience with process simulation and modeling software is a plus.
  • Hands-on field experience in chemical manufacturing plants with process equipment commissioning, start-up, and troubleshooting activities. Proven ability to design and specify new process equipment and systems is a plus.
  • Familiarity with DCS, PLC, single loop control systems, cGMP design, and OSHA PSM requirements are a plus.
  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

Learn more about Columbus!

Columbus, the capital of Ohio, is a well-blended mixture of government, industry, and the vast Ohio State University. Many businesses are attracted to Columbus because of its central location relative to the rest of the country, an educated population and good work force. Sprawling but attractive residential suburbs have emerged, especially to the northwest, starting with the high end Upper Arlington just west of Ohio State, moving out to Hilliard along the I-270 beltway, northwest to Dublin and around the corner to Worthington and Westerville to the east. These areas have excellent housing, shopping, schools, golf courses and civic amenities in a layout more spacious, wooded and attractive area than many similar cities in the region.


Ashland sits in the quaint suburb of Dublin, which is a progressive, well-educated and innovative city surrounding the Scioto River in the northwest area of metropolitan Columbus. Residents enjoy a thriving economy, highly rated schools, acres of green space, unlimited restaurant and shopping as well as world class attractions including an award-winning zoo, the Memorial Golf Tournament and the nation’s largest Irish Festival. It is known as a leader in municipal innovations, including tax increment financing, underground fiber optics, Wi-Fi deployment and green initiatives. Dublin offers over 1,098 acres of developed parkland, 123 acres of undeveloped parkland, 56 developed parks ranging from wooded natural areas and river frontage to active, athletic facilities and 96 miles of bike paths.


The overall cost of living the Columbus Region is lower than the national average, and lower than the state of Ohio. Housing is competitively priced and costs for healthcare, transportation and utilities are near the national average.



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 2018-7031 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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